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Thorpe Satchville

Major Settlement in the Parish of Twyford and Thorpe

Historical Forms

  • Torp' c.1141 Dugd c.1160 BM c.1180 WoCart 1449 Cur 1199 Dane l.12,c.1200 Fees 1243 Laz m.13(1404),Hy3(1404)
  • Thorp(e) c.1130 LeicSurv 1207 FF 1227 Ch 1234 Fees 1271 Abbr Hy3 Crox
  • Thorp(e) iuxta Twyford 1324,1325 Inqaqd 1535 VE
  • ~ Secheville 1262 Fine
  • ~ Sechvile 1284 Ass
  • ~ Seccheville 1295 Banco
  • ~ Segefeld(e) 1535 VE 1550 Pat
  • ~ Sachfe(i)ld 1604 SR 1610 Speed
  • ~ Sechfeild 1612 LML
  • ~ Satchfield 1626 ib

Etymology

'The outlying farmstead', v. þorp. This township was originally a daughter settlement of Twyford. The manor was held by Radulfus de Secchevill ' in 1204 Cur and by Gunnora de Secchevill ' in 1246 Ass. (The fem. pers.n. Gunnora is ODan  Gunnor (ON  Gunnvǫr ) which is found in Normandy, v. SPNLY 118 and Feilitzen 278). The family came from Secqueville in Normandy. Popular etymology seems to have been at work on the feudal surn. in the 16th and 17th cents., supposing a topographical 'sedge field'.

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