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1935, Worfield, Shropshire, Shropshire, England

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An estreat is a summary of the fines levied and due to be paid to the Lord of the Manor. This is an interesting document in that it shows the start of English surnames. The names seem to be mainly place derived eg Thomas of the Hill, occupation derived eg Thomas Mercer, William Fuller, and just how were they to collect the fine of 2d from 'a certain strange carter for hue and cry in Hilton.'

The original document is in Shropshire Archives. This translation has been done by Dr Sylvia Watts ( who has kindly allowed it to be put online. Details of the Latin group with whom Sylvia works and other documents translated can be found at

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