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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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arable farming

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 76 words.

The growing of cereals has naturally been the mainstay of farming in lowland Britain, other than in areas of marsh...

detached pasture

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 48 words.

In areas of intercommoning of a moor, marsh, wood, etc., the inhabitants of some manors had common rights on

intercommoning

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 20 words.

A system whereby several settlements around a marsh, wood, or moor had rights on the commons within that area.

intercommoning

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 40 words.

A system whereby several settlements around a marsh, wood, or moor had rights on the commons within that area. Where the boundaries of several parishes meet at a point, it is worth looking...

graziers

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 56 words.

The men who supplied towns with butcher's meat. Most offered a simple service and operated on a small scale, but the major graziers who leased extensive pastures in the marshes and lowland...

marshlands

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 172 words.

The low‐lying, ill‐drained lowlands near the coast, e.g. Romney Marsh (Kent and Sussex), were superficially like the fens but had a distinctive farming economy that allowed many substantial...

detached pasture

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 68 words.

In areas of intercommoning of a moor, marsh, wood, etc., the inhabitants of some manors had common rights on pastures that were physically detached from the rest of the fields and commons....

Willoughby family (per. c. 1300–1523), magnates

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture. 1909 words.

Willoughby family (per. c. 1300–1523), magnates, of Eresby, Lincolnshire, are first recorded in the late twelfth century at Willoughby in the Marsh in Lindsey, which the first...