|The Domesday Book: "Weston-on-Trent is spelt as Westune or Westone in the Domesday Book. Weston is listed amongst the small proportion of manors that are owned directly by the king.
|— Note: Berewicks (outlying estates) of this manor, at that time, included Aston-on-Trent and Shardlow. Earlier evidence dated 1009 place Weston on Trent at the head of an estate which went as far as the Derwent and included not only Shardlow and Aston but also Wilne.|
In 1009 Æþelræd Unræd (King Ethelred the Unready) signed a document which agreed the size of Weston. The document shows that Weston owned the crossings of the River Trent. These crossings were for one of the roads going up or down England. The land was at Weston upon Trent and at Morley, Smalley, Ingleby, Crich and Kidsley. This land was given to Morcar, the King's chief minister. Morcar could decide a person's life or death without the King.
References[change | change source]
- Parish Profile - Work and qualifications
- Domesday Book: A Complete Transliteration. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.1422
- TRE in Latin is Tempore Regis Edwardi. This means in the time of King Edward before the Battle of Hastings.
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.743
- Weston on Trent in 2000 A.D - A Souvenir Weston Local History Society 2000
- Charter of Æthelred, The Great Council, 1009, accessible at Derby records