seneschal

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the chief steward or butler of a great household

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Written in the style of the 18th century, this novel captures the tension between the colonies and England in the characters of Makepeace Burke and Lord Dapifer. Burke is an unconventional woman for her time period, a tavern keeper on the Boston waterfront in 1765.
Essex Lay Estates, 1086 Estate BHI Tax Frontier Annual assessment assessment value 31 Boxted 2.00 600 1200 240 241 Stambrn/Toppesfld 9.88 170 1680 280 374 Fairsted 15.27 55 840 100 247 Tiltey 18.02 60 1081 140 115 How Hall 19.23 43.6 625 50 453 Stevington End 25.44 42.5 1081 115 500 Sibil Hedingham 25.60 25 640 80 28 Toppesfield 36.00 15 540 20 207 Radwinter 36.00 15 540 30 555 Tendring 36.00 15 540 20 395 Prested 37.60 5 188 12 195 Broxted 71.11 9 640 80 Estate Tenant-in-chief Tenancy 31 Boxted Count Eustace demesne 241 Stambrn/Toppesfld Hamo Dapifer demesne 374 Fairsted Ranulf Peveral 1 sub-tenant 247 Tiltey Henry de Ferrariis demesne 115 How Hall Richard son of C.
Eudo dapifer's estates were the most efficient on average.