Tainus regis

Lit. 'king's thegn'. Although *DB occasionally applies the term to great pre-Conquest landholders subject only to the king, it is primarily used of lesser royal officials, whose expertise was necessary to the incoming Norman administration and who therefore continued to hold land in 1086. These taini regis held their lands by *thegnage, a tenure analogous to *serjeanty and soon amalgamated with it. Many 13c serjeanties can be traced back to lands held by taini regis in 1086. -
Cf. Thegn

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  • Thane — Originally meaning a servant, the term was applied from the late 9c to members of the AS aristocracy, whose *wergeld was 1,200s. In Latin texts they were called ministri, which carries the same connotations. The standing of a thegn depended on… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Thegn — Originally meaning a servant, the term was applied from the late 9c to members of the AS aristocracy, whose *wergeld was 1,200s. In Latin texts they were called ministri, which carries the same connotations. The standing of a thegn depended on… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Thegnage — The holding of land in return for service; a holder could be a royal officer (Tainus regis) or a lesser Thegn. It was analogous to *serjeanty, with which it was amalgamated after 1066 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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