Moreton Pinkney, United Kingdom

Moreton Pinkney is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, about 7.5 miles (12 km) north of Brackley. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 371.

In the reign of Edward the Confessor one Leuric held the manor of Moreton "freely", i.e. without a feudal overlord. He was dispossessed after the Norman Conquest of England and the Domesday Book of 1086 records that one Geoffrey held the manor of Gilo, brother of Ansculf de Picquigny. "Pinkney" is a corruption of "Picquigny", a village in Picardy. In the 12th century Henry de Pinkeny (sic) held the manor. In both surveys the manor was assessed at one and a half hides.


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