Fief de Thomas Blondel produced “Livres de perchage” in 1595, 1644, 1680, 1709, 1775, 1809, 1844, 1876,
1901, 1921 and 1968.
The contents of the “Livres de perchage” reveal
something of the history of the properties of the Fief. Several field names reflect its agricultural, social and
religious history. Pre de la Hanniere recalls the
growing of hemp (han) in that meadow. Le
Clos des Pommiers refers to family and not to an
orchard. L’Aumone (the alms), was once dedicated to
Other medieval wayside crosses are Croix Ivelin and
Croix Dom Nicolle. Courtil de la Rocque Colin may have a still more ancient religious
aspect, referring to a prehistoric standing stone. Les
Buttes (the butts), was a place in the parish for archery practice
** Feudal Dignity of Seigneur is a Pre-Baronial Feudal Land Title of Tenure which is a Legal Dignity of
a Landholder formalized by the Offices of Conveyences in a Competent Court House of Law.
Blondel Arms from 1392