Oistreham is near Caen, Normandy, and at the time of the conquest was an important port, which supplied a great number of ships and sailors to the fleet of duke William. Rogerus de Ostreham, a tenant-in-chief in Kent in 1086 (Domesday), was the companion of the Conqueror, according to Delisle, who inscribed his name on his Dives roll, and Antoine Dupont, in his Recherches, subscribes to his presence at Senlac. Duke Robert Courteheuse gave to the church of Holy Trinity at Caen, c. 1090, "a market in the vill of Oistreham and the toll and whole extent of territory of the said vill." It is mentioned in the Exchequer rolls, 1180, concerning shipping for the king, and in 1220.
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