It was by Harold's advice and in his witness that a local magnate, Thorkell, did homage to Abingdon abbey for his estate at Kingston Bagpuize. Thorkell's situation was that having acquired one of the abbey's estates, he was brought by Harold to acknowledge Abingdon's ultimate ownership and his own status as a tenant. Abingdon lost this estate after the conquest, for Thorkell died at Senlac, and his lands were confiscated. Soon after the Conquest Abbot AEthelhelm enfeoffed his kinsmen with tenancies formerly held from the abbey by this wealthy Berkshire thegn, Thorkell.

--(Battle conference - Williams)

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