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10th Century

Staffordshire was divided into five divisions called Hundreds for administrative purposes. These date back to the formation of the county as an administrative unit around the early 10th century in the reign of Edward the Elder. The Hundred courts levied taxes, dealt with law and order matters, and tried some civil and criminal offences

This area was part of the Offlow Hundred forming the south-eastern portion of the county, stretching southwards from the River Dove to the environs of Birmingham, Dudley, Bilston, and Wolverhampton.


The county of Staffordshire was created in the reign of Edward the Elder (899-925) as an administrative unit.


King Eadred (King of the English, 946-955) to Wulfhelm (Miles, fl. 951-957; owner of land in Staffs.) , his minister; grant of 5 hides (mansiunculae) at Little Aston and Great Barr, Staffs.


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