burg ="fort, fortified manor" on the (Old English) mor ="moor, marsh".
The name Mosborough was derived from
Moresburgh, which means "Fort on the Moor".
The lands of Mosborough and Eckington were bequeathed in 1002AD by Wulfric
Spot to Morcare a supposed counsellor to Ethelred the Unready, but
following the Norman Conquest the Saxon landowners were replaced by Norman
ones and William the Conqueror bestowed the lands in this area in 1086 to
Robert FitzHubert (Ralph)
(lord of Mosborough in 1086)
held several lordships in chief.
His lineage is not well defined. That he was kinsman of
Henri de Ferrierers is reasonably certain. The father, Hubert de Corcun,
(now Curzon) a seigneur of a fief in the barony of Ferrierers in Normandy,
held West Lockinge in Berkshire of Henri de Ferrers, the tenant in chief.
He was not necessarily a 'natural' son, a Fitz myth long since exploded.
Boscherville, Curzon and Livet were all surnames deriving from this
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