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Initially, Judith retained his lands (including Hallamshire), but after Judith refused a second marriage to the Norman knight Simon Saint Liz, William confiscated much of her lands and handed them to her eldest daughter Maud, who then married Saint Liz in Judith's stead.After the death of Saint Liz, Maud married David, the heir to the crown of Scotland, and Waltheof's lands and Earldom were passed to him.Walter Hall in 1931, being situated near the upper end, or head of the village.A series of three communal fields designated Hallam fields (Hallam Field, Great Hallam Field and Common Fields of Hallam) are mentioned frequently in surrenders from 1550 onward in the context of common pasture.The exact nature of the arrangement between Judith and de Busli is unknown, however there is evidence that such an arrangement continued for a number of centuries—an inquisition following the death of Thomas de Furnival in 1332 found that his ancestors had held the manor of Sheffield "of the King of Scotland", paying a yearly service of two white greyhounds.The earliest known use of the term Hallamshire—"Halumsire"—is found in a deed of the house of Saint Wandrille in Ecclesfield dating from 1161.He constructed a more substantial castle in Sheffield, establishing the town as the dominant settlement within Hallamshire.
Its southern border with Mercia was already fixed and may have Celtic origins.
Suburbs and villages within this area include Bradfield, Broomhill, Crookes, Fulwood, Hillsborough, Loxley, Stannington, Strines, and Walkley.
A number of institutions, companies, and public houses use the "Hallam/shire" name to reflect their association with the Sheffield area : The small village of Loxley, now a suburb of western Sheffield, lies within Hallamshire.
Historically, the term shire would simply mean the district appropriated to some city, town, or castle, and did not necessarily refer to a county.
Hallamshire could therefore be assumed to be the district associated with a town ("vill") called "Hallam", although there is no known record of such a town's existence.