PASE: Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England


[Image: Excerpt from the Domesday Book]
[Image: Durham Liber Vitae, folio 38r (extract)]


Event: Charter-witnessing, Grant and GiftS1168 - Wigheard 3 granting land to Beorngyth 1

Scholarly Info
Description Wigheard 3 to Abbess Beorngyth 1; grant of 40 hides (manentes) at Slæpi (Islip, Oxon)
Year 681
Primary Source Info
Date from Source 13th year of the reign of Wulfhere 1


Whitelock, EHD, pp. 375, 483, cites as earliest genuine Anglo-Saxon charter extant in a cartulary but notes that the witnesses were copied from S 1167; Scharer 1982, p. 34 n. 73, forged under the influence of S 1167; Wormald 1985, p. 25, broadly trustworthy; Edwards 1988, pp. 211-14, 216-18, wording of charter entirely genuine, cartularist may simply have copied the wrong witness-list by mistake.

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