Cuthbert 7 (Male) Archbishop of Canterbury, 740-760
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Notes: He is sometimes assumed to have been bishop of Hereford prior to becoming archbishop (cf. Cuthbert 6). However, S24 (CCC ex Lyminge) 741, claims that he was previously abbot of St Mary's, Lyminge.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (26)
Cudberhtus (1)
 Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 161
Cudberth (1)
 Annals.ContBedae  572.740
Cudbertus (1)
 Milred.Sylloge  L21
Cudbright ... de luce uocamen ... (1)
 Milred.Sylloge  L20
Cutberht (1)
 ASC  740 F(OE)
Cutberhtus (1)
 ASC (F)  742 F(Lat.)
Cutbert (1)
 ASC (F)  742 F(OE)
Cutbertus (1)
 ASC  740 F(Lat.)
Cuthberchtus (1)
 S30   
Cuthberhctus (1)
 Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 239
Cuthberht (1)
 S24   
Cuthberhtus (1)
 ASC  758 F(Lat.)
Cuthbert (1)
 S91   
Cuthbertus (1)
 S1258   
Cuthbryht (1)
 ASC  758 D
Cuðberhtus (1)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 15r.5.xi
Cuðbertus (1)
 S265   
Cuðbriht (2)
 ASC  740 C
 ASC  <758> B, 758 CE
Cuðbryht (1)
 ASC  740 D
Cuþberht (1)
 ASC  758 F(OE)
Cuþbriht (1)
 ASC  <740> B
Cuþbryht (2)
 ASC  741 AG
 ASC  758 AG
Eadberht (1)
 ASC  740 E
Gutbertus (1)
 Milred.Ep.T112  p. 245
Personal Information (2)
other (1)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.4 (Cuthbert 7 was contemporary of Boniface 5 )
piety (1)
 Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 239 (servant of the servants of God)
Authorship (4)
 Author of a letter to Boniface through Cyneberht (Letter): Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 162
 Author of a letter to Lull (Letter): Cuthbert.Ep.T111  pp. 239-43
 Author of an epigram on a piece of cross-cloth (Poem): Milred.Sylloge  L20
 Author of epitaphs on the common tomb of bishops and nobles of Hereford (Poem): Milred.Sylloge  L21
Office (27)
(1)
 S24   
Archbishop (19)
 Annals.ContBedae  572.740
 S24   
 S91   
 S1258   
 S265   
 S30   
 ASC  741 AG, <740> B, 740 CDEF(OE and Lat.)
 ASC  758 ACDEF(OE and Lat.)G, <758> B
 Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 161
 Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 243, note
 ASC (F)  742 F(OE and Lat.) (Archbishop of Canterbury)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 15r.5.xi (Archbishop of the people of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList1    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList2    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList3    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList4    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList5    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.4
 NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  40
Bishop (7)
 Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 161
 Anon.EpisList1    (bishop of Hereford)
 Anon.EpisList2    (bishop of Hereford)
 Anon.EpisList3   
 Milred.Sylloge  L20
 Milred.Sylloge  L21 (... sacri successor honoris ...)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.4
Personal Relationship (6)
~ Beloved (General relationship) of Cuthbert 7 (1)
 Lull 1: of Cuthbert 7: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 239
Cuthbert 7 Brother (Honorific kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Boniface 5: Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 161
~ Brother (Honorific kinship) of Cuthbert 7 (1)
 Lull 1: of Cuthbert 7: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 239
~ Father (Honorific kinship) of Cuthbert 7 (1)
 Boniface 5: of Cuthbert 7: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 239
~ Son (Honorific kinship) of Cuthbert 7 (1)
 Cyneberht 5: of Cuthbert 7: Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 162
Cuthbert 7 Successor (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Nothhelm 2: Annals.ContBedae  572.740
Event (25)
Agreement (1)
 Æthelheard 13-Cynethryth 2.agreement over Cookham: Æthelheard 13, archbishop of Canterbury, to Cynethryth 2, abbess; grant of the minsters at Cookham, Berks., and at Pectanege, in exchange for 60 hides (cassati) at Fleet, 30 at Teynham and 20 at the source of the Cray, Kent.: S1258    (798)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of archbishop (5)
 Bregowine 1.succession: Bregowine 1 took over Cuthbert 7 for three years, and then left the see open for Jænberht 1, formerly abbot of St Augustine's.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.2
 Cuthbert 7.consecration: Cuthbert 7 was consecrated in place of Nothhelm 2.: Annals.ContBedae  572.740 (740)
 Cuthbert 7.consecration to archiepiscopacy: Cuthbert 7 was consecrated as archbishop.: ASC  741 AG, <740> B, 740 CDEF(OE and Lat.) (740)
 Cuthbert 7.receiving archbisopric: In 740 Cuthbert 7, the eleventh archbishop, received the archbishopric of the church of Canterbury.: NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  40 (740)
 Nothhelm 2.succeession by Cuthbert 7: Nothhelm 2 died after five years, to be replaced by Cuthbert 7, bishop of the Mercians at Hereford.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.4
Bequeathing/will-making (2)
 Cuthbert 7.burial: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral. The monks of St Augustine's were by long-standing custom unmanageable, and prone to snatch away the bodies of dead archbishops with some force. So Cuthbert 7 laid down that there should be no weeping or wailing in court or city, no funeral rites in public. All was quiet within, and outsiders were barred entry, when the bishop's body was brought into the bosom of the church of St John the Baptist, which he had built next to the main church, and it was not claimed back by the other party.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
 Cuthbert 7.death: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
Book circulating/making/reading/translating/writing (1)
 Milred 1.letter to Lull 1: Milred 1 wrote a letter of condolence to Lull 1 for Boniface 5's death. He also asked Lull 1 to send him an account of Boniface 5's life.: Milred.Ep.T112  pp. 243-5
Burial (3)
 Cuthbert 7.burial: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral. The monks of St Augustine's were by long-standing custom unmanageable, and prone to snatch away the bodies of dead archbishops with some force. So Cuthbert 7 laid down that there should be no weeping or wailing in court or city, no funeral rites in public. All was quiet within, and outsiders were barred entry, when the bishop's body was brought into the bosom of the church of St John the Baptist, which he had built next to the main church, and it was not claimed back by the other party.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
 Cuthbert 7.burial of six persons in a tomb: Cuthbert 7 buried six persons in a tomb.: Milred.Sylloge  L21
 Cuthbert 7.death: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
Charter-witnessing (5)
 S24 - Æthelberht 5 granting to Lyminge 1: Æthelberht 5 II, king of Kent, to the church of Lyminge 1; grant of fishing rights in the river Limen, land around the oratorium of St Martin (? at New Romney), and pasture at Biscopes wic (The Wicks, Broomhill, Kent): S24    (741)
 S265 - Cynewulf 4 granting land to St Peter’s, Bath: Cynewulf 4, king of the Saxons, to the brethren of Bath, St Peter's Minster; grant of 5 hides (mansiones) at North Stoke, Somerset: S265    (757 x 758)
 S30 - Eardwulf 2 granting pasture rights to St Andrew’s, Rochester: Eardwulf 2, king of Kent, to the church of St Andrew, Rochester; grant of pasture rights at Holanspic, at Petteridge in Brenchley, and at Lindridge, Kent: S30    (748 x 760)
 S90 - Æthelbald 4 confirming privileges of Kentish churches: Æthelbald 4, king of Mercians, to the Kentish churches; confirmation of privileges: S90    (742)
 S91 - Æthelbald 4 granting Eadburg 4 and Thanet, St Mary's 1 and SS Peter and Paul, Thanet the toll on half a ship: Æthelbald 4, king of Mercians, to Eadburg 4, abbess, and her familia in the minsters of Thanet, St Mary's 1 and SS Peter and Paul, Thanet; remission of half the toll due on a ship (? at London): S91    (748)
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (2)
 Cuthbert 7.burial: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral. The monks of St Augustine's were by long-standing custom unmanageable, and prone to snatch away the bodies of dead archbishops with some force. So Cuthbert 7 laid down that there should be no weeping or wailing in court or city, no funeral rites in public. All was quiet within, and outsiders were barred entry, when the bishop's body was brought into the bosom of the church of St John the Baptist, which he had built next to the main church, and it was not claimed back by the other party.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
 Cuthbert 7.church building: Cuthbert 7's body was brought into the bosom of the church of St John the Baptist [in Canterbury], which he had built next to the main church.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
Commemoration of saint/calendar-entering (2)
 Cuthbert 7.letter to Lull 1: Cuthbert 7 sent Lull 1 a letter of condolence for the death of Boniface 5. He also told him that at the general synod they had appointed a festival day for St Boniface. The Archbishop declared himself ready to help and comfort Lull 1 whenever he could.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  pp. 239-43
 Cuthbert 7.synod: At their general synod, Cuthbert 7 and the other participants made known the festival day of Boniface 5 and his companions (Anonymi 2141) who were martyred with him.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 240
Commemoration of the dead (1)
 Boniface 5-Cuthbert 7-Lull 1.remembrance of dead: Cuthbert 7 suggested to Lull 1 that they should renew the community of prayer already established by Boniface 5 with the church of Canterbury.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 241
Correspondence (4)
 Boniface 5.letter to Cuthbert 7: Boniface 5 informed Cuthbert 7 about the proceedings of a Frankish synod. He asked Cuthbert 7 to do the same and share with him the results of his synods. He also condemned those laymen who were capturing monasteries from the power of bishops, abbots or abbesses and those who were being superstitious in dress. He also criticized the vice of drunkenness far too common in England, so much so that even bishops drank to the point of intoxication.: Boniface.Ep.T78  pp. 161-70 ([747])
 Cuthbert 7.letter to Lull 1: Cuthbert 7 sent Lull 1 a letter of condolence for the death of Boniface 5. He also told him that at the general synod they had appointed a festival day for St Boniface. The Archbishop declared himself ready to help and comfort Lull 1 whenever he could.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  pp. 239-43
 Cuthbert 7.sending full proceedings to the Synod of Clofesho to Boniface 5: Archbishop Cuthbert 7 immediately sent the full proceedings to this synod [of Clofesho], by the hand of his deacon Cyneberht 5 to Boniface 5 archbishop of Mainz, previously called Winfrith.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.6.1
 Milred 1.letter to Lull 1: Milred 1 wrote a letter of condolence to Lull 1 for Boniface 5's death. He also asked Lull 1 to send him an account of Boniface 5's life.: Milred.Ep.T112  pp. 243-5
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (4)
 Boniface 5.letter to Cuthbert 7: Boniface 5 informed Cuthbert 7 about the proceedings of a Frankish synod. He asked Cuthbert 7 to do the same and share with him the results of his synods. He also condemned those laymen who were capturing monasteries from the power of bishops, abbots or abbesses and those who were being superstitious in dress. He also criticized the vice of drunkenness far too common in England, so much so that even bishops drank to the point of intoxication.: Boniface.Ep.T78  pp. 161-70 ([747])
 Cuthbert 7.letter to Lull 1: Cuthbert 7 sent Lull 1 a letter of condolence for the death of Boniface 5. He also told him that at the general synod they had appointed a festival day for St Boniface. The Archbishop declared himself ready to help and comfort Lull 1 whenever he could.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  pp. 239-43
 Cuthbert 7.synod: [Cuthbert 7] assembled a great council of England for the suppression of vice, on the advice of Boniface 5 and with the help of King Æthelbald 4. The synod took place at the start of September near the place called Clovesho. There were present these bishops of the churches of Christ: the honourable archbishop Cuthbert 7; Dunn 2, the venerable bishop of Rochester; the very reverend bishops of the Mercians, Totta 2, Hwita 1, and Podda 1; the highly regarded bishops of the West Saxons Hunfrith 1 and Herewald 3; the venerable priests Eardwulf 1, bishop of the East Angles, Ecgwulf 1 bishop of the East Saxons, and Mildred 1 bishop of Hwicce; and the honourable bishops Alwig 1 of Lindsey and Sigefrith 4 of the South Saxons: in the year of our Lord 747, the fifteenth indiction, in the thirty-third year of the reign of Æthelbald 4 the king of the Mercians, who was present on that occasion with his princes and duces.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.4.1-2
 Æthelbald 4-Cuthbert 7-Anonymi 2592.attendance at synod of Clofesho (AD 742): Here a great synod assembled at Clovesho; present there were Æthelbald 4, Cuthbert 7 and many other wise men [F(Lat.) has: other bishops] (Anonymi 2592).: ASC (F)  742 F(OE and Lat.) (742)
Death/dying (5)
 Cuthbert 7.burial: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral. The monks of St Augustine's were by long-standing custom unmanageable, and prone to snatch away the bodies of dead archbishops with some force. So Cuthbert 7 laid down that there should be no weeping or wailing in court or city, no funeral rites in public. All was quiet within, and outsiders were barred entry, when the bishop's body was brought into the bosom of the church of St John the Baptist, which he had built next to the main church, and it was not claimed back by the other party.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
 Cuthbert 7.death: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
 Cuthbert 7.letter to Lull 1: Cuthbert 7 sent Lull 1 a letter of condolence for the death of Boniface 5. He also told him that at the general synod they had appointed a festival day for St Boniface. The Archbishop declared himself ready to help and comfort Lull 1 whenever he could.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  pp. 239-43
 Milred 1.letter to Lull 1: Milred 1 wrote a letter of condolence to Lull 1 for Boniface 5's death. He also asked Lull 1 to send him an account of Boniface 5's life.: Milred.Ep.T112  pp. 243-5
 Nothhelm 2.succeession by Cuthbert 7: Nothhelm 2 died after five years, to be replaced by Cuthbert 7, bishop of the Mercians at Hereford.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.4
Drunkenness (1)
 Boniface 5.letter to Cuthbert 7: Boniface 5 informed Cuthbert 7 about the proceedings of a Frankish synod. He asked Cuthbert 7 to do the same and share with him the results of his synods. He also condemned those laymen who were capturing monasteries from the power of bishops, abbots or abbesses and those who were being superstitious in dress. He also criticized the vice of drunkenness far too common in England, so much so that even bishops drank to the point of intoxication.: Boniface.Ep.T78  pp. 161-70 ([747])
Embroidering (1)
 Cuthbert 7.completion of embroidering a cross-cloth: Cuthbert 7 quickly completed the abandoned work that had been begun.: Milred.Sylloge  L20
Grant and Gift (3)
 S265 - Cynewulf 4 granting land to St Peter’s, Bath: Cynewulf 4, king of the Saxons, to the brethren of Bath, St Peter's Minster; grant of 5 hides (mansiones) at North Stoke, Somerset: S265    (757 x 758)
 S30 - Eardwulf 2 granting pasture rights to St Andrew’s, Rochester: Eardwulf 2, king of Kent, to the church of St Andrew, Rochester; grant of pasture rights at Holanspic, at Petteridge in Brenchley, and at Lindridge, Kent: S30    (748 x 760)
 Æthelheard 13-Cynethryth 2.agreement over Cookham: Æthelheard 13, archbishop of Canterbury, to Cynethryth 2, abbess; grant of the minsters at Cookham, Berks., and at Pectanege, in exchange for 60 hides (cassati) at Fleet, 30 at Teynham and 20 at the source of the Cray, Kent.: S1258    (798)
Illness/demonic seizure/madness (2)
 Cuthbert 7.burial: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral. The monks of St Augustine's were by long-standing custom unmanageable, and prone to snatch away the bodies of dead archbishops with some force. So Cuthbert 7 laid down that there should be no weeping or wailing in court or city, no funeral rites in public. All was quiet within, and outsiders were barred entry, when the bishop's body was brought into the bosom of the church of St John the Baptist, which he had built next to the main church, and it was not claimed back by the other party.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
 Cuthbert 7.death: After seventeen years as bishop, Cuthbert 7 fell ill, and on the verge of death ordered his people to bury his body in the cathedral.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.1
Martyrdom (1)
 Cuthbert 7.synod: At their general synod, Cuthbert 7 and the other participants made known the festival day of Boniface 5 and his companions (Anonymi 2141) who were martyred with him.: Cuthbert.Ep.T111  p. 240
Message-sending (1)
 Cuthbert 7.sending full proceedings to the Synod of Clofesho to Boniface 5: Archbishop Cuthbert 7 immediately sent the full proceedings to this synod [of Clofesho], by the hand of his deacon Cyneberht 5 to Boniface 5 archbishop of Mainz, previously called Winfrith.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.6.1
Monastery, violation of (1)
 Boniface 5.letter to Cuthbert 7: Boniface 5 informed Cuthbert 7 about the proceedings of a Frankish synod. He asked Cuthbert 7 to do the same and share with him the results of his synods. He also condemned those laymen who were capturing monasteries from the power of bishops, abbots or abbesses and those who were being superstitious in dress. He also criticized the vice of drunkenness far too common in England, so much so that even bishops drank to the point of intoxication.: Boniface.Ep.T78  pp. 161-70 ([747])
Property-exchanging (1)
 Æthelheard 13-Cynethryth 2.agreement over Cookham: Æthelheard 13, archbishop of Canterbury, to Cynethryth 2, abbess; grant of the minsters at Cookham, Berks., and at Pectanege, in exchange for 60 hides (cassati) at Fleet, 30 at Teynham and 20 at the source of the Cray, Kent.: S1258    (798)
Reporting (1)
 Boniface 5.letter to Cuthbert 7: Boniface 5 informed Cuthbert 7 about the proceedings of a Frankish synod. He asked Cuthbert 7 to do the same and share with him the results of his synods. He also condemned those laymen who were capturing monasteries from the power of bishops, abbots or abbesses and those who were being superstitious in dress. He also criticized the vice of drunkenness far too common in England, so much so that even bishops drank to the point of intoxication.: Boniface.Ep.T78  pp. 161-70 ([747])
Tomb-making/opening (1)
 Cuthbert 7.burial of six persons in a tomb: Cuthbert 7 buried six persons in a tomb.: Milred.Sylloge  L21
Factoids linked indirectly to Cuthbert 7 (3)
Office (3)
Bishop of Cuthbert 7 (1)
 Humfrith 1: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.75.13
Deacon of Cuthbert 7 (2)
 Cyneberht 5: Boniface.Ep.T78  p. 162
 Cyneberht 5: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.6.1