Ęthelred 16 (Male) Minister, witness to West Saxon charters, fl. 839-868
m ix-l x

Notes: There may have been several Ęthelreds in mid ninth-century Wessex between whom it is now impossible to distinguish. Ęthelred 16 is here identified as having attested charters between 839 and 868, but note Ęthelred 10 who also witnesses a charter of 855 (S315). In is possible that one man concealed in these two entries became Ealdorman Ęthelred 9 (perhaps of Kent) c.858. In 878 Ęthelred 19, minister, appears in one charter; he may be the Ęlred 1 who attests a Winchester charter of 877.

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S1204 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešered (1)
 S1204   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S1204   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S1204 - Ceolwulf 9 exchanging with Eanmund 8: Ceolwulf 9 to Eanmund 8; grant of land in Canterbury, in return for 120 silver pence; with added note of a purchase by Ęthelhere 6 in A.D. 888.: S1204    (868)
Property-buying/purchasing (1)
 S1204 - Ceolwulf 9 exchanging with Eanmund 8: Ceolwulf 9 to Eanmund 8; grant of land in Canterbury, in return for 120 silver pence; with added note of a purchase by Ęthelhere 6 in A.D. 888.: S1204    (868)
S1274 (2)
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S1274   
Event (1)
Bequeathing/will-making (1)
 S1274 - Ęthelbald 13 bequeathing land to Winchester 1: (1) Swithhun 5, bishop of Winchester, to Ęthelbald 13, king of the West Saxons; grant of 60 hides (cassati) at Farnham, Surrey. (2) King Ęthelbald 13 grants the reversion of the land, after his death, to the bishop and church of Winchester 1: S1274    (858)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S1274 - Ęthelbald 13 bequeathing land to Winchester 1: (1) Swithhun 5, bishop of Winchester, to Ęthelbald 13, king of the West Saxons; grant of 60 hides (cassati) at Farnham, Surrey. (2) King Ęthelbald 13 grants the reversion of the land, after his death, to the bishop and church of Winchester 1: S1274    (858)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S1274 - Ęthelbald 13 bequeathing land to Winchester 1: (1) Swithhun 5, bishop of Winchester, to Ęthelbald 13, king of the West Saxons; grant of 60 hides (cassati) at Farnham, Surrey. (2) King Ęthelbald 13 grants the reversion of the land, after his death, to the bishop and church of Winchester 1: S1274    (858)
S1439 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Aethelred (1)
 S1439   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S1439 - settlement of dispute between Ęthelwulf 14 and some Kentish churches: Account of the settlement of a dispute concerning estates belonging to Oswulf 4, dux, bequeathed by him in reversion to the Church and now held by the Kentish monasteries of Christ Church, Folkestone, Dover and Lyminge. They are claimed by a certain Ęthelwulf 14 who said that his father, Ęthelheah 10 had bought the inheritance with gold and silver. The rights of the churches were upheld.: S1439    (844)
Disputing/dispute-settling (1)
 S1439 - settlement of dispute between Ęthelwulf 14 and some Kentish churches: Account of the settlement of a dispute concerning estates belonging to Oswulf 4, dux, bequeathed by him in reversion to the Church and now held by the Kentish monasteries of Christ Church, Folkestone, Dover and Lyminge. They are claimed by a certain Ęthelwulf 14 who said that his father, Ęthelheah 10 had bought the inheritance with gold and silver. The rights of the churches were upheld.: S1439    (844)
Property-buying/purchasing (1)
 S1439 - settlement of dispute between Ęthelwulf 14 and some Kentish churches: Account of the settlement of a dispute concerning estates belonging to Oswulf 4, dux, bequeathed by him in reversion to the Church and now held by the Kentish monasteries of Christ Church, Folkestone, Dover and Lyminge. They are claimed by a certain Ęthelwulf 14 who said that his father, Ęthelheah 10 had bought the inheritance with gold and silver. The rights of the churches were upheld.: S1439    (844)
S1510 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešelred (1)
 S1510   
Event (1)
Bequeathing/will-making (1)
 Various.witnessing Badanoth 4 bequeathing land S1510: Will of Badanoth 4 Beotting; bequest of 16 yokes of land to his wife [Anonymous 1074] and children [Anonymi 2709] with reversion of Canterbury, Christ Church. The land had been obtained and purchased from King Ęthelwulf 1. In addition Badanoth 4 dedicated himself and his children to God.: S1510    (845 x 853)
Property-buying/purchasing (1)
 Various.witnessing Badanoth 4 bequeathing land S1510: Will of Badanoth 4 Beotting; bequest of 16 yokes of land to his wife [Anonymous 1074] and children [Anonymi 2709] with reversion of Canterbury, Christ Church. The land had been obtained and purchased from King Ęthelwulf 1. In addition Badanoth 4 dedicated himself and his children to God.: S1510    (845 x 853)
S287 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Aešered (1)
 S287   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S287 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Dudda 5: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Ithda 1 or Dudda 5; grant of land at Canterbury: S287    (839)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S287 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Dudda 5: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Ithda 1 or Dudda 5; grant of land at Canterbury: S287    (839)
S289 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešelred (1)
 S289   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S289 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Beornmod 3: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Beornmod 3, bishop of Rochester; grant of 2 sulungs (aratra) at Holborough, Kent: S289    (841)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S289 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Beornmod 3: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Beornmod 3, bishop of Rochester; grant of 2 sulungs (aratra) at Holborough, Kent: S289    (841)
S291 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Edelred (1)
 S291   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S291 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Ceolmund 6: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the South Peoples, to Ceolmund 6, his pręfectus; grant of 1 sulung (aratrum) and a viculus near Rochester: S291    (842)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S291 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Ceolmund 6: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the South Peoples, to Ceolmund 6, his pręfectus; grant of 1 sulung (aratrum) and a viculus near Rochester: S291    (842)
S294 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ęželred (1)
 S294   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S294   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S294 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting privileges to Sherborne 1: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church at Sherborne 1; grant of privileges ('First Decimation'): S294    (844)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S294 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting privileges to Sherborne 1: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church at Sherborne 1; grant of privileges ('First Decimation'): S294    (844)
S294b (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Aethelred (1)
 S294b   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S294b - Ęthelwulf 1 granting privileges to the Church: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; grant of privileges, with particular mention of lands belonging to the church of Malmesbury at Ellendune (Wroughton), Wilts. (30 hides); Elmhamstede (15 hides); and at Wootton (10 hides), Charlton near Malmesbury (20 hides), Minety (5 hides), and Rodbourne, Wilts. (10 hides). ('First Decimation'.): S294b    (844)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S294b - Ęthelwulf 1 granting privileges to the Church: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; grant of privileges, with particular mention of lands belonging to the church of Malmesbury at Ellendune (Wroughton), Wilts. (30 hides); Elmhamstede (15 hides); and at Wootton (10 hides), Charlton near Malmesbury (20 hides), Minety (5 hides), and Rodbourne, Wilts. (10 hides). ('First Decimation'.): S294b    (844)
S296 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešelred (1)
 S296   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S296 - Ęthelwulf 1 selling land to Badanoth 3: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Badanoth 3, his apparitor; grant of land near Canterbury, in return for 15 mancuses of gold: S296    (845)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S296 - Ęthelwulf 1 selling land to Badanoth 3: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Badanoth 3, his apparitor; grant of land near Canterbury, in return for 15 mancuses of gold: S296    (845)
Property-giving/selling (1)
 S296 - Ęthelwulf 1 selling land to Badanoth 3: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Badanoth 3, his apparitor; grant of land near Canterbury, in return for 15 mancuses of gold: S296    (845)
S305 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Aeželred (1)
 S305   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S305   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S305 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land and privileges to the Church: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury 1 Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Corston, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 1.5 at Dauntsey, Wilts. ('Second Decimation'): S305    (854)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S305 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land and privileges to the Church: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury 1 Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Corston, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 1.5 at Dauntsey, Wilts. ('Second Decimation'): S305    (854)
S315 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ęšelred (1)
 S315   
Office (1)
Miles (1)
 S315   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S315 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting messuage to Dunn 4: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Dunn 4, his minister; grant of a messuage (haga) in the south of the city of Rochester: S315    (855)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S315 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting messuage to Dunn 4: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Dunn 4, his minister; grant of a messuage (haga) in the south of the city of Rochester: S315    (855)
S316 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešelred (1)
 S316   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S316   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S316 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Ealdhere 2: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people Kent, to Ealdhere 2, his minister; grant of 1 sulung (aratrum) at Ulaham, Kent: S316    (853)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S316 - Ęthelwulf 1 granting land to Ealdhere 2: Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons and of the people Kent, to Ealdhere 2, his minister; grant of 1 sulung (aratrum) at Ulaham, Kent: S316    (853)
S328 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešered (1)
 S328   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S328 - Ęthelberht 9 exchanging land with Wulflaf 9: Ęthelberht 9, king, to Wulflaf 9, his minister; grant of 5 sulungs (aratra) at Wassingwell in exchange for 5 sulungs at Mersham, Kent, with conversion of the latter into folkland: S328    (858)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S328 - Ęthelberht 9 exchanging land with Wulflaf 9: Ęthelberht 9, king, to Wulflaf 9, his minister; grant of 5 sulungs (aratra) at Wassingwell in exchange for 5 sulungs at Mersham, Kent, with conversion of the latter into folkland: S328    (858)
Property-exchanging (1)
 S328 - Ęthelberht 9 exchanging land with Wulflaf 9: Ęthelberht 9, king, to Wulflaf 9, his minister; grant of 5 sulungs (aratra) at Wassingwell in exchange for 5 sulungs at Mersham, Kent, with conversion of the latter into folkland: S328    (858)
S331 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ęšelred (1)
 S331   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S331   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S331 - Ęthelberht 9 granting land to Dryhtwald 1: Ęthelberht 9, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Dryhtwald 1, minister; grant of 10 sulungs (aratra) at Bromley, Kent: S331    (862)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S331 - Ęthelberht 9 granting land to Dryhtwald 1: Ęthelberht 9, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Dryhtwald 1, minister; grant of 10 sulungs (aratra) at Bromley, Kent: S331    (862)
S335 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ęžered (1)
 S335   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S335   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S335 - Ęthelred 15 granting land to Ęthelwulf 16: Ęthelred 15, king of the West Saxons, to Ęthelwulf 16, princeps; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at (Little) Wittenham, Berks: S335    (862)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S335 - Ęthelred 15 granting land to Ęthelwulf 16: Ęthelred 15, king of the West Saxons, to Ęthelwulf 16, princeps; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at (Little) Wittenham, Berks: S335    (862)
S338 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešelred (1)
 S338   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S338   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S338 - Ęthelred 15 granting seat in St Martin’s, Canterbury to Wighelm 8: Ęthelred 15, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Wighelm 8, presbyter; grant of a seat in the church of St Martin, with land appurtenant: S338    (867)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S338 - Ęthelred 15 granting seat in St Martin’s, Canterbury to Wighelm 8: Ęthelred 15, king of the West Saxons and of the people of Kent, to Wighelm 8, presbyter; grant of a seat in the church of St Martin, with land appurtenant: S338    (867)
S340 (3)
Recorded Name (1)
Ęšelreš (1)
 S340   
Office (1)
Minister (1)
 S340   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S340 - Ęthelred 15 granting land to Hunsige 1: Ęthelred 15, king of the West Saxons, to Hunsige 1, his minister; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at Martyr Worthy, Hants.: S340    (868)
Grant and Gift (1)
 S340 - Ęthelred 15 granting land to Hunsige 1: Ęthelred 15, king of the West Saxons, to Hunsige 1, his minister; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at Martyr Worthy, Hants.: S340    (868)
S344 (2)
Recorded Name (1)
Ešelred (1)
 S344   
Event (1)
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S344 - Alfred 8 & Ęthelred 13 selling land to Liaba 1: Alfred 8, king, and Ęthelred 13, archbishop, to Liaba 1, son of Birgwine 1; grant of land at Ileden, Kent, in return for 25 mancuses of gold: S344    (873)
Property-buying/purchasing (1)
 S344 - Alfred 8 & Ęthelred 13 selling land to Liaba 1: Alfred 8, king, and Ęthelred 13, archbishop, to Liaba 1, son of Birgwine 1; grant of land at Ileden, Kent, in return for 25 mancuses of gold: S344    (873)