Source: CharterS1293

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Dunstan, bishop of London, proclaims the confirmation and grant by King Edgar to the church of Westminster, St Peter's, of extensive privileges and lands, comprising 5 hides (mansae) at Westminster [for which Dunstan gave Edgar 120 mancuses of gold, cf. S 670], 5 hides at Blecenham (lost, in Hendon, Middx) and 6 at Lothereslege (lost, in Hendon) [for which Dunstan gave Edgar 10 mancuses of gold]; 10 hides at Hendon, Middx, and another 10 hides there [purchased from Æthelwold, bishop of Winchester, and Wulfnoth, miles, for 80 pounds of silver, cf. S 1295]; 3 hides (cassati) at Codenhleaw [purchased from Eadnoth, minister, for 12 pounds]; 8 hides (mansae) at Hanwell, Herts. [acquired from Ælfwine, minister, in return for 30 pounds of silver needed for a pilgrimage to Rome]; 10 hides at Sunbury, Middx [purchased from Ælfheah, dux, for 200 mancuses of gold, cf. S 702]; land at Shepperton, Middx [purchased from Ealhflæd, widow, for 60 bizanteis nummis]; 5 hides at Brickendon, Herts. [given to Westminster by Ælfhelm Polga, cf. S 1487]; 3 hides at Sullington, Sussex [given to Westminster by Ælfwine, prefectus in Kent]; the reversion of land at Parham, Sussex [purchased from Wulfnoth for 30 mancuses of gold]; land at Paddington, Cowley Peachey, Middx; and at Ewell, Kent.

Charter information
Sawyer 1293
Birch 1050
Kemble 1223
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Westminster
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 1 April 959
Scholarly Source Dating 959


*Napier and Stevenson, p. 89, forged, hand almost identical with S 774; Robinson 1909, p. 13, signatures give date 984 x 991, last two letters of date in MS 1 are over an erasure, Richard of Cirencester gives date 970; Robertson, Charters, p. 339, spurious, Dunstan's purchase of Sunbury cannot have taken place until after 968; PN Middx, pp. 1, 17, 22, 32, 35, 50 n., 56-7, 132, 165, and Addendum, p. xxxiii; Harmer, Writs, p. 338 and n. 2, spurious; Scholz 1961, spurious; Chaplais 1962, pp. 92, 97, same scribe wrote S 774 MS 1 and several forged writs of Edward the Confessor (= 1981, XVIII, pp. 92, 97); Korhammer 1973, pp. 183-5; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, forgery; Harvey 1977, pp. 350, 352, 353, 354, 355, 360; Keynes 1978, p. 169, on chrismon; Gelling, ECTV, no. 221 (pp. 84, 109-10), spurious; Keynes 1980, p. 179 n. 99, spurious, note on a witness; Heslop 1992, forged mid 12th century, scrbe of MS 1 may also have written S 124 MS 1, p. 307 n., on date, pp. 308-10, discusses use of gold leaf and other decorative features, p. 309 n. 41, no doubt that Westminster had earlier versions of Dunstan's charter; Bailey 1996, p. 72