Source: CharterS750

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Description

King Edgar to Beorhtnoth, his comes: grant of land at Bragenfelda (? Cold Brayfield, Bucks., or Brafield-on-the-Green, Northants.).

Charter information
Sawyer 750
Birch 1209
Kemble 1260
British Academy Kelly, Abingdon No. 106
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Abingdon
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 967
Scholarly Source Dating 967

Notes

*PN Bucks., pp. 3-4, place-name may originally have applied to a very large area; Barker 1949, p. 73, doubtful; Hart, ECNE, pp. 19-22, discusses charter-type, which he labels 'Dunstan B'; Gelling, ECTV, no. 151, authentic, charter seems to refer to a specific settlement rather than an indeterminate area, but specific identification impossible; Keynes 1980, p. 48 n. 89, 'Dunstan B' formulation; Hart 1987, argues for identification with Brafield on the Green (= Hart 1992, pp. 487-94); Baines 1992, modelled on S 726, probable that Bragenfeld was originally the name of a larger area, which included both Cold Brayfield and Brafield on the Green; Keynes 1994, on charter-type, esp. p. 178; Kelly, Abingdon, no. 106, authentic, not modelled on S 726 (as suggested by Whitelock)