Source: CharterS794

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Description

King Edgar to Ælfhelm, his minister; grant of 2.5 hides (mansae) at (West) Wratting, Cambs.

Charter information
Sawyer 794
Birch 1305
Kemble 1274
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Ely
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 974
Scholarly Source Dating 974

Notes

*Stevenson 1904, p. 202 n. 2, authentic; Hart, ECEE, no. 57, authentic; HRH, p. 231, genuine; Keynes 1980, pp. 77-8, 'Edgar A' formulation; BA Facs., p. 8, MS a later imitative copy, probably an adaptation of a genuine charter of Edgar, discrepancy between hidage assessments in text and in bounds; Dumville 1993, pp. 29-30 n. 101, not contemporary; Keynes 1994, p. 170, 11th-century copy or adaptation of lost original; cf. S 1487 for beneficiary's bequest of part of the land to Ely