Source: CharterS241

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Description

Ine, king of the (West) Saxons, to Hean, abbot; restoration of land at Abingdon, Berks., for the construction of a minster, with an account of the early history of Abingdon Abbey, including mention of grants of land by the river Thames, at Bestlesford (near Basildon) and at Bradfield, Berks.

Charter information
Sawyer 241
Birch 101
Kemble 46
British Academy Kelly, Abingdon No. 4
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Abingdon
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 699
Scholarly Source Dating 699

Notes

*Stenton 1913, pp. 10-18, spurious, based on an early document but not necessarily an Abingdon charter; Stevenson 1914, p. 703, dubious or spurious; PN Berks., i. 200; Gelling, ECTV, no. 12, spurious; Keynes 1980, p. 11 n. 14, spurious; Wormald 1985, p. 25, unreliable later copy, possibly genuine elements; Edwards 1988, pp. 174-7, fabrication, based on early records from Bradfield minster; Kelly, Abingdon, no. 4, spurious, incorporates material from early non-Abingdon sources; cf. S 239, 252, 1179.