Source: CharterS1168

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Wigheard to Abbess Beorngyth; grant of 40 hides (manentes) at Slępi (Islip, Oxon).

Charter information
Sawyer 1168
Birch 28
Kemble 13
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Bath
Source Information
Language Latin
Scholarly Source Dating 672 x 681


*PN Oxon., i. 222; Hart, ECEE, no. 2, spurious, probably modelled on S 1167, identifies Slępi as St Ives, Hunts.; Whitelock 1969, p. 112, Slępi is Islip; Sims-Williams 1975, p. 3 n. 2, internal contradictions, may have been forged in 864 on basis of S 1167; Cox 1976, p. 23, on place-name; Gelling, ECTV, no. 258, perhaps some authentic basis, Slępi is Islip; Whitelock, EHD, pp. 375, 483, cites as earliest genuine Anglo-Saxon charter extant in a cartulary but notes that the witnesses were copied from S 1167; Scharer 1982, p. 34 n. 73, forged under the influence of S 1167; Wormald 1985, p. 25, broadly trustworthy; Edwards 1988, pp. 211-14, 216-18, wording of charter entirely genuine, cartularist may simply have copied the wrong witness-list by mistake; Blair 1994, p. 78, cited.