Source: CharterS918

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King Æthelred to Abingdon, St Mary's; restitution of 20 hides (mansi) at Moredon in Rodbourne Cheney, Wilts., and grant of a prediolum at Cricklade, Wilts.

Charter information
Sawyer 918
Birch ---
Kemble 1305
British Academy Kelly, Abingdon No. 135
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Abingdon
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 1008
Scholarly Source Dating 1008


*Grundy, Wilts. 1919, pp. 284-8, on bounds; Darlington 1955, pp. 16, 87; Finberg, ECW, no. 332, authentic, bounds identical with those of S 705; Stenton 1971, p. 531, cited; Radford 1972, p. 104, on Cricklade property; HRH, p. 235, subscriptions probably consistent; Hart, ECNE, p. 92 n. 1, some doubtful elements; Keynes 1980, p. 11 n. 16, p. 27 n. 40, p. 183 and n. 110, p. 263, spurious, possible that a genuine tradition was incorporated in a charter modelled on S 915; Haslam 1981, on Cricklade property; Wormald 1988, no. 72; Keynes 1991, pp. 80-1 n. 90; Kelly, Abingdon, no. 135, suspicious.

Notes: The land had been seized in the time of Abbot Eadwine 1 by Ælfgar 13, the king's prepositus, with Æthelred 1's permission but illegally. Ælfgar 13 gave the land to his wife, Ælfgifu 2, who survived him and married Wulfgeat 10. Later the property of Ælfgifu 2 and Wulfgeat 10 was forfeited to the king, and Abbot Wulfgar 1 made a request for the return of the estate.