Source: CharterS1248

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(? Eorcenwald), bishop, to (? St Mary's, Barking); grant of 28 hides (manentes) at Battersea, 20 at Watsingaham (i.e. Washingham, lost, in Battersea) and 20 (cassatae) by Hidaburna (the river Wandle), all in Surrey. The land had been granted to him by Cędwalla, king of the West Saxons, and confirmed by Ęthelred, king of the Mercians.

Charter information
Sawyer 1248
Birch 82
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Westminster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 13th June 693
Scholarly Source Dating 693


*Browning 1891, pp. 209-12; Stevenson 1914, p. 703, dubious or spurious; Westlake 1923, pp. 5-6; Taylor 1925, pp. 9-16, topographical discussion, pp. 303-4, on bounds; PN Surrey, p. 12 n.; Hart 1953, pp. 21-6, 11th-century copy of authentic charter with added bounds; Hart, ECEE, pp. 136-41; Chaplais 1968, p. 332 n. 169, step from wrapping-tie, but not original (= 1973, p. 83 n. 169); Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 370, spurious, at least in present form; Whitelock 1975, pp. 7-8, list of witnesses a conflation of those from Cędwalla's grant and Ęthelred's confirmation; Cox 1976, pp. 16, 37, 44, on place-names; Gelling, ECTV, no. 313, authentic basis, no. 350, bounds; Wormald 1985, p. 25, broadly trustworthy; Edwards 1988, pp. 306-8, probably genuine but interpolated; Faith 1997, p. 29, cited.


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Hart, Cyril Roy The Early Charters of Barking Abbey Colchester 1953 20-1