Source: CharterS1511

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Will of Beorhtric and Ælfswith, his wife, including bequests of 2 sulungs at Denton and 2 at Longfield, with renders from Hæslholt, Wateringbury, Birling and Harrietsham, all in Kent, to St Andrew's. Rochester; of land at Meopham, Kent, to Christ Church (Canterbury); and of land at Darenth to Beorhtwaru for life with reversion to St Andrew's; of land at Birling to Wulfheah; at Wateringbury to Wulfsige; at Hæslholt to Sired; at Harrietsham to Wulfheah and Ælfheah; at Walkingstead (in Godstone, Surrey) to Wulfstan Ucca; at Stratton in Godstone, Surrey, to Walkingstead minster; and at Titsey, Surrey, to Wulfsige; also confirmation of earlier bequests of land at Fawkham, Bromley and Snodland, all in Kent, to St Andrew's (Rochester).

Charter information
Sawyer 1511
Birch 1132
Kemble 492
British Academy Campbell, Rochester No. 36
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Rochester
Source Information
Language Old English
Scholarly Source Dating 975 x 987

Notes

Hickes, Diss. Epist., p. 56; Wallenberg, KPN, pp. 292-5, on place-names; Whitelock, Wills, pp. 128-92; Campbell, Rochester, pp. xx-xxii, xxv, genuine; Barker 1977, on background; Brooks 1978, pp. 87-91, on heriot; Gelling, ECTV, no. 339, authentic; Brooks 1984, pp. 221, 371 n. 45, on Meopham; Wormald 1986, pp. 157-9, on background; Kennedy 1995, p. 166, on legal background; Flight 1996; cf. S 1457.