Source: CharterS222

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Description

∆thelred, dux Merciorum, to Cuthwulf , minister; renewal of the grant by King Burgred to Cered, Cuthwulf's propinquus, of 10 hides (manentes) at Marlcliff in Cleeve Prior, Worcs., the ancient landbook having been carried off by 'pagans' (Vikings); with a note that the beneficiary later granted the land to the church of Worcester.

Charter information
Sawyer 222
Birch 537
Kemble 304
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Scholarly Source Dating 883 x 911

Notes

Grundy, Worcs. 1927, pp. 52-4, on bounds; PN Warwicks., p. 202 n. 1, on bounds; Robertson, Charters, p. 296, not completely reliable; Ker 1948, pp. 59, 67-8, untrustworthy; DrŲgereit 1952, p. 63 n. 23, doubtful; Stenton 1971, p. 259 n. 2, cannot be genuine in its present form, the inclusion of subscriptions of King Burgred and Queen ∆thelswith has implications for ∆thelred's status; Finberg, ECWM, no. 270, authentic basis, present text not a charter but a memorandum of the renewed grant, cf. no. 259; Keynes 1980, p. 32 n. 53; Hook 1990, pp. 155-8, on bounds, estate is in Cleeve Prior; Keynes 1993/2, p. 312 and n. 50, not genuine in received form but circumstantial details cannot be wholly invented.