Source: CharterS1282

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Description

Wærfrith, bishop (of Worcester), with the permission of King Alfred and of Æthelred and Æthelflæd, to Cynehelm, his kinsman; lease, for three lives, of 10 hides (manentes) at Bengeworth, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric. The land had been granted to the church of Worcester by Burgred, king of the Mercians, and Bishop Ealhhun.

Charter information
Sawyer 1282
Birch 616
Kemble 341
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Date from Source 907
Scholarly Source Dating 907

Notes

Stevenson 1904, p. 147, spurious or interpolated; Robinson 1919, p. 30, clumsy forgery; Robinson 1923, p. 38, corrupt, but not mere invention; Finberg, ECWM, no. 273, spurious, date may be a scribal error (? for 897), most witnesses recur in S 1272/199; O'Donovan 1973, p. 112, suspicious; Hooke 1990, p. 149; Wormald 1995, p. 122, a forgery; Wormald 1996, p. 124.