Source: CharterS1485

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Will of Ælfheah, ealdorman, including bequests of land at Wroughton, Wilts., to God (or King Edgar); at Crondall, Hants., to Winchester, Old Minster; at Charlton, Wilts., to Malmesbury Abbey and at Sutton (? Somerset) to Bath Abbey; also land at Worth (probably Littleworth in Faringdon), Cookham and Thatcham, Berks.; Chelworth, Wilts.; Incgenæsham (? Inglesham, Wilts.); Aylesbury and Wendover, Bucks., to King Edgar; land at Scyræburnan to Queen Ælfthryth; at Walkhampstead (now Godstone), Surrey, to Æthelred, Edgar's son; land at Faringdon, Berks., and Aldbourne, Wilts., to Ælfhere, his brother; land at Tudincgatun (? Teddington, Middx) to Godwine, his son; at Wyritunæ (? Purton, Wilts.) to Ælfweard; at Wycombe, Bucks., to Æthelweard, his kinsman; and at Froxfield, Hants., to Ælfwine, his nephew; also land at Batcombe, Somerset, to Ælfswyth, his wife, with ultimate reversion to Glastonbury Abbey.

Charter information
Sawyer 1485
Birch 1174
Kemble 593
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Old English
Scholarly Source Dating 968 x 971

Notes

PN Bucks., pp. 145, 157, 200; Whitelock, Wills, pp. 121-5; PN Middx, p. 24; Darlington 1955, pp. 68, 85; Finberg, ECW, no. 120 (pp. 54, 98, 145), authentic; Hart 1970/1, p. 35 (no. 166), authentic; PN Berks., ii. i. 79, 188, ii. 365-7; Brooks 1978, pp. 87-91, on heriot; Gelling, ECTV, no. 105, authentic; Keynes 1980, pp. 164-5; Fleming 1985, p. 252; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 57, queries Purton identification, pp. 43-4, on Chelworth; Pelteret 1995, pp. 123, 129; Abrams 1996, p. 85, on Chelworth.

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
  Wills     no.9