Source: CharterS1042

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(Windsor, Berks., 20 or 24 May). King Edward to the bishopric of Wells; general confirmation of lands, comprising (a) 50 hides at Wells (formerly Tidingtun), with appurtenances at Polsham, Wookey, Henton, Yarley, Bleadney, Easton, Westbury, Wookey Hole, Ebbor, Burcott, (Upper and Lower) Milton, Pen Hill, East and West Horrington, Whitchurch, Dinder, Dulcote, Wellesley, Worminster, Chilcote, Binegar, Wanstrow, Litton; (b) 50 hides at Chew, with appurtenances at Littleton, Hęsele (Hazel Farm near Upper Littleton in Dundry), Dundry, (Bishops) Sutton, Sutton (Wick), Sutton (Court); (c) 20 hides at Evercreech, with Prestleigh, Chesterblade and (Stony) Stratton; (d) 38 hides at Kingsbury, with appurtenances at Lambrook, Readewelle, ęt tham Beorge, Littleney (lost) in Huish, Huish Episcopi, Combe St Nicholas, Pibsbury, Chard, and other frusa Cerdren (? South Chard), Crimchard, Langham in Chard, Winsham, Congresbury and Banwell; (e) 15 hides at Wellington, with appurtenances at (West) Buckland, Ham, Huntanapoth, Harpford, Pinksmoor in Wellington Without and Chelston; (f) 15 hides at Wiveliscombe, with appurtenances at Nunnington, Upcott, Whitefield, Withycombe, Oakhampton, Langley, Ford, Pitsford, Fitzhead, the other Fifhyda, Dean, Slęp and Hwrentimor; (g) 15 hides at (Bishops) Lydeard, with appurtenances at (East) Combe, Padnoller (in Charlynch), Wuduland, Ash (Priors), Bagborough, Anacota and Hylle (? Lydeard Hill); (h) 4 hides at Wedmore, with appurtenances at Tarnock in Biddisham, Heawycan and Mark; all in Somerset. The diploma was written by Giso, bishop of Wells.

Charter information
Sawyer 1042
Birch ---
Kemble 816
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Wells
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 1065, May 20/24
Scholarly Source Dating 1065

Notes

Harmer, Writs, p. 489, spurious; Oleson 1955, p. 153, doubtful; Turner 1950; Turner 1951; Finberg, ECW, no. 542, spurious; Hart, ECNE, p. 384; Keynes 1980, p. 26 n. 38, p. 28 n. 47; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, p. 264 n. 192, cited; Fleming 1985, p. 252; Rumble 1987, p. 227, spurious; Keynes 1988, pp. 200, 203-4, 206, perhaps authentic, witness-list undeniably so; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 56, doubtful; Crosby 1994, p. 51 n. 24; Abrams 1996, p. 59, on Binegar, pp. 62-3, on Bleadney, p. 92, on Wedmore, p. 229, on Tarnock; Keynes 1997, p. 230 n. 136, pp. 232-8, 257, 260, irregular in form but may have authentic basis, although list of estates would seem to have been updated.