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Ęthelweard, subregulus, with the consent of Cenred, king of the Mercians, to Ecgwine, bishop, for St Mary's Church, Cronuchomme (Evesham, St Mary's); grant of 12 hides (cassati) at Ombersley, Worcs.

Charter information
Sawyer 54
Birch 116
Kemble 56
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Evesham
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 706
Scholarly Source Dating 706


*HS, pp. 279-80, authentic; Maitland 1897, pp. 235-6, of fairly good repute, but nothing that comes from Evesham is beyond suspicion; Stevenson 1914, p. 702, a late and clumsy fabrication; PN Worcs., p. xxv n. 2, substantially genuine; Grundy, Worcs. 1928, pp. 21-3, on bounds; Levison 1946, p. 264, dubious or forged; Forsberg 1950, pp. 126-7, on bounds; John 1960, p. 76 n., may have some authentic basis, although bounds and year of grace are additions; John 1966, p. 24, confirmations of Mercian kings perhaps suspicious; Finberg, ECWM, no. 201, authentic basis, bounds not contemporary with charter; Finberg 1972, p. 403, treats as authentic; Sims-Williams 1976, p. 9 n. 2, dubious; Hooke 1985, p. 131, on fisheries, p. 155, on reservation of right to mast; Hooke 1990, pp. 36-40, on bounds; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 36 n. 101, spurious; Lapidge 1993, p. 309, on a witness; Cubitt 1995, p. 262, forgery drawing on some earlier material, witness-list may be from an 8th-century charter.


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Jones, Arthur Edward Ernest Anglo-Saxon Worcester Worcester 1958 54