Source: CharterS254

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Æthelheard, king, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter & Paul; grant of 4 hides (mansae) at Withiel Florey, Somerset, and 3 at Cearn (probably Charmouth, Dorset), in augmentation of Queen Frithugyth's gift of land at Taunton.

Charter information
Sawyer 254
Birch 158
Kemble 1002
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 737
Scholarly Source Dating 737


*Stevenson 1904, p. 201, doubtful; Robinson 1921, p. 36, witnesses may come from genuine charter; Forsberg 1950, p. 172, on a boundary point, suggests Cearn is Charmouth, Dorset; Turner 1953, pp. 124-5, on bounds, suggests that Cearn was on the tidal marshes of the Parret or one of its tributaries, possibly Cerney (lost), near Taunton; Hart 1970/1, p. 27 (no. 51), p. 30 (no. 102), authentic basis; Finberg, ECW, no. 383, authentic basis, cf. chapter 7. especially p. 233, on background of forgery; Wormald 1985, p. 25, unreliable later copy, possibly genuine elements; Edwards 1988, pp. 138-40, extremely dubious, but witness-list may be from genuine charter.