Source: CharterS255

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Description

Æthelheard, king, to Forthhere, bishop; grant of 20 hides (cassati) at Crediton, Devon.

Charter information
Sawyer 255
Birch 1331
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Exeter ex Crediton
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 739, April 10
Scholarly Source Dating 739

Notes

Napier and Stevenson, pp. 37-64, authentic, discussion of bounds, see also S 1546b; Crediton 1913, pp. 181-8, on bounds; Stevenson 1914, p. 703, authentic; PN Devon, p. 402 n.; Rose-Troup 1942, pp. 243-8, on bounds; Finberg 1953, p. 8 (no. 2), pp. 20-7, on bounds (also in Finberg 1964, pp. 116-24); Bishop 1955, p. 195, MS an apograph; Chaplais 1966, p. 10 (no. 8), written c. 1069 in same hand as S 433 MS 2, and Exeter, D. & C., MS 2528, dubious authenticity (= 1981, XV, p. 10); Finberg 1969, pp. 61-5, improved copy of genuine charter (= Finberg 1968); Brooks 1971, pp. 75-6, vernacular bounds probably later interpolation but Latin text has no obvious anachronisms, discusses immunity; Whitelock, EHD, pp. 495-6, suspicious features but may have authentic basis; Wormald 1985, p. 25, broadly trustworthy; Abels 1988, p. 229 n. 69; Edwards 1988, pp. 255-8, basically authentic, but interpolated and rewritten in 11th century, hidation altered; O'Donovan, Sherborne, pp. liv, 2, text and witness-list authentic, bounds added; BA Facs., p. 9, basically authentic charter of Æthelheard combined with independent bounds of Creedy-land.

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Anon. The Early Charters of Crediton Devon and Cornwall Notes & Queries 1912-3 185-7
Whitelock, Dorothy English Historical Documents, c.400-1042 London and New York 1999 [reissue of 1979 edition] 495-6 [no. 69]