Source: CharterS117

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Offa, king of the Mercians, to the church of St Peter's, Bredon, for the use of the bishop of Worcester; grant of 10 hides (manentes) at Wærsetfelda (cf. Wast Hills in Alvechurch), 5 hides (cassati) at Cofton Hackett and 5 hides (mansae) at Rednal in Kings Norton, Worcs.

Charter information
Sawyer 117
Birch 234
Kemble 138
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 780
Scholarly Source Dating 780

Notes

*Wanley, Catalogus, p. 301, no. 5, MS 2 not contemporary with given date; Bond 1878, p. 7, MS 1 of the 11th century; Taylor 1894, p. 292, MS 1 original; Plummer 1899, p. 48, authentic; Stevenson 1914, p. 697 n., MS 1 in 11th century hand but cartulary text probably older and cannot have been forged later than c. 1000; Stenton 1918, pp. 444-6, suspicious reservation clause need not be fatal to authenticity of the text (= Stenton 1970, pp. 58-60); PN Worcs., p. xvii n.2, no material reason for doubt; Ker 1948, p. 70 n. 3; Brooks 1971, p. 78 n. 3, doubtful authenticity; Finberg, ECWM, no. 226, authentic; Scharer 1982, pp. 249-50, spurious; Hooke 1985, pp. 139, 174, on estate history; Hooke 1990, pp. 29-30, on estate; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 153-4 n. 56; cf. S 116.