Source: CharterS118

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Description

Offa, king of the Mercians, to the bishopric of Worcester; grant of 7 hides (manentes) at Cropthorne, 1 at Netherton, 2 at Elmley Castle, 1 at Kersoe in Elmley Castle, 14 at Charlton, 15 at Hampton and 10 at Bengeworth, Worcs.

Charter information
Sawyer 118
Birch 235
Kemble 139
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language (?) Slavic
Date from Source 22nd September 780
Scholarly Source Dating 780

Notes

*Round 1901, p. 255, spurious, probably forged in 11th century during dispute with Evesham over Bengeworth and Hampton; Stevenson 1911, p. 196, forged or interpolated; Stenton 1918, p. 444, forged in 11th century (= Stenton 1970, pp. 58-9); Robinson 1919, p. 27, spurious; Ker 1948, pp. 59, 67-8, untrustworthy; Finberg, ECWM, no. 227, spurious; Scharer 1982, pp. 250-1, spurious; Hooke 1985, pp. 88, 220, cited; Hooke 1990, pp. 30-1, on estates; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 163 n. 94, p. 182 nn. 28, 30, spurious; Wormald 1995, p. 123 n., forgery, discusses identification of Hampton.