Source: CharterS125

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Offa, king of the Mercians, to Ealdberht, minister, and his sister, Selethryth, abbess; grant of 15 sulungs (aratra) at Ickham, Palmstead and Ruckinge, Kent, with swine-pastures, woodland and other appurtenances, including an urban tenement (vicus) at Curringtun in Canterbury.

Charter information
Sawyer 125
Birch 248
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 786
Scholarly Source Dating 786

Notes

*Stevenson 1914, p. 696 n. 36, cited with reference to immunity; Stenton 1918, p. 444 n. 50, on royal style (= Stenton 1970, p. 58 n. 2); Wallenberg, KPN, pp. 61-9, on place-names; Wright 1950, p. 392, in 11th-century hand, but witnesses on dorse are in early 9th-century hand; John 1960, p. 51, on legal background; Stenton 1971, p. 527, cited with reference to Curringtun; Finberg 1972, pp. 403 n., 459, on tenurial background; Witney 1976, p. 274, on swine-pastures; Sawyer 1978, p. 211, cited with reference to Curringtun; Scharer 1982, pp. 263-4, fabricated from S 123 and 39; Brooks 1984, p. 27, on Curringtun; Abels 1988, p. 24; Cubitt 1995, pp. 269-70.
Note. Witnesses on dorse not written in 9th-century.