Source: CharterS136

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Description

Offa, king of the Mercians, to the church of St Alban's; grant of privileges and of 34 hides (mansiones) at Cassio, Herts., 6 at Heanhamstede (cf. Hamstead's House, St Stephens, Herts.) and 10 at Stanmore, Middx.

Charter information
Sawyer 136
Birch 267
Kemble 612
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) St Alban's
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 793
Scholarly Source Dating 793

Notes

*HS, pp. 478-80, probably spurious; Stevenson 1914, p. 692 n. 16, p. 702, spurious; Williams 1917, pp. 11-12, spurious; PN Middx, p. 65; Gelling, ECTV, no. 162 (pp. 80-1, 101), spurious, although first third of text may be genuine; Scharer 1982, pp. 272-3, spurious; Keynes 1993, pp. 260, 263, on MS 1, p. 272 n. 54, on dating; Cubitt 1995, pp. 273-4, blatant forgery but witness-list may be sound.
Note. MS 1 (not yet printed) includes a vernacular statement of privileges and vernacular bounds for Cassio.