Source: CharterS140

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Description

Offa, king of the Mercians, to ∆thelnoth, abbot of SS Peter and Paul (St Augustine's, Canterbury); grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Beauxfield, Kent, with grazing rights in the wood called Singledge.

Charter information
Sawyer 140
Birch 207
Kemble 119
British Academy Kelly, St Augustine's
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Canterbury, St Augustine's
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Scholarly Source Dating 765 x 792

Notes

*Stevenson 1887, p. 332, if not a forgery it has been tampered with, the bounds have certainly been modernized; Turner 1915, pp. xxvi-vii; Wallenberg, KPN, pp. 51-3, on place-names; John 1966, p. 25, cited; Scharer 1982, pp. 264-5, spurious; Brooks 1984, p. 319, bounds must have been added but remainder of text seems unobjectionable, date may be miscopied; Kelly, St Augustine's, pp. ciii, 57-60, spurious, fabrication based on a genuine charter of Offa, probably from the later part of his reign and not originally in favour of Abbot ∆thelnoth.