Source: CharterS1255

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Description

Milred, bishop of Worcester, to Æthelburg, abbess; lease, for life, of 21 hides (manentia) at Withington, Gloucs., with reversion to the church of Worcester, St Peter's. (The land had previously been granted by Oshere, subregulus of the Hwicce, to Dunne, famula Dei, and by Dunne to her grand-daughter Hrothwaru (cf. S 1429)).

Charter information
Sawyer 1255
Birch 217
Kemble 124
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 774
Scholarly Source Dating 774

Notes

Finberg 1964, pp. 22-3; Finberg, ECWM, no. 32, authentic, Milred's subscription should refer to the requirement that the minster at Twyning revert to Worcester after Æthelburh's death, as arranged by her father Alfred (cf. Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i, 608), but this is concealed by scribal error; Finberg 1972, p. 390, on river-name; Lapidge 1975, pp. 800, 815; Whitelock, EHD, p. 503; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 37 n. 113, pp. 132, 158; cf. S 1429

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Whitelock, Dorothy English Historical Documents, c.400-1042 London and New York 1999 [reissue of 1979 edition] 503-4 [no. 75]