Source: CharterS190

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Wiglaf, king of the Mercians, to the minster at Hanbury Minster, Worcs.; grant of privileges in return for the surrender to the king of 20 hides at Iddeshale (? Idsall, Salop.), land at Hæccaham (? Hanbury, Worcs.), 10 hides at Felda by Weoduman (? in Beanhall in Feckenham, Worcs.), and in return for the grant of 10 hides at Crowle, Worcs., to Mucel (ealdorman), son of Esne, and a gift of 600 shillings in gold to Ealdorman Sigered.

Charter information
Sawyer 190
Birch 416
Kemble 237
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 836
Scholarly Source Dating 836


*Bond 1878, p. 7, MS 1 is contemporary; Sweet, OET, pp. 453-4 (no. 47); Stenton 1913, p. 25, cited; Stevenson 1914, p. 689 n. 2, p. 692 n. 16, original; Turner 1916, p. xxxix, citing Stevenson, genuine; Darlington 1936, pp. 425-6; Parsons 1939, pp. 14, 23-5, MS 1 is genuine and contemporary; Stenton 1971, pp. 233-4, original, p. 289, cited; Finberg, ECWM, no. 247, authentic, suggests identifications of Haeccaham and Felda on the basis of a contemporary endorsement; Sawyer 1978, p. 121, cited; Whitelock, EHD, p. 518; Keynes 1980, p. 32 n. 52, cited; Wormald 1982, pp. 138-9, original; Sawyer 1983, p. 293, on meeting-place; Fleming 1985, p. 256; PN Shrops., i. 264, queries identification with Idshall, Salop, may be a lost Iddeshale in Worcs.; Kitson 1987, p. 149 n. 11, on endorsement; Hooke 1990, pp. 97-8, queries identification of Beanhall; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 107, original; Keynes 1993/1, p. 124, cited; Cubitt 1995, p. 287, pp. 313-14, on Croft; Lapidge 1996, p. 446, notes on latinity.

Note: In MS 1 there are additions to the text and witness-list in different (contemporary) hands, and several contemporary endorsements by different scribes. In one instance a later scribe (? 10th-century) has tampered with the text to suggest that the grant of land to the king and Ealdorman Mucel was in fact a life-lease on the estates, with reversion to Worcester.


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Whitelock, Dorothy English Historical Documents, c.400-1042 London and New York 1999 [reprint of 1979 edition] 518-9 [no. 85]
Jones, Arthur Edward Ernest Anglo-Saxon Worcester Worcester 1958 78-80