Source: CharterS277

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Description

Ecgberht, king of the West Saxons, to Beornwyn, Ælfflæd and Walenburg, sisters; confirmation of 10 hides (manentes) at Woolland, Dorset, the old charters having been lost, and of the new division between the sisters following Beornwyn's inheritance of land at Dartington, Devon.

Charter information
Sawyer 277
Birch 410
Kemble 232
British Academy Kelly, Shaftesbury No. 2
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Shaftesbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 26th December 833
Scholarly Source Dating 833

Notes

*Stenton 1918, p. 451, poor copy of a probably genuine charter (= Stenton 1970, p. 65); Rose-Troup 1929, pp. 276-7; Fägersten 1933, p. 192, on place-name; Finberg 1953, no. 9; Finberg, ECW, no. 565, authentic; Hart 1964, pp. 158-9, on bounds; Stenton 1971, p. 301, cited; Keynes 1980, p. 32 n. 53; Edwards 1988, pp. 234-5, authentic, boundary clause added; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1112-13; Kelly, Shaftesbury, pp. 11-16, authentic basis, but probably reworked to create a charter for Shaftesbury's 5-hide estate at Stoke Wake, the western half of the 10-hide Woolland property. The details of the redivision between the sisters and the boundary clause are likely to be interpolations, and the dispositive section may have been partly rewritten. The bounds probably refer to Stoke Wake only.