Source: CharterS290

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Description

Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to Eadberht, deacon; grant of 15 hides (cassati) at Halstock, Devon, with a later confirmation at a meeting at Edington, Wilts. (c. A.D. 852 x 855 [? Easter 854]).

Charter information
Sawyer 290
Birch ---
Kemble ---
British Academy O'Donovan, Sherborne No. 3
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Sherborne
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 841
Scholarly Source Dating 840

Notes

*Grundy, Dorset 1936, pp. 112-15, bounds cover parishes of Halstock and Closworth (now Somerset); Forsberg 1950, p. 217, bounds cover western part of Halstock only; Finberg, ECW, no. 567, substantially genuine although the two witness-lists have been transposed; Keynes 1988, p. 185 n. 3; O'Donovan, Sherborne, pp. xxv, xxx, 8-11, authentic but interpolated and altered, chrismon suggests date of late 10th century or early 11th century; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1114-15, 1122-3, authentic, compare S 288; Smyth 1995, pp. 376, 377.