Source: CharterS294b

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Description

Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; grant of privileges, with particular mention of lands belonging to the church of Malmesbury at Ellendune (Wroughton), Wilts. (30 hides); Elmhamstede (15 hides); and at Wootton (10 hides), Charlton near Malmesbury (20 hides), Minety (5 hides), and Rodbourne, Wilts. (10 hides). ('First Decimation'.).

Charter information
Sawyer 294b
Birch 447
Kemble 1048
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Malmesbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 5th November 844
Scholarly Source Dating 844

Notes

*HS, pp. 630, 638, 640, questionable; Stevenson 1904, p. 199, dubious; Robertson, Charters, p. 275, highly suspicious; Darlington 1955, p. 90, 'presumably a forgery'; Watkin 1956, p. 212 and n. 57; Finberg, ECW, no. 200, authentic basis, cf. chapter vi; Finberg, ECWM, no. 68, spurious; Biddle et al. 1956, p. 466 n. 3; Keynes 1980, p. 114 n. 103, spurious; Keynes and Lapidge, p. 233, spurious; Edwards 1988, p. 107, on Rodbourne; O' Donovan, Sherborne, pp. 15-18, spurious; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1115-16, probably spurious, date and witness-list from a genuine charter of 844; cf. S 294, 294a.

Note. Previously listed as S 322.