Source: CharterS310

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Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul; grant of 8 hides (manentes) at Ruishton, and 8 at Stoke St Mary in (ęt) Orchard Portman, Somerset, to augment the estate at Taunton given by Queen Frithugyth.

Charter information
Sawyer 310
Birch 475
Kemble 1051
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 22nd April 854
Scholarly Source Dating 854


*HS, p. 638, doubtful; Stevenson 1904, p. 187 n. 4, spurious; Grundy, Somerset, pp. 22-8, bounds describe Ruishton, Orchard Portman and part of Corfe; Zachrisson 1935, no. 3, on identification; Turner 1950; Finberg, ECW, no. 409, spurious; Hart 1970/1, p. 31 (no. 111), spurious; Keynes 1994/2, p. 1122 n. 1, spurious, dating clause and witness-list from a 'Second Decimation' charter