Source: CharterS1278

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Wærferth, bishop of Worcester, and the Worcester familia, to Eanwulf, minister; lease, for four lives, of 2 hides (mansae or mansiones) at Nuthurst, Warwicks., in return for 20 mancuses of gold, with reversion to the monastery of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwicks.

Charter information
Sawyer 1278
Birch 534
Kemble 303
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 872
Scholarly Source Dating 872

Notes

*Stenton 1971, pp. 250-1, treats as authentic; Finberg 1972, pp. 449-50, on background to lease; O'Donovan 1973, p. 112, reputable; Hart, ECNE, no. 51, authentic; Whitelock, EHD, p. 532; Dyer 1980, p. 25, land at Lapworth near Nuthurst still attached to Stratford in 13th century; Campbell 1989, p. 26; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 162, 373; Smyth 1995, p. 41.
Note. Bishop Wærferth agreed to the lease on account of the heavy tribute exacted in the year that the Vikings occupied London

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
  EHD     532 [no. 94]