Source: CharterS445

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Description

King Æthelstan to Ælfric or Alfred, bishop; grant of 5 hides (mansae) at West Orchard, Dorset, with regrant by Alfred to Beorhtwynn, daughter of Wulfhelm.

Charter information
Sawyer 445
Birch 744
Kemble 376
British Academy Kelly, Shaftesbury No. 10
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Shaftesbury
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 939
Scholarly Source Dating 939

Notes

*PN Devon, p. 229 n.; Grundy, Dorset, 1937, pp. 105-7, on bounds; Finberg, ECW, no. 583, authentic; O'Donovan 1973, pp. 105-6, on beneficiary; Keynes 1980, p. 44 n. 80; PN Dorset, iii. 133-4, 136, 137-9; Kelly, Shaftesbury, pp. 41-3, 'either in its entirety a genuine and unorthodox diploma of 939 or an interpolated text that reached its present form shortly after that date'