Source: CharterS891

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Description

King Æthelred to Winchester, Old Minster; restoration of 100 hides (mansae), comprising 55 at Downton and 45 at Ebbesborne, Wilts. The land had been granted by King Cenwealh (cf. S 229), confirmed (?) by King Cynewulf, restored by King Ecgberht (cf. S 275) and again by King Eadred (cf. S 540) and King Edgar (cf. S 819, 821).

Charter information
Sawyer 891
Birch ---
Kemble 698
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 997
Scholarly Source Dating 997

Notes

*Hill 1910, pp. 52-6, on bounds; Grundy, Wilts. 1919, p. 150, on bounds, cf. S 229; Darlington 1955, pp. 8, 84; Watkin 1956, p. 229 and n. 47; Whitelock 1959, p. 80 n., spurious; Finberg, ECW, no. 329 and p. 236, authentic; John 1965, pp. 411-12, very respectable; Hart 1970/1, p. 26 (no. 29), authentic; Stenton 1971, p. 455 n. 1, on witness-list; HRH, p. 232 (citing wrong S no.), subscriptions are consistent; PN Berks., i. 163; Keynes 1980, pp. 96, 101-2, 180, 193, 196, 255, authentic; Sawyer 1983, pp. 291, 297, on meeting-places; O'Donovan, Sherborne, p. xix, on a witness

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Transaction S891    King Æthelred 32 to Winchester, Old Minster 1; restoration of 100 hides (mansae), comprising 55 at Downton and 45 at Ebbesborne, Wilts. The land had been granted by King Cenwealh 2 (cf. S 229), confirmed (?) by King Cynewulf 4, restored by King Ecgberht 10 (cf. S 275) and again by King Eadred 16 (cf. S 540) and King Edgar 11 (cf. S 819, 821)
2 Event S891    King Æthelred 32 to Winchester, Old Minster 1; restoration of 100 hides (mansae), comprising 55 at Downton and 45 at Ebbesborne, Wilts. The land had been granted by King Cenwealh 2 (cf. S 229), confirmed (?) by King Cynewulf 4, restored by King Ecgberht 10 (cf. S 275) and again by King Eadred 16 (cf. S 540) and King Edgar 11 (cf. S 819, 821).