Source: CharterS64

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Offa, king of the Mercians (? recte of Essex), also termed subregulus, to the church of Worcester; grant of 33 hides (cassati) at Shottery, 3 at Nuthurst, Warwicks.; and 3 at Hellerelege (lost, in Kings Norton), Worcs.

Charter information
Sawyer 64
Birch 123
Kemble 55
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Worcester
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Scholarly Source Dating 699 x 709

Notes

*Earle, p. 311, spurious; Turner 1916, p. xxxii, citing Stevenson, authentic; Grundy, Worcs. 1927, pp. 163-4, on bounds of Hellerelege; PN Worcs., p. 15; PN Warwicks., p. 239 n., on bounds; Finberg, ECWM, no. 200 and p. 182, authentic basis, donor was probably Offa of Essex; Hart, ECNE, no. 42, authentic basis; Cox 1976, pp. 22, 25, 26, 38, 43, 45, on place-names; Dyer 1980, p. 25, cf. S 1278; Hooke 1985, p. 57, on bounds and topography; Wormald 1985, p. 25, unreliable later copy, possible genuine elements; Yorke 1985, pp. 7-8, 22-3, 25-6, uses charter as evidence for royal status of Offa of Essex; Hooke 1990, pp. 58-61, on bounds of Hellerelege, solution still not definite; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 35 n. 99, citing Whitelock, may originally have been a charter of Cenred of Mercia, p. 162; Hooke 1991-2, p. 79; Lapidge 1993, p. 293 n., has some claim to be genuine; Hooke 1996, p. 106.

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Transaction S64    Offa 3, king of the Mercians (? recte of Essex), also termed subregulus, to the church of Worcester 1; grant of 33 hides (cassati) at Shottery, 3 at Nuthurst, Warwicks.; and 3 at Hellerelege (lost, in Kings Norton), Worcs.
2 Event S64    Offa 3, king of Mercians (? recte of Essex), also termed subregulus, to the church of Worcester 1; grant of 33 hides (cassati) at Shottery, 3 at Nuthurst, Warwicks.; and 3 at Hellerelege (lost, in Kings Norton), Worcs