Source: CharterS305

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Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Corston, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 1.5 at Dauntsey, Wilts. ('Second Decimation').

Charter information
Sawyer 305
Birch 470
Kemble 271
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Malmesbury
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 22nd April 854
Scholarly Source Dating 854

Notes

*HS, pp. 638, 640, doubtful; Stevenson 1904, pp. 186-91, 199, dubious; Stenton 1918, p. 445 n. 57, spurious (= Stenton 1970, p. 59 n. 3); Robertson, Charters, p. 275, suspicious; Darlington 1955, p. 89, spurious; Watkin 1956, p. 229 and n. 43, does not inspire confidence; Finberg, ECW, no. 204, authentic basis, cf. chapter vi; Finberg, ECWM, no. 73, spurious; Brooks 1974, pp. 231-2, rejects Finberg's assertation of credibility; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, pp. 232-4 n. 23, based ultimately on an 11th-century forgery; Fleming 1985, p. 252; O'Donovan, Sherborne, p. xxx; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 57, spurious; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1119-23, basic form of 'Second Decimation' charters seems acceptable; Abrams 1996, p. 254 n. 72, p. 303, doubtful

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Transaction S305    Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury 1 Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Corston, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 1.5 at Dauntsey, Wilts. ('Second Decimation')
2 Event S305    Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury 1 Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Corston, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 1.5 at Dauntsey, Wilts. ('Second Decimation')