Source: CharterS317

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Description

Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to Ealdred, his minister; grant of 20 hides (cassati) at Ęscesbyrig (i.e. Woolstone), Berks.

Charter information
Sawyer 317
Birch 491
Kemble 1056
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 856
Scholarly Source Dating 856

Notes

*Stenton 1913, p. 29, cited in connection with history of Berks.; Grundy, Berks. 1927, pp. 141-5, bounds refer to land at Woolstone; Robertson, Charters, p. 276, errors in witness-list; Gelling 1967-8, on topography and bounds; Hart 1970/1, p. 22, on rubric, p. 36 (no. 181), authentic; PN Berks, i. 5, 14, 15, ii. 360, 380, 383, iii. 675, 680-2, bounds describe western half of modern parish of Woolstone; Sawyer 1978, p. 152, cited; Forsberg 1979, p. 144, bounds partly miscopied, with addition of material from S 575; Gelling, ECTV, no. 24, authentic; Hooke et al. 1987, on topography; Hart 1992, p. 116, on beneficiary; Keynes 1994/2, p. 1122 n. 1, spurious, operative formulas derived from 10th-century text and witness-list from one of the decimation texts of 854; Smyth 1995, pp. 6-7, 381-2

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Transaction S317    Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Ealdred 18, his minister; grant of 20 hides (cassati) at Ęscesbyrig (i.e. Woolstone), Berks.
2 Event S317    Ęthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Ealdred 18, his minister; grant of 20 hides (cassati) at Ęscesbyrig (i.e. Woolstone), Berks.