Source: CharterS1439

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Account of the settlement of a dispute concerning estates belonging to Oswulf, dux, bequeathed by him in reversion to the Church and now held by the Kentish monasteries of Christ Church, Folkestone, Dover and Lyminge. They are claimed by a certain Ęthelwulf, but the rights of the churches are upheld.

Charter information
Sawyer 1439
Birch 445
Kemble 256
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 844
Scholarly Source Dating 844

Notes

*Jenkins, Lyminge, pp. 38-9; HS, p. 568; Harmer, SEHD, pp. 69-70; Deanesly 1927, p. 4 n. 3; Wallenberg, KPN, p. 188; Vollrath 1985, p. 139; Crick 1988, on background; Wormald 1988, nos 18-19; Keynes 1993/1, p. 116; Cubitt 1995, pp. 94, 283-4; Kennedy 1995, p. 169 n. 149, on legal background

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Jenkins, Robert Charles The Chartulary of the Monastery of Lyminge Folkestone [1867] 36-8

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Transaction S1439    Oswulf 4, dux and princeps of the province of East Kent, bequeathing land to Beornthryth 1, his wife, Eardwulf 6, his son, and Ealfthryth 1, his daughter; after their deaths the lands are to pass to the Church. They came to be held by the monasteries of Canterbury, Christ Church 1, Folkestone 1, Dover 1 and Lyminge 1
2 Event S1439    After his death, Oswald's will was contested against his wife, Beornthryth 1, at a synodal council at Aclea. It was resolved that the terms of the bequest should remain as he left them.
3 Event S1439    Oswulf 4, dux and princeps of the province of eastern Kent, determined to make legal disposition of his inheritance, and in the presence of Wulfred 6 [archbishop], and Węrnoth 3, and Feologeld 2, and others - namely Ceolstan 2, Ęthelhun 9, and Heremod 2, priest, - he showed what disposition he wished to be made of his property after his death; after the life of his wife Beornthryth 1 and of her son Eardwulf 6 and his daughter Ealfthryth 1, he directed that all his property should be given to the churches of God.
4 Event S1439    Account of the settlement of a dispute concerning estates belonging to Oswulf 4, dux, bequeathed by him in reversion to the Church and now held by the Kentish monasteries of Christ Church, Folkestone, Dover and Lyminge. They are claimed by a certain Ęthelwulf 14 who said that his father, Ęthelheah 10 had bought the inheritance with gold and silver. The rights of the churches were upheld.