Source: CharterS877

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King Æthelred to Ælfthryth, his mother; grant of 3.5 (sulunga) at Brabourne, 3.5 at Evegate, 2 at Burhwarefelda, 3 at Nackington, 3 at Chalk and 1 at Wirigenn (? Perry), Kent, forfeited by Wulfbald 10 for many crimes. Ælfthryth gives in exchange land at Cholsey, Berks.

Charter information
Sawyer 877
Birch ---
Kemble ---
British Academy Miller, New Minster No. 31
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Winchester, New Minster
Source Information
Date from Source 996
Scholarly Source Dating 996

Notes

*Wallenberg, KPN, pp. 336-51, on place-names; Robertson, Charters, pp. 372-7; Whitelock 1959, p. 82, on a witness; HRH, p. 236, probably genuine, subscriptions are consistent, dates 989 x 990; Whitelock, EHD, p. 575; Keynes 1980, pp. 97, 104, 130 n. 158, p. 201 n. 178, pp. 249, 254, authentic; Vollrath 1985, pp. 300-5, on synodal aspects; Wormald 1988, nos 57-8; Keynes 1991, pp. 78-9, on background; Keynes 1996, p. 33, Queen Ælfthryth may have consignd the charter to New Minster for safe-keeping.

Notes: The date 993 earlier associated with S 877 arose from a misreading of the MS.

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Edwards, E. Liber Monasterii de Hyda London 1866 242-53
Robertson, Agnes Jane Anglo-Saxon Charters Cambridge 1956 128-31

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref Primary Person Short Description
Transaction S877    Æthelred 32 from Wulfbald 3; seizure of 3.5 (sulunga) at Brabourne, 3.5 at Evegate, 2 at Burhwarefelda, 3 at Nackington, 3 at Chalk and 1 at Wirigenn (? Perry), Kent, forfeited by Wulfbald 3 for many crimes
Transaction S877    King Æthelred 32 to Ælfthryth 8, his mother; grant of 3.5 (sulunga) at Brabourne, 3.5 at Evegate, 2 at Burhwarefelda, 3 at Nackington, 3 at Chalk and 1 at Wirigenn (? Perry), Kent, forfeited by Wulfbald 3 for many crimes. Ælfthryth 8 gives in exchange land at Cholsey, Berks.
Transaction S877    King Æthelred 32 to Ælfthryth 8, his mother; grant of 3.5 (sulunga) at Brabourne, 3.5 at Evegate, 2 at Burhwarefelda, 3 at Nackington, 3 at Chalk and 1 at Wirigenn (? Perry), Kent, forfeited by Wulfbald 3 for many crimes. Ælfthryth 8 gives in exchange land at Cholsey, Berks.
RecordedNames S877    Ulf 4 (Wulf)
RecordedNames S877    Leofstan 16 (Leofstan on Suþseaxan)
RecordedNames S877    Æthelwald 60 (Aþelwold þes greta)
RecordedNames S877    Sigeweard 2 (Sigeward on Cent)
RecordedNames S877    Ælfhelm 8 (Ælfhelm polga)
RecordedNames S877    Leofsige 19 (Leofsige æt Mordune)
Personal Relationship S877    Leofwine 36 was Son of Æthulf 2
Personal Relationship S877    Æthelnoth 39 was Son of Wistan 3
Personal Relationship S877    Leofwine 52 was Son of Leoftæt 1
Personal Relationship S877    Northman 3 was Brother of Nafena 1
Personal Relationship S877    Styrr 1 was Son of Ulf 4
Personal Relationship S877    Wulfric 52 was Son of Wulfrun 3
Office S877    Fræna 4 held office of Minister
Office S877    Æthelweard 42 held office of Minister
Office S877    Æthelwine 6 held office of Minister
Office S877    Ordwulf 4 held office of Minister
Office S877    Wulfgeat 9 held office of Minister
Office S877    Beorhtwald 14 held office of Minister
Office S877    Ælfwald 54 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Ælfhere 15 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Beorhtstan 2 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Wulfgar 31 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Ælfsige 81 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Ælfweard 30 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Ælfric 70 held office of Dux
Office S877    Thored 7 held office of Dux
Office S877    Ælfhere 10 held office of Dux
Office S877    Wulfstan 41 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of London)
Office S877    Ealdwulf 18 held office of Archbishop (archbishop of the church of York)
Office S877    Ælfric 46 held office of Archbishop (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
Office S877    Æthelnoth 39 held office of Minister
Office S877    Æthelric 43 held office of Minister
Office S877    Æthelmær 22 held office of Minister
Office S877    Leofric 37 held office of Minister
Office S877    Wulfric 52 held office of Minister
Office S877    Wulfheah 13 held office of Minister
Office S877    Ælfhun 3 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Leofric 36 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Leofric 30 held office of Abbot (abbot of Exeter)
Office S877    Leofric 36 held office of Abbot (abbot of Muchelney)
Office S877    Wulfsige 36 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Wulfsige 36 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Germann 4 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Germann 4 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Beorhtmær 7 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Beorhtmær 7 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Ealdwulf 18 held office of Abbot
Office S877    Thored 7 held office of Ealdorman
Office S877    Ælfric 87 held office of Dux
Office S877    Ælfric 87 held office of Ealdorman
Office S877    Æthelweard 34 held office of Ealdorman
Office S877    Byrhtnoth 1 held office of Ealdorman
Office S877    Æthelwine 2 held office of Ealdorman
Office S877    Æthulf 3 held office of
Office S877    Ælfheah 45 held office of
Office S877    Ælfheah 45 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Theodred 4 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Æscwig 3 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Æscwig 3 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Sigegar 1 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ealdred 42 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ælfwald 55 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ælfwald 55 held office of Bishop (bishop of Devonshire)
Office S877    Æthelsige 13 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ælfheah 44 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ælfheah 44 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ælfstan 39 held office of Bishop (bishop of Rochester)
Office S877    Sigeric 9 held office of Bishop
Office S877    Ælfstan 40 held office of Bishop (bishop of London)
Office S877    Oswald 8 held office of Archbishop
Office S877    Æthelgar 8 held office of Archbishop
Office S877    Æthelred 32 held office of King (king of all Britain)
Office S877    Æthelred 32 held office of Gubernator (king of the English and gubernator of all Britain)
Office S877    Æthelred 32 held office of King (king of the English and gubernator of all Britain)
Status S877    held status of
RecordedNames S877    Ælfgar 37 held status of (Ælfgar se Hunitunisca)
RecordedNames S877    Ælfgar 27 held status of (Ælfgar se Hunitunisca)
Status S877    held status of
Event S877    Charter from a great moot at London detailing and condemning the crimes of Wulfbald 3. The judgement is embedded in a grant by Æthelred 32 to his mother, Ælfthryth 8, of land forfeited by Wulfbald 3.
Personal Relationship S877    Anonymous 928 was Wife of Wulfbald 3
Event S877    King Æthelred 32 to Ælfthryth 8, his mother; grant of 3.5 (sulunga) at Brabourne, 3.5 at Evegate, 2 at Burhwarefelda, 3 at Nackington, 3 at Chalk and 1 at Wirigenn (? Perry), Kent, forfeited by Wulfbald 3 for many crimes. Ælfthryth 8 gives in exchange land at Cholsey, Berks.
Status S877    Anonymous 928
Personal Relationship S877    Anonymous 1004 was Father of Wulfbald 3
Personal Relationship S877    Anonymous 1009 was Stepmother of Wulfbald 3
Personal Relationship S877    Beorhtmær 4 was Kinsman of Wulfbald 3
Personal Relationship S877    Eadmær 6 was Cousin of Wulfbald 3
Office S877    Anonymi 10003 15 reeves
Event S877    Wulfbald 3 These are the crimes by which Wulfbald 3 ruined himself with his lord King [Æthelred 32].
Event S877    Anonymi 10003 After Wulfbald 3's death his widow [Anonymous 928], along with her son [Anonymous 10010] went and slew Eadmær 6’s thegn, Wulfbald 3’s uncle’s son, and his fifteen companions [Anonymi 10003] on the estate at Bourne which he had held by seizure despite the king. And then Archbishop Æthelgar 8 had the great synod at London, and he himself and all his property were assigned to the king.
Personal Relationship S877    Anonymous 10010 was Son of Anonymous 928
RecordedNames S877    Beorhtmær 4 (Byrhtmæres æt Burnan)
Transaction S877    Wulfbald 3 Wulfbald 3 went and took possession of the estate belonging to his kinsman, Beorhtmær 4 of Bourne. Then the king sent to him and commanded him to give up the estate, but he paid no attention and his wergild was assigned to the king for the third time.