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.

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref Primary Person Short Description
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.
RecordedNames S64    Ăthelberht 4 (Ă■elberht)
RecordedNames S64    Ăthelric 4 (Ă■elric)
RecordedNames S64    Oswudu 2 (Oswudu)
RecordedNames S64    Ecgwine 1 (Ecgwine)
RecordedNames S64    Ăthelweard 3 (Ă■elward)
RecordedNames S64    Ăthelmund 1 (Ă■elmund)
RecordedNames S64    Offa 3 (Offa)
Office S64    Ecgwine 1 held office of Bishop
Office S64    Offa 3 held office of King (king of the Mercians)
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