Source: CharterS254

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Description

Æthelheard, king, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter & Paul; grant of 4 hides (mansae) at Withiel Florey, Somerset, and 3 at Cearn (probably Charmouth, Dorset), in augmentation of Queen Frithugyth's gift of land at Taunton.

Charter information
Sawyer 254
Birch 158
Kemble 1002
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 737
Scholarly Source Dating 737

Notes

*Stevenson 1904, p. 201, doubtful; Robinson 1921, p. 36, witnesses may come from genuine charter; Forsberg 1950, p. 172, on a boundary point, suggests Cearn is Charmouth, Dorset; Turner 1953, pp. 124-5, on bounds, suggests that Cearn was on the tidal marshes of the Parret or one of its tributaries, possibly Cerney (lost), near Taunton; Hart 1970/1, p. 27 (no. 51), p. 30 (no. 102), authentic basis; Finberg, ECW, no. 383, authentic basis, cf. chapter 7. especially p. 233, on background of forgery; Wormald 1985, p. 25, unreliable later copy, possibly genuine elements; Edwards 1988, pp. 138-40, extremely dubious, but witness-list may be from genuine charter.

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref Primary Person Short Description
Transaction S254    Æthelheard 6, king, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul 1; grant of 4 hides (mansae) at Withiel Florey, Somerset, and 3 at Cearn (probably Charmouth, Dorset), in augmentation of Queen Frithugyth 1's gift of land at Taunton
RecordedNames S254    Cynegils 2 (Cynegysl)
RecordedNames S254    Frithugyth 1 (Frydogyd)
RecordedNames S254    Æscburg 1 (Æscburg)
RecordedNames S254    Forthhere 3 (Forðhære)
RecordedNames S254    Daniel 1 (Daniel)
RecordedNames S254    Frithugyth 1 (Fridogyda)
RecordedNames S254    Æthelheard 6 (Æþelheard)
Office S254    Æscburg 1 held office of Abbess
Office S254    Cynegils 2 held office of Abbot
Office S254    Forthhere 3 held office of Bishop
Office S254    Daniel 1 held office of Bishop
Office S254    Frithugyth 1 held office of Queen
Office S254    Æthelheard 6 held office of King
Event S254    Æthelheard 6, king, to the church of SS Peter and Paul, Winchester; grant of 4 hides (mansae) at Withiel Florey, Somerset, and 3 at Cearn (probably Charmouth, Dorset), in augmentation of Queen Frithugyth 1's gift of land at Taunton
Transaction S254    Frithugyth 1, queen of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter & Paul; grant of land at Taunton