Source: CharterS1251a

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Aldhelm, bishop (of Sherborne), declares that he has agreed to remain abbot of his monasteries at Malmesbury, Frome and Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, but confirms that the communities are to be free to elect their own abbots after his death.

Charter information
Sawyer 1251a
Birch 114
Kemble 54
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Malmesbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 705
Scholarly Source Dating 705

Notes

*PN Wilts., p. 9; Watkin 1956, p. 212 and n. 42, citing Ehwald, probably genuine; Stenton 1971, p. 160, cited; Edwards 1988, pp. 115-16, fabricated, no indication of genuine basis; Abrams 1991, p. 118; Cubitt 1995, p. 260.

Note. The statement is drawn up in charter-form, with proem, sanction, dating-clause and witness-list. It mentions a meeting at Wimborne minster and a later synod on the river Noddr (? Nidd).

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref Primary Person Short Description
Transaction S1251a    Aldhelm 3, bishop (of Sherborne), declares that he has agreed to remain abbot of his monasteries at Malmesbury 1, Frome 1 and Bradford on Avon 1, Wiltshire, but confirms that the communities are to be free to elect their own abbots after his death
RecordedNames S1251a    Ine 1 (Yni)
RecordedNames S1251a    Ęthelfrith 7 (Ethelfrid)
RecordedNames S1251a    Daniel 1 (Daniel)
RecordedNames S1251a    Ine 1 (Ini)
RecordedNames S1251a    Cuthburg 3 (Cuthburg)
RecordedNames S1251a    Aldhelm 3 (Aldhelmus)
Office S1251a    Ęthelfrith 7 held office of Patricius
Office S1251a    Daniel 1 held office of Bishop
Office S1251a    Ine 1 held office of King
Office S1251a    Cuthburg 3 held office of Abbess
Office S1251a    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot (abbot of Bradford on Avon)
Office S1251a    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot (abbot of Frome)
Office S1251a    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Office S1251a    Aldhelm 3 held office of Bishop
Event S1251a    Aldhelm 3, bishop (of Sherborne), declares that he has agreed to remain abbot of his monasteries at Malmesbury, Frome and Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, but confirms that the communities are to be free to elect their own abbots after his death
Personal Relationship S1251a    Cuthburg 3 was Germana of Ine 1