Source: CharterS153

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(a) Cenwulf, king of the Mercians, to Oswulf, his dux and minister; grant of land at Hremping wiic, also known as Hafingseota, south of the river Limen, Kent, in exchange for land at Bobingseata. (b) Oswulf grants the land to Lyminge minster.

Charter information
Sawyer 153
Birch 289
Kemble 175
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church ex Lyminge
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 798
Scholarly Source Dating 798

Notes

*Sweet, OET, p. 433 (no. 19); Jenkins, Lyminge, pp. 30-1; Stenton 1918, p. 445 n. 57, original, p. 450, on royal style (= Stenton 1970, p. 59 n. 3, p. 64); Wallenberg, KPN, pp. 79-82, on place-names; Wright 1950, p. 390; Dr÷gereit 1952, pp. 55-6, spurious, dicusses royal style; Stengel 1960, pp. 41-5, 69-72, authentic; Ch.L.A., iii, no. 191, contemporaneous, probably original, scribe also wrote S 41, MS 2; Bruckner 1965, p. 21 n. 47, on closing formula, p. 29, on script, p. 41, non-autograph crosses; John 1966, p. 21, on royal style, p. 74, original; Ch.L.A., iv, p. xviii, on script; Wormald 1983, pp. 109-10, apparent original, discusses royal style, notes Alcuinian influence; Brooks 1984, p. 360 n. 70, on scribe, p. 361 n. 76, contemporary or near contemporary, p. 365 n. 39; Brown 1986, p. 128, on script; Crick 1988, MS 1 fabricated at Christ Church in early or mid 9th century, discusses script and identity and career of Oswulf; Foot 1992, p. 191 n. 148, on formula; Keynes 1993/1, pp. 113, 116, on Oswulf; Cubitt 1995, p. 277, may be later copy of original.

Note: The main text, witness-list and the record of Oswulf's grant to Lyminge were written by a single scribe, who also wrote S 188, 1268 (witnesses only), 1436, 1482 (main text, excluding witnesses and Heregyth's bequest).

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref Primary Person Short Description
Office S153    Utel 1
Office S153    Hathored 3
RecordedNames S153    Oswulf 4 (Oswulf)
RecordedNames S153    Oswulf 4 (Osuulf)
RecordedNames S153    Beornthryth 1 (Beorn­ry­)
RecordedNames S153    Cydda 1 (Cydda)
RecordedNames S153    Heardberht 3 (Heardberht)
RecordedNames S153    Beornnoth 2 (Beornno­)
RecordedNames S153    Ceolmund 2 (Ciolmund)
RecordedNames S153    Wicgga 2 (Vuicgga)
RecordedNames S153    Edgar 3 (Eadgar)
RecordedNames S153    Ăthelmund 2 (Ă­elmund)
RecordedNames S153    Wigberht 4 (Wigberht)
RecordedNames S153    Esne 1 (Esne)
RecordedNames S153    Heahberht 7 (Heaberht)
RecordedNames S153    Brorda 2 (Brorda)
RecordedNames S153    Forthred 3 (For­red)
RecordedNames S153    Wigmund 2 (Uuigmund)
RecordedNames S153    Beonna 3 (Beonna)
RecordedNames S153    Ealhmund 6 (Alhmund)
RecordedNames S153    Tidfrith 1 (Tidfri­)
RecordedNames S153    Wihthun 2 (Wiohthun)
RecordedNames S153    Ealhheard 1 (Alhhard)
RecordedNames S153    Utel 1 (Utel)
RecordedNames S153    Hathoberht 1 (Ha­oberht)
RecordedNames S153    Unwona 2 (Unuuono)
RecordedNames S153    Hathored 3 (Ha­ored)
RecordedNames S153    Cyneberht 8 (Cyneberht)
RecordedNames S153    Eadwulf 7 (Eaduulf)
RecordedNames S153    Hygeberht 1 (Hygeberht)
RecordedNames S153    Ăthelheard 13 (Ae­elhard)
RecordedNames S153    Cenwulf 3 (Coenuulf)
Personal Relationship S153    Beornthryth 1 was Wife of Oswulf 4
Office S153    Oswulf 4 held office of Minister
Office S153    Oswulf 4 held office of Dux
Office S153    Cydda 1 held office of Dux
Office S153    Heardberht 3 held office of Dux
Office S153    Wicgga 2 held office of Dux
Office S153    Ceolmund 2 held office of Dux
Office S153    Beornnoth 2 held office of Dux
Office S153    Wigberht 4 held office of Dux
Office S153    Ăthelmund 2 held office of Dux
Office S153    Edgar 3 held office of Dux
Office S153    Heahberht 7 held office of Dux
Office S153    Esne 1 held office of Dux
Office S153    Forthred 3 held office of Abbot
Office S153    Brorda 2 held office of Princeps
Office S153    Wigmund 2 held office of Abbot
Office S153    Ealhmund 6 held office of Abbot
Office S153    Beonna 3 held office of Abbot
Office S153    Tidfrith 1 held office of Bishop
Office S153    Wihthun 2 held office of Bishop
Office S153    Ealhheard 1 held office of Bishop
Office S153    Cyneberht 8 held office of Bishop
Office S153    Unwona 2 held office of Bishop
Office S153    Hygeberht 1 held office of Archbishop
Office S153    Eadwulf 7 held office of Bishop
Office S153    Cenwulf 3 held office of Emperor (emperor of the Mercians)
Office S153    Cenwulf 3 held office of Rector (rector of the Mercians)
Office S153    Cenwulf 3 held office of King
Office S153    Ăthelheard 13 held office of Archbishop
Event S153    Cenwulf 3, king of the Mercians, to Oswulf 4, his dux and minister; grant of land at Hremping wiic, also known as Hafingseota, south of the river Limen, Kent, in exchange for land at Bobingseata
Transaction S153    Cenwulf 3, king of the Mercians, to Oswulf 4, his dux and minister; grant of land at Hremping wiic, also known as Hafingseota, south of the river Limen, Kent, in exchange for land at Bobingseata
Transaction S153    Oswulf 4 to Lyminge 1 minster; grant of land at Hremping wiic, also known as Hafingseota, south of the river Limen, Kent
Transaction S153    Cenwulf 3, king of the Mercians, to Oswulf 4, his dux and minister; grant of land at Hremping wiic, also known as Hafingseota, south of the river Limen, Kent, in exchange for land at Bobingseata
Office S153    Hathoberht 1