Source: CharterS252

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Ine, king of the West Saxons, to Hean, patricius, and to Ceolswith; grant of 45 hides (cassati) at Bradfield, Bestlesford (near Basildon) and Streatley, all in Berks., for the construction of a monastery.

Charter information
Sawyer 252
Birch 74
Kemble 31
British Academy Kelly, Abingdon No. 1
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Abingdon
Source Information
Language Latin
Scholarly Source Dating 688 x 690

Notes

*Stenton 1913, p. 12, possible genuine fragment with touched-up witness-list; Stenton 1918, p. 438 n. 25, probably founded on ancient material (= Stenton 1970, p. 52 n. 6); Stenton 1971, p. 73, authentic; Cox 1976, pp. 17, 27, on place-names; PN Berks., i. 200, ii. 512-13, 531; Gelling, ECTV, no. 11, authentic basis, witness-list interpolated; Wormald 1985, p. 25, broadly trustworthy; Edwards 1988, pp. 168-70, basically authentic, a few anachronistic details may have been interpolated; Kelly, Abingdon, no. 1, fabrication using early material; cf. S 239, 241, 1179.

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