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King Æthelred to Ælfric, archbishop; grant of 24 hides (mansae) at Dumbleton, Gloucs., including land comprising 17 hides to the west of the river Isbourne (i.e. at Dumbleton), 2 hides in the common land at Aston Somerville, Gloucs., and 5 hides of woodland at Fleferth (? Kington near Flyford Flavell, Worcs.), in return for 50 talents. The land had been forfeited by a woman [Anonymous] for adultery.

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Sawyer 901
Birch ---
Kemble 1295
British Academy Kelly, Abingdon No. 132
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Abingdon
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 1002
Scholarly Source Dating 1002


*Grundy, Gloucs., pp. 116-18, on bounds of Dumbleton; Grundy, Worcs. 1928, pp. 41-2, on bounds of Fleferth; PN Gloucs., i. 9, ii. 3, 9, 11; Finberg, ECWM, no. 143 (pp. 65, 125), authentic; Finberg 1972, pp. 488, 495, on reference to common land; HRH, p. 235, subscriptions almost consistent, but two bishops of Dorchester sign; Hooke 1980, pp. 40, 48; Keynes 1980, pp. 107-8, on formulation, pp. 258-9, apparently authentic; Wormald 1988, no. 68; Hooke 1990, pp. 351-3, on bounds; Kelly, Abingdon, no. 132, authentic

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