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Will of Alfred, ealdorman, including bequests of 32 hides at Sanderstead and Selsdon in Surrey, 20 at Westerham in Kent, 6 at Lingfield and 10 at Horsley, both in Surrey, and 6 at Nettlestead, Kent [to his wife, Werburg, and their daughter, Alhthryth]; of a annual render of 200 pence from an estate at Clapham, Surrey [to Chertsey minster]; of 2 hides at Waddington and 1 at Gatton, Surrey [to his son, Æthelwald]; of 1 hide at Linkfield in Reigate, Surrey, to his kinsman Beorhtsige; of land at Nettlestead, Kent, to his kinsman Sigewulf, burdened with an annual render to Christ Church, Canterbury; of land at Farleigh, Kent, burdened with an annual render to Rochester, to Eadred, after Æthelred's time, with reversion to Alfred's maternal relatives.

Charter information
Sawyer 1508
Birch 558
Kemble 317
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church
Source Information
Language Latin
Scholarly Source Dating 871 x 899


Vinogradoff 1893, pp. 9-11, 16; Maitland 1897, pp. 245-6; Harmer, SEHD, pp. 88-91; Wallenberg, KPN, p. 227, on Kentish names; Parsons 1939, pp. 14, 23-5, genuine; Sisam 1953, p. 124, cited; Wilson 1959, pp. 302-4, on language; Sweet, Reader, p. 288; Stenton 1971, pp. 310-11, on reference to folkland; Finberg 1972, p. 497, cited; Gelling, ECTV, no. 321, original; Whitelock, EHD, p. 537; Brooks 1984, p. 173; Dumville 1987, pp. 157-8, script of MS 1 may be slightly later; Campbell 1989, pp. 26-7 n. 28, on reference to 'value' of land; Keynes 1990, p. 253; Making of England, pp. 263-4 (no. 239); Foot 1992, p. 191, on a formula; Reynolds 1992, p. 217 (= 1994, p. 329); Fleming 1993, p. 120, on bequest to Christ Church; Gretsch 1994, pp. 76-7, on orthography.


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  EHD     537-9 [no.97]

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