Source: CharterS1038

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King Edward to Malmesbury Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land, consisting of (a) 30 hides at Long Newnton [granted by King Ęthelred], (b) 30 at Kemble of which 4 were at Chelworth in Crudwell, and 35 at Purton [granted by King Cędwalla to Abbot Aldhelm], (c) 40 at Crudwell, including Eastcourt, Hankerton and Murcott, 20 at Charlton near Malmesbury, and 10 at Dauntsey [granted by King Ęthelwulf], (d) 10 at Wootton Bassett, 38 at Bremhill, including Euridge in Colerne, Spirthill in Bremhill, Chedecotun, Foxham and Avon in Bremhill, 5 at Norton, Wilts.; 5 at Somerford (? Somerford Keynes), Gloucs. [all granted by King Athelstan]; (e) 50 at Brokenborough [granted by King Eadwig], (f) 50 (?) at Grittenham, 10 at Sutton Benger, 10 at Rodbourne, 10 at Corston, 3 at Cusfalde (Cole Park), 2 at Bremilham, (g) 5 at Brinkworth [granted by Leofsige, uir nobilis], (h) and 11 at Highway in Hilmartin [granted by King Ęthelred], all in Wilts.; (i) and 5 at Littleton on Severn, Gloucs. [granted by Wernoth, with the consent of King Ęthelred].

Charter information
Sawyer 1038
Birch ---
Kemble 817
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Malmesbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 1065
Scholarly Source Dating 1065

Notes

Akerman 1857/1, no. 26; Forsberg 1950, p. 216; Harmer, Writs, pp. 37, 39 n. 3, doubtful, p. 127 n. 2, not authentic in present form but possibly founded on genuine material; Darlington 1955, pp. 87-90, doubtful; Oleson 1955, p. 154, doubtful; Finberg, ECWM, no. 180, spurious; HRH, p. 234, doubtful, subscriptions are few but not definitely inconsistent; Keynes 1980, p. 27 n. 40, p. 126 n. 136; Fleming 1985, p. 252 n. 9, authenticity uncertain but may have some authentic basis; Edwards 1988, p. 89, probably spurious; Keynes 1988, p. 214 n. 174, seemingly disreputable, but perhaps produced in unusual circumstances; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 57, p. 43, forged; Abrams 1996, p. 85, on Chelworth, p. 254 n. 72, on Corston; Keynes 1997, pp. 234-5, may have authentic basis.

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