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


*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; Drögereit 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).

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