Source: CharterS338a

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Ęthelred, king of the West Saxons, to Cuthred, his minister; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at Balking, Berks.

Charter information
Sawyer 338a
Birch 873
Kemble 1165
British Academy Kelly, Abingdon No. 16
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Abingdon
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 948
Scholarly Source Dating 868

Notes

*Stevenson 1914, p. 694 n. 32, spurious; Robinson 1921, p. 43, a 9th-century charter mistakenly attributed to Eadred; PN Berks., ii. 350-1, 424, on place-names; Gelling, ECTV, no. 27, authentic basis; Whitelock, EHD, p. 374, cited; Keynes 1988, p. 185 n. 3; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1123-31, esp. pp. 1130-1, authentic, perhaps drafted by royal scribe; Kelly, Abingdon, no. 16, authentic. The donor's name was spelled Ęšered, leading to confusion with King Eadred. The date was altered in the MS by a later revisor.

Notes: Formerly listed as S 539

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