Location: Oundle / Northamptonshire

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Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  65   Wilfrid 2 travelled to the southern kingdoms, eventually arriving at his monastery at Oundle.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  65   When Wilfrid 2 arrived at Oundle he immediately fell ill and eventually died.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  65   The abbot of Oundle (Anonymous 144) engaged in various liturgical and eleemosynary acts in commemoration of the death of Wilfrid 2.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  66   When the brethren (Anonymi 409) had carried the body of Wilfrid 2 to the appointed place, the sound as of birds was heard.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  67   A hedge round the monastery at Oundle burned, except where a wooden cross had been erected and where the corner of the house where Wilfrid 2 died projected.
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  65 Anonymous 144 held office of Abbot
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  65 Anonymi 409 Monk
Event Bede.HE  v.19-20   Wilfrid 2 died in his monastery in the district of Oundle.
Event Bede.HE  v.19   Wilfrid 2 finished his days in the district called Oundle.
Office Bede.HE  v.19 Cuthbald 2 held office of Abbot
Transaction S68      Wulfhere 1, king of the Mercians and the inland and South Angles, to St Peter's, Medeshamstede; confirmation and grant of many estates
Event ASC (DEF)  957 D   He [sc. Wulfstan 14] was buried at Oundle.
Transaction S787      King Edgar 11 to Peterborough 1 Abbey, with later confirmations, grant of privileges for the abbey and its land at Dogsthorpe, Eye, Paston and Oundle, Northants.
Event S1448a      These are the sureties whom Herwulf 1, Ada 1's son, found for Abbot Ealdwulf 18 and Godwine 17, Ęlfsige 74's son, when they bought the estate at Bainton; at Oundle with the cognisance of the 8 hundreds
Transaction S1448      Bishop Ęthelwold 1 recorded the following gifts to Peterborough 1: a gospel adorned with silver, and 3 crosses likewise adorned with silver, 2 silver candlesticks and 2 covered with god, and 1 silver censer and 1 made of brass and 1 silver water sexxel and 2 silver bells and 4 silver chalices, 4 patens and a silver tube and 6 chasubles and 4 copes and 1 upper garment and 8 stoles, the same number of maniples and 11 subuculas and 21 epistle vestments and 3 corporals and 3 offertory cloths and 19 albs and 4 cloaks and 2 black robes and 6 wall curtains and 9 seat covers and 10 hanging bells, 7 hand bells and 4 bed covers and 6 horns - 4 of them decorated - and 8 silver cups and 2 gilded altar-cloths. And the number of books is 21 which Bishop Ęthelwold 1 gave to Peterborough 1, namely 'Beda in Marcum . Liber miraculorum . Expositio Hebreorum nominum . Prouisio futurarum rerum . Augustinus de achademicis . Vita sancti Felicis metrice . Sinonima Isidori . Vita Eustachii . Descidia Parisiace polis . Medicinalis . De duodecim abusiuis . Sermo super quosdam psalmos . Commentum cantica canticorum . De eucharistia . Commentum Martiani . Alchimi Auiti . Liber differentiarum . Cilicius Ciprianus . De litteris Grecorum . Liber bestiarum'. The estates he granted were Medeshamstede and the berewicks pertaining to it; Anlafestun, and the berewicks pertaining to it; Farcet with 16 able-bodied men and 8 young men; half of Whittlesey Mere; Oundle and the berewicks pertaining to it; Kettering; the fens at Well which he bought from Ęlfsige 50 and Ufi 1 for 13 ores.
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  II.11 / LĘ 10   A summary of the dispute between Bishop Ęthelwold 1 and Leofsige 28 and Sifflęd 2.

Ęthelwold 1 from Leofsige 28 and his wife Sifflęd 2; purchase of 2 hides at Downham for 15 pounds. Leofwine 75, provost, and Wine 11 of Witchford, brought him 10 pounds of that money. A payment date was set for the remaining 5 pounds. At a second meeting Leofsige 28 and Sifflęd 2, his wife, purchase from Bishop Ęthelwold 1 5 hides at Clayhithe for 15 pounds, on condition that Ęthelwold 1 give them a silver cup worth 40 solidi which Beorhtsige, father of Leofsige 28, bequeathed to the bishop on his death. Before Leofsige 28 and Sifflęd 2 handed back the 10 pounds, King Edgar 11 died, and the couple made void the whole agreement that they had had with the bishop. In the meantime Leofsige 28 seized Peterborough, Oundle and Kettering from God and St Peter. A meeting was convened in London where, it being a time when duces, principles, satrape, rhetores and causidici had gathered from every region, Ęthelwold 1 summoned the aforesaid Leofsige 28 to justice. The witan restored Peterborough, Oundle, and Kettering to Ęthelwold 1 and ruled that Leofsige 28 should pay compensation to the bishop to the value of his ‘mund’, and for the violence pay compensation to the king to the amount of his wergild. They met again within 8 days at Northampton, where the people of that region gave the same verdict as had been given at London. Then Leofsige 28 died shamefully and miserably after which time Ęthelwold 1 and Ealdorman Ęthelwine 2, with the shire of Northampton and the most prominent men of the East Angles, held at Wansford a meeting of the 8 hundreds. It was decided that Sifflęd 2, widow of Leofsige 28, and her heirs, ought to pay compensation to God and the bishop, just as Leofsige 28 would have done had he lived. They assessed the amount of damage to the bishop at more than 100 pounds. Sifflęd 2 asked the bishop that she might pay the compensation which was due from her, in addition to what her sons [Anonymi 10028] owed, with the 100 solidi which the bishop had been going to give her for the 2 hides at Downham. The bishop remitted the whole of the damage which had been awarded against her and, in addition, said to her that she could come to Ely within 8 days and collect the 100 solidi from Abbot Beorhtnoth 19. This she did before the witness of 2 hundreds. The bishop also gave her 7 pounds for her corn which was on the land at Downham.
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  II.11 / LĘ 10   Leofsige 28 seized Peterborough, Oundle and Kettering from God and St Peter (i.e. Peterborough).
Event Anon.LiberEliensis  II.11 / LĘ 10   A meeting was convened in London where, it being a time when duces, principles, satrape, rhetores and causidici had gathered from every region, Ęthelwold 1 summoned the aforesaid Leofsige 28 to justice. The witan restored Peterborough, Oundle, and Kettering to Ęthelwold 1 and ruled that Leofsige 28 should pay compensation to the bishop to the value of his ‘mund’, and for the violence pay compensation to the king to the amount of his wergild. They met again within 8 days at Northampton, where the people of that region gave the same verdict as had been given at London.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.109.7-9   Frequent illness made Wilfrid 2 well aware of his nearing death, he appointed heads for all the houses, and divided his treasure into four parts. A quarter, and that the finest, was to be given to the church on Rome. Another quarter he gave to the poor, the third to the heads of the monasteries. The fourth quarter went to those who had in person shared his troubles but had not yet received lands to support them. So, taking leave of the monks of Ripon, always his special favourites, and the rest of the Northumbrians, he set out to speak with Ceolred 1 king of the Mercians, who had invited him, and also to see to the peaceful progress of his monasteries, so many of which he had with the king's blessing founded in that district. There he went round every property making improvements. But he was shaken by the onset of illness at Oundle and realized his end was near.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.109.9-11   Wilfrid 2 fell ill during visiting his monastery at Oundle and died in the seventy-sixth year of his age and the forty-sixth of his bishopric. His body was carried to Ripon and buried with great reverence. When after many years the monastery of Ripon was destroyed, Wilfrid 2 was taken to Canterbury, where he is regarded as among the greatest and receives pre-eminent honour.
Event RestingPlaces  II.14   St Cett 1 rests in the monastery at Oundle, near the river Nen.
Possession GDB  221 (Northamptonshire 6:10a) Peterborough, St Peter's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Oundle, Northamptonshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  221 (Northamptonshire 6:10a) Peterborough, St Peter's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Oundle, Northamptonshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  221 (Northamptonshire 6:10a) Leofric 23 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Oundle, Northamptonshire (in 1066)