Location: Wilton / Wiltshire

Factoid List

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Event Asser.VitAlfredi  42   Alfred 8 with a few men (Anonymi 68) fought against the whole army of the pagans (Anonymi 69). The latter eventually gained the victory.
Occupation Asser.VitAlfredi  42 Anonymi 68 Army
Event ASC  871 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <872> B, 872 C   Alfred 8 fought [ABCDEG: with a small troop (Anonymi 892)] against Anonymi 34, who gained the victory.
Event S1438      Confirmation by King ∆thelwulf 1 of the agreement made at Kingston, between Archbishop Ceolnoth 3 and Kings Ecgberht 10 and ∆thelwulf 1 concerning the restoration to Canterbury, Christ Church 1, of land at Mallingum (East Malling, Kent or South Malling, Sussex), previously granted by Baldred 4, king of Kent. In return Ceolnoth 3 and the Christ Church community and their successors promise loyalty to the West Saxon kings and their heirs.
Transaction S311      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul 1; grant of 133 hides (manentes) at Taunton and 10 at Brown, Somerset
Transaction S310      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul 1; grant of 8 hides (manentes) at Ruishton, and 8 at Stoke St Mary in (śt) Orchard Portman, Somerset, to augment the estate at Taunton given by Queen Frithugyth 1
Transaction S307      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges with specific grant to Swithhun 5, bishop, for the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul 1, of 30 hides (cassati) at Brightwell, Berks. ('Second Decimation')
Transaction S300      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Ealhhere 11, his princeps; grant of 40 hides (cassati) at Lenham, Kent, with rights in Blean wood
Event ASC  962 AG   [∆lfgar 11's] body reposed at Wilton.
Event Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.5   ∆thelstan 18 entered into consultation with his advisers (Anonymi 1663) and elected Oda 1 to govern the bishopric which is in the province of Wessex, in the town of Wilton.
Office Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  i.5 Oda 1 held office of Bishop
Office S436    Oda 1 held office of Bishop (bishop of Wilton)
Transaction S493      King Edmund 14 to ∆lfgyth 3, a nun; grant of 3 hides (mansae) at Rollington (lost) in Bulbridge, near Wilton, Wilts.
Office S582    ∆lfgyth 5 held office of Abbess
Event ASC (C-F)  1003 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   They [sc. Swein 1 and Anonymi 2224] [CDE: harried and] burned the burh [F(OE) substitutes: tun; F(Lat.) omits] [sc. of Wilton].
Event ASC (C-F)  1003 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   Swein 1 led the here (Anonymi 2224) into Wilton.
Event S324      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Wśrnoth 3, abbot of SS Peter and Paul (Canterbury, St Augustine's); grant of 40 hides (cassati) at Lenham, Kent
Event S311      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul 1; grant of 133 hides (manentes) at Taunton and 10 at Brown, Somerset
Event S310      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul; grant of 8 hides (manentes) at Ruishton, and 8 at Stoke St Mary in (śt) Orchard Portman, Somerset, to augment the estate at Taunton given by Queen Frithugyth 1
Event S309      ∆thelwulf 1, king, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul; restitution of 3 hides (mansae) at Headbourne Worthy, Hants., originally granted by King Cenwealh 2
Event S308      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges with specific grant to Wifrith 1, minister, of 1 hide (cassatum) at Hardenhuish, Wilts. ('Second Decimation')
Event S307      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges with specific grant to Swithhun 5, bishop, for the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul, of 30 hides (cassati) at Brightwell, Berks. ('Second Decimation')
Event S305      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury 1 Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Corston, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 1.5 at Dauntsey, Wilts. ('Second Decimation')
Event S304      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of privileges, with specific grant to Hunsige 1, minister, for 3 hides (cassati) at Martyr Worthy, Hants. ('Second Decimation')
Event S303      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of lands and privileges with a list of the Glastonbury estates affected, ('Second Decimation')
Event S302      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges ('Second Decimation')
Event S300      ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to Ealhhere 11, his princeps; grant of 40 hides (cassati) at Lenham, Kent, with rights in Blean wood
Transaction S767      King Edgar 11 to Wilton 1 Abbey; grant of 2 hides (cassati) near Wilton 1, Wilts., formerly owned by Regenweard 1, mercator
Office S799    Wulfthryth 6 held office of Abbess (abbess of Wilton)
Possession S767    Regenweard 1 2 hides (cassati) near Wilton, Wilts.
Possession S767    Blithher 1 2 hides (cassati) near Wilton, Wilts.
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.viii Wulfthryth 6 held office of Abbess
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.viii Beorhtwald 19 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 18r.16.vii Wulfgar 28 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.vi Wulfgar 28 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 18r.16.iii ∆lfstan 38 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.v ∆lfstan 38 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.iv Oswulf 16 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.iii ∆lfric 46 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.i ∆thelstan 17 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.vii Sigeric 9 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 16v.11.ii Oda 1 held office of Bishop (Bishop of the Church of Wilton)
Transaction S870      King ∆thelred 32 to ∆thelnoth 39, his faithful minister; grant of a messuage (curtis) in Wilton, Wilts., associated with St Benedict's church
Office S1218    Wulfwine 3 held office of Bishop (bishop of Wilton)
Office S880    ∆lfric 46 held office of Bishop (bishop of Wilton)
Office S995    Beorhtwald 19 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Wilton)
Office S976    Beorhtwald 19 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Wilton)
Transaction S379      King Edward 2 to Wulfgar 11, minister; grant of 10 hides (cassatae) at Collingbourne Kingston, Wilts.
Office S1378    ∆lfric 46 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Wilton)
Office Anon.EpisList3    Oswulf 16 held office of Bishop (bishop of Ramsbury)
Office Anon.EpisList5    Oswulf 16 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Ramsbury)
Office S1008    Herman 2 held office of Bishop
Office S1007    Herman 2 held office of Bishop
Office S1006    Beorhtwald 19 held office of Bishop
Office S1009    Herman 2 held office of Bishop
Office S1012    Herman 2 held office of Bishop
Office S1013    Herman 2 held office of Bishop
Office S1016    Herman 2 held office of Bishop
Office S1018    Heremann 1 held office of Bishop
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.4   [Eadgyth 3] was sent for with royal pomp to the monastery of Wilton and the queen, that earl [Godwine 51's] daughter, was brought back to the king [Edward 15's] bed-chamber.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6   The queen [Eadgyth 3] was drawn to emulate the [building project of Edward 15 in Westminster]. She instantly imitated the king's love with her own, and demonstrated her own heart's devotion for the holy church in he place of her up-bringing. For at Wilton at that time, although there was a convent of the maidens of Christ, a choir, too, of the greatest antiquity, and her namesake saint, adequately housed, was worshipped there - Eadgyth 4, from whose stock King Edward 15 himself was descended - the church was still of wood. Benignly she planned this [rebuilding] herself and began here royally to build a monastery in stone. Impetuously she urged the workmen to make haste. The prudent queen's building, because it was more modestly planned [than that in Westminster], was completed more quickly.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6   The resting place of Eadgyth 4's relics was in Wilton.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6-7   In having a speedy dedication [of the new church in Wilton] performed the woman blessed by God [i.e. Eadgyth 3] would suffer no delay. Indeed, she warned in advance Herman 2, the famous and well-educated bishop of the diocese [of Wiltshire], for this task, and prepared most earnestly all the things that would be required on the appointment day for the ceremony. However, a short time before the appointed day, devil set fire to the town, and all that had been prepared there, together with almost all the houses, except for this church, was burned in one vast conflagration. But this did not affright this faithful woman's mind, nor did it deter her from completing the divine project she had planned. She made haste with other preparations of even greater splendour, and, with a multitude of bishops, abbots, monks, and clerks and a concourse of all the faithful, she devoutly performed the ceremony of dedication. The consecration of this church in honour of St Benedict [was] performed in the year 1065.
Event Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.7   In 1065 Tosti 2 was at the king [Edward 15's] court, dealing with some palace business which had been put on him. Meanwhile, a party of nobles, whom Tosti 2 had repressed with the heavy yoke of his rule because of their misdeeds, conspired against him. The broke into his house, killed those of his knights who were surprised and could not get away, and finally with fire and sword laid waste all his possessions. To give them authority for their savage rashness, they made the younger son of Earl ∆lfgar 46 [Morcar 3] their leader and lord, and invited his elder brother [Edwin 33] to join their mad conspiracy, for there was ill will from long-standing rivalry between these boys of royal stock and Earl Tosti 2. Anyone put on the list by any member of that band out of personal enmity was ordered to be killed either by open force or in ambush. Many were slaughtered in the cities of York and Lincoln, in the streets, on water, in woods, and on roads. Whosoever could be identified as having been at some time a member of Tosti 2's household was dragged to the torments of death without trial. The rebels gathered together in an immense body, and, having passed some distance beyond the boundary of the Middle Angles, they came in hostile array to Oxford town. King Edward 15 sent them through messengers goodly orders, to desist from the madness they had begun and receive right and justice for every injury which they could prove against him. But they rejected the conciliatory message, and replied to the king that either he should straightaway dismiss that earl [Tosti 2] of his from his person and the whole kingdom, or he himself would be treated as an enemy and have all them as enemies. And when the most gracious king had a second and third time though messengers tried to turn them from their mad purpose, and failed, he moved from the forests, in which he was as usual staying for the sake of hunting, to Britford, a royal manor near the royal town of Wilton. And when he had summoned the magnates from all over the kingdom, he took counsel there on what was to be done. Not a few charged that glorious earl with being too cruel; and he was accused of punishing disturbers more of desire of their property which would be confiscated than for the love of justice. It was also said, if it be worthy of credence, that they had undertaken this madness against their earl at the artful persuasion of his brother, Earl Harold 3. Earl Tosti 2, publicly testifying before the king and his assembled courtiers, charged him with this; but Harold 3, rather too generous with oaths, cleared this charge too with oaths. When the rebels, after many negotiations with the king through messengers, would not agree, but rather raged more furiously, Edward 15 stirred up the whole population of the rest of England by a royal edict and decided to crush them by force. But because of changeable weather was already setting in from hard winter, it was not easy to raise a sufficient number of troops. Seeing this, Edward 15 fell ill with a sickness of the mind.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.2-6   Holy virgin Eadgyth 4, buried in Wilton, was consecrated to God from her infancy. When Bishop ∆thelwold 1 rebuked her for wearing rich clothes, inappropriate for her monastic status, she replied that even mourning clothes can be to show off, whereas golden clothes can conceal a pure unblemished mind. Dunstan 1 foretold her death at the age of 23. He also saw a vision of her after her death.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.10   Initially Wulfthryth 6 was not fully professed as a nun of Wilton, but assumed veil for fear of Edgar 11, but had it torn off before being forced into the king's bed. Edgar 11 was reproved by St Dunstan 1 and served seven years of penance. As for her, once [Eadgyth 4] was born, she returned to the nunnery. She is truly called holy, and is buried in the same church at Wilton as her daughter.
Transaction S1774      King ∆thelred 32 to Glastonbury Abbey; grant of a mansa in Wilton.
Transaction WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.237.1-3   ∆thelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of land and privileges, with list of lands assigned to Malmesbury 1 Abbey, namely at 35 hides at Purton, 15 at Lacock, 5 at Sutton Benger, 5 at Gauze Brook, 10 at Crudwell, Wilts.; 10 at Kemble, Gloucs.; and 2 at Dauntsey, Wilts.
Event RestingPlaces  II.35   St Eadgyth 4 rests in Wilton.
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:1) William 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Wilton, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:1) Edward 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Wilton, Wiltshire (in 1066)