Location: Abingdon / Berkshire

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Transaction S241      Ine 1, king of the Saxons, to Hæha 1, abbot; restoration of land at Abingdon, Berks., for the construction of a minster, with an account of the early history of Abingdon Abbey, including mention of grants of land by the river Thames (30 cassati), at Bestlesford (near Basildon) and at Bradfield, Berks. (100 cassati)
Event S241      Hæha 1 ordered Anonymous 323 to build a monastery and rule it as abbot
Event S241      Hæha 1 took holy vows and took vows under the authority of Anonymous 323; five years later Hæha 1 dissolved his vows and petitioned Ine 1 for the return of his land
Transaction Ælfric.VitÆthelwoldi  7   A certain place called Abingdon. A little monastery was situated there, but it was waste and deserted. It possessed only 40 hides.
Office S166    Ræthhun 2 held office of Abbot
Office Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  28 Byrhtferth 1 held office of Prior
Event ASC (BC)  9<77> B, 977 C   Sidemann 3 was taken [sc. from Kirtlington] to St Mary's Minster, Abingdon, and honourably buried on the north side of St Paul's porticus.
Event ASC (BC)  981 C   His [sc. Ælfstan 38's] body lay in the minster at Abingdon.
Event ASC (BC)  982 C   Edwin 18's [body lay] in the minster at Abingdon.
Event Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.11, p. 526   Byrhtferth 1 had been blind for 15 years. Anonymi 1643 applied a twelve-stage cauterization to his head but this did him more harm than good.
Office Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.11 cap., p. 526 Byrhtferth 1 held office of Prior
Office Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.11, p. 526 Osgar 1 held office of Abbot
Event Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  11   Following Eadgifu 4's request, Eadred 16 decided to give Æthelwold 1 a place called Abingdon, where there had been a small monastery which had been neglecrted and forlorn. With the consent of Dunstan 1, Æthelwold 1 took charge of this place and was ordained abbot. Several clerics in minor orders joined him.
Event Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  12   Eadred 16 went to Abingdon to oversee the building works in the monastery.
Event Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  13   Æthelwold 1 built an impressive church in honour of the Virgin Mary
Event Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  21   Æthelwold 1 made Osgar 1 abbbot of Abingdon in his stead
Office Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  11 cap. Æthelwold 1 held office of Abbot
Office Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  16 Æthelwold 1 held office of Abbot
Office Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  21 Osgar 1 held office of Abbot
Occupation Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  14 Ælfstan 59 Cook
Occupation Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  16 Anonymi 1723 Monk
Occupation Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  17 cap. Anonymi 1723 Monk
Possession Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  11 Eadred 16 a place called Abingdon with its forty hides of land plus the hundred hides which were under the control of the king, with excellent buildings.
Possession Wulfstan Cantor.VitÆthelwoldi  21 Abingdon 1 It was enriched by the gfift of 600 and more hides and it was further underpinned by the granting of privileges of perpetual liberty, written on the king's authority
Event S552a      King Eadred 16 to the monastic community at Barking 1; grant of 4 hides (manentes) at Lippanwelle (? in Barnstaple hundred) and 4 at Ciricdune (? at Chingford, Essex).
Transaction S552a      King Eadred 16 to the monastic community at Barking 1; grant of 4 hides (manentes) at Lippanwelle (? in Barnstaple hundred) and 4 at Ciricdune (? at Chingford, Essex)
Transaction S605      King Eadwig 4 to Æthelwold 1, abbot, and his abbey at Abingdon; grant of 20 hides (mansiunculae) at Abingdon
Office S607    Æthelwold 1 held office of Abbot (abbot of Abingdon)
Event ASC (C-F)  984 E, 985 C   [C: In the same year; E: Here] Edwin 15 was consecrated as abbot [C: of the mynster] at Abingdon.
Event ASC (C-F)  1016 CE   Æthelsige 39 acceded to the abbacy [at Abingdon].
Office ASC (C-F)  984 E, 985 C Edwin 15 held office of Abbot (Abbot at Abingdon)
Office ASC (C-F)  1016 CE Wulfgar 31 held office of Abbot (Abbot in Abingdom)
Office ASC (C-F)  1016 CE Wulfgar 31 held office of Abbot (Abbot in Abingdon)
Office ASC (C-F)  1016 CE Æthelsige 39 held office of Abbot (Abbot in Abingdon)
Office ASC (C-F)  1018 E Æthelsige 39 held office of Abbot
Office ASC (C-F)  1018 E Æthelwine 28 held office of Abbot (Abbot in Abingdon)
Transaction S673      King Edgar 11 to Abingdon 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges and restoration of 10 hides (mansae) at Ginge, 15 at Goosey, 30 at Longworth and 5 at Bessels Leigh, Berks.
Office S759    Osgar 1 held office of Abbot (abbot of St Mary's, Abingdon)
Office S757    Osgar 1 held office of Abbot (abbot of St Mary's, Abingdon)
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.22.viii Ælfgar 24 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xli Æthelwig 5 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxix Bolla 1 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xl Ælfnoth 13 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxvii Swetmann 1 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxviii Wynnstan 6 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxvi Wulfgar 27 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxiv Æthelric 29 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxv Leofwine 25 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxiii Ælfgar 23 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxii Wulfwig 4 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxxi Ælfgar 22 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxix Byrhtwald 5 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxx Byrhtwine 4 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxvii Æthelstan 44 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxviii Ælfric 65 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxvi Ælfsige 22 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxv Edwin 11 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxiv Byrhtric 5 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxiii Æthelwine 20 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxi Godus 2 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xxii Ælfgar 21 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xx Cynric 7 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xviii Ælfric 64 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xix Ælfweard 21 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xvii Æthelric 28 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xvi Ælfwine 25 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xv Æthelsige 17 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xiv Eanstan 1 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xiii Ælfwine 24 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xii Byrhtmær 2 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.xi Ælfgar 20 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.x Edwin 10 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r.21.ix Ealdwig 2 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.viii Theodbriht 1 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.vii Wulfmær 9 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.vi Eadric 13 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.v Frithegar 2 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.ii Edwin 15 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.iv Æthelwine 28 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.iii Wulfgar 31 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26v.21.i Osgar 1 Brother
Occupation NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r. list 1.xxxv Leofwine 14 Brother
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 18r.17.xiv Osgar 1 held office of Abbot (Abbot of the Cenobium of Abingdon)
Office NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 27r. list 1.xxxv Leofwine 14 held office of Deacon
Transaction S876      King Æthelred 32 to Abingdon 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges, including the right of free election of a new abbot
Office S891    Wulfgar 31 held office of Abbot (abbot of the church of Abingdon)
Office S876    Wulfgar 31 held office of Abbot (abbot of Abingdon)
Office S876    Ræthhun 2 held office of Abbot (abbot of Abingdon)
Event S876      King Æthelred 32, in his youth, was persuaded by Bishop Wulfgar 28 and Ealdorman Ælfric 87 to infringe upon the liberty of Abingdon 1 by accepting money from Ælfric 87 in return for his appointment of Edwin 15, Ælfric 87's brother, as abbot of the house.
Office S973    Siweard 7 held office of Abbot (abbot of Abingdon)
Transaction S876      The kings Eadred 16, Eadwig 4, and Edgar 11, at the behest of Bishop Æthelwold 1, granted liberty to the monastery of Abingdon 1. An early grant had been made by King Cædwalla 1.
Transaction S876      King Cenwulf 3 and Leo 1, pope, granted immunity to Abingdon 1.
Transaction Ælfric.VitÆthelwoldi  7   A certain place called Abingdon. A little monastery was situated there, but it was waste and deserted. It possessed only 40 hides.
Transaction S241      Ine 1, from Hæha 1 & Ceolswith 1, seizure of land near Abingdon [173 / 273 cassati] on the grounds that neither a monastery nor an oratory had been built upon it; he later restored the land to Hæha 1.
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 Siweard 7 abbot of Abingdon
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 Æthelstan 67 Abbot of Abingdon
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1047; E 1046 Æthelstan 67 Abbot of Abingdon
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1048; D 1049 Sperhafoc 1 Abbot of Abingdon
Event ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1048   Bishop Siweard 7 [suffragan of Canterbury] resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity and went to Abingdon.
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1050; D 1051; E 1047 Sperhafoc 1 Abbot [MS CE: of Abingdon]
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1050; E 1047 Rodulf 1 Abbot of Abingdon
Event ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  D 1072; E 1071   Bishop Æthelwine 40 died at Abingdon during the course of the winter.
Office S1065    Ordric 4 held office of Abbot
Office S1066    Ordric 4 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.20.1 Ælfric 46 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.21.4 Siweard 7 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.75.34-46   Æthelwold 1's parents were from Winchester, neither poor nor ill-bred. He was educated at the court, becoming a favourite of Æthelstan 18's. He was tonsured as a cleric by Ælfheah 19, and later given the cowl as monk by Dunstan 1 abbot of Glastonbury, soon becoming its dean. Dunstan 1 saw a vision concerning Æthelwold 1's brilliant future, and so did his mother, Anonymous 679, wile was pregnant with him. Æthelwold 1 craved stricter life but was kept at home by King Eadred 16, thanks to the king's mother Eadgifu 4. He was given the house of Abingdon. When Dunstan 1 became archbishop, Æthelwold 1 was chosen by King Edgar 11 to be bishop of Winchester. He drove clerics out of New Minster for their sins and introduced monks instead. St Swithhun 5 commanded him in vision to open his tomb in the Old Minster, and showed his benevolence towards Æthelwold 1 through miracles. Æthelwold 1 himself worked many miracles in his lifetime.
Occupation WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.83.1 Ælfstan 38 Monk
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.86.4-6   In Shaftesbury lay St Edward 12, grandson of Ælfgifu 3 by her son Edgar 11, who went to heaven after being killed for no good reason by his stepmother [Ælfthryth 8]. His first place of burial was Wareham, close to the sea not far from Corfe, and then translated to Shaftsbury. In after time, however, half of the body was taken to Leominster, half to Abingdon.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.88.1   Cenred 1 and then his son Ine 1 were founders of the monastery in Abingdon.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.88.2-3   King Eadred 16 restored the possessions of Abingdon 1 using as agent Æthelwold 1, whom he had installed as abbot. Æthelwold 1 was whisked away to the see of Winchester by the celebrated King Edgar 11 before he could provide the finishing touches. Osgar 1, whom he made abbot in his stead, completed his master's project.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.88.3 Osgar 1 held office of Abbot for Æthelwold 1
Office Bates68    Adelelm 1 held office of Abbot
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Abingdon1    Godric 50 Monk
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:9) Abingdon, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.75 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:9) Reginald 2 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.75 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:9) Northmann 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.75 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:9) Abingdon, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.75 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:9) Leofwine 102 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.75 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:9) Reginald 2 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.75 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:6) Abingdon, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 60 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:6) Abingdon, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 60 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:6) Reginald 2 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 60 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  58v (Berkshire 7:6) Ordric 4 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 60 hides in Abingdon, Berkshire (in 1066)