Location: Selsey / Sussex

Factoid List

View Factoid Type Source Ref. Primary Person Short Description
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  41   Æthelwalh 1 granted Wilfrid 2 a royal estate and land at Selsey, where Wilfrid 2 founded a monastery.
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  41 Anonymi 365 Brother
Transaction Stephen.VitWilfridi  41   87 hides
Transaction Stephen.VitWilfridi  41   The king [Æthelwalh 1] gave his own estate to be an episcopal see.
Transaction Stephen.VitWilfridi  41   87 hides added in Selsey.
Status Bede.HE  iv.13 Anonymi 661 held status of Slave / Slave
Event Bede.HE  iv.14   As he had been told by St Anonymous 253 died after receiving the viaticum.
Event Bede.HE  iv.14   While the brothers of the monastery were observing a three-day fast, a little boy (Anonymous 253), who was also afflicted by a virulent plague, had a vision of the most blessed chiefs of the apostles.
Event Bede.HE  iv.13   Wilfrid 2 granted freedom to Anonymi 661
Event Bede.HE  iv.13   Wilfrid 2 founded a monastery at Selsey, consisting chiefly of the brothers he had brought with him and established a rule of life.
Office Bede.HE  iv.14 Eappa 1 held office of Abbot
Office Bede.HE  iv.14 Eappa 1 held office of Priest
Office Bede.HE  v.18 Eadberht 9 held office of Abbot
Transaction Bede.HE  iv.13   87 hides of land at Selsey to maintain his exiled followers
Possession Bede.HE  v.18 Wilfrid 2 monastery at Selsey
Transaction S232      Cædwalla 1, king, to Wilfrid 2, bishop, in order to found a monastery at Selsey; grant of 55 hides (tributarii) at Selsey, Medmerry, Wittering, Itchenor, Birdham, Egesawde, Bessenheie, Brinfast and Sidlesham, with 6 hides (cassati) at Aldingbourne and Lidsey, 6 at Geinstidegate (? Westergate), 8 at (North) Mundham, 8 at [Amberley and] Houghton and 4 at Coldwaltham, all in Sussex
Event S42      Nothhelm 1 declared his intention to be buried at Selsey
Transaction S1184      Oslac 3, dux of the South Saxons, to the church of Selsey?, St Paul's 1; grant of land at Earnley, Sussex, and Tielæsora
Office S1431b    Wihthun 2 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Selsey)
Event ASC (BC)  980 C   Here in this year abbot Æthelgar 8 was consecrated as bishop to the episcopal see at Selsey on 6 nones of May [= 2 May]
Office ASC (BC)  980 C Æthelgar 8 held office of Bishop (Bishop at Selsey)
Office S436    Eadhelm 7 held office of Bishop (bishop of Selsey)
Office S506    Alfred 42 held office of Bishop (bishop of Selsey)
Transaction S1291      King Eadwig 4 to the bishopric and minster of Selsey 1; restoration of lands fraudulently seized by Ælfsige 45 in return for a grant by Bishop Beorhthelm 20 of 100 mancuses of pure gold
Office S726    Eadhelm 13 held office of Bishop (bishop of Selsey)
Office S885    Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Selsey)
Office S882    Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Selsey)
Office S1380    Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Selsey)
Office S1378    Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop (bishop of the church of Selsey)
Transaction S1291      Ælfsige 45 from to the bishopric and minster of Selsey 1; seizure of 42 hides (tributarii) at Selsey, Wittering, Itchenor, Birdham, Egesawyda, Brinfast and Sidlesham, 7 hides (cassati) at Aldingbourne and Lidsey, 8 at [Amberley and] Houghton, 4 at Coldwaltham and 9 at (North) Mundham, all in Sussex
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.7.2-4   Offa 7 king of the Mercians quarrelled with the people of Kent and tried to rob Jænberht 1 of his primacy. At the same time, in his concern to give the realm of the Mercians the distinction of an archbishopric, he communicated with Pope Hadrian 3 by letters, with which, perhaps, went bribes, and prevailed upon him, against all precedent, to mark out the bishop of Lichfield with a pallium and subordinate to him all the bishops of the Mercians (their names were Deneberht 1 of Worcester, Werenberht 1 of Leicester, Eadwulf 7 of Sidnacester, Wulfheard 5 of Hereford), together with two bishops of the East Angles, Ealhheard 1 of Elmham and Tidfrith 1 of Dunwich. The bishop of Lichfield was also called Ealdwulf 13. (Of the bishoprics some have been moved, like Elmham to Norwich, some merged with others, like Dunwich with Norwich, while some no longer exist, like Leicester and Sidnacester.) But the archbishop of Canterbury retained four bishops, London, Winchester, Rochester, and Selsey. This unsatisfactory situation prevailed throughout the tenure of Jænberht 1, though he spared no expense or trouble to press the rights of his see and stamp on the greed of the usurpers.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.20.1 Æthelgar 8 held office of Bishop of the South Saxons
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.1-2   Æthelwalh 1 had been baptised in Mercia on the persuasion of King Wulfhere 1, and had given kindly hospitality to the blessed Wilfrid 2 when in exile from the see, even honouring him with a bishopric at a place called Selsey. When [Æthelwalh 1] was killed, Wilfrid 2 went back home, though not before building a monastery at Selsey.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.1 Wilfrid 2 held office of Bishop for Æthelwalh 1
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.2 Eadberht 9 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.2 Eolla 1 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Sigefrith 4 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Aluberht 1 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Oswald 5 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Gislhere 1 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Tota 1 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Wihthun 2 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Æthelwulf 8 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Beornheah 7 held office of Bishop for Plegmund 1
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Cynred 2 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Guthheard 4 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Alfred 42 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Eadhelm 13 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Æthelgar 8 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Ordberht 4 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Ælfmær 14 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Æthelric 50 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Grimcytel 3 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Heca 1 held office of Bishop
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.96.3 Stigand 1 held office of Bishop
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.102   So Wilfrid 2 was driven out from his native soil, and headed for Wessex. There he was taken in by a nobleman called Beorhtwald 3. But Æthelred 2, Beorhtwald 3’s lord and uncle, commanded him not to harbour Wilfrid 2: this was to curry favour with Ecgfrith 4, whose sister Osthryth 1 had married Æthelred 2 to solace him for the murder of his brother Ælfwine 4, cementing peace between husband and brother. Wilfrid 2 had already founded a little monastery in Wessex; but he left his monks [Anonymi 403] behind and fled to the South Saxons. There he won over King Æthelwalh 1, his queen [Eafe 1] and their people through his preaching, baptizing many them and becoming the bishop of Selsey. At this time Cædwalla 1 had been driven from Wessex by a conspiracy of the nobles. He often turned to Wilfrid 2 for advice, and the holy man was quick to give him solace, offering him and his men cavalry and money. Angry and resentful with everyone, Cædwalla 1 killed Æthelwalh 1 when by some ill chance he confronted him. Taking control of Wessex, he put Wilfrid 2 in charge of the kingdom as lord and master; he gave him vast properties in the Isle of Wight, and was happy to confirm his previous possessions by grant of an edict.
Possession GDB  17 (Sussex 3:7) Chichester 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Selsey, Sussex (in 1086)
Possession GDB  17 (Sussex 3:7) Stigand 5 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Selsey, Sussex (in 1086)
Possession GDB  17 (Sussex 3:7) Selsey 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Selsey, Sussex (in 1066)
Possession GDB  17 (Sussex 3:7) Æthelric 50 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Selsey, Sussex (in 1066)