A.D. 899 x 904 (Worcester). Wærferth, bishop, to Cyneswith, his kinswoman; lease, for three lives, of 3 hides at Elmstone Hardwicke, Gloucs., with reversion to Bishop's Cleeve, for the bishopric. The other 2 hides at Elmstone Hardwicke, of the 5 hides leased by the community to Bishop Wærferth (cf. S 1415), are to belong to Prestbury for as long as the lease runs. English




1. Lost Somers charter 10


Smith, Bede, pp. 771-2, ex MS; K, 305, ex Smith; B, 560, ex Smith

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 16 (pp. 28-31), ex Smith


Wanley, Catalogus, p. 302 (no. 10), on MS; Robertson, Charters, pp. 289-91; Wilson 1959, pp. 301-2, on language; Finberg, ECWM, no. 88, authentic; Finberg 1972, pp. 421; Hooke 1985, p. 158, cited; Hooke 1989a, p. 117, on woodland; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 157-8, and p. 139 n. 110, on Prestbury; Pelteret 1995, pp. 168-9; Bassett 1996, p. 167; Faith 1997, pp. 171-2; Dumville 2003, on identity of witness named Cynah

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