A.D. 963 x 975 (? 971 x 975). Æthelwold, bishop, and Wulfstan Uccea; exchange of land at Washington, Sussex, for land at Yaxley, Hunts. (given to Thorney), and at Ailsworth, Northants. (given to Peterborough). The Ailsworth estate was forfeited by a widow and her son condemned for witchcraft. English




1. London, Society of Antiquaries, 60, ff. 54v-55r (s. xii med.)


K, 591; B, 1131


Whitelock, EHD, no. 112 (pp. 562-3)

Printed and Translated:

Thorpe, pp. 229-30; Barker 1949, p. 102; Robertson, Charters, no. 37 (pp. 68-9)


Whitelock, Wills, pp. 129-30, on Wulfstan Uccea; Robertson, Charters, pp. 322-4; Hart, ECEE, no. 12, authentic, cf. p. 169; Hart, ECNE, p. 385, dates 971 x 975; Hill 1976, (= Hill 1976a); Whitelock, EHD, p. 562; Wormald 1988, no. 43; Davies 1989, on witchcraft aspect; Wormald, English Law, p. 193 n. 127

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