A.D. 1001 x 1012. Writ of Bishop Æthelric complaining of losses sustained by the bishopric of Sherborne in respect of lands which contributed to the ship-scot, and appealing to Æthelmær so that they may be restored. The lands named are: 1 hide at Bubbancumbe (probably Bookham (Farm) in Buckland Newton, Dorset), 2 at Alton Pancras, 7 at Up Cerne, 6 at Clifton (Maybank), [6] at Hiwisce, 2 at Trill in Beer Hackett, 1 at Wyllon (? Wool), 5 at Brockhampton in Stinsford, 3 at Dibberfordall, in Dorset; 3 at Peder[...]; and land at Holcombe Rogus, Devon. English




1. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 943, f. 170v (s. xi 1)


K, 708; Brotanek 1913, pp. 33-49; Förster 1941, p. 784; O'Donovan, Sherborne, no. 13

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Harmer, Writs, no. 63


Harmer, Writs, pp. 266-9, 482-6, authentic; Hollister 1962, p. 114; Chaplais 1966, pp. 17-18, may be written record of oral declaration (= 1981, XV pp. 17-18); Chaplais 1966a, p. 174, contemporary copy (= 1973, p. 59); Stenton 1971, p. 439, cited; PN Dorset, i. 188, 367, iii. 291, 321; Keynes 1980, p. 138, may be a contemporary 'file copy' in the Sherborne Pontifical, the original having been sent to the ealdorman; Hill 1981, p. 166 (p. 93), map; O'Donovan, Sherborne, pp. xviii, lvi-vii, 47-8, on MS; authentic; Wormald 1988, no. 74; Ker, Catalogue, pp. 437-9 (no. 364), on MS; Whybra 1990, p. 104 n. 105

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