s. xi, Worcester

Type of MS.: Cartulary
Davis no.: 1069
Bibliography: Edited by Stevenson, 1911
Related MSS: Formerly part of Cotton Nero E I, pt 2.
Comment: 'The Oswald Cartulary'. Possibly once part of Offa's bible, bits of which perhaps survive as BL Add 37777, 45025.
Provenance: The Willoughby family, Middleton Hall, s. xvi. Found at Wollaton Hall, s. xix. Acquired from Lord Middleton 1946.

Charters contained:

S1432x, recto : After A.D. 822 x 823. Memorandum concerning King Ceolwulf's request for land at Bromsgrove, Worcs., from Bishop Heahberht and his community, and a consequent attempt by Wulfheard to obtain possession of Inkberrow, Worcs. s. xi

S76x, recto : A.D. 697 x 699. Æthelred, king, to Oftfor, bishop; grant of 44 hides (cassati) at Fladbury, Worcs., so that monastic life may be re-established there. s. xi

S1252, recto : A.D. 699 x 717. Ecgwine, bishop, to Æthelheard; grant for life of Fladbury minster and its endowment of 44 hides (manentes), with reversion to the church of Worcester, in exchange for 20 hides at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwicks. s. xi

S172, recto : A.D. 814 = 813 (Tamworth, Staffs., 26 December). Coenwulf, king of Mercia, to Deneberht, bishop, and his familia at Worcester; remission of renders due from Worcester and its dependent minsters, in exchange for the minster at Twyning, Gloucs., assessed at 3 hides (manentes), and 10 hides west of the Severn. s. xi

S185, verso : A.D. 798 x 821, probably 814. Coenwulf, king of Mercia, to Deneberht, bishop, and his familia at Worcester; grant of the reversion of 30 hides (tributarii) at Fladbury, Worcs., after his own death. s. xi

S116, verso : A.D. 780 (Brentford, Middx, 22 Sept.). Offa, king of Mercia, to St Peter's Minster, Bredon; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Teddington, 10 hides (cassati) at Little Washbourne, 10 hides (mansiones) at Cutsdean, all in Gloucs., and 10 hides (manentes) at Bredons Norton, Worcs. s. xi

S192x, verso : A.D. 840 (Tamworth, Staffs., Easter; Wellesbourne, Warwicks.). Berhtwulf, king of Mercia, to Heahberht, bishop of Worcester; restitution of land at Stoulton, Worcs.; Little Washbourne, Gloucs.; Kemerton, Worcs.; Tateringctun (? Taddington, Gloucs.); and at Codeswelle in Cutsdean, Gloucs., in return for gifts of treasure and horses to the king and queen. s. xi

S1346x, A.D. 984. Oswald, archbishop, to Æthelweard, his miles; lease, for three lives, of 3 hides (mansae) at Stoke Bishop, Gloucs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. s. xi

S1362x, A.D. 990. Oswald, archbishop, to Æthelmær, his man; lease, for three lives, of 1 hide at Compton Greenfield and 1 at Marsh, Gloucs., in return for 2 pounds of silver and livestock, with postscript granting the worthig at Brynes hamme which Æthelm owned. Bounds of Marsh. s. xi

S1304x, A.D. 963. Oswald, bishop, to Æthelnoth, his minister; lease, for three lives, of 1 hide (mansa) at Harford in Naunton, Gloucs., with reversion to the church of Worcester. s. xi