A.D. 840 x 852. Berhtwulf, king of the Mercians, to St Mary's, Evesham; grant of 10 hides (manentes) at Willersey, Gloucs. Latin with English bounds




1. London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian B. XXIV, f. 64r (s. xii/xiii)


K, 274 and vol. iii. 394; B, 482; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 2, no. 20


Grundy, Gloucs., pp. 258-61, on bounds; PN Gloucs., i. 264-5, on bounds; Finberg, ECWM, no. 69, authentic basis; Cox 1975, p. 33, on estate history; O'Donovan, Sherborne, p. 8, dubious

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    • + In nomine domini nostri Jhesu Christi regnantis imperpetuum universa quæ subsistunt condita constant . in cujus etiam nomine hec scriptura confirmata sit . Et pro cujus eque amore ego Beorhtulf rex Mercensium exiguam ruris portiunculam . x . videl