A.D. 756 for 777 x 779. Uhtred, ruler of the Hwicce, with the permission of Offa, king of Mercia, to Ceolmund, minister; grant of 8 hides (mansiones) at Kemerton, Worcs. Latin with bounds




1. Lost Somers charter 4 (lost)


Smith, Bede, p. 767, ex MS; K, 148, ex Smith; B, 232, ex Smith; Hooke 1990, p. 80, bounds only


Wanley, Catalogus, p. 301 no. 4, on MS; Stevenson 1914, p. 702, spurious; Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 161-2, on bounds (= Grundy, Gloucs., pp. 155-6); PN Gloucs., i. 4, ii. 60, 64; Finberg, ECWM, no. 224, authentic, the date 756 may be an error for 759 and refer to Uhtred's original grant, confirmed by Offa; Scharer 1982, p. 257, not genuine in present form; Hooke 1990, pp. 80-2, on bounds; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 37, 238-9, cited; discusses a witness; Nelson 1991, p. 56 n. 52, Steveson 1914 does not (despite earlier entry) list this as forged

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    • + In nomine domini nostri Chisti . Ego Uhtredus pia prædestinatione Dei concedente aliquod regimen propriæ gentis Huicciorum tenens . exempla patrum meorum sequens quatinus ex mundani huius regiminis portione aliquod in æcclesiasticam l