A.D. 709. Cenred, king of Mercia, to Ecgwine, bishop; grant, for life, of 12 agri at Oldberrow, Warwicks., with reversion to St Mary's Minster at Evesham. Bounds prefixed by a statement that Berhtwulf, king (of Mercia), gave the land to Evesham (A.D. 840 x 852). Latin with English bounds




1. London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian B. XXIV, ff. 38v-39r (s. xii/xiii)


K, 60 and vol. vi. 226; B, 124


HS, p. 280, spurious; Stevenson 1914, pp. 695 n. 33, 702, spurious, a late and clumsy fabrication; Davies 1972, p. 465, spurious; Finberg, ECWM, no. 204, spurious, the witness-list appears to have been copied from a genuine charter, but the bounds belong to the reign of Berhtwulf (840-52); Hooke 1978, bounds appear to date from mid 9th century; Scharer 1982, p. 156, spurious; Hooke 1985, pp. 63, 191-2, on boundary marks; Hooke 1991-2, p. 90, with map p. 96; Lapidge 1993, p. 293 n., spurious; Hooke 1996, pp. 109, 110, and map p. 110.; Hooke 1999, pp. 30-6, on bounds, with map

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    • + Subthronizatus regali solio et sceptrifera 'ditione' per pantocratoris inedicibilem potentiam 'sullimatus' ego Kenredus rex Merciorum ipsius eximiæ munificentiæ refero indefessas grates . qui alta . media . yma superno nutu gubernat. Potissi