07 Feb Lordship Title of Cholsey ID14151
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By a spurious charter Denewulf, Bishop of Winchester (879–908), held land at Cholsey, which together with other lands in Berkshire he exchanged for King Alfred's lands at 'Ciseldenu.' According to tradition King Ethelred founded a monastery at Cholsey about 986 in atonement for the murder of his brother Edward the Martyr, and probably he gave land in the parish for its endowment. He appointed as abbot, probably in 992, German, Abbot of Winchcombe, but nothing further is known of the monastery. It is said indeed to have been destroyed by the Danes in 1006.
Listed in the Domesday Book: