Wihthun

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Wihthun
Bishop of Selsey
Appointed c. 789
Term ended between 805 and 811
Predecessor Tota
Successor Æthelwulf
Personal details
Died between 805 and 811
Denomination Christian

Wihthun[a] (died circa 808) was an early medieval Bishop of Selsey.

Life[edit]

Wihthun seems to have been appointed bishop in 789, as he appears last among the bishops in the witness list of a charter issued by Osfrith, King of Mercia, to Wærmund, Bishop of Rochester in that year.

Wihthun's last datable subscriptions are to two charters of 805: a grant by Cuthred, King of Kent, to Archbishop Wulfred,[1] and a grant by Coenwulf, King of Mercia, and Cuthred, King of Kent, to a priest called Wulfhard.[2] He also witnessed a grant from between 805 and 807 by Cuthred, King of Kent, to Æthelnoth, praefectus.[1]

Wihthun died sometime after 805 and before 811.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sometimes Wehthun or Withun

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anglo-Saxons.net Charters S41 accessed on 25 August 2007
  2. ^ Anglo-Saxons.net Charters S161 accessed on 25 August 2007
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221

References[edit]

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Kelly, S. E. (1998). Charters of Selsey. Anglo-Saxon Charters 6. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Barker, E. (1947). "Sussex Anglo-Saxon Charters, part 1". Sussex Archaeological Collections. 86: 42–101. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Tota
Bishop of Selsey
flourished about 790
Succeeded by
Æthelwulf