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ADDENDA.

P. 146.—The charter of King Cnut bestowing Sandwich upon Christ's Church Canterbury is repeated by Mr. Kemble (Cod. Dipl. VI, 191), where however the document is marked as being suspicious, if not spurious.

P. 170 Addenda. Salmyston. The reference to the Monasticon is not quite correct. The rectory of Salmyston is not named in the text at I, 149, but will be found in the index to that work. The locality of this spot has been accidentally recovered. "Salmeston, now Sampsons, and Sampstons Grange is a place here," (namely, St. John's, Margate), "that (as appears by Thome's Chronicle) did An. 1362 belong to the abbey of St. Austin in Canterbury, where it remained till the dissolution, and then was in the 29th year of K. Henry VIII granted to Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, and in Philpott's time was, &c. … 'Tis very likely it was a cell or country retirement for some of the monks of St. Austin's in case of sickness." (Harris's Kent.) Salmyston or Sampsons Grange is close to the town of Margate, and the farm premises are reported still to comprise some remains of the monastic edifices, particularly of the chapel. It seems as if this establishment must always have been small, yet that it was of importance may be inferred from the fact, that the term " rectory" has been applied to it.

Pp. 227, 228. Till these sheets were passing through the press the fact, clearly proved by collation, was overlooked, that the two quotations, namely, from Monast. VI, 1163 in p. 227, and from Cod. Dipl. V, 53 in p. 228, refer to the very same document, notwithstanding the apparent difference of date. In the former work the year seems to have been given as it is actually written in the charter, namely, DCCXI, whereas in the latter Mr. Kemble has represented it thus, DCCX(C)I, suggesting the omission of a numeral by the transcriber. That such omission has been committed is evident from the deed itself, which declares it had received the consent and permission of King Offa, consequently it could not have been executed A. D. 711, since Offa ascended the throne, according to the Saxon Chronicle, A.D. 755 or 756, and deceased A. D. 794 (Gibs. 59, 65). There are a few other unimportant discrepancies between the two above-mentioned copies of this grant, which runs thus, the various readings of the Cod. Dipl. being placed in brackets, and marked K. "Ego Aldwlfus dux Suthsaxonum aliquantulum (aliquantulam. K.) silvæ partem juris mei, Wethuni episcopo largiri atque distribuere curabam cum concessu et licentia Offæi regis Anglorum, in loco qui dicitur Gealtborgsteal (Cealtborgsteal K.) ad ecclesiam S. Andreæ quæ sita est in terra quas vocatur Ferring. Quæ silva certis finibus terminatur in occidentali plaga, juxta superiorem viam quæ currit ab australi parte usque ad septentrionem (terminatur; in occidentali plaga, juxta superiorem viam quæ currit ab australi parte usque ad septentrionem K.) et in altera parte circuitu campestria" [qy. campestri?] "Qui hane parvam donationis munificentiam augere et ampliare voluerit, augeat Dominus partem ejus in libro vitæ. Si vero, quod absit, aliquis tyrannica fretus potestate, temerarie tenere aut minuere voluerit, sciat se in tremendo examinis