STOKE ST MARY HISTORICAL RECORDS
475. Grant by Adelwlf, King of the West Saxons, to Winchester Cathedral, of land near Taunton, at Risctune, or Ruishton, and Stoce set Orceard, or Stoke St. Mary, near Orchard Portman, co. Somerset. Easter Day, 22nd April, a.d. 854 . .
ANGLO SAXON CHARTER
Æthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul 1; grant of 8 hides (manentes) at Ruishton, and 8 at Stoke St Mary in (æt) Orchard Portman, Somerset, to augment the estate at Taunton given by Queen Frithugyth 1