Abbot Wihtred finds death by the hand of Uhtred in The Pagan Lord. He's witness when an angry Uthred disowns his oldest son, also called Uhtred, and names him "Judas". The Abbot attacks Uhtred who accidentally strikes him dead with a staff. The consequence of this act is that Uhtred is deprived of all rights to his land, which makes him and all followers outcasts.
- According to Æthelflaed the Abbot was a good man, who cared very much for the poor.