A.D. 1046. King Edward to Athelstan, his faithful minister; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Ayston, Rutland. Latin with English bounds




1. London, Society of Antiquaries, 60, ff. 32r-33r (s. xii med.)
2. Peterborough, DC., 1, f. 128r-v (s. xiii med.)


K, 784; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 385 (no. 18)


PN Oxon., i. 216, on a personal name in bounds; Oleson 1955, p. 151, authentic; Hart, ECEE, no. 161, authentic, with discussion on bounds contributed by Finberg; Stenton 1970, p. 294, on detail of bounds; Finberg 1972, pp. 453-4, on place-name; HRH, p. 233, probably genuine, subscriptions are consistent; Keynes 1980, p. 11 n. 16, on formulation; Cox 1989, p. 138, on bounds; Hart 1992, pp. 197-8, authentic, discusses estate history

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    • + Regnante in perpetuum domino nostro Iesu Christo, qui imperio patris cuncta simul sancti spiritus gratia uiuificante disponit. Quamuis enim uerba sacerdotum et decreta iudicum in robore firmitatis iugiter perseuerent; attamen pro incerta futurorum muta