A.D. 1044 x 1047. Writ of King Edward announcing that he has granted the land at Pakenham, Suffolk, to St Edmund as fully and completely as Osgot had it. English


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 23r-v (s. xiii 2)
2. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 31v (s. xiii/xiv)


K, 851, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Hervey 1907, pp. 610-11; Harmer, Writs, no. 14 (p. 158), ex MS 1


Arnold, Memorials, i. 364; Harmer, Writs, pp. 148, 438-9, authentic; Robertson, Charters, p. 445, Osgot is probably Osgod Clapa; Hart, ECEE, no. 111, authentic; Lawson 1993, p. 163 n. 8, on Osgod Clapa; Sharpe 2003, p. 288, part of sequence of writs

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    • Eadward kyng gret Stigand bisscop and Harold erl and alle mine ˇeynes on Estangle frendlike. And ic kithe ou ˇat ic habbe unnen Seynt Eadmund mine meye ˇat lond at Pakenham so ful and so forth so it Osgote on honde stod.