A.D. 1051 x 1052. Writ of King Edward declaring that his mother (Queen Ælfgifu) is to have the estate at Kirby Cane, Norfolk, as fully and completely as ever her retainer Leofstan had it. English


Bury St Edmunds


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


K, 876, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 16 (p. 159), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 148-9, 440, authentic; Hart, ECEE, no. 137, authentic

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    • Eadward kyng gret Aylmer bisscop and Aelfger erl 7 alle mine ˇeynes on Norfolke frendlike. And ic kithe ou ˇat ic wille ˇat mine moder be ˇes londes wrthe at Kirkeby and alle ˇinge ˇat ˇer to mid rithte bire∂ so ful and so forth so Lefstan hire knyth it firmest hauede.