A.D. 1051 x 1052 or 1053 x 1057. Writ of King Edward declaring that the soke previously granted by him to St Edmunds is now to belong to that house as fully and completely as he himself possessed it. English


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 22v (s. xiii 2)
2. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.4.35, f. 23v (s. xv med.; incomplete)
3. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 30v (s. xiii/xiv)
4. London, British Library, Harley 743, f. 59v (s. xiv med.)


K, 884, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 19 (p. 161), ex MS 4


Harmer, Writs, pp. 139, 442, authentic

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    • Edward kyng greth Aegelmare bischop 7 Aelfgar/ eorl 7 aelle mine ˇeinas on Sudfolke frendliche. And ich ki∂e eou ˇatt ich wille ˇat se sokne ligge nou in to Saynt Edmunde ˇe ich aer ˇider inn geu∂e swa ful 7 swa for∂ swa hit me seolfan on handa stod. And ich nelle geˇafian ˇat hit aenyng man geouthtyge ne gehaddod ne gelaewede. And ich wille gewytan ˇaes mannes nama ˇe wyle God refian and Sayntt Edmond and me.