A.D. 1053 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to Chertsey Abbey, Chertsey, Egham, Thorpe and Chobham, Surrey, with judicial and financial rights. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius A. XIII, f. 50v (s. xiii)


K, 848

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 40 (p. 208)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 205-8, 459-60, authenticity dubious; Gelling, ECTV, no. 345, spurious

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    • Eduuard king gret Stigand archebiscop and Harold eorl and alle mine ˇegenas on Suˇˇereie frondliche. And ich kuˇe geu ˇat ich habbe geunnen Criste and Seinte Petre in to Cherteseye ˇane selue tun and Egeham and ˇorpe and Chabbeham freo wi∂ eche gescot and werc and ware and saca and socha and tol and taem and infangeneˇef and grithbruche/ and forestel homsocne and flemnesfremthe and morthslechte inne freols and ut of freols and wiˇ alle ˇe ˇinge ˇe/ to me beolimpeˇ. And be Godes bletsunge ˇis nan man ne awende for ˇan ˇe ich hit beo minre witene rade for muchelere neode Gode geuˇe mine saule to helpene.