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




1. London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius A. XIII, f. 50r-v (s. xiii)
2. London, Public Record Office, C 52, 4, no. 7 (s. xiii)
3. London, British Library, Harley 84, f. 41r (s. xvii; ex 2)


K, 850, ex MS 2; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 429 (no. 7), ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 41 (p. 209), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 2035-8, 460, authenticity in doubt; Gelling, ECTV, no. 346, spurious

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    • Eadward cing ofer Engle ˇeode gret Stigand arcebiscop 7 Harold eorl 7 mine sirrefen 7 ealle mine ˇeines on Su∂rege/ freondlice/. 7 ic ki∂e eow ˇæt ic habbe geunnen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Certeseige ˇone sylfa tun 7 Eggeham 7 Torp 7 Cebbeham mid ˇan hundrede of Goddelie freo wi∂ ælc gescot 7 weorc 7 ware 7 saca 7 soca 7 tol 7 team 7 infangenetheof 7 gri∂bruche 7 forestel, hamsoca 7 flemeneformth 7 morthslehte inne freols 7 ut of freols 7 wi∂ ealle ˇo ˇinge ˇe to me bilimpa∂ on wude 7 on felde. 7 ic nelle geˇafian ˇæt ænig sirrefe him to honde teo of ænig ˇarre ˇing ˇe beolimpa∂ inne ˇan hundrede of Goddelie wi∂uten ˇan abbode. 7 beo Godes bletsunge ˇis nan man ne awende for ˇan ˇe ic hit beo minre witena rade for micelra neode Gode geuˇe minre sawle to helpene.