A.D. 1058 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to Chertsey Abbey and to Abbot Wulfwold the hundred of Godley, Surrey, and that the abbot is to have judicial and financial rights over all his men and over his lands. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius A. XIII, f. 50r (s. xiii)
2. London, Public Record Office, C 52, 4, no. 8 (s. xiii)
3. London, British Library, Harley 84, f. 41v (s. xvii; ex 2)


Mon. Angl., i. 429 (no. 6), ex MS 1; K, 849, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 42 (p. 210), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 203-5, 460-1, authenticity in doubt; Stenton 1971, p. 501, cited; Gelling, ECTV, no. 348, spurious; Wormald 1995, p. 128, exclusionary clause suspicious

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    • Eadward cing gret Stigand arcebisceop 7 Harold eorl 7 mine sirrefen 7 ealle mine ˇeines freondlice. 7 ic ki∂e eow ˇæt ic habbe geunnen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Certeseige 7 ˇan abbot Wlwolde ˇæt hundred of Goddelie swo freo 7 swo for∂ swo ænig is freost ˇe beo∂ on mine onwealde mid ealle ˇinge ˇe to me beolimpa∂ on wde 7 on felde. 7 ic wille ˇæt se abbod beo his saca wur∂e 7 his soca 7 tol 7 tem 7 infangenetheof 7 gri∂bruche 7 forestel 7 hamsoca 7 flemeneformthe binne porte 7 buten beo lande 7 beo strande ofer ealle his man 7 ofer his lande.