A.D. 1061 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that Bishop Giso is to discharge the obligations on his land at Chew, Somerset, now at the same rate as his predecessor had done. English and Latin versions




1. Wells, DC., Liber Albus I, ff. 2-64, ff. 17v-18r (s. xiii med.; both versions)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 162-3; K, 836; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), ii. 287 (no. 9)

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 66 (p. 280)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 272-3, 488, authentic; Finberg, ECW, no. 537, authentic; Keynes 1988, p. 216 n. 183, on formulation, cf. S 987; Crosby 1994, pp. 48-50, on background; Keynes 1997, pp. 229, 255, on background.

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    • Edward king gret Harold erl/ 7 Ægelno∂ abbot 7 Godwyne scyregerefan 7 alle mine ˇegenas on Sumerseten freondliche. 7 ic cy∂e eow ˇæt ic wylle ˇæt Giso biscop weryge nu his land æt Chyw æl swo hys foregenga ætforen hym ær dyde. 7 ic nelle geˇafian ˇat man hym anige unlage beode.