A.D. 1061 x 1065. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to Bishop Giso for the maintenance of his canons at St Andrew's, Wells, land at Wedmore, Somerset, and the bishop is to draw up a privilegium concerning this. English and Latin versions




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


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 161-2; K, 837; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), ii. 287 (no. 6); Earle, p. 341; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 6, no. 45

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 68 (p. 281)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 273-4, 489, authentic; Finberg, ECW, no. 539, authentic; Keynes 1988, p. 203, 216 n. 183; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 56, cited with reference to estate history; Crosby 1994, pp. 48-50, on background; Abrams 1996, p. 92, on Wedmore; Keynes 1997, pp. 229-30, 256, on background.; Foot 2000, II. 60

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    • Edward king gret Harold erl 7 Ailnod abbot 7 Touid schirereue 7 alle mine ˇeines on Sumerseten frendliche. And ich ky∂e eow ˇæt ich habbe gegefen Gyso biscope ˇæt land æt Weodmor 7 ælch ˇære ˇinga ˇæs ˇe ˇær inne mid richte to hyre∂ inne to his clerken bileua æt Sancte Andrea æt Wyllan mid saca 7 mid socna swo full 7 swo for∂ swo hit me sylfen on honde stod mid eallon ˇam forwyrhtan ˇe me oˇer minon æftergengan to honda begon wyllen on eallen ˇingan for mine sawle 7 for mines fader 7 for allra minna yldrena sawlan ˇe ˇone biscopstol gesta∂elodon. And gyf anig man syg ˇat mine gyfe awendan wyllen awende hine God almihgti fram his ansyne 7 fram ælre cristenne manna. 7 ich wylle ˇæt se biscop dichte priuilegium ˇær to bi minon fullan gelifan.