A.D. 1049 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to Abbot Edwin judicial and financial rights as fully and completely as he himself possessed them. English




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XVIII (s. xii; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 17; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, pl. 23a)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 46r (s. xiv)


Widmore 1743, Appendix, 1, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 81 (p. 348), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 318, 505, script seems to belong to later 11th century, probably a slightly later copy of an original writ; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, no decisive argument against textual authenticity, handwriting of MS 1 later than apparent date of issue; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, probably authentic; Gelling, ECTV, no. 248, slightly later copy of original writ.; Thompson 2006, p. 71, on script

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    • Eadward cingc grett wel mine biscopes 7 mine eorlas 7 ealle mine ˇegnas on ˇam sciran ∂ær Sancte Peter hafaˇ land inne 7 Eadwine abbot freondlice. 7 ic kyˇe eow ˇæt ic habbe gegifen him saca 7 socne, toll 7 team griˇbryce 7 hamsocne 7 foresteal inne tid 7 ut of tid, binnan burh 7 butan swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hit mesyluan on handa stod. 7 ic nelle ge∂afian ˇæt æni man habbe ænine onstync ofer his land ne ofer his men be strande ne be lande butan se abbot to ˇæs mynstres neode. God eow gehealde.