A.D. 1058 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that the piece of land at Claygate, Surrey, given by Earl Tostig and his wife Leofrun, the king's foster-mother, is to belong to Westminster Abbey. English




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XVII (s. xii; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 15)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 465r-v (s. xiv)


Birch 1874, pp. 141-2

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 93 (p. 358), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 303-6, 512-14, spurious; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, pp. xxi (no. v), xxii, n. 1, forged; Chaplais 1962, on Westminster forger (= 1981, XVIII); Finberg 1972, p. 491 n. 4, spurious; Harvey 1977, p. 358; Gelling, ECTV, no. 349, spurious, but place-name spellings suggest that the forger used Old English sources; BA Facs., p. 11

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    • Eadward kyng gret Stigand biscop on Wintanceastre/ 7 Wulfwold abbot on Cyrteseiæ 7 Leofwine eorll 7 Rodberd Wimarke sune stallere/ 7 Tosti huskarll 7 ealle mine ˇeignes on/ Su∂reie symle ∂a ∂e beo∂ to cumene ealsæ ∂a ∂e nu synd freondlice/. 7 ic kyˇe eow ˇæt ic wille/ ∂et ˇæt plott landes æt Clæigate ligge/ nu heonon for∂ inn to Sancte Petre æt Westmynstre mid ælc ∂ere ˇinga ˇæt ˇarto bir∂ ∂at sind/ mid ∂am ˇriddan treowwe on Kyngeswude on Ditune 7 mid ∂am ˇriddan æcre 7 mid ælc ∂ere ˇriddan nytˇerflicre note ∂e ∂ar of arise∂/ on wude 7 on felde, on læse 7 on æuesæ, on merisce 7 on mæduen, on weren 7 on wætere, scotfri 7 gafollfri of scire 7 hundrede, of gelde/ 7 of dænegelde 7 of ealles cynnes ∂ingæ swa full 7 swa for∂ 7 swa freo swa Tosti eorll 7 Leofrun his wif min fostermoder hit firmest ahten/ 7 ∂ider inn becwæ∂en on ece yrf∂e. 7 ic ∂es fullice geu∂e for minre saule 7 for hiere 7 for ealle cwiken 7 for ealle deaden to alesennesse/. 7 ic ann heom ∂er ofer sakæ 7 socne, toll 7 team, infangene∂eof blodwite 7 weardwite/ hamsocne 7 forsteall 7 ealle ∂a o∂re gerihte ∂e to me belimpa∂. God eow ealle gehealde, Sancte Petres holde.