A.D. 1042 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to Westminster Abbey, Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., and invokes a blessing on every man who shall be loyal to the holy monastery. English




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XV (s. xii; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 14)
2. London, British Library, Add. 4558, f. 139r (s. xviii)
3. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 278r (s. xiv)


Birch 1874, p. 147

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 101 (pp. 365-6), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 331-2, 520-1, may be altered and enlarged version of an original writ; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, pp. xxi, xxiii, forged; Finberg, ECWM, no. 182 (pp. 78, 132), possibly a copy of S 1143, enlarged and altered at Westminster; Hooke 1990, p. 340

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    • Eadweard cyngc gret wel mine byscopes 7 abbedes 7 ealle mine ˇegenes on Wigerceastrescire 7 on Gleawcestrescire freondlice. 7 ic kyˇe eow ˇæt ic habbe gegyfen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Westmynstre ˇa land Perscoran 7 Deorhyrsta 7 eall ˇæt ˇær to her∂ mid saca 7 mid socna, mid tolle 7 mid teame, on stræte 7 of stræte, on wude 7 on felde 7 on eallan ˇingan swa ful 7 swa forˇ swa hit me sylfan fyrˇmest on handa stod. 7 ic nelle ˇæt ˇær æni mann ænig onstyngc habbe butan se abbod 7 ˇa gebro∂ra to Sancte Petres niode. 7 Godes bletsunga syo mid ælc ˇara manna ˇe seo hold into ˇam halgan mynstre.