A.D. 1053 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has bequeathed Portland, Dorset, and everything belonging thereto to the Old Minster at Winchester. English


Winchester, Old Minster


1. London, British Library, Add. 15350, f. 7r (s. xii med.)


K, 891

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 112 (p. 400)


Stevenson 1896, p. 732 n; Harmer 1938, pp. 341-2, 351-3; Harmer, Writs, pp. 385-7, 526, many questionable features; Finberg, ECW, no. 629, spurious; Hart 1970a, p. 24 (no. 6), spurious, late insertion in MS; Keynes 1980, p. 143 n. 209, dubious

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    • Ædward kyning grett ælle mine wytan gehadode 7 lewede. ænd ic cyˇe eow ˇæt ic hebbe bicwe∂en Portland 7 eall ˇæt ∂erto bily∂ in to Gealden Mynstre on Wyncheastre Gode to lofe 7 Sancte Petre 7 Sancte Suuthune ˇam monekan to scrudan 7 to fodan for mynre sawle 7 for ealre mynra maga 7 for ælre ∂ere kynga sawle ˇe æfter me ˇyses kynyngriches wælde∂. La hwo ∂isne cwidan ondon wille/ hebbe he wi∂ Godd gemene on domes deig. ∂yss sint ˇera manna naman ˇe ætt ˇysan cwidan weren, Eadgi∂ se hlefdie, Stigand se archebiscop, Harold eorl, Rengebold cancheler.