A.D. 964. King Edgar to Beorhtnoth, his comes; grant of 2 hides (mansiunculae) at Cookley in Wolverley, Worcs. Latin with English bounds




1. Lost original
2. London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius C. IX, f. 130r (s. xvii; incomplete)
3. London, British Library, Harley 4660, f. 8v (s. xvii; ex 1)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 139-40, ex MS 1; Hearne, Heming, p. 561, ex MS 2; K, 1251; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 593 (no. 27), ex MS 3; B, 1134, ex MS 3 with variant readings of the bounds from BL Cotton Tib. A. xiii, 185v, appended to a copy (s. xi/xii) of a charter of King William I dated 1067

Printed and Translated:

Baines 1992, p. 32, ex Hickes and MS 3


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., p. 139, MS 1 an apograph; Grundy, Worcs., II, pp. 108-10, on bounds; Darlington 1955, p. 28; Finberg, ECWM, no. 288, authentic; PN Berks., i. 133, on style of bishop of Ramsbury; Hart, ECNE, pp. 19-22, discusses charter-type, which he terms 'Dunstan B'; Keynes 1980, p. 48 n. 89, on 'Dunstan B' charters; Hooke 1990, pp. 169-74, on bounds; Baines 1992, passim; Hart 1992, p. 132, on beneficiary; Keynes 1994, on charter-type, esp. p. 177

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    • + Anno ab incarnatione domini nostri Jhesu Christi . DCCCCLXIII Ego Eadgar divina allubescente gratia rex et primicherius Albionis ruris quandam particulam binis ab accolis estimatam mansiunculis Beorhtnoˇe comiti mihique præ quibusd