s. xii, Ely

Type of MS.: Chronicle-cartulary
Davis no.: 368
Bibliography: Tite, Early Records, pp. 189-90
Related MSS: Lambeth 448 ff. 78-88v once part of the MS. Ff. 141-5 once part of Bodl. Laud Misc. 698. Excerpts (s. xvii/xviii) in Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.b.298, ff. 88-93.
Comment: Version of part of Liber Eliensis. Complicated rearrangement by Cotton.
Provenance: Walter Cope had it from Cotton and returned it to him. Ff. 141-5 have Parkerian crayon. Cotton: lent to Agarde, Lord William Howard and Nicholas Roscarrock, Bancroft via Zachariah Pasfeild, Bancroft or George Abbot via Hart, Hart, Peter Balle, William Dugdale. Ussher?

Charters contained:

S1520, f. 22r: A.D. 1017 x 1035. Will of Leofflæd, including bequests of land at Balsham, Cambs., to Ely Abbey; at Stetchworth to her daughters Ælfwyn and Æthelswith, for life, with reversion to Ely Abbey; at Wetheringsett, Suffolk, to her daughter, Leofwaru. s. xii

S1051, ff. 24r-25r: A.D. 1042 x 1066. King Edward to Ely Abbey; grant of land at Lakenheath and confirmation of privileges and of land at Ely, Swaffham Prior, Horningsea, Wood Ditton, Hauxton, Newton, Stapleford, Great Shelford, Triplow, Melbourn, Armingford, Little Gransden, Stetchworth, Balsham, Fulbourn, Teversham, Westley Waterless, Trumpington, West Wratting, Snailwell, Fen Ditton, Hardwick, Milton, Impington, Cottenham, and Willingham, Cambs.; at Hartest, Glemsford, Hitcham, Rattlesden, Drinkstone, Nedging, Barking, Barham, Wetheringsett, Livermere, Occold, Wicklow, Sudbourne, Melton, Kingston, Hoo, Stoke (near Ipswich), Debenham, Brightwell, Woodbridge and Brandon, Suffolk; at Feltwell, Bridgeham, Methwold, Croxton, Weeting, Mundford, Bergh Apton, Westfield, Fincham, Northwold, Walpole, Marham, Dereham, Thorpe and Pulham, Norfolk; at Hadstock, Littlebury, Stretley (Green) in Littlebury, the two Rodings, Rettendon, Amberden (Hall) in Debden, Broxted, Easter, Fambridge and Terling, Essex; at Hadham, Hatfield and Kelshall, Herts.; at Spaldwick, Somersham, Colne and Bluntisham, Hunts. s. xii

S780x, f. 25r-v: A.D. 970. King Edgar to Ely Abbey; grant of 10 hides (cassati) in the common land at Linden End in Aldreth, Cambs. s. xii

S781x, f. 25v: A.D. 970. King Edgar to Ely Abbey; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at Stoke near Ipswich, Suffolk. s. xii

S919, ff. 55v-56r: A.D. 1008. King Æthelred to Ely Abbey; grant of 19 hides (cassati), comprising 2 hides (mansae) at Hadstock and 10 at Stretley Green in Littlebury, Essex; and 7 at Linton, Cambs., in return for 9 pounds of pure gold. s. xii