Writ of King Edward declaring that the land at Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, is to belong to Westminster Abbey as fully and as completely as ever Æthelric the chamberlain and his wife Gode owned it and bequeathed it to the abbey with his consent. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 107r-v (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 269r (s. xiv; incomplete)


K, 869, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 299 (no. 19), ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 13, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 74 (p. 341), ex MS 1


PN Essex, pp. 58-9; Harmer, Writs, pp. 301-3, 494-5, probably spurious; Hart, ECE, no. 51, spurious; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, dubious; Harvey 1977, p. 343.

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    • Edward king gret Elfward biscop 7 Leofcild sirefan 7 alle mine ˇegnes on Estsexen freondlice. Ic kiˇe eow ˇat ic wille ˇat ˇaet land at Killeuendun 7 alc ˇare ˇinga ˇæt ˇarto gebira∂ ligge into Sainte Petre at Westminstre swa full 7 swa forth swa Ailhre burthein 7 Gode hiis wif it formest hauchten 7 ˇider inne beqwa∂ on allen ˇingen. 7 icc ˇas fullice geuˇe for minre saule 7 for here saule 7 for alle quiken 7 for alle dede to helpe. 7 icc an ˇæt Sainte Petre habbe ˇar ofer sace 7 socne, toll 7 theam, infangeneˇef 7 alle o∂ere rihte ˇæt to me bilimpa∂. 7 ic nelle geˇafian natheswon/ ˇæt it any man undo ˇa gife ˇæt ic ˇider inne geunnen habbe o∂∂e ˇat ˇar/ anig man any onsting habbe on any ˇare ˇingen ˇas ˇe mid richte into ˇare halagen stowe gebire∂ for ˇam ˇe ˇæt minstre is on minen munde 7 al ˇat ˇar into/ her∂ on allen ˇingan. God eow gehealde 7 alle ˇa ∂e beo∂/ holde into ˇare halagen stowe.