A.D. 1042 x 1044. Writ of King Edward declaring that the monks of Westminster are to have the land and wharf which Ulf the portreeve and his wife Cynegyth gave to Westminster Abbey, as fully and completely as ever the donors possessed it. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 111r-v (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 506r-v (s. xiv)


K, 872, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 300 (no. 30), ex MS 1; Thorpe, p. 361, ex MS 2; Neufeldt 1907, no. 24

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 75 (p. 342), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 307-8, 495, perhaps a poor copy of an authentic writ, may have been reworked at Westminster; Brooke and Keir 1975, pp. 193, 369, 371, probably authentic; on Ulf; Gelling, ECTV, no. 237, probably authentic.

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    • Edward king gret Alfword biscop 7 Easgar stallere/ 7 ealle mine burgˇeingnes on Lundone freondlice. Ic kiˇe eow ˇat icc anne 7 icc wille ˇat Sancte Peter 7 ˇa gebroˇera on Westminstre habben ˇat land 7 ˇane wearf ˇarto ˇe Ulf portegerefa 7 his wif Kinegi∂ for here sawle alesednisse into ˇare halgan stowe gæfon swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hi best hit ahton. And icc ann heom eft ealswa ˇæt hy habben ˇer to fulne freodom on eallun ˇingun ˇe ˇer upp aspringa∂/ be lande 7 be strande. For ˇan icc nelle nateswon geˇafian ˇat anig mann atbrede o∂∂e geutige heora geofa 7 heore almesse oˇˇe ˇat ˇer anig mann aningne onstinge habbe on ænigun ˇingun o∂∂e on ænigun timan butan se abbod 7 ˇa gebro∂era to ˇæs minstres neoda. God eow ealle gehealde 7 gife eow ece gesælˇe, Amen.