A.D. 1042 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to St Peter of Westminster on all his land judicial and financial rights as fully and completely as ever he himself possessed them. English




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XIX (s. xi med.; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 16)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 110r-v (s. xiii)
3. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 46r (s. xiv)


K, 889 (with S 1125), ex MS 2; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 300 (no. 28), ex MS 2; Birch 1874, p. 143, ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 22, ex MSS 1, 2

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 82 (pp. 348-9), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 318-19, 505-6, authenticity uncertain; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, dubious; Gelling, ECTV, no. 249, citing Harmer, probably genuine.

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    • Eadward kyng gret wel mine/ biscopas 7 mine eorlas 7 ealle mine ∂egnas on ˇam scyrum ˇær Sancte Peter into Westmynstre hafa∂ land/ inne 7 menn freondlice. 7 ic ky∂e eow ˇæt ic hæbbe gegyfen hym on eallum hys lande saca 7 socna, toll 7 team, infangeneˇeof 7 flymenefyrmˇe, gri∂brice 7 hamsocne 7 foresteall 7 ealle o∂re gerihtu inne tid 7 ut of tid, binna burh 7 butan burh, on stræte 7 of stræte swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hi me sylfon fyrmest on handan stodon. 7 ic nelle geˇafian ˇæt ænig mann hæbbe ænigne onsting ofer hys land ne ofer hys menn be strande ne be lande ne on wuda ne on felda buton se abbod 7 ˇa gebro∂ru to ∂æs mynstres neode. God eow ealle gehealde, Amen.