A.D. 1053 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that the monks of Westminster are to have the estate of Eversley, Hants. Four free sokemen who hold the estate are henceforth to be subject to Westminster Abbey. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 105r-v (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 647v (s. xiv)


K, 845, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 298 (no. 13), ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 7, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 85 (pp. 351-2), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 309-10, 507-9, probably represents an authentic writ, altered and expanded; Finberg, ECW, no. 174, authentic basis; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, perhaps expanded; Harvey 1977, p. 345.

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    • Eadward cing gret Stigand arcebiscop 7 Harold eorl 7 Eadno∂ stallere 7 ealle mine ˇeingnas 7 mine holde frend on Suthamptunascire freondlice. 7 ic kiˇe eow ˇat ic wille 7 ˇat ic anne ˇat Sancte Peter 7 ˇa gebro∂era on Westminstre habben ˇat cotlif Eouereslea/ 7 alc ˇare ˇinga ˇe ˇar to mid rihte gebira∂ mid circe 7 mid milne mid/ wude 7 mid felde mid læse 7 mid hæˇe mid waterun and/ mid moren 7 mid ˇare maed ˇat li∂ at Stratfelde with ˇare lange brigge 7 on eallun ˇingun swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hit me selfan firmest on handa stod. And ic anne hem eft al swa ˇat hi habben ˇer to saka 7 socne, tol 7 team infangeneˇeof 7 flemenesfirmth 7 miskenninge/ 7 ealle o∂ere gerihtu on eallun ˇingun ˇe ˇer up aspringe∂/. And ic wille 7 fastlice/ bebeode ˇat Payn min medwrihte 7 Wulno∂ min huskerall 7 Alfric Hort 7 Frebeorn mine fre socne men ˇe ˇæt cotlif healdeˇ ˇat hi henon for∂ mid lande 7 mid lese heore alc mid his dele beon on Sancte Petres gewealde 7 ˇam hirde of ˇam minstre hersumian 7 ˇeowian. And ic nelle nateswan geˇafian ˇat anig man atbrede o∂∂er geutige mine gife 7 mine almesse ˇat ic habbe for minre saule alesednesse into ˇare halegan stowe gegifan o∂∂er ˇat ˇer anig man anig onsting habbe on ænigne ˇingum oˇer on anigne timan butan se abbod 7 ˇa gebro∂era to ˇas minstres neode. And ic wille 7 fullice hate ˇat ˇes mundbirdnesse be strang 7 staˇelfast into ˇare halgen stowe a on ece yrfewerdnesse, Amen.