A.D. 1053 x 1066, probably 1057 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that Leofsi Duddessunu has given land at Wormley, Herts., to Westminster Abbey with his permission. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Augustus ii. 81 (s. xii; BM Facs., iv. 40)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 107r (s. xiii)
3. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 647r (s. xiv)


Madox 1702, p. 1 (no. 1), ex MS 1; K, 866, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 297 (no. 18), ex MS 2; Neufeldt 1907, no. 12, ex MSS 1, 2; Hall 1908, p. 52

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 90 (p. 355), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 322-3, 511, probably copy of authentic writ; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, p. xxii, n. 1, forgery; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, probably spurious copy of basically genuine writ; Gelling, ECTV, no. 188, citing Bishop and Chaplais, spurious but transaction may have an authentic basis; BA Facs., p. 11.

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    • Eadward kyngc gret wel Wulfwi biscop 7 Leofwine eorl 7 ealle mine ˇeignes on Heortfordscire freondlice. 7 ic kyˇe eow ˇæt Leofsi Duddesunu hafa∂ gegiuen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Westmynstre ˇridde healue hide landes æt Wurmelea be minre geleafan 7 be minre unnan. God eow gehealde.