A.D. 1053 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given Rutland to Westminster Abbey and Queen Edith is to have it for her lifetime. English




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XIV (s. xii; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 13)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 109r-v (s. xiii)
3. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 594r (s. xiv)


Widmore 1751, Appendix, no. 1; K, 863, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 299 (no. 25), ex MS 2; Birch 1874, p. 142, ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 19, ex MSS 1, 2

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 94 (p. 359), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 323-4, 514-15, slightly modernised version of authentic writ; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, pp. xxi (no. iv), xxii n. 1, forged; Lennard 1959, pp. 169-70, cited; Hart, ECEE, no. 162, authentic; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, 12th-century forgery; Harvey 1977, p. 357; BA Facs., p. 11; Meyer 1993, pp. 88-9.

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    • Eadward kyngc gret Wulfwi biscop 7 Nor∂man scirgerefan 7 ælfwine Merefinnes sunu 7 ealle mine ˇeignes on Hamtunscire frendlice. 7 ic kyˇe eow ˇæt ic habbe gegifen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Westmynstre Roteland 7 eall ˇæt ˇær to her∂ mid saca 7 mid socne, mid tolle 7 mid teame 7 on eallan ∂ingan swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hit me silfan on handa stod. 7 ic ann ˇæt Eadgiˇ seo hlefdige hit on hande habbe swa lange swa heo libbe 7 ælce gære ˇæt munster ˇær of gegodige. God eow gehealde.