A.D. 1065 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given land at Launton, Oxon., to Westminster Abbey. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, ff. 103v-104r (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 275r (s. xiv)


K, 865, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 297 (no. 8), ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 2, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 95 (no. 360), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 324, 515, authentic; PN Oxon., i. 228; Harvey 1977, p. 356; Gelling, ECTV, no. 302, authentic; Blair 1994, pp. 106, 195 n. 76, on addressee and date.

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    • Eadward kyngc gret Wulwi biscop 7 Gyrˇ eorl 7 ealle mine ˇeignes on Oxenfordescire freondlice. 7 ic kiˇe eow ˇæt ic habbe gegifon Langtun Criste 7 Seinte Petre into Westmunstre/ mid saca 7 mid socne, mid tolle 7 mid teame 7 infangenan ˇeofe 7 on/ eallan ˇingan swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hit me silfan on hande stod. 7 ic nelle geˇafian ˇæt ænig man ˇær on ænig onstingc/ habbe buton se abbot 7 ˇæ gebro∂ra ˇær binnan. God eow gehealde.