A.D. 1062 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to Westminster Abbey the land at Perton, Staffs., as fully and completely as he himself held it. English




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XII (s. xi; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 12; Barlow 1970, pl. 5, opp. p. 104; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, pl. 23 b)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. XIII (s. xii; OS Facs., ii, Westminster 11)
3. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 109v (s. xiii)
4. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 648r (s. xiv)


K, 842, ex MS 3; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 300 (no. 26), ex MS 3; Birch 1874, pp. 146-7, ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 20 a, b, ex MSS 1, 2, 3


Brown 1984, p. 132 (no. 159)

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Harmer, Writs, no. 96 (pp. 360-1), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 324-6, 516, MS 1 probably an original writ; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, p. xxii n. 1, MS 2, forged, scribe of MS 1 perhaps associated with Westminster scriptorium; Chaplais 1966a, pp. 169-70, on protocol (= 1973, p. 54); Hart, ECNE, no. 97, original; Harvey 1977, p. 357; Keynes 1988, p. 215, queries suggested Westminster affiliation of scribe of MS 1.

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