A.D. 1042 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to Westminster Abbey, Windsor, Berks., and Staines, Middx. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Charters vii. 13 (s. xii; BM Facs., iv. 36)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 104v (s. xiii)
3. London, College of Arms, Young 72, f. 13v (s. xv 2)
4. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 1, f. 12r (s. xv ex.)
5. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 133r (s. xiv)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., p. 141, ex MS 1; K, 886, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 298 (no. 10), ex MS 2; Thorpe, p. 414, ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 4

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 97 (p. 361), ex MS 1


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., p. 141, describes seal, no longer extant; Wanley, Catalogus, p. 265, suspect; Harmer, Writs, pp. 327-8, 516-17, late-11th-century copy of authentic writ; Bishop and Chaplais 1957, p. xxii n. 1, forged; Stenton 1971, p. 497, cited; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, probably spurious copy of basically genuine writ; Harvey 1977, pp. 338, 354; Gelling, ECTV, no. 137, following Harmer, late copy of authentic writ; BA Facs., p. 11

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    • Eadward kyngc gret alle mine bisceopes 7 mine eorles 7 mine ˇegenes on Barrocscire 7 on Middelsexen freondlice. 7 ic kyˇe eow ˇæt ic habbe gegifan Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Westmynstre Windlesoran 7 Stane 7 eall ˇæt ˇær to her∂ binnan burh 7 butan, mid saca 7 mid socne, mid tolle 7 mid teame 7 mid infangenum ˇeofe, on wude 7 on felde, be strande 7 be lande, on stræte 7 of stræte 7 on eallan ˇingan swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hit me sylfan on hande stod. 7 ic nelle geˇafian ˇæt ˇær æni mann ænine onstync ˇær ofer habbe on/ ænige ˇingan butan se abbot 7 ˇa mynekas to Sancte Petres neode. God eow gehealde.