A.D. 1042 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to Westminster Abbey, Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., and commands that all the thegns of the lands be henceforth subject to the abbot and monks. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 112r (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 278r (s. xiv)
3. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. 12752 (s. xv)


K, 830, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 300 (no. 33), ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 27, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 100 (pp. 364-5), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 330-1, 520, probably spurious, some imitation of Anglo-Saxon script in MS 2; Finberg, ECWM, no. 181 (pp. 78, 132), spurious; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, dubious; Whybra 1990, p. 25 n. 52

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    • Eadward king gret mine biscopas 7 mine eorles 7 ealle mine ˇeingnes on Wigercestrescire 7 on Glowercestrescire freondlice. 7 icc kyˇe eow ˇæt ic habbe gifen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Westminstre Periscoran 7 Deorhyrst 7 eall ˇæt ˇer to byre∂ mid sace 7 mid socne, mid tolle and mid teame 7 mid infangeneˇeofe, on stræte 7 of stræte, on wude 7 on felda 7 on eallan ˇingan swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hit me silfan on handa stod. 7 ic hate 7 beode ˇæt ealle ˇa ˇeignas of ˇam landen hynenfor∂ understanden to ˇan abbote 7 to ˇam munecan into ˇan minstre 7 ealle ˇa gerihte 7 ˇa cnaulæcunga ˇe to me belimpæ∂ don Criste 7 Sancte Petre 7 ˇam gebro∂eran for ic nelle geˇafian ˇæt ˇer ænig/ man ænigne onstingc habbe buton se abbod 7 ˇa gebro∂era to Sancte Petres niode. God eow ealle gehealde.