A.D. 1062 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that the monks of Westminster Abbey are to have the estates of Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., with all the land and berewicks which he has granted to the abbey. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, ff. 109v-110r (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 278r (s. xiv)


K, 829, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 300 (no. 27), ex MS 1; Earle, p. 340, ex K; Neufeldt 1907, no. 21, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 102 (pp. 366-7), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 313, 328-30, 521, possibly based on an authentic writ, but enlarged and embellished at Westminster; Finberg, ECWM, no. 179 (pp. 78, 132), citing Harmer, spurious but possibly based on authentic text; Hooke 1990, p. 341; Whybra 1990, p. 25 n. 52; Wormald 1993, p. 18, cited

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