A.D. 1065 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to Westminster Abbey the estate at Islip where he was born and a half hide at Marston, Oxon. He directs his kinsman Wigod of Wallingford to transfer the land to the abbey on his behalf. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, f. 103r-v (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 270r (s. xiv)
3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, James 24 (S.C. 3861), p. 54 (s. xvii; incomplete)


Kennet 1818, i. 68; K, 862, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 297 (no. 7), ex MS 1; Thorpe, p. 368; Neufeldt 1907, no. 1

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 104 (pp. 368-9), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 336-7, 522-3, mixture of authentic and spurious material, no reason to doubt instruction to Wigod, some imitation of Anglo-Saxon script in MS 2; PN Oxon., i. 181, 221; Barlow 1970, p. 29 n. 2, some unsatisfactory features, but probably has an authentic basis; PN Berks., ii. 535; Harvey 1977, p. 356; Gelling, ECTV, no. 304, citing Harmer, interpolated; Blair 1994, pp. 110, 196 n. 97

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    • Eadward king gret Wulsi biscop 7 Guir∂ eorll 7 alle mine ˇeingnes on Oxenfordescire / freondlice. 7 ic kiˇe eow ˇat ic habbe gegefen Criste 7 Sancte Petre into Westmunstre ∂et cotlif ic wæs geboran inne be naman Gihtslepe 7 ane healfe hide æt Mersce scotfre 7 gafolfreo mid eallan ∂am ∂ingan ˇæ ∂er to belimpa∂ on wude 7 on felde, on mæde 7 on watre, mid ciricen 7 mid ciricsocnen swa full 7 swa for∂ 7 swa freo swa hit me siluan on hande stod 7 swa swa ælgyfu Imme min moder on minre frumbirde dæiæge/ to forme gyfe hit me gæf 7 to gecinde becwæ∂. 7 ic an heom ˇer ofer saca 7 socna, toll 7 team 7 infangeneˇeof 7 blodwite 7 weardwite 7 hamsocne 7 forstealL, gri∂brice 7 mundbrice 7 ealle ∂a gerihte ˇe to me belimpa∂. Nu grete ic wel mine leofne mæi Wigod on Wallingeforde. 7 ic beode ∂e ˇat ∂u on minre stede beride ˇas land ˇam hælge to hande for ic nelle nateshwon ge∂afian ˇæt ˇær ænig mann ænige onsting habbe on ænigum ˇingum o∂∂e on ænigum/ timan butan se abbot 7 ˇa gebro∂ra to ˇæs munstres nitwur∂licre/ ˇearfe. 7 hwa se ∂as ælmesse holdlice healde healde hine God 7 Godes moder on ece blisse. 7 hwa swa hio awende sieo he awænded fram Gode to ˇare hellware stiˇe pinnesse buton he hit on ∂essere wrlde/ ˇe sti∂liker gebete. God eow ealle gehealde 7 Sancte Petres holde.