A.D. 1065 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to St Peter of Westminster at the dedication of the church full freedom upon all the lands belonging to the abbey with judicial and financial rights as fully and completely as he himself possessed them. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. III, ff. 111v-112r (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 96r (s. xiv)


K, 857; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 300 (no. 32)

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 106 (pp. 371-2), ex MS 2


Harmer, Writs, pp. 332-4, 523, dubious but probably contains authentic material; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 372, on port-reeve; Gelling, ECTV, no. 256, spurious

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    • Edward king gret/ Willem biscop 7 Leofstan 7 Ealfsi porterefen 7 alle mine burchˇeignes on Londone freondlice. 7 icc kiˇe eou ˇat ic habbe geunnen/ Sancte Petre into Westmunstre at ˇar kirkhaleginge fulne fridom ofer alle ˇe land ˇe lage into ˇare halagen stowe geafe se ∂e his geafe 7 ˇar mide saka 7 socna, toll 7 team, infangeneˇef flimenesfirm∂e 7 grithbrice/ 7 hamsocne 7 forestal 7 miskenninge 7 sceawinge 7 alle o∂ere richte in tid 7 ut of tid binnen burh 7 butan burh, on strate 7 offe strate swa full 7 swa for∂ swa hi me sulven firmest on hande stodan. 7 gif ani mann hennen for∂ wille ˇa halegen stowe mid land 7 mid loge godian icc ann alswa ˇæt hit si sta∂elfast. 7 icc nelle geˇafian ˇæt eni mann habbe ani onsting ofer his land ne ofer his men ne be strande ne be lande ne ˇat ani man ˇas mundbirdnesse tobreke. God eow gehealde, Amen.