Probably A.D. 978 x 1016. Ulfketel to Bury St Edmunds; grant of land at Rickinghall, Rougham, Woolpit, Hinderclay, Suffolk, and at Redfaresthorpe (? Redgrave, Suffolk). English


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 49v (s. xiii 2)
2. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 19v (s. xiii/xiv)
3. London, British Library, Add. 14850, f. 85r (s. xv med.)


K, 1349; B, 1013

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 73 (pp. 146-7)


Robertson, Charters, p. 392; Hart, ECEE, no. 83, authentic, record possibly made at Bury soon after date of transaction; Pelteret 1995, p. 167, cited; Williams 2002, pp. 2-3, accurate copy of eleventh-century original

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    • Here it is declared in this document that Ulfketel has granted to God and St Edmund the estate at Rickinghall and all that belongs to it, and the estate at Rougham and the estate at Woolpit and the estate at Hinderclay and that at Redfaresthorpe, as they stand with their produce and their men and with rights of jurisdiction, as he has owned them. If anyone alters this, God Almighty shall avert his countenance from him on the Day of Judgment, unless he has made amends for it here as quickly as possible.
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    • [H]er switeleˇ on ˇis write ihu ˇat Vlfketel God vthe and sancte Eadmunde . ˇat is ˇat lond at Rikinghale 7 al ˇat ˇerto hire∂ . and ˇat lond at Rucham . and ˇat lond at Wlpet . and ˇat lond at Hildericlea . and ˇat at Redfaresˇorpe . also so it stonden mid mete and mid manne and mid Sake and sokne also ic it aihte. Se ˇe ˇis awende ; God almithtin aWende his ansene on domesday from him buten he it er her ˇe rathere bete.