c. A.D. 1040. Thurketel to Bury St Edmunds; grant of land at Culford, Wordwell and Ixworth, Suffolk. English


Bury St Edmunds


1. London, British Library, Cotton Augustus ii. 84 (s. xi; BM Facs., iv. 44)
2. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 50r (s. xiii 2)
3. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 19v (s. xiii/xiv; abbreviated)
4. London, British Library, Add. 42055, f. 1r (s. xv med.)
5. Oxford, Bodleian Library, James 24 (S.C. 3861), p. 72 (s. xvii; ex 1)


K, 961, ex MS 1; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), iii. 132 (no. 5), ex MS 1; B, 1018, ex MS 1; B, 1019, ex MS 3; Sweet, Second Reader, p. 227 (no. 37), in part

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 93 (pp. 178-9)


BM Facs., iv, p. 7, MS 1 is contemporary; Robertson, Charters, p. 426; Hart, ECEE, no. 93, original; Pelteret 1995, p. 167

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    • These are the estates which Thurketel grants to God and St Mary and St Edmund, namely the estate at Culford, which was his own, as it stands with its produce and its men and with rights of jurisdiction, and the whole of the estate at Wordwell, and the estate at Ixworth as it stands with its produce and its men.
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    • ˝is sendan ˇa land ˇe ˝urkytel gean Gode 7 sancte Marian 7 sancte Eadmunde ˇæt is ˇæt land æt Culeforde ˇæt his agen wæs swa hit stænt mid mete 7 mid mannum 7 mid sake 7 mid socne 7 eal ˇæt land æt Wridewellan . 7 ˇæt land æt Gyxeweor∂e swa hit stent mid mete 7 mid mannum.