A.D. 1061 x 1066. Writ of Queen Edith declaring that Bishop Giso is to have the land at Milverton, Somerset, as fully and completely as she herself possessed it. English and Latin versions




1. Wells, DC., Liber Albus I, ff. 2-64, f. 18r (s. xiii med.; both versions)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 163-4; K, 917; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), ii. 288 (no. 10); Pierquin, Recueil, pt 6, no. 70

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 70 (pp. 283-4)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 274, 490, authenticity reasonably certain; Finberg, ECW, no. 541, authentic; Crosby 1994, pp. 48-50, on background; Kennedy 1995, p. 156 n. 99, cited with reference to legal background; Keynes 1997, pp. 238-9, 257, may be dated 1065 x 1066, discusses background

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    • Eadgy∂ se hlauedige gret Harold erl mine bro∂ar & Touid & ealle ure ˇeyena on Sumerseatan freondliche. & ic cy∂e eow ˇæt ic wylle ˇæt Gyso biscop beo ˇaes londes wur∂e æt Milferton swo full & swo for∂ swo hit me selfen æn honde stod to ˇan forewarden ˇæt weo geworht habba∂. & gyf ˇær hwa ænig land habbe hut biridan o∂∂e geboht of ˇan ˇe ˇar mid richte into gehyra∂ ic wylle ˇat man hyt læte in ongean cuman & spece se mann wi∂ ˇone mann ˇe him ær land sealde.