A.D. 1066 x 1075. Writ of Queen Edith, declaring that she has given to Bishop Giso for his canons at St Andrew's, Wells, the land at Mark, Somerset. She requests a judgement on Wuduman, to whom she entrusted her horses and who has withheld rent for six years. English and Latin versions




1. Wells, DC., Liber Albus I, ff. 2-64, f. 17v (s. xiii med.; both versions)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., p. 162; K, 918; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), ii. 287 (no. 7); Thorpe, p. 427

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Harmer, Writs, no. 72 (pp. 285-6)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 274-5, 491, authenticity reasonably certain; Finberg, ECW, no. 545, authentic; Wormald 1988, no. 95; Crosby 1994, pp. 48-50

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    • Eadgyˇ seo hlauedi Eadwardes kynges lefe gret al ˇat hundred at Wedmore frendliche. And ich cyˇe eow ˇat ic habbe gegefen Gyso biscop ˇat land at Merkerun & alch ˇare ˇinga ˇæs ˇe ˇar mid richte to hire∂ into his canonican æt Sancte Andrea æt Wyllan mid saca & mid socna swo full & swo for∂ swo hit me sylfen on honde stod for Eadwardes kynges sawle & for mine sawle. And ic bidde eow ˇat ge deme me richtne dom of Wudemann ˇe ic min hors bitachte & mi gauel haue∂ ofhealden six gear ei∂er ge hunig & eac feoch. God ew gehealde.