A.D. 963. Oswald, bishop, to Ælfric, his minster; lease, for three lives, of 1 hide (mansa) at Cotheridge, Worcs., with reversion to the church of Worcester. A note, in English, names Æthelsige, son of Ælfric, as the second life, and one of his male descendants as the third. Latin and English with English bounds




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 63r-v (s. xi 1; Golden Age, p. 168 (no. 171), 63r only)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 119-200, ff. 158v-159r (s. xi 2; bounds only)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 133-5, 350-1; K, 508 and vol. iii. 461-2; B, 1106, ex MSS 1, 2; Hooke 1990, p. 257, bounds only


Whitelock, EHD, no. 111 (pp. 561-2)

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Robertson, Charters, no. 35 (pp. 64-7)


PN Bucks., p. 4; Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 60-3, on bounds; PN Worcs., p. xliii, on bounds; Robertson, Charters, pp. 320-2; Finberg, ECWM, no. 284, authentic; Whitelock, EHD, p. 561; Hooke 1980, pp. 43, 45-6, on boundary marks; Golden Age, pp. 168-9 (no. 171); Hooke 1985, pp. 110, 133, 158, cited; Hooke 1990, pp. 256-61, on bounds, with map p. 258; Whybra 1990, p. 54; Baines 1992, p. 38, on element of bounds; Baker and Holt 1996, p. 138; Dyer 1996, p. 177

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    • Æt Coddanhrycce . Ælfrice . 7 Æˇelsie . Px Ego Osuuald ergo Christi krismate prEsul iudicatus dominicE . Incarnationis anno .dcccclxiii annuente regi Anglorum . Eadgaro . Ælfereque Merciorum comite nec non et familiae Wiogornensis ecclesiae . quandam ruris particulam unam uidelicet mansam in loco qui celebri a solicolis nuncupatur æt Coddanhrycce uocabulo cuidam ministro meo nomine . Ælfric . perpetua largitus sum hereditate et post uite suE terminum duobus tantum heredibus immunem derelinquat quibus defunctis ecclesiae dei in Uuigornaceastre restituatur . On ˇæt gerad ˇe he ælce geare of ˇam lande geerige twegen æceras 7 ˇæron his circsceat gesawe 7 ˇæt eft geripe 7 in gebringe . 7 ic an him ælce geare on minum wudu .xii. foˇre wudas butan ceape. ˘is sindan ˇa landgemæru to Coddanhrycge . ærest up on Temedan andlang biscopes gemæres nor∂rihte on ætincweg of ætincwege in Coddanhrycges bece andlang beces to bricgeburnan fordes ˇanan andlang stræte ˇæt hit cyme∂ beneoˇan obantreow ˇanan su∂rihte andlang ˇære hegeræwe in rixuc andlang rixuc on hihtes gehæg ˇanan su∂rihte in ˇa stræte andlang stræte ˇæt in bregnesford up andlang temedan ˇætæt eft on biscopes gemære. Scripta est hEc carta is testibus consentientibus quorum inferius nomina notantur. + Ego Wulfric prbt. + Ego Ælfric pbr. + Ego Eadgar diac. + Ego Ælfred clr. + Ego Wulfun clr. + Ego Cynesige clr. + Ego Cynestan clr. + Ego Cyne∂egn clr. + Ego Wynstan clr. + Ego Eadwine clr. + Ego Byrhstan clr. + Ego Wulfgar clr. + Ego Æˇelstan cirward. + Ego Æˇelwold clr. + Ego Wulfeah clr. Ic Ælfric cyˇe minan leofan hlaforde ˇæt ic on Æˇelsige minan suna ˇæs landes ˇe ic to ˇe gearnode æfter minan dæge to habbanne his dæg 7 æfter his dæge to syllanne ˇæm ˇe him leofast seo 7 ˇæt sio on ˇa spere hand.