A.D. 966. Oswald, bishop, to Ælfhild; lease, for three lives, of 3 hides at Hindlip, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 80r-v (s. xi 1; Hooke 1990, p. 4, part only)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 170-1; K, 530; B, 1180

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Robertson, Charters, no. 42 (pp. 86-7)


Robertson, Charters, pp. 334-5; Finberg, ECWM, no. 290, authentic; Hooke 1990, p. 150, cited; Whybra 1990, p. 56; Barrow 1996, p. 89, on formula; King 1996, p. 110; Wareham 1996, pp. 56-7, on beneficiary

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    • In the right margin: Hindehlyp . Ælfild 7 Cynelm . 7 Æˇelgerd. [Ic] Oswald bisceop ˇurh Godes giefe mid geˇafunge 7 leafe [Ea]dgares Angulcyningces 7 Ælfheres Mercna heretogan 7 ˇæs heorodes on Wiogornaceastre landes sumne dæl ˇæt synd .iii. hida ˇe fram cuˇum mannum Hindehlep is gehaten sumum wife ˇære is noma Ælfild for Godes lufon 7 for uncre sibbe mid eallum ˇingum ˇe ˇærto belimpa∂ freolice hiere dæg forgieaf 7 æfter hiere dæge twam yrfeweardum 7 æfter heora for∂siˇe to ˇære halgan stowe into Wiogornaceastre ˇam biscope to bryce si hit ælces ˇinges freoh butan ferdfare 7 walgeworc 7 brycgeworc 7 circanlade ˇis wæs gedon ymbe nigon hund wintra 7 seox 7 seoxtig ˇæs ˇe Drihtnes gebyrdtide wæs . on ˇy seofoˇan geare ˇæs ˇe Oswald bisceop to folga∂e feng. Sancta Maria . 7 sanctus Michahel . cum sancto Petro 7 eallum Godes halgum gemiltien ˇis haldendum . gif hwa buton gewrihtum hit abrecan wille God hine to rihtere bote gecerre . amen. Her is seo hondseten Oswaldes biscopes. + Ego Wulfric prbt + Ego Eadgar prbt + Ego Æˇelstan prbt + Ego Ælfred cl + Ego Wulfhun cl + Ego Ælfstan cler + Ego Byrhstan cl. + Ego Wulfgar cl + Ego Ælfgar cl + Ego Vfic cl + Ego Wulfhehh cl + Ego Leofwine cl