A.D. 977. Oswald, archbishop, to Wynsige, monk; lease, for three lives, of 3 hides (mansae) at Little Washbourne, Gloucs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. Latin with English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 82v (s. xi 1)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 175-6; K, 616; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 4, no. 48


John 1966, pp. 245-6, on leasing of land to a monk; Finberg, ECWM, no. 124, authentic; Sawyer 1975, p. 92; Whybra 1990, p. 56; Bullough 1996, pp. 14-15, on beneficiary; King 1996, pp. 104, 112-13

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    • Old English bounds only ∂onne is ˇæs landes [III] hida ˇe Oswald arcebisceop boca∂ Wynsige his munuce, swa swa Wulfstan his fæder hit hæfde, mid ˇæs heorodes gewitnesse on Wiogornaceastre. ˘is is seo hondseten.