A.D. 984. Oswald, archbishop, to Æthelweard, his miles; lease, for three lives, of 3 hides (mansae) at Stoke Bishop, Gloucs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. Latin with English bounds




1. Lost original
2. London, British Library, Add. 46204 (s. xi; fragment)
3. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, ff. 57r-58r (s. xi 1)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 121-3; K, 646; Stevenson 1911, pp. 210-11


Stevenson 1911, p. 210; Lindley 1959, on bounds; PN Gloucs., iii. 143-5; Finberg, ECWM, no. 130, authentic; Bullough 1990, pp. 19-21, on beneficiary; Whybra 1990, p. 46; Pelteret 1995, p. 167 n. 13, on a formula; Bullough 1996, p. 11; King 1996, pp. 106-7

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    • Old English bounds only ∂is synd ∂a landgemæro ∂æra ˇreora hida æt Bysceopes stoce. ærest on ∂æs heges hyrnan be Westan stoce. Of ∂am on ∂a ealdan dic on haran mære nor∂wardne. Of haran mære innan filidleage nor∂warde. Of filidleage nor∂ward in ∂one holan broc. Of ∂æm holan broce innan sweoperlan stream. Of sweoperlan streame on dinningcgrafes wyrttruman. Of dynningcgrafes wyrttruman eall swa se dic sceot on esnig mædwæ wearde. Of esnig mædwan eal swa ∂æt ealde ri∂ig sceot up on ∂one ealdan hearpa∂. Of ∂æm ealdan hearpa∂e up on ∂a ealdan dic wi∂ stoces weard. Of ∂ære ealdan dic eal swa se hege sceot be stoce westan eft on ∂æs heges hyrnan. Geanbec into Gleweceaster æt Bisceopes stoce. Æ∂elweard and Æ∂elmære.