s. xi1. The community at Worcester to Fulder; lease, for three years,of land at Luddington, Warwicks., in return for the three pounds that he had lent. English




1. London, British Library, Harley Charter 83 A 3 (s. xi 2; BM Facs., iv. 43)


K, 924; B, 1318; Sweet, Second Reader, p. 231 (no. 43)

Printed and Translated:

Thorpe, pp. 434-5; Robertson, Charters, no. 79 (pp. 154-5)


BM Facs., iv, p. 7, contemporary; Ker 1948, p. 57, the MS is in the hand of Heming; Robertson, Charters, p. 402, transaction probably belongs to early 11th century; Finberg 1972, p. 498; Hart, ECNE, no. 72, original; Hooke 1985, p. 199; Ker, Catalogue, pp. xxxiv, lvi, on punctuation; probably written by Heming; Lawson 1993, p. 193; Pelteret 1995, p. 166; Hooke 1996, p. 112; Faith 1997, p. 67; Williams 1997b, p. 390, forged, possibly written by Heming himself; Hooke 1999, p. 108

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    • Px Her swutela∂ on [ˇissum gewrite] ymb1 ˇa foreward ˇe wæron geworhte betwux ˇam hirede on Wihgeraceastre . 7 Fuldre . ˇæt is ˇæt he hæbbe ˇæt land æt Ludintune .iii. gear ; for ˇam ∂reom pundum ˇe he lænde . 7 ˇone . bryce ˇe on ˇam lande beo .iii. gear . 7 binnon ˇrym gearum . agife ˇæt land ˇam hirede . mid swa myclum swa se hired him on hand sette . ˇæt synd .xii. ˇeowe men . 7 .ii. gesylh∂e oxan . 7 .i. hund sceapa . 7 half hundred fo∂ra cornes. And se∂e ˇas foreward tobreke ne gewur∂e hit him næfre forgifen . ac beo 'he' fordemed into helle wite . 7 ˇær mid deofle wunige o∂ to domes dæge. 1 MS has swutela∂ on ymb