A.D. 852. Agreement between Abbot Ceolred and the community at Medeshamstede, and Wulfred, concerning land at Sempringham, Sleaford, Lincs.; Forde; Cheal, Lincs.; and at Lehcotum. English

Archive:

Peterborough

MSS:

1. London, Society of Antiquaries, 60, f. 46r-v (s. xii med.)
2. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud misc. 636 (S.C. 1003) (s. xii; summary; facsimile in Whitelock 1954)

Printed:

K, 267; Thorpe, pp. 104-6; B, 464, ex MS 1; B, 465, ex MS 2; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 2, no. 17

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 7 (pp. 12-13)

Comments:

Stubbs 1861a, pp. 206-7, cited; Plummer 1892; 1899, ii, p. 78; Stevenson 1904, p. 229 n. 4, dubious; Liebermann 1913, p. 26; Stenton 1933, pp. 313-14, no reason for suspicion (= Stenton 1970, pp. 179-80); Lennard 1944, p. 57, suggests Forde is Greatford, Lincs; Whitelock 1954, p. 33, genuine; Robertson, Charters, pp. 271-4; Wilson 1959, pp. 302-4, on language; Hart, ECEE, no. 149, authentic, Lehcotum is probably one of the Lincolnshire Cotes; Stenton 1971, p. 312, cited; Finberg 1972, p. 460, cited; Keynes 1993a, pp. 127-8, on political implications of Archbishop Ceolnoth's subscription; Keynes 1994c, p. 35 n. 148, authentic; Faith 1997, p. 162, cited; Sawyer 1998, pp. 231, 239

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    • + In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti. Ceolred abbas 7 ∂a higan on Medeshamstede sella∂ Wulfrede ∂et land æt Sempingaham in ∂as gerednisse . ∂et he hit hEbbe 7 bruce sua lange sua he life . 7 anum ærfeuuarde æ