A.D. 1043 x 1044. Agreement between Æthelmær and Ufi, abbot of Bury St Edmunds, and the community there concerning land at Swanton and Hindolveston, Norfolk. English


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 49r (s. xiii 2)

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 97 (pp. 184-5)


Robertson, Charters, pp. 431-2; Hart, ECEE, no. 132, authentic; HRH, p. 236, probably genuine; Pelteret 1995, p. 167

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    • [H]er switeleˇ on ˇis write ˇe forwarde ˇat Ailmer ˇe biscopes brother hauede wrouht with Vui Abbot and wi∂ alle ˇen hird binnen seynt Eadmundes biri . ymbe ˇat litle lond at Swanetone and ˇat halue lond at Hildoluestone . ˇat is ˇat he selde hem on marc goldes to ˇe forwarde ˇat he habbe ˇat lond his day . and ouer his day ; go ˇo londes eft ongeyn into sancte Eadmunde . and ˇat halfe lond forˇmide . mid mete and mid manne and alle ˇinge buten alken gentale. ˘ise sinden ˇe mannes names ˇe to witnesse sinden ˇises . ˇat is Stigande bisscop and Vui Abbot and Lefstan ˇe dean and al se hired binnen seynt Eadmundes biri And Lefsi Abbot 7 al se hird binnen Ely . And Alfsy Abbot at sancte Benedicte 7 al se hird ˇerbinnen . 7 Alfwine 7 Alfric and Edric and Godwine 7 Fredegist 7 Vlf aet Welle . 7 Scule Leofwoldes sune . and Godwine at Cringelfor∂ 7 Eadwine Vlfketeles sune . ˇise write sinden tua, on is binnen seynt Eadmundes biri and oˇer haued Aylmer hymself.