s. xi med. Thurkil and Æthelgyth to (Bury) St Edmunds; bequest of land at Wereham, Norfolk. English


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 50r (s. xiii 2)


K, 980

Printed and Translated:

Thorpe, pp. 591-2; Whitelock, Wills, no. 36 (pp. 92-3)


Whitelock, Wills, pp. 205-6; Hart, ECEE, no. 141, authentic; Finberg 1972, p. 474, cited; Pelteret 1995, pp. 128-9, 290-1; Faith 1997, p. 64

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    • [We] Thurkil and Æthelgyth grant to St Edmund's after the death of both of us Wereham with all the rights with which we possess it, and also the men, [both those who are] half-free and slaves and freedmen. He who detracts from this, may God deprive him of the kingdom of heaven.
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    • [˝]urkil and Aˇelgit vnnen Wigorham into seynt Eadmunde so ful and so forth so wit it owen. after vnker bother day and ˇo men halffre ˇeowe 7 lisingar. Se ˇe ˇis benime. god him benime heuene riche.