A.D. 901. The familia of the church of Malmesbury to Ordlaf, comes; note of the lease for five lives of land at Mannington in Lydiard Tregoze, Wilts., in exchange for land at Chelworth near Crudwell, Wilts. Latin




1. London, British Library, Lansdowne 417, f. 16v (s. xiv/xv)
2. London, Public Record Office, E 164/24, f. 129r (s. xiii ex.)
3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Wood empt. 5 (S.C. 8593), f. 34r-v (s. xiii)
4. Oxford, Magdalen College, 172, ff. 92r-93r (s. xii)

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    • Eadwardo Angolsaxonum gloriosissimo <rege consentiente>, necnon et eius optimatibus qui ei in presentia tunc aderant, quorum hic nomina subtus notantur, familia Deo famulantium ecclesie <sancti> saluatoris, que sitam loco antiquo uocabulo nuncupato Maildeberi opere cimentario pulcherrime composita cernitur, uenerabili comiti Ordlafo aliquantulum terre, id est .v. <manentium> sue proprie possessionis in loco qui dicitur Mehhandun, largiens concedit, pro commutatione alterius terre, id est .iiii. manentium in loco ubi ruricole Ciollanwyrð uocitant. Finitis autem diebus quattuor heredum, predicta terra in Mehandu<n> fratribus supramemoratis absque omni contradictione reddatur <in seruitium> pristinum, necnon et dominus uel gubernator supradicte ecclesie illas quattuor manentes in Ciollewurð sibi in usum pristinum suscipiat.
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    • With the consent of Edward, the most glorious king of the Anglo-Saxons, and also his magnates who were then in his presence whose names are recorded here below, the community of the servants of God of the church of St Saviour, which is acknowledged to be most beautifully constructed from masonry located in the place called by the ancient name Meildeberi, granted to the venerable comes, Ordlaf, a small piece of land, that is, of 5 hides in their own possession in the place that is called Mannington, bestowing [it] in exchange for another estate, that is, of 4 hides, in the place rustics call Chelworth. However, after the lives of four heirs have ended, the aforementioned land at Mannington should be returned to its former subjection to the above-mentioned brethren without any objection, and also the lord or governor of the above-mentioned church should resume [possession of] those four hides in Chelworth back to its former use for it [i.e., the church at Malmesbury].