s. xi 1, New Minster Winchester

Type of MS.: Liber vitae
Davis no.: 1050
Bibliography: Ker, Cat., 274; Birch, Lib. Vit; Keynes, Lib. Vit.; Miller, New Minster, pp. xxxviii-xxxix, xlii-xliii [D]
Related MSS: King Alfred's will copied in Stowe 945
Comment: s. xii 2 addn of S 1428.
Provenance: Walter Clavell 1710. Rev. George North and his executor Michael Lort. Thomas Astle. Astle to Stowe 1804. Acquired from Lord Ashburnham 1883.

Charters contained:

S1507, ff. 29v-33r: A.D. 873 x 888. Will of King Alfred, including bequests of land at Lambourn and Wantage, Berks.; at Stratton in Trigg and elsewhere in Cornwall; at Axmouth, Branscombe, Cullompton, Exminster, Hartland, Lifton, Tiverton, Whitchurch, Devon; at Sturminster Marshall, Dorset; at Candover, Crondall, Hurstbourne Priors, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Kingsclere, Meon, Hants.; at Arreton in the Isle of Wight; in Kent; at Cannington, Carhampton, Chewton Mendip, Crewkerne, Kilton, Wedmore and Yeovil, Somerset; at Eashing, Godalming, Guildford, Leatherhead and Thunderfield Castle, Surrey; at Aldingbourne, Angmering, Beckley, Beeding, Beddingham, Dean, Ditchley, Felpham, Lyminster, Rotherfield, Sutton and Steyning, Sussex; at Amesbury, Ashton Keynes, Bedwyn, Chippenham, Chisledon, Edington and Pewsey, Wilts.; also æt Suttune (Sutton, Hants. or Wilts.), æt Aweltune (Alton, Hants., or Alton Priors, Wilts.), æt Deone (? East and West Dean, Sussex, or West Dean, Wilts.), æt Sutheswyrth (? Lustleigh in Devon), æt Mylenburnam (? Silverton, Devon), æt Welewe and æt Welig (Wellow in Hants., Wilts. or Somerset), æt Cumtune (Compton) and æt Burnham (Somerset); the beneficiaries including Winchester (Cathedral) and the king's children. s. xi 1

S1428, f. 40r-v: Writ of the monk Edwin, child-master at New Minster, Winchester, concerning an agreement between Old and New Minster. s. xii

S1443x, f. 57r-v: c. A.D. 900. Record of the acquisition by King Edward from Bishop Denewulf and the community at Winchester, in exchange for St Andrew's church, of land at Winchester for the foundation of a monastery; also of the acquisition by the king of land by St Gregory's church. s. xi 1