S 1068

A.D. 1042 x 1043. Writ of King Edward declaring that Abbot Ufi is to be entitled to the monastery at Bury St Edmunds and to everything pertaining thereto, and that the monastery is to retain unaltered the freedom granted to it by Cnut and Harthacnut. English and Latin versions.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: English
1. Cambridge, U.L., Add. 4220, 61r (s. xv)
2. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 22v (s. xiii2)
3. BL Add. 14847, 30v (s. xiv)

4. Cambridge, U.L., Add. 4220, 61v (s. xv)
5. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 22v (s. xiii2)
6. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 4. 35, 3v (s. xv; incomplete)
7. Cambridge, U.L., Gg. 4. 4, 96v (s. xv)

Printed: K 868 ex MS 2; Hervey 1907, p. 605, with translation; Harmer, Writs, no. 8 (pp. 154-5) ex MSS 2, 5, with translation.

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 138-45, 433-5, authentic except perhaps for the last sentence; Hart, ECEE, no. 95, authentic.

Eadward king gret Alfric biscop and alle mine þeynes on Norfolke 7 on Suffolke frendlike.

And ic kithe ihu þat ic wille þat Vui abbot be þet minstres wirðe at Seynt Eadmundes biri and alle þinge þe þer to bireth on lande 7 on sake and on sokne and on alle þinge so ful and so forth so it firmest þider inne lay.

& ic wille þat se freols stonde into þat minstre unawent þe Cnut king þider inne uthe 7 sithen Hardcnut kyng mine brother.

& ic nelle þat efre ani bisscop ani þing him þer on ateo.