S 1073

A.D. 1044 x 1047. Writ of King Edward declaring that all things lawfully pertaining to the property of St Edmund are to be the uncontested possession of that house. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: 1. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 23rv (s. xiii2)
2. BL Add. 14847, 31r (s. xiv)

Printed: K 852 ex MS 1; Hervey 1907, p. 610, with translation, p. 611; Harmer, Writs, no. 13 (p. 157) ex MS 1, with translation.

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 139-40, 438, authentic.

Eadward kyng gret Stigand bisscop 7 Harald erl and alle mine þeynes on Estangle frendlike. And ic kithe ihu þat ic wille þat alle þinge þe mid rithte bireð into Seynt Eadmundes are mine meyes 7 gode men þider inne uthen lige þider in unbesaken. And ic nelle/ þafien þat ani man uttige ani þing þat hem mid rithte to bireð neither ne on londe ne oþere þingan.