S 1076

A.D. 1051 x 1052. Writ of King Edward declaring that his mother (Queen Ælfgifu) is to have the estate at Kirby Cane, Norfolk, as fully and completely as ever her retainer Leofstan had it. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

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

Printed: K 876 ex MS 1; Harmer, Writs, no. 16 (p. 159) ex MS 1, with translation.

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 148-9, 440, authentic; Hart, ECEE, no. 137, authentic.

Eadward kyng gret Aylmer bisscop and Aelfger erl 7 alle mine þeynes on Norfolke frendlike. And ic kithe ou þat ic wille þat mine moder be þes londes wrthe at Kirkeby and alle þinge þat þer to mid rithte bireð so ful and so forth so Lefstan hire knyth it firmest hauede.