S 1077

Probably A.D. 1052. Writ of King Edward declaring that the monastery of St Edmunds is to possess Kirby Cane, Norfolk, with all the rights of the former owners. The land is illegally occupied by Semer. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

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

Printed: K 878 ex MS 1; Harmer, Writs, no. 17 (p. 159) ex MS 1, with translation.

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 148-9, 440, authentic; Hart, ECEE, no. 139 and p. 90, authentic; Wormald 1988, no. 89.

Eadward kyng gret Aylmer bisscop 7 Aelfger erl 7 alle mine þeynes on Norfolke frendlike. And ic kithe ihu þat ic wille þat þat lond at Kirkeby 7 alle þinge þat þer to mid rithte bireð lige into þan halege minstre at Seynt Eadmund mid sake 7 mid socne so fol and so forth so it ani man firmest hauede. 7 mine moder it þider inne byquath. And ic bidde ihu alle þat ge deme me swilc dom of Semere þat haueð þider inne faren mid unlage swilk ge for Gode witen þat me mid rithte to bireð.