S 1078

A.D. 1052 or 1053 x 1057. Writ of King Edward declaring that the monastery at Bury St Edmunds is to possess the sokes of the eight and a half hundreds which he has given to that house, as fully and completely as ever his mother (Queen Ælfgifu) had them, and he himself possessed them. English and Latin versions.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: English
1. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 22rv (s. xiii2)
2. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 4. 35, 23v (s. xv; incomplete)
3. BL Add. 14847, 30r (s. xiv)

4. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 22v (s. xiii2)
5. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 4. 35, 3v-4r (s. xv; incomplete)
6. Cambridge, U.L., Gg. 4. 4, 97r (s. xv)
7. BL Add. 5846, 18r (s. xviii)
8. BL Add. 14847, 30rv (s. xiv)

Printed: K 883 ex MS 1; K 905 ex MS 7; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), iii. 138 (no. 7) ex MS 7; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 6, no. 58; Harmer, Writs, no. 18 (p. 160) ex MSS 1, 4, with translation.

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 147-8, 440-2; Gransden 1985, p. 12, cited; Dumville 1993, pp. 36-7..

Eadward kyng gret Aylmer bisscop 7 Alfger erl 7 Toly and alle mine theynes on Suffolke frendlike. And ic kithe ihu þat ic wille þat þe half nigende hundred sokne þe ic habbe ihiuen God and Seynt Eadmunde mine mey þat it liggen into þat halegen minstre at Eadmundes biri so ful and so forth so mine moder it fermist aihte. And it Alfrich Withgares sune hire to hande biwiste and it sithen me seluen on honde stoden. 7 ic ne am becnowe þat ic ani man uthe þenen ut neyther ne hamsokne ne grithbreche ne forstal ne fichtwite ne hebberethef ne non þere rithte þa thider in mid rithte ibereð be fullen wite.