S 1081

A.D. 1051 x 1052 or 1053 x 1057. Writ of King Edward declaring that Ælfric Modercope has his full permission to commend himself to the abbots of Bury and of Ely. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

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

Printed: K 877 ex MS 1; Thorpe, p. 416; Harmer, Writs, no. 21 (p. 162) ex MS 1, with translation.

Translated: Douglas and Greenaway, EHD II, no. 182 (p. 900).

Comments: Douglas 1932, pp. cxi-ii; Harmer, Writs, pp. 149-50, 443, authentic; Stenton 1971, p. 491, example of commendation; Douglas and Greenaway, EHD II, p. 900; Abels 1988, p. 150; Reynolds 1994, pp. 332-3.

Eadward kyng gret Aylmer bisscop 7 Aelfger erl 7 alle mine þeynes on Suffolke and Norfolke frendlike. And ic kithe ou þat ic wille þat it is min fulle unna þat Alfrich Modercope mot bugan to þo tueyen abboten at Seynt Eadmunde 7 at Sancte Aetheldrede be Godes leue and be mine.