S 1083

A.D. 1065 x 1066. Writ of King Edward announcing the appointment of Baldwin as abbot of Bury. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: 1. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 22v (s. xiii2)
2. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 4. 35, 23v (s. xv; incomplete)
3. BL Add. 14847, 30v-31r (s. xiv)

Printed: K 881 ex MS 1; Harmer, Writs, no. 23 (pp. 163-4) ex MS 1, with translation; Councils and Synods, no. 84 (pp. 561-2).

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 140, 443, authentic; Councils and Synods, p. 561; Keynes 1988, p. 216 n. 183, on formulation; Keynes 1997, p. 240 n.

Eadward kyng gret Aylmer biscop 7 Girth earl 7 Toly and alle mine þeynes on Estangle frendlike. 7 ic kithe ihu þat ic habbe unnen Baldewine abbot þe abbotriche into Seint Eadmundes biri 7 alkere þinge þe þer into bireth mid sake and mid sokne so ful 7 so forth so Lefston abbot oþer ani abbot it toforen him firmest haude. Nu bidde ic alle þe manne þe ben Godes frend and min þat him filste to lage 7 to rithte loc wer/ him ned beth 7 he ihure fultumes beþurfe/ for mine loue. And ic nelle nane men þafien þat him fro hande teo ani þing þat ic him gifen habbe oþer get þinke to done no swither þan he min brother were.