S 1130

A.D. 1051 x 1066, probably 1057 x 1066. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has given to Westminster Abbey the land at Shepperton, Middx, as fully and completely as St Dunstan bought it and granted it by charter to the abbey (cf. S 1293). English.

Archive: Westminster

MSS: 1. BL Cotton Faust. A. iii, 108rv (s. xiii)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, Muniment Bk 11, 154v (s. xiv)

Printed: K 858 ex MS 1; Mon. Angl, (rev. edn), i. 299 (no. 22) ex MS 1; Neufeldt 1907, no. 16 ex MS 1; Harmer, Writs, no. 86 (p. 353) ex MS 2, with translation.

Comments: PN Middx, p. 17; Harmer, Writs, pp. 319-20, 509, dubious; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, authenticity uncertain, p. 371, on sheriff; Harvey 1977, p. 354; Gelling, ECTV, no. 246, citing Harmer, authenticity uncertain, reference to Dunstan perhaps an addition; cf. S 1131.

Edward cing gret Willem biscop 7 Leofwine eorl 7 Ælfgæt scirrefan frendlice. 7 ic kiþe eow þæt ic habbe gegifan Criste 7 Sancte Peter into Westminstre þat land æt Scepertune mid all þæt þer to herdet 7 mid sace 7 mid socne, scotfreo 7 gafulfreo on hundred 7 on scire swa full 7 swa forð swa Sancte Dunstan hit gebohte 7 into þam minstre Wulsi abbode 7 þam broðeran gebocede. God eow gehelde.