S 1470

A.D. 1043 x 1047. Agreement between the abbey and community of Bury St Edmunds, and Wulfgeat and his wife, concerning land at Gislingham, Suffolk, and Fakenham, Norfolk. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: 1. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 49v (s. xiii2)
2. BL Add. 14847, 19rv (s. xiv)

Printed: K 1340; Thorpe, pp. 593-4, with translation; Robertson, Charters, no. 100 (p. 186), with translation, p. 187.

Comments: Robertson, Charters, pp. 435-6; Hart, ECEE, no. 107, authentic.

Notes: Issued in triplicate, with portions held by the two parties to the agreement and by the bishop of Elmham.

[H]er switeleþ on þise write þe forwarde þe Wlfgeat and his wif wrouhten with þan Abbot on sancte Eadmundes biri 7 alle þe hirde . þat is þat he nimen þat lond at Gyselingham to þe forwarde þat þat ilke lond go into sancto Eadmunde after Aelfwines day and his wiues . and þat lond at ffakenham so ful and so forth so Wlgeat it oh ; go it into seynt Eadmundes after here boþere day buten alken gentale . þise write sinden þre on hauið Wlfgeat himself . oþer is in seynt Eadmundes biri . þride hauid Stigand bisscop.