S 1499

A.D. 1047 x 1070. Æthelmær, bishop (of Elmham), to (Bury) St Edmunds; bequest of land at Hindringham, Langham, Hindolveston and Swanton Novers, Norfolk. English.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 49r (s. xiii2)

Printed: Thorpe, pp. 599-600, with translation; Whitelock, Wills, no. 35 (p. 92), with translation.

Comments: Whitelock, Wills, pp. 204-5; Hart, ECEE, no. 136, authentic; Pelteret 1995, pp. 122, 297.

[O]n vre Drichtines name ic Ailmer biscop kithe alle manne ihwat ic habbe vnnen into sancte Eadmunde þat is þat lond at Hindringham. and þat lond at Langham. and þat lond at Hildoluestone 7 þat lond at Suanetone mid alle þe þinge þat ic þerto bigete'n' habbe. and þertoeken half Hundred marc silueres and ihu so ic Wende mine cuide; ic Wille þat þis stonde euere vnawent mine soule to lisidnesse. And se þe þise quide wenden wille; Wende god his ansene him from on domisday.

In our Lord's name I, Bishop Æthelmær, declare to all men what I have granted to St Edmund's. That is, the estate at Hindringham and the estate at Langham and the estate at Hindolveston and the estate at Swanton, with all the things which I have acquired there, and in addition half a hundred marks of silver.

And however I may change my will, it is my wish that this shall ever remain unchanged for the redemption of my soul. And he who wishes to change this bequest - may God turn his face from him on the Day of Judgment.