S 1384

A.D. 1017. Wulfstan, archbishop, to Ælfwig, his brother; lease, for three lives, of 6 hides (manentes) at Bentley in Holt, Worcs., and salt-ovens at Droitwich, with reversion to the church of Worcester. Latin with English bounds.

Archive: Worcester

MSS: 1. Lost original
2. BL Harley 4660, 9v (s. xvii; ex 1)

Printed: Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 140-1; K 1313; Hooke 1990, p. 354, bounds only.

Comments: Grundy, Worcs. 1927, pp. 142-3, on bounds; Whitelock 1963, p. 11, cited; Finberg, ECWM, no. 339, authentic; HRH, p. 235, subscriptions consistent but few, probably genuine; John 1979, p. 244 n. 4; Hooke 1980, p. 48; Hooke 1981, pp. 362-3, on bounds; Hokke 1981/1, pp. 145, 151, on salt-ovens; Lapidge 1988, p. 923 n. 32; Hooke 1990, pp. 354-6, on bounds, estate covered Holt and Little Witley; Dumville 1993, p. 66 n. 287, p. 67 n. 292; Baker and Holt 1996, p. 139, on estate; King 1996, p. 115.

Old English bounds only

ðis syndon þa landgemæru to beonetleage. Of sæfern in bæle. Andlang bæle in fulebroce. Of fulebroce in sihtfyrþ. Of sihtfyrþ in þa ealdan rode. Andlang ðære rode to þrym gemære. Of þrym gemære in ða ealdan dic. Andlang þære ealdan dic in laggeburnan. Of laggeburnan in cynewardes gemære. Of cynewardes gemere in doferic. Andlang doferic eft in sæfern. Gean boc to beonetleage.