A.D. 1043 x 1044. Ælfwine, bishop, and the community at Old Minster, Winchester, to Osgod; lease, for life, of land at Adderbury, Oxon., in exchange for land at Wroxall, Isle of Wight, with reversion to the Old Minster. English.
Archive: Winchester, Old Minster
MSS: BL Add. 15350, 43v (s. xii)
Printed: K 768; Robertson, Charters, no. 98 (pp. 184-7), with translation.
Comments: Robertson, Charters, pp. 433-4; Oleson, 1955, p. 154, authentic; Finberg, ECW, no. 159, authentic; Hart 1970/1, p. 28, authentic; Gelling, ECTV, no. 293, authentic; Lawson 1993, p. 163 n. 9, on beneficiary; Pelteret 1995, p. 167.
Notes: The lease seems to have been witnessed by the royal witan. The text states that there were many other witnesses, too many to record all their names. There were three copies of the lease, one for Old Minster, one kept with the bishop's land-charters and one for Osgod.
Her cyð on þysum gewrite þa forewearde þe Ælfwine bysceop 7 se hyred on ealdan mynstre worton wið Osgoð þa hy letan him to þæt land æt Eadburgebyrig . wið þan lande æt Wroccesheale þe he binnan Wiht hæfde . þæt wæs þæt Osgod bruce þæs landes æt Eadburgebyrig his deg . 7 hæfter his dege ga . þæt land eft into ealdan mynstre mid mæte 7 mid mannum 7 mid eallum þingan swa swa hit stande eall swa hy hit him ær to handa leton. Þyses is to gewitnesse . Eadweard . cingc . 7 Ælfgyfu seo hlefdige . 7 Eadsige arcebisceop. 7 Ælfric archebisceop . 7 Brihtwold bisceop. 7 Lyfincg bisceop. 7 Duduc bisceop. 7 Æþestan bisceop. 7 Eadnod .bisceop. 7 Ælfwerð .bisceop. 7 Grimcytel bisceop. 7 Godwine eorl . 7 Leofric eorl . 7 Siwerd eorl . 7 Swegen eorl . 7 Ordgar . 7 Odda . 7 Ælfgar . 7 þærtoeacan manig god mann ægðær ge hadode ge lewede þe heora naman ne magon beon hær on ealle amearcode. Þyssa gewrita syndon þreo . an is on ealdan mynstre . oþer is mid þæs bisceopes landbocan . þridde hæfð Osgod.