Pre-Conquest Anglo-Saxon Charters
Abbot and brethren given sake and soke over lands bequeathed to them - 1044

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The reference number S 1072 refers to P. H. Sawyer's catalogue of Anglo-Saxon charters dated 1968.

S 1072

A.D. 1044 x 1065. Writ of King Edward declaring that Abbot Leofstan and the brethren are to have sake and soke over the lands bequeathed to them as fully and completely as this right was enjoyed by the previous owner. English and Latin versions.

Archive: Bury St Edmunds

MSS: English and Latin
1. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 2. 33, 22v (s. xiii2)
2. Cambridge, U.L., Mm. 4. 19, 105v (s. xiii1)
3. BL Add. 14847, 30v (s. xiv)

Latin only
4. Cambridge, U.L., Ff. 4. 35, 4r (s. xv; incomplete)

Printed: K 892 ex MS 1 (English); K 1345 ex MS 2 (Latin); Hervey 1907, p. 606; Harmer, Writs, no. 12 (p. 156) ex MS 2, with translation.

Comments: Harmer, Writs, pp. 139-40, 438, authentic.

Eadward king gret mine bisceopes 7 mine earles 7 alle mine þeignes on þam schiran þer þe lond inne liggeð freondlike.

& ic kithe eow þat ic wille þat Leofstan abbot 7 þa brothere þat he ben here sake 7 here socne wrthe ofer þa land þe man in to þer halgen minstre bequeþeth so ful 7 so forth so he hauede þe hig her ahte.

& ic nille þafien þat men hem ani unricht bede.

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