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Bury St Edmunds Abbey charter

An original or contemporary copy of the charter of liberties granted by King Cnut to monks of Bury St Edmunds, c 1021.
The main text is in Latin, followed by the names of the King and the witnesses to the grant. Under the list of witnesses is a condensed translation of the text in Anglo-Saxon.

Harrod reference: Ae 34

Bury St Edmunds Abbey charter

Copy or forgery of a charter of King Hardecnut to the monks of Bury St Edmunds, c.1040.
The style of the document and its handwriting are of the 12th century not the 11th century. Such forgeries became quite common in medieval monastic houses as the value and convenience of documentary proof of rights and privileges came to be recognised.

Harrod reference: Ae 35.

Deed of grant, Roydon

6d annual rent from a perch of land in Ridun (Roydon) held by Isabella daughter of Godmann de Ridun next land of Roger son of Reginald towards the east, one head abutting on Hundebuscgate and the other on land which were of Seman the merchant
Grant by Nicholas son of William Thurvor of Ridun to God and the Blessed Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Lenn and Geywde and to the brothers there for his soul and the souls of his ancestors and successors
Witnesses: Gilbert the mayor of Lenn, Bartholomew de Bens, Roger de Boylund, Nicholas son of William de Lenn, John de Bedeford, Hervico Wein de Clencwartun, John son of Alexander and Alan his brother.

Deed of grant, Roydon and Congham

22d annual rent from land held by Godman son of Robert Barate of Ridun for land from John de Kirtlinge in Ridun and Cangham (Roydon and Congham): 0.5 acre at Hundbusc next lands of Robert de Keninghale towards the west; 3 perches abutting on Langetorngate next lands of Ingil de Ridun on the west part; 2.5 acres between lands which were of Nicholas de Wttun and lands of Alan Trenchein
Grant in pure alms by John de Kirtlinge, son of Alexander de Kirtlinge, to God and the church of the Blessed Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Lenn and Geywde for his soul and the souls of his ancestors and successors
Witnesses: Robert de Enefield the chaplain ministering there, Anger de Risinge, William de Cangham, Simon Bonet, Roger de Ridun, Roger and Simon, the sons of Alan, Geoffrey de Tilneye, Nicholas son of the priest, Roger Dunet, John de Gunetorp the clerk, Richard the clerk son of Alan the chaplain of Len, Simon Frewen and many others.

Deed of grant, Clenchwarton

Homage of Robert son of Henry de Wis and service of 6s 8d annually, the homage of Augustine the son of Orrich de Clenchwarton and 40d annually, and the homage of William Scot of Tilney and 12d annually, all the payments to be made on the feast of St Margaret
Grant in pure alms by Margaret, daughter of Alexander de London, to the church of St Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Lenn and Geywde and to the brothers there for her soul and her father's soul in confirmation of a grant made by her mother Cecilia, as testified by her charter to them
Witnesses: Adam de Gernemue, Peter son of Sirici, Ralph Roman, John de Bedeford, Geoffrey de Lincoln, Robert de Walton, Walter his nephew, Fulcon de Grimeston, John Kelloc, William de Perisio, William de Swafham, John de Clenchwardton, Alexander the clerk and others
Endorsed as relating to Clenchwarton.

Deed of grant, Dunham

16 acres of land in the field of Dunham, consisting of 7 acres in Wlnozesdele between land of Roland de Kemeston (Kempston) towards the west and land of Mabel, widow of John Put, towards the east, abutting on the highway towards the north; 7 acres between land of John, priest of Thursforde, and the highway, abutting west on land of John son of Robert and east on land of Eudo Arsic; 1 acre which Symon the priest of Dunham held towards Lechesham (Lexham) next the highway at Symundespit; 1 acre which was William's, the son of Roger de Dunham, between land of John son of Robert and the said land which was Symon the priest's, and also a foldcourse for 250 sheep on the same lands and on the common pasture of Dunham
Grant in pure and perpetual alms by Eudo Arsic to God and St Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Lenn and Geywde and to the brothers there for the souls of himself, his wife Alice and their ancestors
Witnesses: John de Dunham, Richard le Rus, Symon de Skerninge, Nicholas the parson of Westlechesham, Jordan the parson of Dunham, Thomas Edeline, John de Oxewic, Robert the Mayor of Lenn, Roger Godlam, Peter his brother, William Saphir, Peter son of Sirici, Master Alexander and others.

Deed of grant, Dunham

21 acres 1 rood in the fields of Dunham, consisting of 7 acres in Wlnothesdele between land of Roland de Kennestun towards the west and land of Mabel, widow of John Put, towards the east, abutting on the highway towards the north; 7 acres between land of John, priest of Thyrsford, and the highway; 1 acre which Simon the priest of Dunham held towards Lekesham next the highway at Symundespit; 1 acre which was William's, the son of Roger de Dunham, between land of John son of Robert and the said land which was Symon the priest's; 2 acres between land called Strategate and land of Gilebert Trig abutting on land of John son of Robert de Estlekesham; 2.5 acres which Richard de Spinei held; 3 perches of land which Reyner Hoche sometime held between land of Helewise de Dunham and land of William the clerk of Kemestun, and also a foldcourse for 250 sheep
Grant in pure alms by Alice, widow of Eudo Arsic, to God and the hospital of St Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Lenn and Geywde and to the brothers there for her soul and the souls of her ancestors
Witnesses: John son of Alexander de Dunham, William son of Miles de Westlekesham, Alan Ruffo, William Tyvi, Alan de Rokeshale in Pagrave, Alan son of Philipp de Pagrave, William son of Robert de Pagrave, Richard Le Rus, Roger Le Strange of Frawesh, Gilih. (Gilbert?) of the other Frawsesh, Godfrey son on Miles of Frawesh, William de Qaye in Frawesh, Kyneyno de Stowe and others

Deed of grant, Gaywood

2 acres of arable land in Ghewud (Gaywood) marsh called Salthushill, lying between Middolcotehill and land of Adam de Gernmuth and abutting on the sea bank or dike towards the east
Grant in consideration of homage and 3 marks of silver by Simon, parson of a moiety of the church of Skerningham to Peter the chaplain, master of the house of lepers of St Mary Magdalen of Lenn and his successors, paying to Simon an annual rent of 8d
Witnesses: Gilbert de Hawesham, Adam de Gernemuth, Simon son of Robert, Thomas de Skerningham, John de Badhele, John de Monte Acuto, Geoffrey the chaplain of Ghewud, Robert son of John, Ralph the clerk, Geoffrey de Haghelose, Peter son of Sirici, Nicholas son of William, and Richard son of Goce
Endorsed as relating to Nordmarisc and Saltushill.

Deed of grant, Lynn

All the lands previously granted by Richard son of Goche
Confirmation in consideration of 60s by Matilda, daughter of Richard Chyne and widow of Richard son of Goche, to St Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Lenn and Geywde and to the brothers there
Witnesses: Robert the mayor, Roger de Well, Michael de Beauveys, Peter son of Sirici, Peter Godlam, Symon Forwen, William son of Peter, Adam de Gernemue, Ralph de Sibetye, John Kelloc, Robert son of John de Geywde, Albert de Geywde, Geoffrey son of Briccii, Master Alexander and others
Endorsed as relating to Milnegate, Lenne, noted in a later hand as now called Hopmans Wey.

Deed of grant, Lynn

20d annual rent from lands in Damgate (Lynn) in breadth between land of Symon le Lauediesman toward the east and land which was of Peter de Wtton&supa;. toward the west, extending from the common way of Damgate towards the south to a common fleet towards the north, obtained from the gift of Geoffrey de Sleforth
Grant in pure alms by Robert son of Anger de Rysing to the hospital of St Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Gaywode and Lenn and to the brothers there for the souls of his father and mother
Witnesses: James de Belvaco the mayor, Richard Lamberd the alderman, William Wygeyn the steward, Robert de London, John Costentin, William le Palmer, Symon de Myntling, William le Tronur, Godestido the dyer (tinctor), Symon le Lauediesman, Thurstan Erl, Eborard the tanner (tanator), Geoffrey the glover (cyrothecar), William the clerk and others.

Deed of grant, Lynn

1d annual rent from a certain [piece of land] 4 feet wide in Damgate held by Peter Strac
Grant by Laurence Outlaw (utlator) of Len to the Hospital of the Blessed Mary Magdalen of Len and to the infirm brothers there for the souls of his parents and his benefactors, the 1d to come from his purse during his lifetime
Witnesses: Robert the mayor of Len, Ralph Kelloc, Adam de Gernemut, William clerk of Gernemut, Robert the son of David, Richard de Brecha., William son of Aelld., William son of Milon, John de Geywdia, Michael de Beaw., Yvone de Lincoln, William the son of Richard, John the son of Astin and many others
Endorsed as relating to Lenne.

Deed of grant, Lynn

2d annual rent payable by Ailled Mader for his capital messuage
Grant in pure alms by Geoffrey son of Peter son of John son of Sirich of Len to God and the hospital of St Mary Magdalen on the causeway between Len and Geywde for his souls, and the souls of his father and mother and his ancestors
Witnesses: William de Gernemut, Gilebert son of Warin, John de Bedeford, Edmund de Walsingeham, Anger de Risinge, John de Koltone, Geoffrey Sleford, Odo the tanner (tanator), Thomas Colvile, Peter de Leie the clerk, Vincent the clerk and others
Endorsed as relating to Mylngate in Lenn.

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