Wulfstan 55 (Male) II, bishop of Worcester and saint, 1062-1095
m/l xi

Notes: Elected bishop 29 August 1062 [consecrated 8 September 1062] ? 1095; d. 19 or 20 January 1095.

BEASE, pp.493-4; CDNB 3:3306; DMA 12:703-4; DNB 63:174-6 = 21:1089-91; Harmer, Writs, p. 579; E. Mason, 'Wulfstan [St Wulfstan] (c.1008?1095)', ODNB.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (23)
Uulstanus (1)
 Bates39   
Vlfstanus (1)
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:4)
Vlstanus (1)
 GDB  243v (Warwickshire 35:2)
Wlfstanus (1)
 S1030   
Wlstanus (9)
 S1041   
 Bates67   
 Bates135   
 Bates136   
 Bates137   
 Bates220   
 Bates305   
 Bates306   
 Bates345  Version I
Wolstan (1)
 S1158   
Wulfsig (1)
 Bates286   
Wulfstan (1)
 S1157   
Wulfstanus (1)
 S1042   
Wulstan (1)
 S1146   
Wulstane (1)
 S1156   
Wulstanus (2)
 S1043   
 S1480   
Wulston (1)
 Bates223   
episcopus (1)
 S1026   
Personal Information (4)
education (1)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.137.1 (matured among men of high standards who showed as high regard for learning as could be found at that time in England.)
piety (2)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.137.1-4 (led austere life, abstaining permanently from all meat and even from over-rich food; but (he said) if any flesh could give pleasure, larks were the best fare.)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.140 (always read Psalms and sang masses.)
saintly status (1)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.42.7b5 (saint)
Office (212)
Abbot (1)
 Bates345  Version I
Bishop (209)
 S1002    (bishop of Worcester)
 ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (bishop of Worcester)
 S1026   
 S1030   
 S1041   
 S1042   
 S1043   
 S1146   
 S1156    (bishop of Worcester)
 S1157   
 S1158   
 S1480   
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.115.18
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.136
 Bates67    (bishop of the people of Worcester)
 Bates135   
 Bates136   
 Bates137   
 Bates220    (bishop of the church of the people of Worcester)
 Bates223   
 Bates286   
 Bates305    (bishop of the church of the people of Worcester)
 Bates306   
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:4) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:4) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:7) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:7) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:6) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral)?)
 GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:6) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral)?)
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:3) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral)?)
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral)?)
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:1) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:1) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral)?)
 GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral)?)
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:4) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:4) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:4) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:3) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:3) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:7) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:7) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:1) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:1) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  243v (Warwickshire 35:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:6) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:6) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:80) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:80) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:17) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:17) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:84) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:84) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:37) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:37) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:75) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:75) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:21) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:21) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:46) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:46) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:38) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:38) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:20) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:60) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:60) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:22) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:22) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:29) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:29) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:30) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:30) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:59) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:59) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:76) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:76) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:10) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:14) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:33) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:33) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:72) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:72) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:78) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:78) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:54) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:24) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:24) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:42) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:42) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:39) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:85) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:85) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:32) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:32) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:69) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:43) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:15) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:15) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:12) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:66) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:66) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:68) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:68) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:74) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:79) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:79) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:82) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:82) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:65) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:65) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:34) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:34) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:70) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:70) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:52) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:35) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:35) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:7) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:57) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:57) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:41) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:41) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:16) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:16) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:2) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:9) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:11) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:11) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:13) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:13) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:71) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:71) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:27) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:8) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:47) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:47) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:4) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:3) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:3) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:48) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:48) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:56) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:56) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:1) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:1) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:62) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:62) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:26) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:26) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:61) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:61) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:77) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:77) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:36) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:36) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:31) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:31) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:18) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:18) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:18) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:63) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:64) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:64) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:81) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:81) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:45) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:45) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:53) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:28) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:28) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:55) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:55) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:5) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:58) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:58) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:6) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:6) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:83) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:83) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:49) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:49) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:51) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:51) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:19) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
 GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:19) (bishop of Worcester, St Mary's (cathedral))
Deacon (1)
 Hemming.Codicellus  259
Prior (1)
 Hemming.Codicellus  256
Occupation (2)
Monk (2)
 S1156   
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.138.1
Personal Relationship (36)
~ Friend (General relationship) of Wulfstan 55 (2)
 Robert 15: of Wulfstan 55: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.5
 Robert 15: of Wulfstan 55: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.165
Wulfstan 55 Lord (General relationship) of ~ (32)
 of Swein 13: GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:2)
 of Godric 56: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:17)
 of Beorhtric 43: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:37)
 of Beorhtweald 1: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:60)
 of Leofwine 102: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:29)
 of Beorhtric 43: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:30)
 of Azur 1: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:59)
 of Sigrefr 1: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:33)
 of Cyneweard 10: GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73)
 of Godric 56: GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73)
 of Sigmund 1: GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:78)
 of Doda 2: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:24)
 of Æthelwig 15: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:42)
 of Godric 56: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:32)
 of Æthelric 96: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:70)
 of Wulfric 85: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:57)
 of Æthelwig 15: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:41)
 of Walter 2: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:16)
 of Edith 1: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67)
 of Sæwine 4: GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:11)
 of Cyneweard 10: GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:13)
 of Leofric 79: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:47)
 of Thorkil 2: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:56)
 of Godwine 84: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:26)
 of Godric 56: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:61)
 of Æthelric 96: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:36)
 of Azur 1: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25)
 of Godwine 84: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25)
 of Frani 1: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:18)
 of Beorhtwine 21: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:28)
 of Æthelric 96: GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:58)
 of Cyneweard 10: GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:19)
~ Pupil (General relationship) of Wulfstan 55 (1)
 Nicholas 3: of Wulfstan 55: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.147
~ Sister (Consanguineal kinship) of Wulfstan 55 (1)
 Anonymous 10083: of Wulfstan 55: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.1
Possession (152)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 21 hides in Bibury, Gloucestershire (in 1066): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:4)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 21 hides in Bibury, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:4)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 30 hides in Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire (in 1066): GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:7)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 30 hides in Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:7)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Condicote, Gloucestershire (in 1066): GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:6)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Condicote, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  165 (Gloucestershire 3:6)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Eycot, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:3)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 8 hides in Great Colesbourne, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:2)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Little Colesbourne, Gloucestershire (in 1066): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Little Colesbourne, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 50 hides in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire (in 1066): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:1)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 50 hides in Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:1)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 30 hides in Withington, Gloucestershire (in 1066): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 30 hides in Withington, Gloucestershire (in 1086): GDB  164v (Gloucestershire 3:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 7.50 hides in Alveston, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:4)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3.25 hides in Alveston, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:4)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3.25 hides in Alveston, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:4)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 15 hides in Alveston, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:3)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 15 hides in Alveston, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:3)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides, 0.50 virgates in Flecknoe, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:7)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides, 0.50 virgates in Flecknoe, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:7)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 12 hides in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:1)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 12 hides in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:1)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Loxley, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Loxley, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1.50 hides in Milcote, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  243v (Warwickshire 35:2)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Spelsbury, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:6)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Spelsbury, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:6)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 14.50 hides in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (in 1066): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:2)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 14.50 hides in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (in 1086): GDB  238v (Warwickshire 3:2)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in -, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:80)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in -, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:80)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Abbots Lench, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:17)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 13 hides in Alvechurch, Cofton Hackett, Wast Hills, Tonge, Ovretone, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:84)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 13 hides in Alvechurch, Cofton Hackett, Wast Hills, Tonge, Ovretone, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:84)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Barley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:37)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4 hides in Bengeworth, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:75)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Bengeworth, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:75)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Bishampton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:21)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Blackwell, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:46)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Blackwell, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:46)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 38 hides in Blockley, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:38)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 38 hides in Blockley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:38)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Bradley Green, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:20)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Bredicot, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:60)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 35 hides in Bredon, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:22)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 35 hides in Bredon, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:22)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Bredons Norton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:29)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Bushley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:30)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Churchill, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:59)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10.50 hides in Cleeve Prior and Atch Lench, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:76)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10.50 hides in Cleeve Prior and Atch Lench, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:76)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Clopton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:10)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Cotheridge, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:14)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Croome, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:33)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 50 hides in Cropthorne with Netherton, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:72)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 50 hides in Cropthorne with Netherton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:72)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5.50 hides in Cropthorne with Netherton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5.50 hides in Cropthorne with Netherton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:73)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Crowle, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:78)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Cudleigh, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:54)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Cutsdean, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:24)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Daylesford, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:42)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Ditchford, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:39)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 15 hides in Eardiston and Knighton, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:85)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 15 hides in Eardiston and Knighton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:85)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Earls Croome, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:32)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides in Eastbury, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:69)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Evenlode, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:43)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 40 hides in Fladbury, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:15)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 40 hides in Fladbury, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:15)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Greenhill, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:12)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Grimley, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:66)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Grimley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:66)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 urban tenements in Droitwich, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:68)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 urban tenements in Droitwich, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:68)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Hampton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:74)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 14 hides in Hanbury, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:79)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 14 hides in Hanbury, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:79)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 urban tenements in Droitwich, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:82)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 urban tenements in Droitwich, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:82)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Harvington and Wiburgestoke, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:65)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Harvington and Wiburgestoke, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:65)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Hill Croome, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:34)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Hill Croome, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:34)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3.50 hides in Himbleton and Spetchley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:70)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Hindlip and Offerton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:52)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Holdfast, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:35)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Holt, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:7)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Huddington, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:57)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Icomb, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:41)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Inkberrow, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:16)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 24 hides in Kempsey, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:2)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 24 hides in Kempsey, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:2)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Kenswick, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:9)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Knightwick, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Knightwick, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Knightwick, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:67)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 virgates in Laughern, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:11)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides in Laughern, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:13)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides in Leopard, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:71)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides in Leopard, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:71)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Little Washborne, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:27)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Little Witley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:8)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4 hides in Longdon, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:47)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Lower Wolverton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:4)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Milton, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Milton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 7 hides in Mucknell, Stoulton, Upper Wolverton, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:3)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 7 hides in Mucknell, Stoulton, Upper Wolverton, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:3)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 90 urban tenements in Worcester, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:48)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 90 urban tenements in Worcester, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:48)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Oddingley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:56)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 300 hides in Oswaldslow, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:1)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 300 hides in Oswaldslow, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:1)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Overbury and Pendcock, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:62)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Overbury and Pendcock, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:62)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Pendock, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:26)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Perry, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:61)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Phepson, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:77)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides in Phepson, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:77)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Queenhill, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:36)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3.50 hides in Redmarley dAbitot, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3.50 hides in Redmarley dAbitot, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:25)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 25 hides in Ripple, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:31)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 25 hides in Ripple, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:31)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 7 hides in Rous Lench, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:18)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Rous Lench, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:18)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4 hides in Sedgebarrow, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:63)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Shipston on Stour, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:64)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Shipston on Stour, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:64)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Stoke Prior, Aston Fields and Baddington, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:81)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 hides in Stoke Prior, Aston Fields and Baddington, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:81)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Teddington, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Teddington, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:23)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 23 hides in Tredington and Tidmington, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:45)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 23 hides in Tredington and Tidmington, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:45)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide, 3 virgates in Warndon and White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:53)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4 hides in Westmancote, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:28)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides, 1 virgate in White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:55)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides, 1 virgate in White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:55)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 hides in Whittington, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:5)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1.50 hides in Whittington and Radley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:58)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 15 hides in Wick Episcopi, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:6)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 15 hides in Wick Episcopi, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  172v (Worcestershire 2:6)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Wolverley, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:83)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Wolverley, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  174 (Worcestershire 2:83)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Worcester, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:49)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Worcester, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:49)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 25 urban tenements in Worcester, Worcestershire (in 1066): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:51)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 25 urban tenements in Worcester, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173v (Worcestershire 2:51)
 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 5 hides in Wyre Piddle, Lower and Upper Moor and Hill, Worcestershire (in 1086): GDB  173 (Worcestershire 2:19)
Event (74)
Absolution (1)
 Sæwulf 1.confessing to Wulfstan 55: Sæwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sæwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sæwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146
Accusation (1)
 Lanfranc 1-Wulfstan 55.conflict: Lanfranc 1 accused Wulfstan 55 of illiteracy, while Thomas 1 the archbishop of York claimed that by ancient right he should be subject to him. In council Wulfstan 55 was told to answer both charges, and he left the chamber in order to give more careful thought to the presentation of his reply. But instead he summoned his monks to sing Nones. During the service Wulfstan 55 saw a vision of the blessed archbishops Dunstan 1 and Oswald 1. As the result of the council Wulfstan 55 was completely cleared, and even recovered every of the remaining vills of the bishopric which Archbishop Ealdred 37 had kept under his thumb; for Archbishop Lanfranc 1 was stout in his support, no doubt wishing to put pressure on a rival to his primacy and power [i. e. Thomas 2].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.143 (1072)
Advice/counsel (1)
 Wulfstan 55.foresees Ealdwine 7 founding a monastery: Monk Ealdwine 7, who lived a life of a hermit in the wild woods of the Great Malvern, decided to go to Jerusalem and went to Wulfstan 55 for advice first. The bishop dissuaded him saying that God would work through Ealdwine 7 in that place. And indeed, soon he was joined by thirty companions, one by one; if anything was lacking, faith supplied it.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.145
Agreement (3)
 Bates67 - charter establishing the primacy of Canterbury: In 1072 a meeting was convened at the command of Pope Alexander 1 II and with the agreement of King William 1, to discuss and decide on the primacy of the see of Canterbury over the see of York.: Bates67    (1072)
 Bates68 - charter establishing the primacy of Canterbury: In 1072 a meeting was convened at the command of Pope Alexander 1 II and with the agreement of King William 1, to discuss and decide on the primacy of the see of Canterbury over the see of York.: Bates68    (1072)
 Witnessing confraternity agreement between Worcester, Evesham, Chertsey, Bath, Pershore, Winchcombe, Gloucester: Confraternity agreement between Bishop Wulfstan 55, Æthelwig 15, abbot of Evesham, Wulfwald 1, abbot of Chertsey, Ælfsige 91, abbot of Bath, Edmund 30, abbot of Pershore, Ralph 22, abbot of Winchcombe, Serlo 1, abbot of Gloucester, and Ælfstan 81, dean of Worcester.: TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    (1077)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (4)
 : Lanfranc 1 orders Wulfstan 55 and Peter 16 to assist Archbishop Thomas 2 in the consecration of ‘a certain cleric’ [Ralph 26] who has been elected bishop of the Orkneys at the command of Earl Paul 3. : Lanfranc, Ep. no. 13    (1072 x 1073)
 Ealdred 37.consecrating Wulfstan 55: Ealdred 37 consecrated Wulfstan 55 bishop of Worcester.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.139.1-2
 Edward 15.appointing Wulfstan 55 bishop of Worcester: King Edward 15 granted the monk Wulfstan 55 bishop of Worcester.: S1156    (1062)
 S1156 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Wulfstan 55: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the monk Wulfstan 55 the bishopric of Worcester.: S1156    (1062)
Ascetic practices/fasting/resisting temptation (2)
 Wulfstan 55.abstinence: Wulfstan 55 was abstemious in food and drink, although in his hall there was, in the English manner, drinking to all hours after dinner. Not that he flouted Norman customs either: he took around with him an array of knights, whose yearly stipend and daily food were a tremendous drain on his resources.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.139.3-4
 Wulfstan 55.figting with the Devil: One night, as Wulfstan 55 was praying at the altar, the Evil One started to wrestle with him. The braver for his very fear, Wulfstan 55 turned on the attacker and squeezed him tight in his arms. He did this for a second and a third time. By the third he was out of breath, but God in His mercy came to his aid, and drove off the crazy monster. As it faded into thin air, Wulfstan 55 realized it was the Devil; he had previously thought he recognized him as one of the servants [Anonymous 10081], but actually the Devil had taken on the man's appearance. Whenever Wulfstan 55 happened to see the man subsequently, a shiver at once ran over him and he became white as a sheet. In every other circumstance Wulfstan 55 was quite free of fear, and went so far as to claim that he did not know the meaning of the word. He never, for example, got off his horse just because a bridge was broken, and strode without a qualm along the narrowest planks of high scaffolding. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.138.1-3
Assembly (2)
 Bates67 - charter establishing the primacy of Canterbury: In 1072 a meeting was convened at the command of Pope Alexander 1 II and with the agreement of King William 1, to discuss and decide on the primacy of the see of Canterbury over the see of York.: Bates67    (1072)
 Bates68 - charter establishing the primacy of Canterbury: In 1072 a meeting was convened at the command of Pope Alexander 1 II and with the agreement of King William 1, to discuss and decide on the primacy of the see of Canterbury over the see of York.: Bates68    (1072)
Assistance (1)
 : Lanfranc 1 orders Wulfstan 55 and Peter 16 to assist Archbishop Thomas 2 in the consecration of ‘a certain cleric’ [Ralph 26] who has been elected bishop of the Orkneys at the command of Earl Paul 3. : Lanfranc, Ep. no. 13    (1072 x 1073)
Burial (1)
 Wulfstan 55.burial: The corpse of Wulfstan 55 lay on a bier before the altar, decked in the episcopal robes, without any covering. Waves of people poured in, made their offerings, reverenced the body, and left grieving. On the fourth day the body was buried by Robert 15 bishop of Hereford, long bound to him in holy friendship. It lies between two pyramids, under a beautiful stone arch.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.4-5
Capture (1)
 Wulfstan 55.defence of Worcester: [During the rebellion of 1088] those who were the chief men of Hereford, and all that shire with them, and the men of Shropshire, with a large force from Wales, came and ravaged and burned in Worcestershire until they came to Worcester itself, and intended to burn the town and plunder the monastery and get the king’s castle by force into their hands. Seeing these things, the reverend bishop, Wulfstan 55, was much distressed in mind because the castle had been committed to him to hold; nevertheless, the members of his household marched out with a few men from the castle, and through God’s mercy and the bishop’s merits killed and captured 500 men and routed all the rest.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (1088)
Charter confirmation (1)
 Bates133 - writ of William 1 in favour of Æthelwig 15 and Evesham: King William 1 informs Archbishop Lanfranc 1, Bishop Odo 3 of Bayeux, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 the sheriff and all his French and English barons of England that he has granted the abbey of Evesham to Abbot Æthelwig 15 with whatever belongs to it, so that he and all his successors may have it with great honour and peace, with its lands and men, and with such law, custom and liberty, sake and soke, toll and team, and infangenetheof, without town and within, as any of his predecessors and as he himself held them in the time of King Edward 15 and before. The church shall have all lands and possessions as set out in royal charters of King Edward 15 and any other predecessors, and in the ancient precepts written and confirmed for the church. Abbot Æthelwig 15 and all his successors shall have the hundred of Fishborough in free and pure alms, with everything belonging to the hundred. No sheriff or his officers shall enter, plead or exact anything. William 1 also confirms King Edward 15’s gift to Abbots Manni 1 and Æthelwig 15 that the abbey shall have a port and market in Evesham, and shall have there all the customs which the king has in his ports and towns. The abbey may purchase food and clothing anywhere in England without paying toll.: Bates133    (1070 x 1078)
Charter-witnessing (17)
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
 Bates220 - William 1 confirms lands of Ramsey: King William 1 notifies all kings who reign after him, all archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, sheriffs, magnates and faithful men under his authority, both clerical and lay, that he has taken the abbey of Ramsey under his protection. He confirms all the grants of lands, churches and other things made in the time of previous kings, by whomever they were given.: Bates220    (1077)
 Bates286 - William 1 restoring land to Wells: King William 1, moved by the prayers of Bishop Giso 1 of Wells, restores 30 hides at Banwell, Avon, to the cathedral church of Wells, which Giso 1’s predecessor, Duduc 6, had given to the church, and which King Harold 3 had taken away. These are given with everything belonging to them.: Bates286    (1068)
 Bates290 - William 1 confirming lands of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 confirms lands of the monks of St Peter's, Westminster, and concludes agreements with them concerning Windsor and the royal regalia.: Bates290    (1067)
 Bates345 - William 1 granting land to Wulfstan 55: King William 1 grants 2 hides in Cookley Wood near Kingsford in Wolverley, Worcs., to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for the use of the monks of St Mary’s, Worcs..: Bates345  Version I (1066 x 1068)
 Bates67 - charter establishing the primacy of Canterbury: In 1072 a meeting was convened at the command of Pope Alexander 1 II and with the agreement of King William 1, to discuss and decide on the primacy of the see of Canterbury over the see of York.: Bates67    (1072)
 Bates68 - charter establishing the primacy of Canterbury: In 1072 a meeting was convened at the command of Pope Alexander 1 II and with the agreement of King William 1, to discuss and decide on the primacy of the see of Canterbury over the see of York.: Bates68    (1072)
 S1002 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Ghent 1: King Edward 15 to Abbot Richard 3 and Ghent 1; confirmation and grant of privileges and of land at Lewisham, Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham, Coombe, Kent; with Æschore (possibly Ashour, Kent), Æffehaga; Wiggenden, Sharrington and Sandhurst, Kent; also part of the land in London called Wermanecher. : S1002    (1044)
 S1026 - Edward 15 granting land to Evesham: King Edward 15 to St Mary's, Evesham; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Upper Swell, Gloucs., in return for the abbot's gift of 6 marks of gold. The land had been forfeited by Erusius 1 (? Earnsige), son of Oce 1.: S1026    (1055)
 S1030 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Ramsey 1: King Edward 15 to Ramsey 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land.: S1030    (1062)
 S1041 - Edward 15 granting and confirming privileges of Westminster 1: King Edward 15 to Westminster 1 Abbey, Third Charter; grant and confirmation of privileges.: S1041    (1065)
 S1042 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Wells: King Edward 15 to the bishopric of Wells; general confirmation of lands.: S1042    (1065)
 S1043 - Edward 15 confirming privileges and lands of Westminster 1: King Edward 15 to Westminster 1 Abbey, First Charter; confirmation of privileges and of lands.: S1043    (1066)
 S1480 - Ealdred 37 granting land to Worcester, St Mary's: Declaration that Ealdred 37, archbishop, has purchased 10 hides (cassati) at Hampnett, Gloucs., and granted it to St Mary's, Worcester.: S1480    (1062 x 1066)
 Witnessing Wulfstan 55 granting land to Thomas 3: Grant by Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester to Prior Thomas 3 and the monks of Worcester of a mill at Tappenhall.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester3    (1089)
 Witnessing Wulfstan 55 granting land to Worcester: Grant by Bishop Wulfstan 55 to the monks of 15 hides at Alveston, Warwicks., in memory of his predecessor, Oswald.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester4    (1089)
 Witnessing confraternity agreement between Worcester, Evesham, Chertsey, Bath, Pershore, Winchcombe, Gloucester: Confraternity agreement between Bishop Wulfstan 55, Æthelwig 15, abbot of Evesham, Wulfwald 1, abbot of Chertsey, Ælfsige 91, abbot of Bath, Edmund 30, abbot of Pershore, Ralph 22, abbot of Winchcombe, Serlo 1, abbot of Gloucester, and Ælfstan 81, dean of Worcester.: TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    (1077)
Church-going (1)
 Wulfstan 55.burial: The corpse of Wulfstan 55 lay on a bier before the altar, decked in the episcopal robes, without any covering. Waves of people poured in, made their offerings, reverenced the body, and left grieving. On the fourth day the body was buried by Robert 15 bishop of Hereford, long bound to him in holy friendship. It lies between two pyramids, under a beautiful stone arch.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.4-5
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (1)
 Wulfstan 55.foresees Ealdwine 7 founding a monastery: Monk Ealdwine 7, who lived a life of a hermit in the wild woods of the Great Malvern, decided to go to Jerusalem and went to Wulfstan 55 for advice first. The bishop dissuaded him saying that God would work through Ealdwine 7 in that place. And indeed, soon he was joined by thirty companions, one by one; if anything was lacking, faith supplied it.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.145
Confession (1)
 Sæwulf 1.confessing to Wulfstan 55: Sæwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sæwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sæwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146
Confirmation of land/privileges (16)
 Bates133 - writ of William 1 in favour of Æthelwig 15 and Evesham: King William 1 informs Archbishop Lanfranc 1, Bishop Odo 3 of Bayeux, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 the sheriff and all his French and English barons of England that he has granted the abbey of Evesham to Abbot Æthelwig 15 with whatever belongs to it, so that he and all his successors may have it with great honour and peace, with its lands and men, and with such law, custom and liberty, sake and soke, toll and team, and infangenetheof, without town and within, as any of his predecessors and as he himself held them in the time of King Edward 15 and before. The church shall have all lands and possessions as set out in royal charters of King Edward 15 and any other predecessors, and in the ancient precepts written and confirmed for the church. Abbot Æthelwig 15 and all his successors shall have the hundred of Fishborough in free and pure alms, with everything belonging to the hundred. No sheriff or his officers shall enter, plead or exact anything. William 1 also confirms King Edward 15’s gift to Abbots Manni 1 and Æthelwig 15 that the abbey shall have a port and market in Evesham, and shall have there all the customs which the king has in his ports and towns. The abbey may purchase food and clothing anywhere in England without paying toll.: Bates133    (1070 x 1078)
 Bates152 - writ of William 1 in favour of Gloucester, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his barons and officials in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that he has restored and confirmed to the abbey of St Peter’s, Gloucester, all the lands held unjustly by Archbishop Thomas 2 of York, namely Northleach, Oddington and Standish.: Bates152    (1070 x 1087)
 Bates220 - William 1 confirms lands of Ramsey: King William 1 notifies all kings who reign after him, all archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, sheriffs, magnates and faithful men under his authority, both clerical and lay, that he has taken the abbey of Ramsey under his protection. He confirms all the grants of lands, churches and other things made in the time of previous kings, by whomever they were given.: Bates220    (1077)
 Bates223 - writ of William 1 in favour of Regenbald 1: King William 1 notifies Bishop Herman 2 of Sherborne, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Count Eustace 1, Eadric 66, Beorhtric 39 and all his thegns in Wilts. and Gloucs. that he has granted land at Eysey and Latton to Regenbald 1 his priest with everything belonging to them, with sake and soke, as fully as they were held by King Harold 3. He has the right to dispose of them as he wishes.: Bates223    (1066 x 1067)
 Bates23 - writ of William 1 in favour of Battle: King William 1 informs the clergy and laity of England that he has confirmed that the abbey of Battle shall be free of all exaction, with all dignities and royal customs which he has granted by royal authority as they are witnessed by his charter, with the assent of Archbishop Lanfranc 1, Bishop Stigand 5 of Chichester, and the advice of all his bishops and barons.: Bates23    (1070 x 1086)
 Bates290 - William 1 confirming lands of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 confirms lands of the monks of St Peter's, Westminster, and concludes agreements with them concerning Windsor and the royal regalia.: Bates290    (1067)
 Bates295 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Ealdred 37 of York, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Earl William 3 fitzOsbern, and all his thegns of Gloucs., Worcs., and Oxfordshire that he has confirmed the land in Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., to the abbey of Westminster, as King Edward 15 gave them.: Bates295    (1066 x 1069)
 Bates306 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Hugh 7 of London and all the bishops who will succeed him, Geoffrey 5 de Mandeville, and the sheriff and all future sheriffs, French and English nobles, barons and citizens of London that he has confirmed to the abbey of Westminster all the lands and customs in London which King Edward 15 had granted to the abbey.: Bates306    (1081)
 Bates311 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies bishops, abbots, sheriffs and French and English thegns wherever abbot Vitalis 1 of Westminster has lands that the abbot shall have all his demesne in Worcs. to the extent that he can show that Bishop Wulfstan 55, the abbot of Evesham and Regenbald 1 the chancellor demonstrated that the abbey had the rightful title. King William 1 wishes that Abbot Vitalis 1 should hold his demesne throughout England as up to the present, as far as he can show in shire and hundred courts that the abbey held it by King Edward 15’s gift or William 1’s.: Bates311    (1076 x 1085)
 Bates348 - writ of William 1 in favour of Worcester: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (1078 x 1085)
 S1002 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Ghent 1: King Edward 15 to Abbot Richard 3 and Ghent 1; confirmation and grant of privileges and of land at Lewisham, Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham, Coombe, Kent; with Æschore (possibly Ashour, Kent), Æffehaga; Wiggenden, Sharrington and Sandhurst, Kent; also part of the land in London called Wermanecher. : S1002    (1044)
 S1030 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Ramsey 1: King Edward 15 to Ramsey 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land.: S1030    (1062)
 S1041 - Edward 15 granting and confirming privileges of Westminster 1: King Edward 15 to Westminster 1 Abbey, Third Charter; grant and confirmation of privileges.: S1041    (1065)
 S1042 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Wells: King Edward 15 to the bishopric of Wells; general confirmation of lands.: S1042    (1065)
 S1043 - Edward 15 confirming privileges and lands of Westminster 1: King Edward 15 to Westminster 1 Abbey, First Charter; confirmation of privileges and of lands.: S1043    (1066)
 Wulfstan 55.swearing to Worcester's rights: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (? - 1078 x 1085)
Confraternity (3)
 : Memorandum concerning a confraternity made by Bishop Wulfstan 55 and Serlo 1, abbot of Gloucester and similar confraternities between the monks of Worcester and those of Malmesbury, Evesham, Winchcombe, Tewkesbury, and Pershore.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester1    (1072 x 1085)
 Witnessing confraternity agreement between Worcester, Evesham, Chertsey, Bath, Pershore, Winchcombe, Gloucester: Confraternity agreement between Bishop Wulfstan 55, Æthelwig 15, abbot of Evesham, Wulfwald 1, abbot of Chertsey, Ælfsige 91, abbot of Bath, Edmund 30, abbot of Pershore, Ralph 22, abbot of Winchcombe, Serlo 1, abbot of Gloucester, and Ælfstan 81, dean of Worcester.: TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    (1077)
 Wulfstan 55-Thomas 3-Ælfwine 55.confraternity: Confraternity between Bishop Wulfstan 55, Prior Thomas 3 and the monks of Worcester on the one hand, and Abbot Ælfwine 55 and the monks of Ramsey on the other.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester2    (1077 x 1080)
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (4)
 Bates303 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: Writ from a synod at Westminster at which King William 1 ordered that the bishop of London should not oppress the monks of Westminster.: Bates303    (1075)
 Lanfranc 1-Wulfstan 55.conflict: Lanfranc 1 accused Wulfstan 55 of illiteracy, while Thomas 1 the archbishop of York claimed that by ancient right he should be subject to him. In council Wulfstan 55 was told to answer both charges, and he left the chamber in order to give more careful thought to the presentation of his reply. But instead he summoned his monks to sing Nones. During the service Wulfstan 55 saw a vision of the blessed archbishops Dunstan 1 and Oswald 1. As the result of the council Wulfstan 55 was completely cleared, and even recovered every of the remaining vills of the bishopric which Archbishop Ealdred 37 had kept under his thumb; for Archbishop Lanfranc 1 was stout in his support, no doubt wishing to put pressure on a rival to his primacy and power [i. e. Thomas 2].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.143 (1072)
 Lanfranc 1.council of London: In 1075 there was assembled in London in the church of the apostle St Paul a council of the entire district of England, composed of bishops, abbots, and many persons in religious orders. It was ordered and presided over by Lanfranc 1, archbishop of the holy church of Canterbury and primate of the whole island of Britain; and there sat with him venerable persons: Thomas 2 archbishop of York, William 2 bishop of London, Walkelin 1 of Winchester, Herman 2 of Sherborne, Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Walter 2 of Hereford, Giso 1 of Wells, Remigius 1 of Dorchester or Lincoln, Herfast 1 of Elmham or Norwich, Stigand 5 of Selsey, Osbern 8 of Exeter, and Peter 10 of Lichfield.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.42.7(1-2) (1075)
 Lanfranc 1.summoning the council of London: In 1075 there was a council at London summoned and presided over by Lanfranc 1.: Lanfranc, Ep. no. 11    (1075)
Death/dying (4)
 Edwin 28.seizes land of Worcester 1: Wychbold, Bickmarsh and lands in Shropshire were seized from the church of Worcester 1 by Edwin 28, brother of Leofric 49; for this he perished miserably in the war against Gruffudd 1, king of the Welsh. After his death Wulfstan 55 and Wulfstan 60 came to Alritune, seeking the lands of the monastery, but could only recover a meadow at Marnanclive.: Hemming.Codicellus  278-9
 Worcester 1.losing land: According to Wulfstan 55, Kingswinford, Clent and Tardebigge formerly belonged to Worcester 1 church. They were purchased by the deacon Æthelsige 46, one of the King's counsellors, from Æthelred 32. Æthelsige 46 died during the turbulent period following the death of Æthelred 32, during the war between his son Edmund 24 and Cnut 3, and Ævic 1, Sheriff of Staffordshire, seized the lands.: Hemming.Codicellus  276-7
 Wulfstan 55.death: On hearing about the death of his only sister [Anonymous 10083], Wulfstan 55 said: 'Now the plough has reached by furrow, and brother will follow sister within a few days'. He went ill with fever half a year before he died, and underwent many a trial to enter the life of heaven. Rather than asking for prayers he consoled his people, promising to pray for them. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.1-3
 Wulfstan 55.foretelling Nicholas 3's baldness: Wulfstan 55 foretold that his favourite pupil Nicholas 3 would go completely bald after his death. In the same week that Wulfstan 55 bade farewell to his life, all Nicholas 3's hair disappeared. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.147
Defence (1)
 Wulfstan 55.defence of Worcester: [During the rebellion of 1088] those who were the chief men of Hereford, and all that shire with them, and the men of Shropshire, with a large force from Wales, came and ravaged and burned in Worcestershire until they came to Worcester itself, and intended to burn the town and plunder the monastery and get the king’s castle by force into their hands. Seeing these things, the reverend bishop, Wulfstan 55, was much distressed in mind because the castle had been committed to him to hold; nevertheless, the members of his household marched out with a few men from the castle, and through God’s mercy and the bishop’s merits killed and captured 500 men and routed all the rest.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (1088)
Disobedience (1)
 Sæwulf 1.confessing to Wulfstan 55: Sæwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sæwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sæwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146
Disputing/dispute-settling (4)
 Bates347 - writ of William 1 concerning Worcester and Evesham: King William 1 requests Archbishop Lanfranc 1 and Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Coutances to settle the matter of sake and soke between Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester and Abbot Walter 13 of Evesham to as it was on the day when King Edward 15 last took geld for the construction of a ship. The case should be heard before Bishop Geoffrey 2 acting in William 1’s place, and Bishop Wulfstan 55 is to have fully his right and the houses which he claims against the abbot in Worcester. All those who hold his lands should be prepared to perform royal service and the bishop’s.: Bates347    (1078 x 1085)
 Wulfstan 55-Earngeat 1.controversy over land: Wulfstan 55 was unable to recover Hampton Lovett, which had been a possession of Worcester 1 from Earngeat 1 son of Grim 12, who was supported by Earl Leofric 49. Wulfstan 55 made it a condition of Earngeat 1's son [Anonymous 10100] becoming a monk that the monastery should recover the land, or at least that part called Thiccanapeltreo, but he refused, and after his death the land fell into other hands.: Hemming.Codicellus  260-1
 Wulfstan 55-Walter 7.dispute concerning Oswaldslow and Bengeworth: Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Countances, on the king’s order, heard the plea between Bishop Wulfstan 55 and Abbot [Walter 7] of Evesham, in which the bishop proved that the 4 hides in Bengeworth, Worcs., and the houses in the city of Worcester belonged to his holding, so that the abbot ought to do him service from them like his other tenants. The bishop also proved that the sake and soke of Hampton, Worcs., should belong to his hundred of Oswaldslow, so that they (i.e. the people of Hampton) should plead there, pay geld there, do military service and the other royal services required from these 15 hides, and pay church-scot and burial dues at the bishop’s vill of Cropthorne, Worcs.. This was proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 16 fitzScrob, and others of the king’s barons, by the judgement of the whole shire.: Bates350    (? - 1086)
 Wulfstan 55-Walter 13.dispute concerning sake and soke: There was a dispute concerning sake and soke between Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester and Abbot Walter 13 of Evesham.: Bates347    (1078 x 1085)
Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation (1)
 Lanfranc 1-Wulfstan 55.conflict: Lanfranc 1 accused Wulfstan 55 of illiteracy, while Thomas 1 the archbishop of York claimed that by ancient right he should be subject to him. In council Wulfstan 55 was told to answer both charges, and he left the chamber in order to give more careful thought to the presentation of his reply. But instead he summoned his monks to sing Nones. During the service Wulfstan 55 saw a vision of the blessed archbishops Dunstan 1 and Oswald 1. As the result of the council Wulfstan 55 was completely cleared, and even recovered every of the remaining vills of the bishopric which Archbishop Ealdred 37 had kept under his thumb; for Archbishop Lanfranc 1 was stout in his support, no doubt wishing to put pressure on a rival to his primacy and power [i. e. Thomas 2].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.143 (1072)
Drinking (1)
 Wulfstan 55.abstinence: Wulfstan 55 was abstemious in food and drink, although in his hall there was, in the English manner, drinking to all hours after dinner. Not that he flouted Norman customs either: he took around with him an array of knights, whose yearly stipend and daily food were a tremendous drain on his resources.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.139.3-4
Exorcism (1)
 Wulfstan 55.figting with the Devil: One night, as Wulfstan 55 was praying at the altar, the Evil One started to wrestle with him. The braver for his very fear, Wulfstan 55 turned on the attacker and squeezed him tight in his arms. He did this for a second and a third time. By the third he was out of breath, but God in His mercy came to his aid, and drove off the crazy monster. As it faded into thin air, Wulfstan 55 realized it was the Devil; he had previously thought he recognized him as one of the servants [Anonymous 10081], but actually the Devil had taken on the man's appearance. Whenever Wulfstan 55 happened to see the man subsequently, a shiver at once ran over him and he became white as a sheet. In every other circumstance Wulfstan 55 was quite free of fear, and went so far as to claim that he did not know the meaning of the word. He never, for example, got off his horse just because a bridge was broken, and strode without a qualm along the narrowest planks of high scaffolding. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.138.1-3
Expulsion (1)
 Bates39 - writ of William 1 concerning the adjudication of a dispute between Herfast and Bury St Edmunds: King William 1 informs all the faithful men of his kingdom that Bishop Herfast 1’s claim that the abbey of Bury St Edmunds should be his episcopal church has been brought to his attention and that he has decided that the matter should be heard in his court. On the set day, the bishop made his case eloquently, but produced neither written documents nor witnesses. Abbot Baldwin 5 then told how King Cnut 3 expelled the clerks and introduced monks, how the church had then been dedicated to on that king’s order by Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 of Canterbury, how the first abbot [Ufi 4] had been consecrated by the bishop of London [Ælfwig 13], the second [Leofstan 24] by the bishop of Winchester [Ælfwine 45], and Baldwin 5 himself by the archbishop of Canterbury [Stigand 1], and how the monks had been ordained by the bishops of their choice over a period of fifty-three years without any objection from Herfast 1’s predecessors. He also produced orders of King Cnut 3 and Edward 15 the Confessor which granted that the monastery should be free of all episcopal domination. Those present then decided in Bury St Edmunds favour.: Bates39    (1081)
Forfeiture (1)
 S1026 - Edward 15 granting land to Evesham: King Edward 15 to St Mary's, Evesham; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Upper Swell, Gloucs., in return for the abbot's gift of 6 marks of gold. The land had been forfeited by Erusius 1 (? Earnsige), son of Oce 1.: S1026    (1055)
Freeing from dues (2)
 Bates136 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 d’Abetot, and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he has granted that the estate of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he had restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks’ supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates136    (1066 x 1086)
 Bates137 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 10 fitzRichard and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he wishes and grants that the land of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he has restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates137    (1080 x 1087)
Friendship-making (1)
 Wulfstan 55.burial: The corpse of Wulfstan 55 lay on a bier before the altar, decked in the episcopal robes, without any covering. Waves of people poured in, made their offerings, reverenced the body, and left grieving. On the fourth day the body was buried by Robert 15 bishop of Hereford, long bound to him in holy friendship. It lies between two pyramids, under a beautiful stone arch.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.4-5
Grant and Gift (16)
 Bates136 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 d’Abetot, and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he has granted that the estate of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he had restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks’ supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates136    (1066 x 1086)
 Bates137 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 10 fitzRichard and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he wishes and grants that the land of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he has restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates137    (1080 x 1087)
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
 Bates306 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Hugh 7 of London and all the bishops who will succeed him, Geoffrey 5 de Mandeville, and the sheriff and all future sheriffs, French and English nobles, barons and citizens of London that he has confirmed to the abbey of Westminster all the lands and customs in London which King Edward 15 had granted to the abbey.: Bates306    (1081)
 Bates345 - William 1 granting land to Wulfstan 55: King William 1 grants 2 hides in Cookley Wood near Kingsford in Wolverley, Worcs., to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for the use of the monks of St Mary’s, Worcs..: Bates345  Version I (1066 x 1068)
 S1026 - Edward 15 granting land to Evesham: King Edward 15 to St Mary's, Evesham; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Upper Swell, Gloucs., in return for the abbot's gift of 6 marks of gold. The land had been forfeited by Erusius 1 (? Earnsige), son of Oce 1.: S1026    (1055)
 S1146 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Westminster: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the monks of Westminster Abbey are to have the estates of Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., with all the land and berewicks which he has granted to the abbey.: S1146    (1062 x 1066)
 S1156 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Wulfstan 55: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the monk Wulfstan 55 the bishopric of Worcester.: S1156    (1062)
 S1157 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Ælfstan 78: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the monk Ælfstan 78 judicial and financial rights over his land and over his men.: S1157    (1062)
 S1158 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Wulfstan 55 and Worcester, St Mary's: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for St Mary's minster the third part of the seamtoll and of the ceaptoll as fully and as completely as he has (? had) the other thing.: S1158    (1062)
 S1480 - Ealdred 37 granting land to Worcester, St Mary's: Declaration that Ealdred 37, archbishop, has purchased 10 hides (cassati) at Hampnett, Gloucs., and granted it to St Mary's, Worcester.: S1480    (1062 x 1066)
 William 1.granting land to Wulfstan 55 and Worcester, St Mary's: King William 1 grants 2 hides in Cookley Wood near Kingsford in Wolverley, Worcs., to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for the use of the monks of St Mary’s, Worcs..: Bates345    (1066 x 1068)
 Witnessing Wulfstan 55 granting land to Thomas 3: Grant by Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester to Prior Thomas 3 and the monks of Worcester of a mill at Tappenhall.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester3    (1089)
 Witnessing Wulfstan 55 granting land to Worcester: Grant by Bishop Wulfstan 55 to the monks of 15 hides at Alveston, Warwicks., in memory of his predecessor, Oswald.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester4    (1089)
 Wulfstan 55.granting land to Thomas 3 and Worcester: Grant by Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester to Prior Thomas 3 and the monks of Worcester of a mill at Tappenhall.: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester3    (1089)
 Wulfstan 55.granting to Worcester: Grant by Bishop Wulfstan 55 to the monks of 15 hides at Alveston, Warwicks..: TRW Non-royal charters/Worcester4    (1089)
Healing (1)
 Wulfstan 55.miracle: A man [Anonymous 10082] refused to make peace with his enemy and was commended by Wulfstan 55 to the Devil and then healed by the same three times; on the third the man agreed to be reconciled. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.142
Hostility (1)
 Wulfstan 55-Æthelwig 15.conflict over lands: Wulfstan 55 and Æthelwig 15 had a long conflict over the following lands, lost by Worcester 1: Acton Beauchamp, Eastbury, Bengeworth; Milcot and Weston in Warwickshire; and Evenlode and Daylesford. : Hemming.Codicellus  270-3
Illness/demonic seizure/madness (3)
 Sæwulf 1.confessing to Wulfstan 55: Sæwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sæwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sæwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146
 Wulfstan 55.death: On hearing about the death of his only sister [Anonymous 10083], Wulfstan 55 said: 'Now the plough has reached by furrow, and brother will follow sister within a few days'. He went ill with fever half a year before he died, and underwent many a trial to enter the life of heaven. Rather than asking for prayers he consoled his people, promising to pray for them. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.1-3
 Wulfstan 55.miracle: A man [Anonymous 10082] refused to make peace with his enemy and was commended by Wulfstan 55 to the Devil and then healed by the same three times; on the third the man agreed to be reconciled. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.142
Journey (1)
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
Judicial decision/review (4)
 Bates347 - writ of William 1 concerning Worcester and Evesham: King William 1 requests Archbishop Lanfranc 1 and Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Coutances to settle the matter of sake and soke between Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester and Abbot Walter 13 of Evesham to as it was on the day when King Edward 15 last took geld for the construction of a ship. The case should be heard before Bishop Geoffrey 2 acting in William 1’s place, and Bishop Wulfstan 55 is to have fully his right and the houses which he claims against the abbot in Worcester. All those who hold his lands should be prepared to perform royal service and the bishop’s.: Bates347    (1078 x 1085)
 Bates39 - writ of William 1 concerning the adjudication of a dispute between Herfast and Bury St Edmunds: King William 1 informs all the faithful men of his kingdom that Bishop Herfast 1’s claim that the abbey of Bury St Edmunds should be his episcopal church has been brought to his attention and that he has decided that the matter should be heard in his court. On the set day, the bishop made his case eloquently, but produced neither written documents nor witnesses. Abbot Baldwin 5 then told how King Cnut 3 expelled the clerks and introduced monks, how the church had then been dedicated to on that king’s order by Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 of Canterbury, how the first abbot [Ufi 4] had been consecrated by the bishop of London [Ælfwig 13], the second [Leofstan 24] by the bishop of Winchester [Ælfwine 45], and Baldwin 5 himself by the archbishop of Canterbury [Stigand 1], and how the monks had been ordained by the bishops of their choice over a period of fifty-three years without any objection from Herfast 1’s predecessors. He also produced orders of King Cnut 3 and Edward 15 the Confessor which granted that the monastery should be free of all episcopal domination. Those present then decided in Bury St Edmunds favour.: Bates39    (1081)
 Lanfranc 1-Wulfstan 55.conflict: Lanfranc 1 accused Wulfstan 55 of illiteracy, while Thomas 1 the archbishop of York claimed that by ancient right he should be subject to him. In council Wulfstan 55 was told to answer both charges, and he left the chamber in order to give more careful thought to the presentation of his reply. But instead he summoned his monks to sing Nones. During the service Wulfstan 55 saw a vision of the blessed archbishops Dunstan 1 and Oswald 1. As the result of the council Wulfstan 55 was completely cleared, and even recovered every of the remaining vills of the bishopric which Archbishop Ealdred 37 had kept under his thumb; for Archbishop Lanfranc 1 was stout in his support, no doubt wishing to put pressure on a rival to his primacy and power [i. e. Thomas 2].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.143 (1072)
 Wulfstan 55-Walter 7.dispute concerning Oswaldslow and Bengeworth: Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Countances, on the king’s order, heard the plea between Bishop Wulfstan 55 and Abbot [Walter 7] of Evesham, in which the bishop proved that the 4 hides in Bengeworth, Worcs., and the houses in the city of Worcester belonged to his holding, so that the abbot ought to do him service from them like his other tenants. The bishop also proved that the sake and soke of Hampton, Worcs., should belong to his hundred of Oswaldslow, so that they (i.e. the people of Hampton) should plead there, pay geld there, do military service and the other royal services required from these 15 hides, and pay church-scot and burial dues at the bishop’s vill of Cropthorne, Worcs.. This was proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 16 fitzScrob, and others of the king’s barons, by the judgement of the whole shire.: Bates350    (? - 1086)
Killing/murder (1)
 Wulfstan 55.defence of Worcester: [During the rebellion of 1088] those who were the chief men of Hereford, and all that shire with them, and the men of Shropshire, with a large force from Wales, came and ravaged and burned in Worcestershire until they came to Worcester itself, and intended to burn the town and plunder the monastery and get the king’s castle by force into their hands. Seeing these things, the reverend bishop, Wulfstan 55, was much distressed in mind because the castle had been committed to him to hold; nevertheless, the members of his household marched out with a few men from the castle, and through God’s mercy and the bishop’s merits killed and captured 500 men and routed all the rest.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (1088)
Lease (3)
 : Waresley belonged to the monastery of Worcester 1 when Ælfstan 80 was prior and Witheric 1 was provost. Later, under Wulfstan 55, it was leased to Ælfwine 78 son of Beorhtmær 21. After his death all his lands were seized by Urse 1.: Hemming.Codicellus  261
 Ealdred 37-Wulfstan 55.lease to Earnwig 5: Bishop Ealdred 37 and Wulfstan 55, at that time prior, leased Little Witley to Earnwig 5, a priest of Eadric 48 called Silvaticus (the Wild).: Hemming.Codicellus  256-7
 Wulfstan 55.recovery of land: Half of Charlton belongs to the monastery of Worcester 1, the other half, 7 hides, is alienated. The latter was acquired by a certain wealthy man [Anonymous 10102] for the lives of three men. It was held by him and his son [Anonymous 10103], and then by Godric 34 Finc. it was recovered by Wulfstan 55, claimed by the Normans, but the bishop obtained a writ (breve) from the King [William 1], putting him in possession. Later, Robert 20, brother of Urse 1, supported by the Queen [Matilda 2], seized it.: Hemming.Codicellus  268-9
Liturgical celebration (1)
 Lanfranc 1-Wulfstan 55.conflict: Lanfranc 1 accused Wulfstan 55 of illiteracy, while Thomas 1 the archbishop of York claimed that by ancient right he should be subject to him. In council Wulfstan 55 was told to answer both charges, and he left the chamber in order to give more careful thought to the presentation of his reply. But instead he summoned his monks to sing Nones. During the service Wulfstan 55 saw a vision of the blessed archbishops Dunstan 1 and Oswald 1. As the result of the council Wulfstan 55 was completely cleared, and even recovered every of the remaining vills of the bishopric which Archbishop Ealdred 37 had kept under his thumb; for Archbishop Lanfranc 1 was stout in his support, no doubt wishing to put pressure on a rival to his primacy and power [i. e. Thomas 2].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.143 (1072)
Marriage (1)
 Bates150 - William 1 granting to Ghent, St Peter's: King William 1 grants to the abbey of Saint-Pierre au Mont-Blandin of Ghent and to Abbot Everelm 1 the manor of Lewisham, with everything belonging to it, namely East Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham and Coombe, Kent, as they were granted by King Edward 15 and, long before, by Ælfthryth 5, a member of the royal kingdred, whom Count Baldwin 2 the Bald of Flanders took from England as his wife. William 1 also grants nearby lands within his forest which is called Andred (i.e. the Weald), namely Ashour in cowden, Ivelands, Wickenden, Shernden in Edenbridge and Sandherste (which comprised Wickens and The Moat in Cowden) to repair the houses belonging to the abbey. Within London, he grants the land given by King Edward 15, namely part of Warmansacre with the wharf which belongs to it, and with its fairs, markets, stalls and shops, and its revenues with customs, rights, toll and wharf-dues. : Bates150    (1081)
Miracle (2)
 Wulfstan 55.figting with the Devil: One night, as Wulfstan 55 was praying at the altar, the Evil One started to wrestle with him. The braver for his very fear, Wulfstan 55 turned on the attacker and squeezed him tight in his arms. He did this for a second and a third time. By the third he was out of breath, but God in His mercy came to his aid, and drove off the crazy monster. As it faded into thin air, Wulfstan 55 realized it was the Devil; he had previously thought he recognized him as one of the servants [Anonymous 10081], but actually the Devil had taken on the man's appearance. Whenever Wulfstan 55 happened to see the man subsequently, a shiver at once ran over him and he became white as a sheet. In every other circumstance Wulfstan 55 was quite free of fear, and went so far as to claim that he did not know the meaning of the word. He never, for example, got off his horse just because a bridge was broken, and strode without a qualm along the narrowest planks of high scaffolding. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.138.1-3
 Wulfstan 55.miracle: A man [Anonymous 10082] refused to make peace with his enemy and was commended by Wulfstan 55 to the Devil and then healed by the same three times; on the third the man agreed to be reconciled. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.142
Monastic life, converting to/joining/oblation (1)
 Sæwulf 1.confessing to Wulfstan 55: Sæwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sæwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sæwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146
Monastic reform (1)
 Bates39 - writ of William 1 concerning the adjudication of a dispute between Herfast and Bury St Edmunds: King William 1 informs all the faithful men of his kingdom that Bishop Herfast 1’s claim that the abbey of Bury St Edmunds should be his episcopal church has been brought to his attention and that he has decided that the matter should be heard in his court. On the set day, the bishop made his case eloquently, but produced neither written documents nor witnesses. Abbot Baldwin 5 then told how King Cnut 3 expelled the clerks and introduced monks, how the church had then been dedicated to on that king’s order by Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 of Canterbury, how the first abbot [Ufi 4] had been consecrated by the bishop of London [Ælfwig 13], the second [Leofstan 24] by the bishop of Winchester [Ælfwine 45], and Baldwin 5 himself by the archbishop of Canterbury [Stigand 1], and how the monks had been ordained by the bishops of their choice over a period of fifty-three years without any objection from Herfast 1’s predecessors. He also produced orders of King Cnut 3 and Edward 15 the Confessor which granted that the monastery should be free of all episcopal domination. Those present then decided in Bury St Edmunds favour.: Bates39    (1081)
Oath-swearing/fealty (3)
 Bates348 - writ of William 1 in favour of Worcester: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (1078 x 1085)
 Wulfstan 55-Walter 7.dispute concerning Oswaldslow and Bengeworth: Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Countances, on the king’s order, heard the plea between Bishop Wulfstan 55 and Abbot [Walter 7] of Evesham, in which the bishop proved that the 4 hides in Bengeworth, Worcs., and the houses in the city of Worcester belonged to his holding, so that the abbot ought to do him service from them like his other tenants. The bishop also proved that the sake and soke of Hampton, Worcs., should belong to his hundred of Oswaldslow, so that they (i.e. the people of Hampton) should plead there, pay geld there, do military service and the other royal services required from these 15 hides, and pay church-scot and burial dues at the bishop’s vill of Cropthorne, Worcs.. This was proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 16 fitzScrob, and others of the king’s barons, by the judgement of the whole shire.: Bates350    (? - 1086)
 Wulfstan 55.swearing to Worcester's rights: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (? - 1078 x 1085)
Ordering (2)
 : Lanfranc 1 orders Wulfstan 55 and Peter 16 to assist Archbishop Thomas 2 in the consecration of ‘a certain cleric’ [Ralph 26] who has been elected bishop of the Orkneys at the command of Earl Paul 3. : Lanfranc, Ep. no. 13    (1072 x 1073)
 Bates303 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: Writ from a synod at Westminster at which King William 1 ordered that the bishop of London should not oppress the monks of Westminster.: Bates303    (1075)
Pastoral activities/preaching (1)
 Wulfstan 55.preaching: Wulfstan 55 preached that the Normans were send to the English as a punishment for their sins.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.42.7b5-7
Patronage (1)
 Bates305 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies all his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, sheriffs, and all his barons and officers, both French and English, throughout England in all the shires in which Westminster has lands and men that he has taken the abbey under his protection.: Bates305    (1076)
Plundering (1)
 Wulfstan 55.defence of Worcester: [During the rebellion of 1088] those who were the chief men of Hereford, and all that shire with them, and the men of Shropshire, with a large force from Wales, came and ravaged and burned in Worcestershire until they came to Worcester itself, and intended to burn the town and plunder the monastery and get the king’s castle by force into their hands. Seeing these things, the reverend bishop, Wulfstan 55, was much distressed in mind because the castle had been committed to him to hold; nevertheless, the members of his household marched out with a few men from the castle, and through God’s mercy and the bishop’s merits killed and captured 500 men and routed all the rest.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (1088)
Praying (2)
 Wulfstan 55.death: On hearing about the death of his only sister [Anonymous 10083], Wulfstan 55 said: 'Now the plough has reached by furrow, and brother will follow sister within a few days'. He went ill with fever half a year before he died, and underwent many a trial to enter the life of heaven. Rather than asking for prayers he consoled his people, promising to pray for them. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.1-3
 Wulfstan 55.figting with the Devil: One night, as Wulfstan 55 was praying at the altar, the Evil One started to wrestle with him. The braver for his very fear, Wulfstan 55 turned on the attacker and squeezed him tight in his arms. He did this for a second and a third time. By the third he was out of breath, but God in His mercy came to his aid, and drove off the crazy monster. As it faded into thin air, Wulfstan 55 realized it was the Devil; he had previously thought he recognized him as one of the servants [Anonymous 10081], but actually the Devil had taken on the man's appearance. Whenever Wulfstan 55 happened to see the man subsequently, a shiver at once ran over him and he became white as a sheet. In every other circumstance Wulfstan 55 was quite free of fear, and went so far as to claim that he did not know the meaning of the word. He never, for example, got off his horse just because a bridge was broken, and strode without a qualm along the narrowest planks of high scaffolding. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.138.1-3
Property-buying/purchasing (3)
 S1026 - Edward 15 granting land to Evesham: King Edward 15 to St Mary's, Evesham; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Upper Swell, Gloucs., in return for the abbot's gift of 6 marks of gold. The land had been forfeited by Erusius 1 (? Earnsige), son of Oce 1.: S1026    (1055)
 S1480 - Ealdred 37 granting land to Worcester, St Mary's: Declaration that Ealdred 37, archbishop, has purchased 10 hides (cassati) at Hampnett, Gloucs., and granted it to St Mary's, Worcester.: S1480    (1062 x 1066)
 Worcester 1.losing land: According to Wulfstan 55, Kingswinford, Clent and Tardebigge formerly belonged to Worcester 1 church. They were purchased by the deacon Æthelsige 46, one of the King's counsellors, from Æthelred 32. Æthelsige 46 died during the turbulent period following the death of Æthelred 32, during the war between his son Edmund 24 and Cnut 3, and Ævic 1, Sheriff of Staffordshire, seized the lands.: Hemming.Codicellus  276-7
Property-exchanging (1)
 S1026 - Edward 15 granting land to Evesham: King Edward 15 to St Mary's, Evesham; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Upper Swell, Gloucs., in return for the abbot's gift of 6 marks of gold. The land had been forfeited by Erusius 1 (? Earnsige), son of Oce 1.: S1026    (1055)
Prophecy (4)
 Sæwulf 1.confessing to Wulfstan 55: Sæwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sæwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sæwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146
 Wulfstan 55.death: On hearing about the death of his only sister [Anonymous 10083], Wulfstan 55 said: 'Now the plough has reached by furrow, and brother will follow sister within a few days'. He went ill with fever half a year before he died, and underwent many a trial to enter the life of heaven. Rather than asking for prayers he consoled his people, promising to pray for them. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.148.1-3
 Wulfstan 55.foresees Ealdwine 7 founding a monastery: Monk Ealdwine 7, who lived a life of a hermit in the wild woods of the Great Malvern, decided to go to Jerusalem and went to Wulfstan 55 for advice first. The bishop dissuaded him saying that God would work through Ealdwine 7 in that place. And indeed, soon he was joined by thirty companions, one by one; if anything was lacking, faith supplied it.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.145
 Wulfstan 55.foretelling Nicholas 3's baldness: Wulfstan 55 foretold that his favourite pupil Nicholas 3 would go completely bald after his death. In the same week that Wulfstan 55 bade farewell to his life, all Nicholas 3's hair disappeared. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.147
Raiding (1)
 Wulfstan 55.defence of Worcester: [During the rebellion of 1088] those who were the chief men of Hereford, and all that shire with them, and the men of Shropshire, with a large force from Wales, came and ravaged and burned in Worcestershire until they came to Worcester itself, and intended to burn the town and plunder the monastery and get the king’s castle by force into their hands. Seeing these things, the reverend bishop, Wulfstan 55, was much distressed in mind because the castle had been committed to him to hold; nevertheless, the members of his household marched out with a few men from the castle, and through God’s mercy and the bishop’s merits killed and captured 500 men and routed all the rest.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (1088)
Rebellion/sedition (1)
 Wulfstan 55.defence of Worcester: [During the rebellion of 1088] those who were the chief men of Hereford, and all that shire with them, and the men of Shropshire, with a large force from Wales, came and ravaged and burned in Worcestershire until they came to Worcester itself, and intended to burn the town and plunder the monastery and get the king’s castle by force into their hands. Seeing these things, the reverend bishop, Wulfstan 55, was much distressed in mind because the castle had been committed to him to hold; nevertheless, the members of his household marched out with a few men from the castle, and through God’s mercy and the bishop’s merits killed and captured 500 men and routed all the rest.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1087 (1088)
Reconciliation (1)
 Wulfstan 55.miracle: A man [Anonymous 10082] refused to make peace with his enemy and was commended by Wulfstan 55 to the Devil and then healed by the same three times; on the third the man agreed to be reconciled. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.142
Refusal (2)
 Wulfstan 55-Earngeat 1.controversy over land: Wulfstan 55 was unable to recover Hampton Lovett, which had been a possession of Worcester 1 from Earngeat 1 son of Grim 12, who was supported by Earl Leofric 49. Wulfstan 55 made it a condition of Earngeat 1's son [Anonymous 10100] becoming a monk that the monastery should recover the land, or at least that part called Thiccanapeltreo, but he refused, and after his death the land fell into other hands.: Hemming.Codicellus  260-1
 Wulfstan 55.miracle: A man [Anonymous 10082] refused to make peace with his enemy and was commended by Wulfstan 55 to the Devil and then healed by the same three times; on the third the man agreed to be reconciled. : WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.142
Request (1)
 Bates347 - writ of William 1 concerning Worcester and Evesham: King William 1 requests Archbishop Lanfranc 1 and Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Coutances to settle the matter of sake and soke between Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester and Abbot Walter 13 of Evesham to as it was on the day when King Edward 15 last took geld for the construction of a ship. The case should be heard before Bishop Geoffrey 2 acting in William 1’s place, and Bishop Wulfstan 55 is to have fully his right and the houses which he claims against the abbot in Worcester. All those who hold his lands should be prepared to perform royal service and the bishop’s.: Bates347    (1078 x 1085)
Restoration of land/property (7)
 Bates135 - writ of Odo 3 in favour of Evesham: Bishop Odo 3 of Bayeux notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1, Durand 1 and Walter 6, the sheriffs of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, and all the French and English faithful men of the king, that his lord King William 1 has restored to the abbey of Evesham and Abbot Walter those lands to which the abbot made good his claim against all who unjustly sought them, before seven shires at Gildeneberga, (Four-Shire Stone, Warwicks., near Moreton-in-Marsh). The lands are Weston-on-Avon and Upper Swell, Gloucs., Bengeworth, Worcs., Binton, Wixford, Oldberrow, Kinwarton, Hillingborough, and Ragley all in Warwicks..: Bates135    (1078 x 1081)
 Bates136 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 d’Abetot, and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he has granted that the estate of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he had restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks’ supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates136    (1066 x 1086)
 Bates137 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 10 fitzRichard and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he wishes and grants that the land of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he has restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates137    (1080 x 1087)
 Bates152 - writ of William 1 in favour of Gloucester, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his barons and officials in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that he has restored and confirmed to the abbey of St Peter’s, Gloucester, all the lands held unjustly by Archbishop Thomas 2 of York, namely Northleach, Oddington and Standish.: Bates152    (1070 x 1087)
 Bates286 - William 1 restoring land to Wells: King William 1, moved by the prayers of Bishop Giso 1 of Wells, restores 30 hides at Banwell, Avon, to the cathedral church of Wells, which Giso 1’s predecessor, Duduc 6, had given to the church, and which King Harold 3 had taken away. These are given with everything belonging to them.: Bates286    (1068)
 Lanfranc 1-Wulfstan 55.conflict: Lanfranc 1 accused Wulfstan 55 of illiteracy, while Thomas 1 the archbishop of York claimed that by ancient right he should be subject to him. In council Wulfstan 55 was told to answer both charges, and he left the chamber in order to give more careful thought to the presentation of his reply. But instead he summoned his monks to sing Nones. During the service Wulfstan 55 saw a vision of the blessed archbishops Dunstan 1 and Oswald 1. As the result of the council Wulfstan 55 was completely cleared, and even recovered every of the remaining vills of the bishopric which Archbishop Ealdred 37 had kept under his thumb; for Archbishop Lanfranc 1 was stout in his support, no doubt wishing to put pressure on a rival to his primacy and power [i. e. Thomas 2].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.143 (1072)
 Wulfstan 55.recovery of land: Half of Charlton belongs to the monastery of Worcester 1, the other half, 7 hides, is alienated. The latter was acquired by a certain wealthy man [Anonymous 10102] for the lives of three men. It was held by him and his son [Anonymous 10103], and then by Godric 34 Finc. it was recovered by Wulfstan 55, claimed by the Normans, but the bishop obtained a writ (breve) from the King [William 1], putting him in possession. Later, Robert 20, brother of Urse 1, supported by the Queen [Matilda 2], seized it.: Hemming.Codicellus  268-9
Seizure of land (5)
 : Waresley belonged to the monastery of Worcester 1 when Ælfstan 80 was prior and Witheric 1 was provost. Later, under Wulfstan 55, it was leased to Ælfwine 78 son of Beorhtmær 21. After his death all his lands were seized by Urse 1.: Hemming.Codicellus  261
 Edwin 28.seizes land of Worcester 1: Wychbold, Bickmarsh and lands in Shropshire were seized from the church of Worcester 1 by Edwin 28, brother of Leofric 49; for this he perished miserably in the war against Gruffudd 1, king of the Welsh. After his death Wulfstan 55 and Wulfstan 60 came to Alritune, seeking the lands of the monastery, but could only recover a meadow at Marnanclive.: Hemming.Codicellus  278-9
 Worcester 1.losing land: According to Wulfstan 55, Kingswinford, Clent and Tardebigge formerly belonged to Worcester 1 church. They were purchased by the deacon Æthelsige 46, one of the King's counsellors, from Æthelred 32. Æthelsige 46 died during the turbulent period following the death of Æthelred 32, during the war between his son Edmund 24 and Cnut 3, and Ævic 1, Sheriff of Staffordshire, seized the lands.: Hemming.Codicellus  276-7
 Wulfstan 55.recovery of land: Half of Charlton belongs to the monastery of Worcester 1, the other half, 7 hides, is alienated. The latter was acquired by a certain wealthy man [Anonymous 10102] for the lives of three men. It was held by him and his son [Anonymous 10103], and then by Godric 34 Finc. it was recovered by Wulfstan 55, claimed by the Normans, but the bishop obtained a writ (breve) from the King [William 1], putting him in possession. Later, Robert 20, brother of Urse 1, supported by the Queen [Matilda 2], seized it.: Hemming.Codicellus  268-9
 Æthelwig 15.seizing land of Worcester 1: Half of Milcote was seized from the monastery of Worcester 1 and its bishop Wulfstan 55 by abbot Æthelwig 15. After his death the land passed to bishop Odo 3, brother of the king [William 1].: Hemming.Codicellus  279-80
Service (4)
 Bates347 - writ of William 1 concerning Worcester and Evesham: King William 1 requests Archbishop Lanfranc 1 and Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Coutances to settle the matter of sake and soke between Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester and Abbot Walter 13 of Evesham to as it was on the day when King Edward 15 last took geld for the construction of a ship. The case should be heard before Bishop Geoffrey 2 acting in William 1’s place, and Bishop Wulfstan 55 is to have fully his right and the houses which he claims against the abbot in Worcester. All those who hold his lands should be prepared to perform royal service and the bishop’s.: Bates347    (1078 x 1085)
 Bates348 - writ of William 1 in favour of Worcester: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (1078 x 1085)
 Wulfstan 55-Walter 7.dispute concerning Oswaldslow and Bengeworth: Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Countances, on the king’s order, heard the plea between Bishop Wulfstan 55 and Abbot [Walter 7] of Evesham, in which the bishop proved that the 4 hides in Bengeworth, Worcs., and the houses in the city of Worcester belonged to his holding, so that the abbot ought to do him service from them like his other tenants. The bishop also proved that the sake and soke of Hampton, Worcs., should belong to his hundred of Oswaldslow, so that they (i.e. the people of Hampton) should plead there, pay geld there, do military service and the other royal services required from these 15 hides, and pay church-scot and burial dues at the bishop’s vill of Cropthorne, Worcs.. This was proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 16 fitzScrob, and others of the king’s barons, by the judgement of the whole shire.: Bates350    (? - 1086)
 Wulfstan 55.swearing to Worcester's rights: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (? - 1078 x 1085)
Solitary life, choosing; becoming anchorite/hermit (1)
 Wulfstan 55.foresees Ealdwine 7 founding a monastery: Monk Ealdwine 7, who lived a life of a hermit in the wild woods of the Great Malvern, decided to go to Jerusalem and went to Wulfstan 55 for advice first. The bishop dissuaded him saying that God would work through Ealdwine 7 in that place. And indeed, soon he was joined by thirty companions, one by one; if anything was lacking, faith supplied it.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.145
Visit (1)
 Æthelmær 40.visiting Wulfstan 55: A priest called Æthelmær 40 came to Wulfstan 55, drawn by reports of his devoutness.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.141.1
War (2)
 Edwin 28.seizes land of Worcester 1: Wychbold, Bickmarsh and lands in Shropshire were seized from the church of Worcester 1 by Edwin 28, brother of Leofric 49; for this he perished miserably in the war against Gruffudd 1, king of the Welsh. After his death Wulfstan 55 and Wulfstan 60 came to Alritune, seeking the lands of the monastery, but could only recover a meadow at Marnanclive.: Hemming.Codicellus  278-9
 Worcester 1.losing land: According to Wulfstan 55, Kingswinford, Clent and Tardebigge formerly belonged to Worcester 1 church. They were purchased by the deacon Æthelsige 46, one of the King's counsellors, from Æthelred 32. Æthelsige 46 died during the turbulent period following the death of Æthelred 32, during the war between his son Edmund 24 and Cnut 3, and Ævic 1, Sheriff of Staffordshire, seized the lands.: Hemming.Codicellus  276-7
Writ-issuing/sending (22)
 Bates132 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 orders Bishop Wulfstan 55 and R 1 the sheriff that Abbot Æthelwig 15 of Evesham is to have the lands of the abbey of Evesham in Warwickshire, honourably and in peace, and under the king’s protection, namely Abbots Salford, Atherstone-upon-Stour, Milcote, Ragley, Arrow, Exhall, Hillingborough in Temple Grafton, Temple Grafton, Wixford, and Little Dorsington, R. the sheriff is not to permit anyone to do anyone to do wrong to the abbot in any matter. The abbot is to hold with sake and soke and to hold his property fully with all customs. If anyone commits an injustice, the abbot should appeal to the king who will do him full right.: Bates132    (1066 x 1078)
 Bates133 - writ of William 1 in favour of Æthelwig 15 and Evesham: King William 1 informs Archbishop Lanfranc 1, Bishop Odo 3 of Bayeux, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 the sheriff and all his French and English barons of England that he has granted the abbey of Evesham to Abbot Æthelwig 15 with whatever belongs to it, so that he and all his successors may have it with great honour and peace, with its lands and men, and with such law, custom and liberty, sake and soke, toll and team, and infangenetheof, without town and within, as any of his predecessors and as he himself held them in the time of King Edward 15 and before. The church shall have all lands and possessions as set out in royal charters of King Edward 15 and any other predecessors, and in the ancient precepts written and confirmed for the church. Abbot Æthelwig 15 and all his successors shall have the hundred of Fishborough in free and pure alms, with everything belonging to the hundred. No sheriff or his officers shall enter, plead or exact anything. William 1 also confirms King Edward 15’s gift to Abbots Manni 1 and Æthelwig 15 that the abbey shall have a port and market in Evesham, and shall have there all the customs which the king has in his ports and towns. The abbey may purchase food and clothing anywhere in England without paying toll.: Bates133    (1070 x 1078)
 Bates135 - writ of Odo 3 in favour of Evesham: Bishop Odo 3 of Bayeux notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1, Durand 1 and Walter 6, the sheriffs of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, and all the French and English faithful men of the king, that his lord King William 1 has restored to the abbey of Evesham and Abbot Walter those lands to which the abbot made good his claim against all who unjustly sought them, before seven shires at Gildeneberga, (Four-Shire Stone, Warwicks., near Moreton-in-Marsh). The lands are Weston-on-Avon and Upper Swell, Gloucs., Bengeworth, Worcs., Binton, Wixford, Oldberrow, Kinwarton, Hillingborough, and Ragley all in Warwicks..: Bates135    (1078 x 1081)
 Bates136 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Urse 1 d’Abetot, and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he has granted that the estate of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he had restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks’ supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates136    (1066 x 1086)
 Bates137 - writ of William 1 in favour of Evesham: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55, Urse 1 d’Abetot, Osbern 10 fitzRichard and all his faithful French and English men of Worcestershire that he wishes and grants that the land of Sheriff’s Lench, Worcs., which he has restored to the abbey of Evesham to contribute to the monks supplies, shall be free of all geld, castlework and all customs.: Bates137    (1080 x 1087)
 Bates152 - writ of William 1 in favour of Gloucester, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, William 3 fitzOsbern and all his barons and officials in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire that he has restored and confirmed to the abbey of St Peter’s, Gloucester, all the lands held unjustly by Archbishop Thomas 2 of York, namely Northleach, Oddington and Standish.: Bates152    (1070 x 1087)
 Bates223 - writ of William 1 in favour of Regenbald 1: King William 1 notifies Bishop Herman 2 of Sherborne, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Count Eustace 1, Eadric 66, Beorhtric 39 and all his thegns in Wilts. and Gloucs. that he has granted land at Eysey and Latton to Regenbald 1 his priest with everything belonging to them, with sake and soke, as fully as they were held by King Harold 3. He has the right to dispose of them as he wishes.: Bates223    (1066 x 1067)
 Bates23 - writ of William 1 in favour of Battle: King William 1 informs the clergy and laity of England that he has confirmed that the abbey of Battle shall be free of all exaction, with all dignities and royal customs which he has granted by royal authority as they are witnessed by his charter, with the assent of Archbishop Lanfranc 1, Bishop Stigand 5 of Chichester, and the advice of all his bishops and barons.: Bates23    (1070 x 1086)
 Bates295 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Ealdred 37 of York, Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester, Earl William 3 fitzOsbern, and all his thegns of Gloucs., Worcs., and Oxfordshire that he has confirmed the land in Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., to the abbey of Westminster, as King Edward 15 gave them.: Bates295    (1066 x 1069)
 Bates303 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: Writ from a synod at Westminster at which King William 1 ordered that the bishop of London should not oppress the monks of Westminster.: Bates303    (1075)
 Bates305 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies all his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, sheriffs, and all his barons and officers, both French and English, throughout England in all the shires in which Westminster has lands and men that he has taken the abbey under his protection.: Bates305    (1076)
 Bates306 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies Bishop Hugh 7 of London and all the bishops who will succeed him, Geoffrey 5 de Mandeville, and the sheriff and all future sheriffs, French and English nobles, barons and citizens of London that he has confirmed to the abbey of Westminster all the lands and customs in London which King Edward 15 had granted to the abbey.: Bates306    (1081)
 Bates311 - writ of William 1 in favour of Westminster, St Peter's: King William 1 notifies bishops, abbots, sheriffs and French and English thegns wherever abbot Vitalis 1 of Westminster has lands that the abbot shall have all his demesne in Worcs. to the extent that he can show that Bishop Wulfstan 55, the abbot of Evesham and Regenbald 1 the chancellor demonstrated that the abbey had the rightful title. King William 1 wishes that Abbot Vitalis 1 should hold his demesne throughout England as up to the present, as far as he can show in shire and hundred courts that the abbey held it by King Edward 15’s gift or William 1’s.: Bates311    (1076 x 1085)
 Bates347 - writ of William 1 concerning Worcester and Evesham: King William 1 requests Archbishop Lanfranc 1 and Bishop Geoffrey 2 of Coutances to settle the matter of sake and soke between Bishop Wulfstan 55 of Worcester and Abbot Walter 13 of Evesham to as it was on the day when King Edward 15 last took geld for the construction of a ship. The case should be heard before Bishop Geoffrey 2 acting in William 1’s place, and Bishop Wulfstan 55 is to have fully his right and the houses which he claims against the abbot in Worcester. All those who hold his lands should be prepared to perform royal service and the bishop’s.: Bates347    (1078 x 1085)
 Bates348 - writ of William 1 in favour of Worcester: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (1078 x 1085)
 Bates39 - writ of William 1 concerning the adjudication of a dispute between Herfast and Bury St Edmunds: King William 1 informs all the faithful men of his kingdom that Bishop Herfast 1’s claim that the abbey of Bury St Edmunds should be his episcopal church has been brought to his attention and that he has decided that the matter should be heard in his court. On the set day, the bishop made his case eloquently, but produced neither written documents nor witnesses. Abbot Baldwin 5 then told how King Cnut 3 expelled the clerks and introduced monks, how the church had then been dedicated to on that king’s order by Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 of Canterbury, how the first abbot [Ufi 4] had been consecrated by the bishop of London [Ælfwig 13], the second [Leofstan 24] by the bishop of Winchester [Ælfwine 45], and Baldwin 5 himself by the archbishop of Canterbury [Stigand 1], and how the monks had been ordained by the bishops of their choice over a period of fifty-three years without any objection from Herfast 1’s predecessors. He also produced orders of King Cnut 3 and Edward 15 the Confessor which granted that the monastery should be free of all episcopal domination. Those present then decided in Bury St Edmunds favour.: Bates39    (1081)
 S1146 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Westminster: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the monks of Westminster Abbey are to have the estates of Pershore, Worcs., and Deerhurst, Gloucs., with all the land and berewicks which he has granted to the abbey.: S1146    (1062 x 1066)
 S1156 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Wulfstan 55: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the monk Wulfstan 55 the bishopric of Worcester.: S1156    (1062)
 S1157 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Ælfstan 78: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the monk Ælfstan 78 judicial and financial rights over his land and over his men.: S1157    (1062)
 S1158 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Wulfstan 55 and Worcester, St Mary's: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to Bishop Wulfstan 55 for St Mary's minster the third part of the seamtoll and of the ceaptoll as fully and as completely as he has (? had) the other thing.: S1158    (1062)
 Wulfstan 55.recovery of land: Half of Charlton belongs to the monastery of Worcester 1, the other half, 7 hides, is alienated. The latter was acquired by a certain wealthy man [Anonymous 10102] for the lives of three men. It was held by him and his son [Anonymous 10103], and then by Godric 34 Finc. it was recovered by Wulfstan 55, claimed by the Normans, but the bishop obtained a writ (breve) from the King [William 1], putting him in possession. Later, Robert 20, brother of Urse 1, supported by the Queen [Matilda 2], seized it.: Hemming.Codicellus  268-9
 Wulfstan 55.swearing to Worcester's rights: King William 1 orders Urse 1 the sheriff and Osbern 16 fitzScrob and all Frenchmen and Englishmen of Worcs. to ensure that Bishop Wulfstan 55 should have fully his sake and soke, his services, and all the customs belonging to his hundred (of Oswaldslow) and his lands, as he had them in the time of King Edward 15. He is to have the lands which he proved that the abbot of Evesham should hold of his fee, namely, 4 hides in Bengeworth and the houses in the city of Worcester, in such a way that if the abbot wished to hold them, he should do service the bishop’s other vassals. And for the 15 hides of Hampton, over which the bishop has proved his right to soke, geld, military service and other royal services as belonging to his hundred, and church-scot and burial dues which belong to his vill, William 1 orders that no one is to hold them against him. He is to have all things belonging to royal service and his own, as proved and sworn before Bishop Geoffrey 2 and the addressees, with the witness of the shire.: Bates348    (? - 1078 x 1085)
Factoids linked indirectly to Wulfstan 55 (2)
Personal Information (1)
piety (1)
 Robert 15: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.165.1 (Robert 15 had a special devotion to St Wulfstan 55)
Occupation (1)
Pupil of Wulfstan 55 (1)
 Nicholas 3: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.147