Event: Charter-witnessing, Grant and GiftBates232 - William 1 granting land to Rouen, La Trinité-du-Mont

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Description King William 1, at the suggestion of William 3 fitzOsbern, grants Hardmondsworth with its church and everything appertaining to the abbey of La Trinité-du-Mont of Rouen, in the presence of Abbot Rainier 1 and two monks named Nicholas 4 and William 26 . The grant was handed over with a knife, which the king in jest gave to the abbot as if making to drive it into the palm of his hand, saying ‘thus ought land to be given’.
Year 1069
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Date from Source 1069, 12 April

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