Source: CharterS1051

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King Edward to Ely Abbey; grant of land at Lakenheath and confirmation of privileges and of land at Ely, Swaffham Prior, Horningsea, Wood Ditton, Hauxton, Newton, Stapleford, Great Shelford, Triplow, Melbourn, Armingford, Little Gransden, Stetchworth, Balsham, Fulbourn, Teversham, Westley Waterless, Trumpington, West Wratting, Snailwell, Fen Ditton, Hardwick, Milton, Impington, Cottenham, and Willingham, Cambs.; at Hartest, Glemsford, Hitcham, Rattlesden, Drinkstone, Nedging, Barking, Barham, Wetheringsett, Livermere, Occold, Wicklow, Sudbourne, Melton, Kingston, Hoo, Stoke (near Ipswich), Debenham, Brightwell, Woodbridge and Brandon, Suffolk; at Feltwell, Bridgeham, Methwold, Croxton, Weeting, Mundford, Bergh Apton, Westfield, Fincham, Northwold, Walpole, Marham, Dereham, Thorpe and Pulham, Norfolk; at Hadstock, Littlebury, Stretley (Green) in Littlebury, the two Rodings, Rettendon, Amberden (Hall) in Debden, Broxted, Easter, Fambridge and Terling, Essex; at Hadham, Hatfield and Kelshall, Herts.; at Spaldwick, Somersham, Colne and Bluntisham, Hunts.

Charter information
Sawyer 1051
Birch ---
Kemble 907
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Ely
Source Information
Language Latin
Scholarly Source Dating 1042 x 1066

Notes

Stewart, Liber Eliensis, p. 211 n., suspicious; PN Hunts., pp. 204, 208; Harmer, Writs, p. 37, suspicious, p. 222 n. 2, not authentic in present form; Blake, Liber Eliensis, pp. 417-18, citing Harmer, possibly expanded and embellished version of a genuine charter, some encouraging features; Hart, ECEE, no. 35 (pp. 34-5, 50, 67, 84) and p. 251, citing Blake, authentic; Hart, ECE, no. 55, authentic; Barlow 1979, p. 42, forged; Gelling, ECTV, no. 184, authentic; Crosby 1994, pp. 154-5, may have been drawn up around 1080; Kennedy 1995, p. 151 n. 86, on immunity; Wormald 1995, p. 128, spurious; Wormald 1996, p. 123, unquestionably spurious.