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King William, at the suggestion of William 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 and two monks named Nicholas and William. 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’.

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