Transcriptions of Worcester single-sheet acta preserved at the British Library (under construction)

BL Cotton Aug. ii. 30 (S 117; B. M. Facs., i. 11)

Cuncta labilis uitae huius subsistentia momentanea et caduca prae oculis decessu praesentium proximorum cernentes . festinandum nobis est summopere . ut operemur bonum ad omnes sicut ueridica apostolici dogmatis comprobat assertio maxime autem ad domesticos fidei; Qua propter ego offa caelica fulciente clementia rex merciorum simulque aliarum circumquaque nationum ad aecclesiam quam eanulfus auus meus in honore beati petri principis apostolorum construxit ubi dicitur t breodune pro salute animae meae priorumque meorum largior terram . x . manentium ubi dicitur t wrset felda . and t coftune . v . cassatorum . tantundem t wreodan hale id est . v . mansarum cum silua quae eisdem terris adiacet . t cum pratis . pascuis . aquarum riuulis sine ullo obstaculo contradictionis posterum meorum principum uel ducum in usum episcopi weogernensis aecclesiae maneat . Sit autem terra illa libera ab omni exactione regum Et principum ac subditorum ipsorum . preter pontis et arcis restaurationem Et hostilem expeditionem . Anno autem dominicae incarnationis . dcco . xxxo . conscripta est haec donatio telluris a me Et ab episcopis ac principibus meis quorum infra nomina adnotabo.
Ego offa dei dono rex hanc meam donationem signo sancte crucis munio .
Ego cynery dei gratia regina merciorum huic donationi regis consensi . et subscripsi .
Ego ioanberhtus archi episcopus.
Ego eadberhtus episcopus.
Ego ceolwulfus . episcopus.
Ego tilherus . episcopus.
Signum manus brordan principis.
Signum manus berhtuudi ducis.
Signum manus eadbaldi principis.
Signum manus eadbaldi ducis.

BL Harley Ch. 83 A.3 (S 1421; BM Facs., iv. 43)

Her swutela on ymb a foreward e wron ge worhte be twux am hirede on wihgeraceastre . and fuldre . t is t he hbbe t land t ludintune . iii . gear ; for am reom pundum e he lnde . and one bryce e on am lande beo . iii . gear . and binnon rym gearum . agife t land am hirede ; mid swa myclum swa se hired him on hand sette . t synd . xii . eowe men . and . ii . gesylde oxan . and .i. hund sceapa . and half hundred fora cornes . And se e as foreward to breke ne gewure hit him nfre for gifen . ac beo he for demed into helle wite . and r mid deofle wunige o to domes dge ;.

BL Add. Charter 19789

In nomine domini ihesu christi saluatoris . Nihil intulimus in hunc mundum uerum Nec auferre quid possumus idcirco terrenis ac caducis aeterna et caelestis patrie praemia mercanda sunt qua propter Cum licentia et permissione piissimi regis offan mercionum . Nos tres germani uno patre editi eanberht atque uhtred necnon Et aldred pretio redemptionis animae nostrae Non ignorantes in futuro prodesse Si quid christi membris libenter Inpendimus donabimus tibi headda abbas terram iuris nostri decem cassatorum . t onnanforda Confiniae tamen eiusden terrae ab australi plaga uuisleag . ab occidente rindburna . a septem trionale meos geleo . Ab oriente uero onnanduun
Cum campis siluis pratis pascuis Cum omnibus ad se pertinentibus Ut quicquid exinde agere uolueris liberam habeas arbitrium donandi in tuo sit potestate . Numquam nos heredes que nostros ullo tenpore Contra hanc donationem esse uenturos . Quod si quis presumserit in magno uel in modico inrumpere . sit separatus ab omne societate christianorum et in examine districti iustique iudicis presumtionis suae poenam incurrat . Ad cuius cumulum Nihil ominus firmitatis testes conpetenti numero ut subscriberent rogauimus Et ipsi signum sanctae crucis inpresserunt . Peracta est autem haec donatio in mense februarii indictione . xii . anno uero ab incarnatione christi . dcc luiiii . Et isti testes Consenserunt.
Ego offa rex merciorum huic donationi Consensi Et subscripsi.
Ego eanberht regulus consensi. Ego uhtred regulus consensi.

BL Add. Charter 19790 (S 139; s. viii/ix; BM Facs. ii. 5; ChLA, 180; LW f. 52 r - v.)

BL Add. Charter 19791 (S 1281; BM Facs., iii., 2)

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Rixiendum on ecnisse ussum drithne hlende criste see all ing gemetega ge on heofenum ge on eoran s inflscnisse y gere e agen ws dcccc wintra and iiii winter and y uii gebon gere . Ic uuerfrid biscop mid mines arweoran heorodes geafuncga and leafe on weogerna ceastre sylle wulfsige minum gerefan wi his holdum mgene and eadmodre hernesse anes hides lond on eastune swa swa herred hit hfde on reora monna dg and all t inn lond belige an dic utane and onne ofer reora monna dg agefe monn eft aet lond . butan elcon wier cwide inn to weogerna ceastre and is seondan ara monna noman e t geafedon and mid cristes rode tacne gefaestnedon + uuerfri biscop . + cynehelm abbot + uuerfri prebyster + eadmund prebyster + berhtmund prebyster + tidbald prebyster + hildefri prebyster + ecfri prebyster + eaduulf prebyster + wiglaf prebyster + oslac diacon + cyna diacon + berht helm + wig heard + monn + earduulf + uullaf + berhthelm + heahred + cynelaf + uulfred + cynehelm + uulfric + cenfri + hwituc + cynelaf + ceolhelm + uullaf + ealh mund + earduulf + uulfgar

BL Add. Charter 19792 (S 1326; BM Facs., iii, 28; text recorded in BL Cotton Tiberius A xiii, fos. 83v - 84r)

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Ic oswold bisceop urh godes gefe mid geafunge and leafe eadgares angul kynincges and lfheres mercna heretogan and s hieredes on wiogerne ceastre landes sumne dl t sint . . hida on twuam tunum e fram cuum mannum teot tingc tun and lf siges tun sint gehatenne sumum cnihte m is osulf nama for godes lufan and for uncre sibbe mid eallum ingum to freon e rto belimpa his dg forgeaf and fter his dg twam erfe weardum t beo his bearn swilc lengest mote gief him t giefee bi fter ara bearna dge fo eadleofu to his gebedde hire dg fter hire dge becwee hire brorum twam swilc hire leofest sy fter hieora dge eft into re halgan stowe .
Sy hit lces inges freoh butan ferd fare and walgeworc and brygc geworc is ws gedon ymbe nigon hund wintra and nigon and seoxtig s e drihtnes gebyrd tide ws . on y nigoan geare s e oswold bisceop to folgae fenge . Sancta maria et sanctus michahel Cum sancto . petro and eallum godes halgum gemilt sien is healdendum gief hwa buton gewyrhtum hit awendan wille god adilgie his noma of lifes bocum and habbe him gemne wi hine on am ytemestan dge ysses lifes butan he to rihtere bote ge cerre. +Her is seo hond seten oswoldes bisceopes . and unna hierdes on wiogerna ceastre .
+ wulfric mssepreost. + lfred clericus + cynsige clericus + eadward clericus + leof wine clericus
+ eadgar mssepreost + wulfhun clericus + lfstan clericus + tuna clericus + wulf no clericus
+ elstan msspreost + brihstan clericus + eadwine clericus + ufic clericus
+ wistan msspreost + wulfgar clericus + lfgar clericus + wulfheah clericus

BL Add. Charter 19794 (S 1347; BM Facs., iii, 32)

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CYROGRAFVM
Anno dominicae incarnationis . dccccLxxxiiii . Ego osuuold . superni rectoris fultus iuuamine archi praesul cum licentia eLredi . regis anglorum ac Lfrice . ducis merciorum cuidam ministro meo qui agnosticis nota . cynelm . nuncupatur uocabulo ob eius fidele obsequium quandam ruris particulam . ii et dimidium uidelicet mansas quod solito uocitatur nomine t caldinc cotan . cum omnibus ad se rite pertinentibus liberaliter concessi ut ipse uitacomite fideliter perfruatur et post uitae suae terminum duobus quibus uoluerit cleronomis derelinquat . quibus etiam ex hac uita migratis rus predictum cum omnibus utensilibus ad usum primatis ecclesiae dei in weogerne ceastre restituatur immunis . onne is s londes ridde halfhid e oswold arce bisceop sel cynelme his egne to boc lond swa he hit him r hfde to forlten to ln londe gr ge on ear londe ge on hom londe
+ ego oswold archi episcopus + ego wistan prebyster + ego godingc diaconus + ego leof wine clericus
+ ego wynsige prebyster + ego eadward prebyster + ego leofstan diaconus + ego ufuc clericus
+ ego elstan prebyster + ego elsige prebyster + ego wulfhun clericus + ego lfno clericus
+ego lfsige prebyster + ego wulfward diaconus + ego cyneegn clericus + ego aelwold clericus
+ ego eadgar prebyster + ego ric diaconus + ego wulfgar clericus + ego wulfno clericus

BL Add. Charter 19795 (S 1385; BM Facs., iv.13; text also appears in BL MS Cotton Tiberius A xiii-b, fos. 162 r- v).

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Natur rerum uarie et labens seculum istis succedunt temporibus ita ut quis quamuis sub uero testimonio constitutus sit aliquando fraudulenter aut aliquando obliuiosam ducit mentem ideo quicquid huiusscemodi rei facimus in scedulis scribendo adnotamus . Nunc ego wulfstanus domino prouidente archipontifex quandam telluris particulum id est mansam dimidiam in loco qui uocatur pyriae cuidam matronae cuius uocabulum est wulgyuu ob huius erga me beniuolentiam in ius proprium condono ut duobus quibuscumque post se uoluerit derelinquat heredibus et post wiogornensi ecclesiae reddatur inmunis . Sit autem haec tellus a mundiali seruitio libera exceptis tribus expeditione pontis urbisue restauratione . His etenim metis praefata tellus circumgyratur
is syndan re halfre hide lond gemru up t re pirian t is rest fornongean re cyrcan ollung re hegreawe on glardes mersc ollung re hegreawe inne a strete ollung re strete t upp on ne hyl of am hylle dun in t dll t ollung s dles t up on one hyll be henon lipperd ofre midne graf t in one midlestan holan weg t innan a hegreawe ollung a hegreawe innan one readan weg ollung s readan weges t innan a hecce ollung a hecce t innan a hecce fornigean re cyrcan . and t land rto e elno ahte up ttan ofran and ne hagan e eadwerd ahte and ne md cer e rto hyr
ego wulfstan archipraesul
ego eadric prebyster
ego wulfwine prebyster
ego elric diaconus
ego lfgar diaconus
ego urfer diaconus
ego wulfwar clericus
ego leofric clericus
ego elwine clericus
ego eadric milites
ego byrhtwine milites
ego leofric milites

BL Add. Charter 19796 (S 1423; BM Facs., iv. 15)

is syndon a foreword e lfwerd abbot and se hired on eoueshamme worhtan wi elmr a hi him t land sealdon t nortune . wi . iii . pundon reora manna dg t syndon . iii . hyda to inware . and oer healf to utware swa swa he hit gebohte a hit westelg . t hacune and t leofrice . and t ealrescire . t is t we hit unnon him on godes est . and on Sancta marian . and on s halgan weres [? Sanctus Egwines?] e hit into am mynstre beget . and gange ger ge cyricsceat ge teounge into am halgan mynstre swa he mycele earfe ah t hi don . and toll and team sy agifen into am mynstre butan he hit geearnian mge to am e nne ah mynstres geweald . and fter reora manna dge gange t land in mid . i . men . and mid . vi . oxan . and mid . xx . sceapum . and mid . xx . cerum gesawenes cornes . and yssa gewrita synd . iii . an li on wigra cestre t Sancta marian mynstre . and oer li on eofes hamme . and ridde hf elmer . Se e is gehealde gehealde hine god . and se e hit awende oe gelytlige . gelytlige god his mede on am toweardum life . butan he hit r his ende e deoppor gebete . and is ws gedon be yssa witena gewytness e her wi nyan awritene standa . t is rest lfgeofu seo hlfdie e s mynstres walt . and wulfstan arcebiscop .
and leofsige biscop.
and byrhtwold biscop
and lfsige abbas .
and lfwerd abbot .
and leofsige abbot .
and afa abbot .
and hacun eorl .
and eglaf eorl .
and leofwine ealdorman .
and leofric . and eadwine .
and byrht teg munuc .
and byrhtwine .
[in another, smaller hand inserted near right margin: "and lfsige munuc? minister?"]

BL Add. Charter 19797 (S 1399; BM Facs., iv. 19)

CYROGRAPHVM
In nomine domini . Ic byrhteh . bisceop . mid godes geeahte and s arwyran hiredes on wiger na ceastre . and on ealra ra egena gewitnysse into glaweceastre scire ic cye t ic gean wulmre minum cnihte twegra hida landes in easttune for his godra gear nunge swa ful and swa for swa he hit hfde under leofsige . bisceop . and under me syd an hbbe he and welbruce reora manna dg to rihtere geyrsum nysse . into re halgan stowe to wigerna ceastre butan he hit for wyrce . s is to gewitnys se se hired on wigraceastre and on glaweceastre . and on eofeshom . and on prescoran .

BL Add. Charter 19798 (S 1393; BL Facs., iv. 22)

Anno dominice incarnationis . millissimo . xxxviii . nostreque redemptionis qui iure diuina humanaque propria dispensat sophismate suae creaturae perpetualiter ne deficiant temporalem atque aeternam administrat alimoniam . In cuius onomate ego LYFINGUS episcopus omnipotentis dei iussu aliquam telluris duas cassatos in loco qui ab incolis noto TAPEN HALAN uocitatur appellamine meo fideli largior EARCYTEL utenti nomine . trium uidelicet spatium uitae hominum . quibus aetiam ex hac uita migratis rus praedictum cum omnibus utensilibus ad usum primatis aecclae dei in uueogerna ceastre . restituatur inmunis . Sit autem terra illa libera ab omni saecularis rei negotio . praeter pontis et arcis restaurationem et publicam expeditionem contra hostes . His metis praefatum rus hinc inde giratur :-
is synd a land gemro into tapenhalan . t is rest of bradaforda east in a hegreawe . fter re heghreawe t cym innan a ealdan dic . fter re dic t to am holan wege . ofer one weg west riht to re ealdan dic . fter re dic to re bradan strt . of re bradanstrt be am grafe innan a portstrt . fter strte innan dillameres dic . of re dice ende . innan a wllan . of re wllan . in a sandihte strt . fter strte nor on bisceopes scirlett . ofer . bisceopes scirlett in lin aceran wege am innmstan . of lin aceran innan one hege . fter am hege on broce holes weg . of brocc holes wege innan one croft . of am crofte be am gearde innan leofesunes croft . of am crofte innan salewearpan . fter salewearpan in oter burnan . fter oter burnan . t cym eft in salewearpan . and twegen hagan binnan porte :- Hii sunt testes et consentientes huius donationis :-
Ego Lyfingus episcopus christi largitione caracterem saluificae crucis inpressi :-
Ego lfweardus episcopus confirmaui .Ego odda milites .Ego leofric minister .Ego eatstan prebyster .Ego berhtwine prebyster:-
Ego elstanus episcopus consolidaui .Ego eadwine milites . Ego elwine prebyster . Ego wiltan prebyster . Ego wulfward prebyster:-
Ego leofric dux .Ego earni . Ego wistan prebyster .Ego wulstan prebyster .Ego eadwig diaconus:-
Ego lfstan diaconus . Ego earnwi clericus .Ego urkel clericus .Ego berhtmr clericus:-
C Y R O G R A P H V M :-

BL Add. Charter 19799 (S 1407; BL Facs., iv. 23)

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In ures drihtnes naman hlendes cristes ic Leofinc bisceop mid afunge and leafe HEARACNUTES cynges and s arwuran hiredes t wigornaceastre ge iunges ge ealdes gebocige sumne dl landes minan holdan and getreowan egene am is GELRIC nama . ii hida . t EADMUNDdes cotan hbbe he and welbruce . for his eadmodre gehersumnysse and for . his licwuransceatte . t is t he hit hbbe and well bruce his dge . and fter his dge twam erfewardum an e him leofest sy . and him betst to ge earnian wylle . and he hit hbbe to freon lces inges butan wall geweorce and brygc geweorce and ferdsocne . God lmihtig one gehealde . e as ure sylena and ure gerdnyssa healdan wylle on lce healfe . gif nig onne sy uppahofen and inblawen on a ofer hyda re ge ttredan deofles lare . and wylle as ure sylena gewemman oe gewonian on nigum ingum . wite he hine amansumadne mid annaniam and saphiram on ece forwyrd . butan he hit her r wurlice gebete gode and mannum . is ws gedon y geare e ws agan fram cristes gebyrtide an usend wintra and twa and xlii . wintra . is is seo gewitnes . t is heara cnut cyng and lfgeofu his modor and LyFING . bisceop . and eall se hired on wigra ceastre . and lfward . bisceop . and se hired on eofsehomme . and godwine abbad and se hired on wincelcumbe . and leofric . eorl . and ealle a egenas on wigraceastre scire . ge englisce ge denisce .
C Y R O G R A P H V M

BL Add. Charter 19800 (S 1407; BL Facs., iv. 32)

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In nomine summi saluatoris . mediatorisque dei et hominum christi ihesu christi . qui dedit semet ipsum pro nobis ut nos redimeret ab omni iniquitate ut mundaret sibi populum pectatorum operum bonorum . Ego ealdredus episcpous cum licentia uenerande familie in uuigorna civitate . dabo cuidam religioso atque mihi fideli uiro nomine BALWINE . pro eius placabile obsequium . in eius diem et in dies duorum post se quos ipse predestinat sibi ad habendum et liberaliter ad regendum . Est autem praephata terra duorum mansorum et una pertica . in illa uico qui uocatur WESTUN . quam ego dabo ei liberam . In campis . pascuis . pratis . et omnibus utilitatibus rite ad eam pertinentibus . tribus exceptis causis . id est expoeditione pontis . arcisue constructione . Quibus tribus hominibus finitis . uenererande familie sancte MARIAE sine contradictione restituatur . Si quisquam igitur diro inuidiae mucronae truciter stimulatus . istam meae oompositionis dapsilitatem euertere conatus fuerit . nouerit se in nouissima seculi hora uoracibus flammis perpetue ultionis incessabilit(er) puniendus . in conueniente penitudine sufficientur aemendet . Hii sunt testes huius donationis :-
Ego ealdred episcopus hanc prophatam donationem concessi. .Ego wulfstan sacradotes . Ego Berhtric . Ego lfno . Ego eadmr M I N I S T E R :-
Ego wulfward abbas .Ego harold dux . Ego glwine sacradotes . Ego edwig sacradotes . Ego leofwine clericus. Ego Tosti . Ego Leofwine .Ego ealdred M I N I S T E R :-
Ego berhtwald abbas . Ego Odda dux . Ego wulfwig sacradotes .Ego lfstan sacradotes . Ego wulfwig clericus . Ego lfstan . Ego Godwine . Ego lfric M I N I S T E R :-
Ego mannig abbas .Ego Raulf dux .Ego wilstan sacradotes . Ego urkyll sacradotes . Ego Godwine clericus . Ego mannig . Ego earkyll . Ego glric M I N I S T E R: -

BL Add. Charter 19801 (S 1405; BL Facs., iv, 38)

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Anno dominice ab incarnatione domini nostri iesu christi . Millessimo lviii . Sanctae uuigornensis aecclesiae .
Ego EALDREDUS EPISCOPUS . cum licentia ac consensu familiae monasterialis quandam ruris particulam ii (duos) . quoque mansas . et unam p(er)ticam . qui agnotis uocitatur nomine NORTUN . quadam meo ministro qui nuncupatur DODDA . Cum omnibus ad se rite pertinentibus . Campis . pacuis . pratis . siluis . liberaliter concedo ut ipse habeat et possideat quamdiu uiuit. et post uitam suam ad episcopalem sedem . sine contradictione restituatur . Sit autem terra ista libera preter pontis arcisue restauratione . et com muni expeditione nec non et aecclesiastice census .
is is re twegra hida boc and anre gyrde t nortune and a feower ceras rto of re styfycunge into am twam hidan and a mde . and one graf e rto mid rihte to lige . and a ry ceras mde on afan hamme . e sancte oswold geaf bercstane into am lande . and iss synd a land gemro into am grafe . rost of re dune and lang re rode o hit cym beneoan stancnolle anon on gerihte to cwennhofoton . of cwennhofton . be noron am mere anon on gerihte eft up on a dune.
Ego EADUUEARD rex anglorum hanc prefatam donationem concessi. Ego gelric minister Ego eadric minister
Ego EALDREDUS episcopus Donaui. Ego wulfstan sacradotes Ego godric sacradotes Ego godric minister Ego brihtwine minister
Ego gelwig abbas Ego wulfwig sacradotes Ego godric diaconus Ego ceolmr minister Ego norman minister
Ego Godric abbas Ego wylstan sacradotes Ego godwine diaconus Ego atser minister Ego arngeat minister
Ego Eadmund abbas Ego lfstan sacradotes Ego brihtric minister Ego stan minister