Saturday, 19 October 2013

A.D. 697 or 712 (July). Wihtred, king of Kent, to St Mary's Church, Lyminge; grant of 4 sulungs (aratra) at Pleghelmestun, Kent.


Endorsements: (1) ðæs landes boc æt berdelhames wicum nunc wigelmignctun . (2) Wichtredus rex Ca' . ad ecclesiam de Liming Wielmestun . iiii . arat' .


+ In nomini domini Dei nostri Jhesu Christi. Ego Uihtredus Rex Cantuariorum providens mihi in futuro decrevi dare aliquid omnia mihi donanti et consilio accepto bonum visum est conferre bassilicæ beatæ Mariæ genitricis Dei quæ sita est in loco qui dicitur Limingæ terram . iiii . aratrorum quæ dicitur Wieghelmes . tun . cum omnibus ad eandem terram pertinentibus juxta notissimos terminos id est bereueg . et meguines paed et stretleg . quam donationem meam volo firmam esse inperpetunm ut nec ego seu heredes mei aliquid minuere præsumant . Quod si aliter temptatum fuerit a qualibet persona sub anathematis interdictione sciat se prævaricari ad cujus confirmationem pro ignorantia litterarum + signum sanctæ crucis expressi et testes idoneos ut subscriberent rogavi id est Berichtualdum archiepiscopum virum venerabilem.

+ Ego Berichtualdus episcopus rogatus consensi et subscribsi . + .
+ Signum manus Uihtredi regis . + Signum manus Ædilburgæ reginæ .
+ Signum manus Enfridi .
+ Signum manus Ædilfridi .
+ Signum manus Hagana .
+ Signum manus Botta .
+ Signum manus Bernhærdi .
+ Signum manus Theabul .
+ Signum manus Frodi .
 + Signum manus Aehcha .
+ Signum manus Aessica .
+ Signum manus Adda .
+ Signum manus Egisberichti .

Actum in mense Julio indictione xma .


Endorsements : (1) this ðæs Landis Corston berdelhames wicum wigelmignctun now . (2) Ca Wichtredus king ' . Liming of Wielmestun to church . four . plows .

  In the name of our God, the Lord Jesus Christ . I have decided to give something to the world to come to me in order to provide a Uihtredus King of Kent, and had taken counsel , and the Giver of all good, it seemed to me to compare the BASILICA the Blessed Mary, Mother of God, which is situated in the place that is said to Limingæ the earth. four . plow called Wieghelmes . you call that . with all things pertaining to the same land that is known boundaries bereueg . and meguines DIRT and stretleg . I want to be sure that my donation inperpetunm that neither I or my heirs presume anything less . But if it has been tampered with in any other way under penalty of excommunication from the interdiction of any person to know that he will transgress against the ignorance of which on behalf of the confirmation of letters of the alphabet and the sign of the holy cross of the archbishop of suitable witnesses to subscribe Berichtualdum I have asked the venerable man, that is to say .

I agreed and asked his bishop Berichtualdus subscribsi . .
Sign Uihtredi hand of the king.
Ethelberga hand sign of the queen.
Enfridi hand sign .
Æthelfrith hand sign .
Hagan hand sign .
Bottom right hand sign .
Bernhærdi hand sign .
Theabul hand sign .
New York Bot hand sign .
Aehcha hand sign .
Aessica hand sign .
Adda hand sign .
Egisberichti hand sign .

Enacted in July xma levy .

Translation by Google Translate.

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