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I Edward King
Charta Sancti Edwardi Regis de concessione ballivae suae’ — twenty-two lines
Title(s): Charta Sancti Edwardi Regis de concessione ballivae suae
Subjects: forests; charters; Edward the Confessor, saint
Versification: — two-line, four-line — aa, aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius F.X, f. 141
First Lines:
Iche Edward Kinge haue yeouen of my forest the kepinge
Of the hundred of Chalmer & dansing to Randolf peperking…
Last Lines:
…An Sweyn of Essex our brother and taken hym many ot…
And our steward Howelyn that besought me for hym
Note: Two verse lines per manuscript line. Some damage to manuscript.
Attributed Title: Charta Sancti Edwardi Regis de concessione ballivae suae (f. 141)
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 34.A.9, ff. 77v-78
First Lines:
Iche Edward Kinge
haue geuen of my forest kepinge
of the hundrede of Chelmar & dansinge
to Randolfe Peperking & to his kindlinge…
Last Lines:
…and Swayne of Essex our brother
and taken hym many other
and our Steward Hawlyn
that besought me for hym
Note: Late sixteenth-century copy; introduced by note, ‘In recepto in Scaccario: In Carta Foresta Essex Rotulo Quinto’ (f. 77v); 22 lines, in two monorhyming quatrains and the rest mostly couplets.