CHARTER OF GOODWINE

MS 600
MS Short Title CHARTER OF GODWINE
Text CHARTER OF GODWINE, GRANTING TO LEOFWINE THE RED THE SWINE-PASTURE AT SOUTHERNDEN, WHICH LEOFWINE ATTACHES TO BOUGHTON MALHERBE, KENT. WITNESSES: ARCHBISHOP LYFING OF CANTERBURY, ABBOT ÆLFÆR OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S, THE COMMUNITY AT CHRIST CHURCH, THE COMMUNITY AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S, SIRED, ÆLFSIGE CILD AND ÆTHELRIC
Description MS in Anglo-Saxon on vellum, Christ Church, Canterbury, 1013-20, 1 f., 5x26 cm, (5x25 cm), 5 long lines in a handsome skilful Anglo-Saxon minuscule, at the foot, the upper part of "+cyrograpfhum" in bold capitals with uncial "M".
Provenance 1. Benedictine Priory of Christ Church, Canterbury; 2. Sir Edward Dering, Surrenden, Dering, Kent (1598-1644); 3. Dering family, Surrenden, Dering, Kent (1644-1863); 4. Puttick and Simpson Sale 4.2.1863:1155; 5. Dering family, Hamptons, Tonbridge, Kent (1863-1956); 6. Lady Herbert Dering of Hamptons, Tonbridge, Kent (1956); 7. Myrtle Sturges (born Dering), Biddenden, Kent (1960'es); 8. Sir Rupert Dering of Hamptons, Tonbridge, Kent (until 1989); 9. Sotheby's 20.6.1989:27; 10. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London. 11. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:37 to Canterbury Cathedral.
Commentary

Apart from the Aethelgifu will in the Scheide library and MS 1354 in The Schøyen Collection, the only document in Anglo-Saxon in private ownership.

Published

L.B. Larking: On the Surrenden Charters; in: Archaeologica Cantiana 1(1858) pp. 62-64. A.J. Robertson: Anglo-Saxon Charters. Cambridge 1939, pp. 148-149, 394-395, no. 75.

P.H. Sawyer: Anglo-Saxon Charters. An annotated list and bibliography. London 1968, p. 356, no. 1220.

Simon Keynes: Anglo-Saxon Charters. Supplementary volume I. Oxford 1991, pp. 6-7, no. 19.

Exhibited

Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.

Mentioned

Exports of Works of Art. 37th Report of the Reviewing Committee appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1952. Presented to Parliament by the Minister for the Arts by Command of Her Majesty. London 1991, pp. 19-20, case 16.

H.R. Woudhuysen: Manuscripts at Auction: January 1989 to December 1990; in: Peter Beal and Jeremy Griffiths, eds: English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700. Vol. 3. London 1992.

Place of origin Canterbury
Dates 1013 - 1020 AD

Location