Author: Dr Chris Monk
‘It he bequeathed, and he died: he who owned it with full folk-right, just as his ancestors obtained it with cattle and with life-right, and allotted and left it to his keeping, which they granted well. And so I have it just as he who owned the right to give gave it, both honestly and lawfully.…’
To cite this work:
Monk, C. (2018) Hit becwæð (‘It he bequeathed’), a formula for asserting the right to hold bequeathed land, Textus Roffensis, ff. 173r-174v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild.
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Published online: 18th February 2018
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