Eadsige 12 (Male) Archbishop of Canterbury, 1038-1050; royal priest
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Notes: One of Cnut's royal priests, he became a monk of Canterbury c.1030. See Brooks, Canterbury, p.295 for the elaborate property arrangement he made with CCC in attempting to shore up his position as prospective candidate for the archepiscopacy.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (38)
EADSINUS (1)
 S1021   
Eadsi (2)
 S1400   
 S1472   
Eadsie (1)
 S1005   
Eadsige (11)
 ASC (A)  1040 A
 ASC (A)  1050 A
 ASC (C-F)  1038 EF(OE)
 S1466   
 S1467   
 S1004   
 S1091   
 S1391   
 S1530   
 S1471   
 S1473   
Eadsigus (1)
 S1015   
Eadsinus (9)
 S1003   
 S1006   
 S1018   
 S1019   
 S1020   
 S1044   
 S1057   
 S1086   
 S1087   
Eadsius (3)
 S1023   
 S1025   
 S1055   
Eatsinus (1)
 S1011   
Eazi (1)
 S1017   
Edsige (1)
 S1010   
Edsinus (2)
 ASC (C-F)  1038 F(Lat.)
 S1053   
Edsius (1)
 S1022   
Ædsi (1)
 S1120   
Ædzinus (2)
 S1050   
 S1401   
Æti (1)
 S1014   
Personal Information (1)
stated health (1)
 ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (infirm)
Office (64)
Archbishop (53)
 ASC (A)  1040 A
 ASC (A)  1050 A
 ASC (C-F)  1038 EF(OE and Lat.) (Archbishop of Kent)
 S993    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 S1466   
 S1467   
 S1396   
 Anon.EpisList4    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 S994   
 S998    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 S999   
 S1000    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 S1001   
 S1002    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 TEST db  ASC MS C
 ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  CDE 1043
 ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043
 ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1048; E 1046
 ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1050; D 1051; E 1047
 Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3 (archbishop of Kent)
 S1003    (archbishop of Christ's Church)
 S1004    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1005   
 S1006   
 S1010   
 S1011    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1014   
 S1015    (archbishop of the people of Kent)
 S1017   
 S1018    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1019    (archbishop of Christ's Church)
 S1020    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1022    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1023   
 S1025    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1044    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1050   
 S1055    (archbishop of the people of Kent)
 S1057    (archbishop of the church of the people of Canterbury)
 S1086   
 S1087   
 S1091   
 S1120   
 S1391   
 S1400   
 S1401   
 S1530   
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.21.3
 S1471   
 S1472   
 S1473   
 Hemming.Codicellus  276
 S1021   
Bishop (5)
 ASC (C-F)  1038 E
 S974   
 S987   
 S988   
 S1053   
Chaplain (1)
 ASC (C-F)  1038 F(Lat.)
Priest (5)
 ASC (C-F)  1038 F(OE)
 S961   
 S981   
 S1465   
 S1465   
Occupation (1)
Monk (1)
 S1465   
Personal Relationship (2)
~ Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of Eadsige 12 (1)
 Edwin 39: of Eadsige 12: S1400   
Eadsige 12 Successor (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Æthelnoth 43: ASC (C-F)  1038 EF(OE and Lat.)
Event (72)
Abdication (2)
 : MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
 Siweard 7.consecration as archbishop: MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity, and consecrated to it as bishop Siweard 7, abbot of Abingdon. He did this with the permission and by the advice of the king and of Earl Godwine 51. Otherwise it was known to few people before it was done, because the archbishop suspected that somebody else would ask for it, or purchase it, whom he less trusted and favoured, if more people knew about it. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
Advice/counsel (2)
 Edward 15.consecrated king: In this year Edward 15 was consecrated [gehalog to cyng] king at Winchester on Easter day with great ceremony; and Easter was on 3 April. Archbishop Eadsige 12 consecrated him and gave him good instruction before all the people, and admonished him well for his own sake and for the sake of all the people. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  CD 1043; E 1042 (1043)
 Siweard 7.consecration as archbishop: MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity, and consecrated to it as bishop Siweard 7, abbot of Abingdon. He did this with the permission and by the advice of the king and of Earl Godwine 51. Otherwise it was known to few people before it was done, because the archbishop suspected that somebody else would ask for it, or purchase it, whom he less trusted and favoured, if more people knew about it. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
Agreement (4)
 S1471 - Æthelric 76 and Eadsige 12 agreement: Agreement between Archbishop Eadsige 12 and Æthelric 76 concerning land at Chart, Stowting, Milton and a haga in Canterbury, all in Kent. The land at Chart had been purchased by Archbishop Ceolnoth 3 with his own money from the thegn Hæletha 1 and granted to him by charter by Æthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons.: S1471    (1045)
 Toki 3-Eadsige 12.agreement S1466: Agreement between Archbishop Eadsige 12 and Toki 3, confirming arrangements made in the time of Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 about land at Halton, Bucks.. Toki 3 sent his two cnihts, Sexa 1 and Leofwine 68 to the archbishop to confirm the initial arrangement.: S1466    (1038 x 1050)
 Æthelric 76-Eadsige 12.agreement concerning Chart: Æthelric 76 and Archbishop Eadsige 12 agreed that Æthelric 76 should hold Chart for his lifetime and that after his death Eadsige 12 should succeed to it. After the death of them both it was to pass to Christ Church for the souls of the them both and to provide food and clothing for them both. Æthelric 76 presented the title-deeds of this estate to Christ Church during his lifetime as a perpetual gift.: S1471    (1045)
 Æthelric 76-Esbern 3.agreement with Eadsige 12 and Canterbury, Christ Church concerning: Æthelric 76 and his son, Esbern 3, were to enjoy their estates, Stowting and Milton and the haga in the town [i.e. Canterbury] which Æthelric 76 had himself built, during their lifetimes, in accordance with the arrangements which Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 and Æthelric 76 had made. After the death of them both the estates were to pass to Archbishop Eadsige 12, if he outlived them, or to his successor, unless one of their friends could continue to hold the estates, agreeably to the archbishop, at a fair rent or in accordance with such other arrangements as may be devised at the time with the existing archbishop.: S1471    (1045)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of archbishop (3)
 Eadsige 12.accession to archbishopric: Eadsige 12 entered the archbishopric.: ASC (C-F)  1038 EF(OE and Lat.) (1038)
 Eadsige 12.succeeding to the archbishopric of Canterbury for the second time: Archbishop Eadsige 12 succeeded to the archbishopric again.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1048; E 1046 (1048)
 Siweard 7.consecration as archbishop: MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity, and consecrated to it as bishop Siweard 7, abbot of Abingdon. He did this with the permission and by the advice of the king and of Earl Godwine 51. Otherwise it was known to few people before it was done, because the archbishop suspected that somebody else would ask for it, or purchase it, whom he less trusted and favoured, if more people knew about it. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of king (2)
 Eadsige 12.assisting Edward 15: Eadsige 12, after the death of Harthacnut 1, helped Edward 15 to the throne, for he seconded by his authority and blessing the efforts of Earl Godwine 51, thus thwarting the wishes of the Danes who took a different line.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.21.3
 Edward 15.consecrated king: In this year Edward 15 was consecrated [gehalog to cyng] king at Winchester on Easter day with great ceremony; and Easter was on 3 April. Archbishop Eadsige 12 consecrated him and gave him good instruction before all the people, and admonished him well for his own sake and for the sake of all the people. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  CD 1043; E 1042 (1043)
Assistance (1)
 Eadsige 12.assisting Edward 15: Eadsige 12, after the death of Harthacnut 1, helped Edward 15 to the throne, for he seconded by his authority and blessing the efforts of Earl Godwine 51, thus thwarting the wishes of the Danes who took a different line.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.21.3
Bequeathing/will-making (6)
 Eadsige 12.S1465 bequeathing land to Canterbury, Christ Church 1: Eadsige 12, priest, to Canterbury, Christ Church; bequest of land at Palster and Wittersham, Kent after his and Edwin 31's deaths.: S1465   
 S1120 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Westminster: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the estate of Lessness, Kent, which Atsere 4 owned and bequeathed to Westminster Abbey for the monks' food is now to belong to the abbey. : S1120    (1042 x 1050)
 S1465 - Eadsige 12 granting lands to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2 granted permission to Eadsige 12, their priest, when he became a monk, to dispose of the estate at Appledore, Kent. He gave it to Canterbury, Christ Church and then leased it back from them for his life and that of Edwin 30 at the cost of 4 pounds and an annual food rent of 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels. He also bought the estate at Warehorne, Kent from Canterbury for his lifetime and that of Edwin 31, and bequeathed to the community the land at Orpington - which he had bought for 14 marks of white silver - and the land at Palster and Wittersham.: S1465    (1032 x 1033)
 Thurstan 9.will: Bequest by Thurstan 9 of land at Wimbish, Essex, to Christ Church, Canterbury.: S1530    (1042 x 1043)
 Æthelric 76-Eadsige 12.agreement concerning Chart: Æthelric 76 and Archbishop Eadsige 12 agreed that Æthelric 76 should hold Chart for his lifetime and that after his death Eadsige 12 should succeed to it. After the death of them both it was to pass to Christ Church for the souls of the them both and to provide food and clothing for them both. Æthelric 76 presented the title-deeds of this estate to Christ Church during his lifetime as a perpetual gift.: S1471    (1045)
 Æthelric 76-Esbern 3.agreement with Eadsige 12 and Canterbury, Christ Church concerning: Æthelric 76 and his son, Esbern 3, were to enjoy their estates, Stowting and Milton and the haga in the town [i.e. Canterbury] which Æthelric 76 had himself built, during their lifetimes, in accordance with the arrangements which Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 and Æthelric 76 had made. After the death of them both the estates were to pass to Archbishop Eadsige 12, if he outlived them, or to his successor, unless one of their friends could continue to hold the estates, agreeably to the archbishop, at a fair rent or in accordance with such other arrangements as may be devised at the time with the existing archbishop.: S1471    (1045)
Charter-witnessing (38)
 S1000 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Coventry 1: King Edward 15 to Coventry 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land, as granted by Leofric 49, dux, at Southam, Grandborough, Bishops Itchington, Honington, Kings Newnham, Ufton, Chadshunt, Priors Hardwick, Chesterton, Wasperton, Snohham, Birdingbury, Marston in Wolston, Long Marston, Ryton, Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwicks.; Salwarpe, Worcs.; Easton, Ches.; Kilsby and Winwick, Northants.; Burbage, Barwell, Scraptoft and Packington, Leics. [incorporating a privilege of Pope Alexander 1].: S1000    (1043)
 S1001 - Edward 15 granting land to Ælfwine 45: King Edward 15 to Ælfwine 45, bishop (of Winchester); grant of 30 hides (mansae) at Witney, Oxon..: S1001    (1044)
 S1002 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Ghent 1: King Edward 15 to Abbot Richard 3 and Ghent 1; confirmation and grant of privileges and of land at Lewisham, Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham, Coombe, Kent; with Æschore (possibly Ashour, Kent), Æffehaga; Wiggenden, Sharrington and Sandhurst, Kent; also part of the land in London called Wermanecher. : S1002    (1044)
 S1003 - Edward 15 granting land to Leofric 59: King Edward 15 to Leofric 59, his chaplain; grant of 7 hides (mansi) at Dawlish, Devon. : S1003    (1044)
 S1004 - Edward 15 granting land to Orc 1: King Edward 15 to Orc 1, his faithful minister; grant of 5 perticae at Abbots Wootton in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset. : S1004    (1044)
 S1005 - Edward 15 granting land to Ordgar 7: King Edward 15 to Ordgar 7, his faithful minister; grant of 1 pertica beneath Elddin (at Illand in Northill, Cornwall).: S1005    (1044)
 S1006 - Edward 15 granting land to Winchester, Old Minster: King Edward 15 to Old Minster, Winchester; grant of 15 hides (mansae) at Pitminster, Somerset. : S1006    (1044)
 S1010 - Edward 15 granting land to Thured 2: King Edward to Thured 2 [Ðorð], his minister; grant of 2.5 hides (mansae) at Ditchampton, Wilts..: S1010    (1045)
 S1011 - Edward 15 granting land to Westminster 1: King Edward 15 to Westminster 1 Abbey, Second Charter; confirmation of privileges. : S1011    (1045)
 S1012 - Edward 15 granting land to Tofig 2: King Edward 15 to Tofig 2, his comes; grant of 2 hides (territoria) at Berghe.: S1017    (1048)
 S1012 - Edward 15 granting land to Æthelstan 72: King Edward 15 to Æthelstan 72, his faithful minister; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Ayston, Rutland. : S1014    (1046)
 S1015 - Edward 15 granting land to Rouen, St Ouen: King Edward 15 to the community of St Ouen, Rouen; grant of land at Mersea, Essex. : S1015    (1046)
 S1018 - Edward 15 granting land to Ælfwine 61: King Edward 15 to Ælfwine 61, his militaris; grant of 1 ploughland (carruga) at Hambledon, Hants..: S1018    (1049)
 S1019 - Edward 15 granting land to Eadwulf 45: King Edward 15 to Eadwulf 45, his faithful minister; grant of 1.5 perticae at Tregony and at Trerice in St Dennis, Cornwall. : S1019    (1049)
 S1020 - Edward 15 granting land to Abingdon, St Mary's: King Edward 15 to the church of St Mary, Abingdon; grant of 8 hides (mansae) on the river Kennet (at Leverton in Hungerford, Berks.), previously held by Eadric 59, rusticus.: S1020    (1050)
 S1021 - witnessing Edward 15 joining the sees of Devon and Cornwall: King Edward 15 unites the sees of Devon and Cornwall, and moves the seat of the new bishopric to Exeter. : S1021    (1050)
 S1022 - Edward 15 granting land to Godwine 51: King Edward 15 to Godwine 51, dux; grant of 4 hides (mansae) in the common land at Sandford-on-Thames, Oxon.: S1022    (1050)
 S1023 - Edward 15 granting land to Abingdon, St Mary's: King Edward 15 to the church of St Mary, Abingdon; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at Chilton, Berks..: S1023    (1052)
 S1025 - Edward 15 granting land to Abingdon, St Mary's: King Edward 15 to the church of St Mary, Abingdon; grant of 4 hides (mansae) in the common land at Sandford-on-Thames, Oxon..: S1025    (1054)
 S1044 - Edward 15 granting land to Æthelred 38: King Edward 15 to Æthelred 38, optimas; grant of 2 hides (cassati) at West Cliffe, Kent.: S1044    (1042 x 1044)
 S1053 - Edward 15 confirming land of Evesham: King Edward 15 to Evesham Abbey; confirmation of the grant by Leofric 49, dux, of land at Hampton, Worcs. : S1053    (1042 x 1046)
 S1055 - Edward 15 confirming land of St Benedict of Holme: King Edward 15 to the church of St Benedict (of Holme); confirmation of land at Horning, Neatishead, Hoveton, Belaugh, South Walsham, Worstead, Honing, Thurgarton, Thwaite, Calthorpe, Tottington, Erpingham, Antingham, North Walsham, Swanton Abbot, Scotton, Lamas, Easton, Hautbois, Ludham, Beeston St Lawrence, Stalham, Waxham, Winterton, Somerton, Thurn, Ashby, Rollesby, Caister-by-Yarmouth, Reedham, Norton Subcourse, Woodbastwick, Ranworth, Shotesham, Grenvills in Stoke Holy Cross, Tibenham, Norfolk. : S1055    (1044 x 1047)
 S1057 - Edward 15 confirming transaction for Evesham: King Edward 15 declares that Abbot Manni 1 and the monk Æthelwig 18 have bought land at Evenlode, Gloucs., from Eammer. : S1057    (1044 x 1059)
 S1226 - witnessing Leofric 49 granting lands to Coventry: Leofric 49, comes of Chester, founds Coventry Abbey; grant of land at Coventry, Honington, Kings Newnham, Chadshunt, Bishops Itchington, Ufton, Southam, Grandborough, Birdingbury, Marston in Wolston, Priors Hardwick, Wasperton, Chesterton, Snohham, Ryton, Walsgrave on Sowe, Long Marston, Warwicks.; Salwarpe, Worcs.; Eaton, Ches.; Kilsby and Winwick, Northants.; Burbage, Barwell, Scraptoft and Packington, Leics..: S1226    (1043)
 S1391 - Ælfwine 45 leasing land to Osgod 5: Ælfwine 45, bishop, and the community at Old Minster, Winchester, to Osgod 5; lease, for life, of land at Adderbury, Oxon., in exchange for land at Wroxall, Isle of Wight, with reversion to the Old Minster.: S1391    (1043 x 1044)
 S1396 - Lyfing 15 leasing land to Æthelric 59: Lyfing 15, bishop of Worcester, to Æthelric 59, his faithful man; lease, for three lives, of 2 hides (mansae) at Elmley Castle, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric: S1396    (1042)
 S1400 - Eadsige 12 granting land to Canterbury, St Augustine's: Eadsige 12, archbishop, to St Augustine's, Canterbury; grant of land near Canterbury. : S1400    (1038 x 1050)
 S1465 - Eadsige 12 granting lands to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2 granted permission to Eadsige 12, their priest, when he became a monk, to dispose of the estate at Appledore, Kent. He gave it to Canterbury, Christ Church and then leased it back from them for his life and that of Edwin 30 at the cost of 4 pounds and an annual food rent of 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels. He also bought the estate at Warehorne, Kent from Canterbury for his lifetime and that of Edwin 31, and bequeathed to the community the land at Orpington - which he had bought for 14 marks of white silver - and the land at Palster and Wittersham.: S1465    (1032 x 1033)
 S1471 - Æthelric 76 and Eadsige 12 agreement: Agreement between Archbishop Eadsige 12 and Æthelric 76 concerning land at Chart, Stowting, Milton and a haga in Canterbury, all in Kent. The land at Chart had been purchased by Archbishop Ceolnoth 3 with his own money from the thegn Hæletha 1 and granted to him by charter by Æthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons.: S1471    (1045)
 S1472 - Ælfstan 66 and Leofwine 83 agreement: Record of the settlement of a dispute over St Mildrith's property between Ælfstan 66, abbot of St Augustine's, and Leofwine 83, priest. Leofwine 83 gives up his claim in return for an annual payment of five pounds and a life-interest in 1 sulung at Langdon and 1 at Ileden, Kent, to revert to St Augustine's after his death.: S1472    (1044 x 1045)
 S1473 - Godric 33 purchasing land from Eadgifu 21: Purchase of land at Offham, Kent, by Godric 33 æt Burnan from his sister, Eadgifu 21 for 1 mark of gold, 13 pounds, and 63 pence. : S1473    (1044 x 1048)
 S961 - Cnut 3 granting land to Orc 1: King Cnut 3 to Orc 1, his minister; grant of 7 hides (mansae) at Portesham (alias Portisham), Dorset: S961    (1024)
 S974 - Cnut 3 granting land to Eadsige 12: King Cnut 3 to Bishop Eadsige 12; grant of a half sulung (aratrum) at Berwick in Lympne, Kent: S974    (1035)
 S981 - Cnut 3 granting land to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 to Canterbury, Christ Church; reversionary grant of land at Folkestone, Kent, after the death of Eadsige 12, the king's priest. : S981    (1016 x 1035)
 S993 - Harthacnut 1 granting land to Abingdon 1: King Harthacnut 1 to Abingdon 1 Abbey; grant of 10 hides (mansae) at Farnborough, Berks.: S993    (1042)
 S994 - Harthacnut 1 granting land to Ælfwine 45: King Harthacnut 1 to Ælfwine 45, bishop of Winchester; grant of 1 hide (mansa) at Seolescumb (probably Coomb in East Meon, Hants.): S994    (1042)
 S998 - Edward 15 granting land to Ordgar 7: Edward 15 to Ordgar 7, his faithful minister; grant of a half hide (mansa) at Littleham, Devon. : S998    (1042)
 S999 - Edward 15 granting land to Ælfstan 69: King Edward 15 to Ælfstan 69, his minister; grant of 10 hides (mansae) at Sevington in Leigh Delamere, Wilts. : S999    (1043)
Commemoration of the dead (1)
 Æthelric 76-Eadsige 12.agreement concerning Chart: Æthelric 76 and Archbishop Eadsige 12 agreed that Æthelric 76 should hold Chart for his lifetime and that after his death Eadsige 12 should succeed to it. After the death of them both it was to pass to Christ Church for the souls of the them both and to provide food and clothing for them both. Æthelric 76 presented the title-deeds of this estate to Christ Church during his lifetime as a perpetual gift.: S1471    (1045)
Confirmation of land/privileges (9)
 Eadsige 12.S1466 confirming arrangement with Toki 3: Archbishop Eadsige 12 confirmed the arrangement Toki 3 had made with Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 concerning the land at Halton, Bucks. [i.e. that Toki 3 should hold it for as long as he live and that it should then revert to Canterbury, Christ Church]: S1466    (1038 x 1050)
 S1000 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Coventry 1: King Edward 15 to Coventry 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land, as granted by Leofric 49, dux, at Southam, Grandborough, Bishops Itchington, Honington, Kings Newnham, Ufton, Chadshunt, Priors Hardwick, Chesterton, Wasperton, Snohham, Birdingbury, Marston in Wolston, Long Marston, Ryton, Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwicks.; Salwarpe, Worcs.; Easton, Ches.; Kilsby and Winwick, Northants.; Burbage, Barwell, Scraptoft and Packington, Leics. [incorporating a privilege of Pope Alexander 1].: S1000    (1043)
 S1002 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Ghent 1: King Edward 15 to Abbot Richard 3 and Ghent 1; confirmation and grant of privileges and of land at Lewisham, Greenwich, Woolwich, Mottingham, Coombe, Kent; with Æschore (possibly Ashour, Kent), Æffehaga; Wiggenden, Sharrington and Sandhurst, Kent; also part of the land in London called Wermanecher. : S1002    (1044)
 S1011 - Edward 15 granting land to Westminster 1: King Edward 15 to Westminster 1 Abbey, Second Charter; confirmation of privileges. : S1011    (1045)
 S1053 - Edward 15 confirming land of Evesham: King Edward 15 to Evesham Abbey; confirmation of the grant by Leofric 49, dux, of land at Hampton, Worcs. : S1053    (1042 x 1046)
 S1055 - Edward 15 confirming land of St Benedict of Holme: King Edward 15 to the church of St Benedict (of Holme); confirmation of land at Horning, Neatishead, Hoveton, Belaugh, South Walsham, Worstead, Honing, Thurgarton, Thwaite, Calthorpe, Tottington, Erpingham, Antingham, North Walsham, Swanton Abbot, Scotton, Lamas, Easton, Hautbois, Ludham, Beeston St Lawrence, Stalham, Waxham, Winterton, Somerton, Thurn, Ashby, Rollesby, Caister-by-Yarmouth, Reedham, Norton Subcourse, Woodbastwick, Ranworth, Shotesham, Grenvills in Stoke Holy Cross, Tibenham, Norfolk. : S1055    (1044 x 1047)
 S1086 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Eadsige 12 and Christ Church: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to Archbishop Eadsige 12 and the monks of Christ Church all the lands they had in the time of the king's father and of all his predecessors. : S1086    (1042 x 1050)
 S1098 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Coventry 1: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he confirms the gifts made by Earl Leofric 49 and Godgifu 2 (Godiva) to Abbot Leofwine and the brethren at Coventry minster.: S1098    (1042 x 1066)
 Toki 3-Eadsige 12.agreement S1466: Agreement between Archbishop Eadsige 12 and Toki 3, confirming arrangements made in the time of Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 about land at Halton, Bucks.. Toki 3 sent his two cnihts, Sexa 1 and Leofwine 68 to the archbishop to confirm the initial arrangement.: S1466    (1038 x 1050)
Death/dying (3)
 Eadsige 12.assisting Edward 15: Eadsige 12, after the death of Harthacnut 1, helped Edward 15 to the throne, for he seconded by his authority and blessing the efforts of Earl Godwine 51, thus thwarting the wishes of the Danes who took a different line.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.21.3
 Eadsige 12.death: Eadsige 12, archbishop of Kent, died.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3 (1050)
 Æthelric 65.elected archbishop of Canterbury: After the death of Eadsige 12, Æthelric 65 was beloved in [the Christchurch] community. Both the whole body of the clergy and the monks of his monastery asked for his appointment as archbishop, and they elected him to the office both by general consent and by petition according to the rule.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3 (1050 - 1051)
Disputing/dispute-settling (2)
 S1472 - Ælfstan 66 and Leofwine 83 agreement: Record of the settlement of a dispute over St Mildrith's property between Ælfstan 66, abbot of St Augustine's, and Leofwine 83, priest. Leofwine 83 gives up his claim in return for an annual payment of five pounds and a life-interest in 1 sulung at Langdon and 1 at Ileden, Kent, to revert to St Augustine's after his death.: S1472    (1044 x 1045)
 Various.dispute over Sandwich S1467: Account of the restoration of Sandwich to Christ Church, Canterbury, by King Harold 5, and of a dispute between Christ Church and St Augustine's, Canterbury, concerning Sandwich.: S1467    (1037 x 1040)
Election of bishop (1)
 Æthelric 65.elected archbishop of Canterbury: After the death of Eadsige 12, Æthelric 65 was beloved in [the Christchurch] community. Both the whole body of the clergy and the monks of his monastery asked for his appointment as archbishop, and they elected him to the office both by general consent and by petition according to the rule.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3 (1050 - 1051)
Episcopal see, acquisition/institution/division/merge (1)
 S1021 - witnessing Edward 15 joining the sees of Devon and Cornwall: King Edward 15 unites the sees of Devon and Cornwall, and moves the seat of the new bishopric to Exeter. : S1021    (1050)
Excommunication (1)
 : Swein 3, driven by the lusts of the flesh, abducted [Eadgifu 17], abbess of Leominster, whom he kept as his wife for a whole year, until threatened with excommunication by Eadsige 12, archbishop of Canterbury, and Lyfing 15, bishop of Worcester. In revenge he seized three of the church of Worcester 1's estates in Shropshire: Maesbrook, Hopton Wafers and Cleobury North.: Hemming.Codicellus  275-6
Grant and Gift (38)
 Cnut 3.S1465 granting land to Eadsige 12: King Cnut 3 to Eadsige 12, his priest; grant of the land at Berwick, Kent.: S1465    (1016 x 1033)
 Cnut 3.S974 granting land to Eadsige 12: King Cnut 3 to Bishop Eadsige 12; grant of a half sulung (aratrum) at Berwick in Lympne, Kent: S974    (1035)
 Cnut 3.S981 granting land to Canterbury, Christ Church 1: King Cnut 3 to Canterbury, Christ Church 1; reversionary grant of land at Folkestone, Kent, after the death of Eadsige 12, the king's priest: S981    (1016 x 1035)
 Cnut 3.declaring grant to Æthelnoth 43 S988: Writ of King Cnut 3 declaring that he has granted to Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 all the landed property that Ælfmær 22 had: S988    (1016 x 1035)
 Eadsige 12.S1465 leasing land from Canterbury, Christ Church 1: Eadsige 12, priest, from Canterbury, Christ Church; purchase of land at Warehorne, Kent for his lifetime and Edwin 31's for 4 pounds.: S1465   
 Eadsige 12.S1465 to granting land to Canterbury, Christ Church 1: Eadsige 12, priest, to Canterbury, Christ Church 1; grant, with King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2's permission, of land at Appledore, at Berwick, at Orpington (for which he had paid 80 marks of white silver), Kent.: S1465    (1032 x 1035)
 Eadsige 12.granting land to Canterbury, St Augustine's: Eadsige 12, archbishop, to St Augustine's, Canterbury; grant of land at Littlebourne, Kent, given to him by King Edward 15 (cf. S 1050). : S1401    (1042 x 1050)
 S1000 - Edward 15 confirming lands of Coventry 1: King Edward 15 to Coventry 1 Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land, as granted by Leofric 49, dux, at Southam, Grandborough, Bishops Itchington, Honington, Kings Newnham, Ufton, Chadshunt, Priors Hardwick, Chesterton, Wasperton, Snohham, Birdingbury, Marston in Wolston, Long Marston, Ryton, Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwicks.; Salwarpe, Worcs.; Easton, Ches.; Kilsby and Winwick, Northants.; Burbage, Barwell, Scraptoft and Packington, Leics. [incorporating a privilege of Pope Alexander 1].: S1000    (1043)
 S1001 - Edward 15 granting land to Ælfwine 45: King Edward 15 to Ælfwine 45, bishop (of Winchester); grant of 30 hides (mansae) at Witney, Oxon..: S1001    (1044)
 S1003 - Edward 15 granting land to Leofric 59: King Edward 15 to Leofric 59, his chaplain; grant of 7 hides (mansi) at Dawlish, Devon. : S1003    (1044)
 S1004 - Edward 15 granting land to Orc 1: King Edward 15 to Orc 1, his faithful minister; grant of 5 perticae at Abbots Wootton in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset. : S1004    (1044)
 S1005 - Edward 15 granting land to Ordgar 7: King Edward 15 to Ordgar 7, his faithful minister; grant of 1 pertica beneath Elddin (at Illand in Northill, Cornwall).: S1005    (1044)
 S1006 - Edward 15 granting land to Winchester, Old Minster: King Edward 15 to Old Minster, Winchester; grant of 15 hides (mansae) at Pitminster, Somerset. : S1006    (1044)
 S1010 - Edward 15 granting land to Thured 2: King Edward to Thured 2 [Ðorð], his minister; grant of 2.5 hides (mansae) at Ditchampton, Wilts..: S1010    (1045)
 S1012 - Edward 15 granting land to Tofig 2: King Edward 15 to Tofig 2, his comes; grant of 2 hides (territoria) at Berghe.: S1017    (1048)
 S1012 - Edward 15 granting land to Æthelstan 72: King Edward 15 to Æthelstan 72, his faithful minister; grant of 3 hides (cassati) at Ayston, Rutland. : S1014    (1046)
 S1015 - Edward 15 granting land to Rouen, St Ouen: King Edward 15 to the community of St Ouen, Rouen; grant of land at Mersea, Essex. : S1015    (1046)
 S1018 - Edward 15 granting land to Ælfwine 61: King Edward 15 to Ælfwine 61, his militaris; grant of 1 ploughland (carruga) at Hambledon, Hants..: S1018    (1049)
 S1019 - Edward 15 granting land to Eadwulf 45: King Edward 15 to Eadwulf 45, his faithful minister; grant of 1.5 perticae at Tregony and at Trerice in St Dennis, Cornwall. : S1019    (1049)
 S1020 - Edward 15 granting land to Abingdon, St Mary's: King Edward 15 to the church of St Mary, Abingdon; grant of 8 hides (mansae) on the river Kennet (at Leverton in Hungerford, Berks.), previously held by Eadric 59, rusticus.: S1020    (1050)
 S1022 - Edward 15 granting land to Godwine 51: King Edward 15 to Godwine 51, dux; grant of 4 hides (mansae) in the common land at Sandford-on-Thames, Oxon.: S1022    (1050)
 S1023 - Edward 15 granting land to Abingdon, St Mary's: King Edward 15 to the church of St Mary, Abingdon; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at Chilton, Berks..: S1023    (1052)
 S1025 - Edward 15 granting land to Abingdon, St Mary's: King Edward 15 to the church of St Mary, Abingdon; grant of 4 hides (mansae) in the common land at Sandford-on-Thames, Oxon..: S1025    (1054)
 S1044 - Edward 15 granting land to Æthelred 38: King Edward 15 to Æthelred 38, optimas; grant of 2 hides (cassati) at West Cliffe, Kent.: S1044    (1042 x 1044)
 S1050 - Edward 15 granting land to Eadsige: King Edward 15 to Archbishop Eadsige 12; grant of 1 sulung (aratrum) at Littlebourne, Kent.: S1050    (1042 x 1050)
 S1091 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of St Augustine's: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the brethren of St Augustine's (Canterbury) judicial and financial rights over their own men, and over as many thegns as he has granted them to have. : S1091    (1042 x 1050)
 S1226 - witnessing Leofric 49 granting lands to Coventry: Leofric 49, comes of Chester, founds Coventry Abbey; grant of land at Coventry, Honington, Kings Newnham, Chadshunt, Bishops Itchington, Ufton, Southam, Grandborough, Birdingbury, Marston in Wolston, Priors Hardwick, Wasperton, Chesterton, Snohham, Ryton, Walsgrave on Sowe, Long Marston, Warwicks.; Salwarpe, Worcs.; Eaton, Ches.; Kilsby and Winwick, Northants.; Burbage, Barwell, Scraptoft and Packington, Leics..: S1226    (1043)
 S1400 - Eadsige 12 granting land to Canterbury, St Augustine's: Eadsige 12, archbishop, to St Augustine's, Canterbury; grant of land near Canterbury. : S1400    (1038 x 1050)
 S1465 - Eadsige 12 granting lands to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2 granted permission to Eadsige 12, their priest, when he became a monk, to dispose of the estate at Appledore, Kent. He gave it to Canterbury, Christ Church and then leased it back from them for his life and that of Edwin 30 at the cost of 4 pounds and an annual food rent of 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels. He also bought the estate at Warehorne, Kent from Canterbury for his lifetime and that of Edwin 31, and bequeathed to the community the land at Orpington - which he had bought for 14 marks of white silver - and the land at Palster and Wittersham.: S1465    (1032 x 1033)
 S1471 - Æthelric 76 and Eadsige 12 agreement: Agreement between Archbishop Eadsige 12 and Æthelric 76 concerning land at Chart, Stowting, Milton and a haga in Canterbury, all in Kent. The land at Chart had been purchased by Archbishop Ceolnoth 3 with his own money from the thegn Hæletha 1 and granted to him by charter by Æthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons.: S1471    (1045)
 S961 - Cnut 3 granting land to Orc 1: King Cnut 3 to Orc 1, his minister; grant of 7 hides (mansae) at Portesham (alias Portisham), Dorset: S961    (1024)
 S974 - Cnut 3 granting land to Eadsige 12: King Cnut 3 to Bishop Eadsige 12; grant of a half sulung (aratrum) at Berwick in Lympne, Kent: S974    (1035)
 S981 - Cnut 3 granting land to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 to Canterbury, Christ Church; reversionary grant of land at Folkestone, Kent, after the death of Eadsige 12, the king's priest. : S981    (1016 x 1035)
 S993 - Harthacnut 1 granting land to Abingdon 1: King Harthacnut 1 to Abingdon 1 Abbey; grant of 10 hides (mansae) at Farnborough, Berks.: S993    (1042)
 S994 - Harthacnut 1 granting land to Ælfwine 45: King Harthacnut 1 to Ælfwine 45, bishop of Winchester; grant of 1 hide (mansa) at Seolescumb (probably Coomb in East Meon, Hants.): S994    (1042)
 S998 - Edward 15 granting land to Ordgar 7: Edward 15 to Ordgar 7, his faithful minister; grant of a half hide (mansa) at Littleham, Devon. : S998    (1042)
 S999 - Edward 15 granting land to Ælfstan 69: King Edward 15 to Ælfstan 69, his minister; grant of 10 hides (mansae) at Sevington in Leigh Delamere, Wilts. : S999    (1043)
 Æthelric 76-Eadsige 12.agreement concerning Chart: Æthelric 76 and Archbishop Eadsige 12 agreed that Æthelric 76 should hold Chart for his lifetime and that after his death Eadsige 12 should succeed to it. After the death of them both it was to pass to Christ Church for the souls of the them both and to provide food and clothing for them both. Æthelric 76 presented the title-deeds of this estate to Christ Church during his lifetime as a perpetual gift.: S1471    (1045)
Illness/demonic seizure/madness (2)
 : MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
 Siweard 7.consecration as archbishop: MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity, and consecrated to it as bishop Siweard 7, abbot of Abingdon. He did this with the permission and by the advice of the king and of Earl Godwine 51. Otherwise it was known to few people before it was done, because the archbishop suspected that somebody else would ask for it, or purchase it, whom he less trusted and favoured, if more people knew about it. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
Lease (4)
 Canterbury, Christ Church 1.S1465 leasing land to Eadsige 12: Eadsige 12, priest, from Canterbury, Christ Church; lease of land at Appledore, Kent for his life and that of Edwin 31 for 4 pounds, the land being given on condition that every year 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels be rendered to Canterbury, Christ Church; and a lease of at Warehorne, Kent for his lifetime and Edwin 31's for 4 pounds.: S1465   
 S1391 - Ælfwine 45 leasing land to Osgod 5: Ælfwine 45, bishop, and the community at Old Minster, Winchester, to Osgod 5; lease, for life, of land at Adderbury, Oxon., in exchange for land at Wroxall, Isle of Wight, with reversion to the Old Minster.: S1391    (1043 x 1044)
 S1396 - Lyfing 15 leasing land to Æthelric 59: Lyfing 15, bishop of Worcester, to Æthelric 59, his faithful man; lease, for three lives, of 2 hides (mansae) at Elmley Castle, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric: S1396    (1042)
 S1465 - Eadsige 12 granting lands to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2 granted permission to Eadsige 12, their priest, when he became a monk, to dispose of the estate at Appledore, Kent. He gave it to Canterbury, Christ Church and then leased it back from them for his life and that of Edwin 30 at the cost of 4 pounds and an annual food rent of 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels. He also bought the estate at Warehorne, Kent from Canterbury for his lifetime and that of Edwin 31, and bequeathed to the community the land at Orpington - which he had bought for 14 marks of white silver - and the land at Palster and Wittersham.: S1465    (1032 x 1033)
Lust (1)
 : Swein 3, driven by the lusts of the flesh, abducted [Eadgifu 17], abbess of Leominster, whom he kept as his wife for a whole year, until threatened with excommunication by Eadsige 12, archbishop of Canterbury, and Lyfing 15, bishop of Worcester. In revenge he seized three of the church of Worcester 1's estates in Shropshire: Maesbrook, Hopton Wafers and Cleobury North.: Hemming.Codicellus  275-6
Monastic life, converting to/joining/oblation (1)
 S1465 - Eadsige 12 granting lands to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2 granted permission to Eadsige 12, their priest, when he became a monk, to dispose of the estate at Appledore, Kent. He gave it to Canterbury, Christ Church and then leased it back from them for his life and that of Edwin 30 at the cost of 4 pounds and an annual food rent of 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels. He also bought the estate at Warehorne, Kent from Canterbury for his lifetime and that of Edwin 31, and bequeathed to the community the land at Orpington - which he had bought for 14 marks of white silver - and the land at Palster and Wittersham.: S1465    (1032 x 1033)
Pastoral activities/preaching (1)
 Edward 15.consecrated king: In this year Edward 15 was consecrated [gehalog to cyng] king at Winchester on Easter day with great ceremony; and Easter was on 3 April. Archbishop Eadsige 12 consecrated him and gave him good instruction before all the people, and admonished him well for his own sake and for the sake of all the people. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  CD 1043; E 1042 (1043)
Property-buying/purchasing (6)
 Eadsige 12.S1465 leasing land from Canterbury, Christ Church 1: Eadsige 12, priest, from Canterbury, Christ Church; purchase of land at Warehorne, Kent for his lifetime and Edwin 31's for 4 pounds.: S1465   
 Eadsige 12.S1465 to granting land to Canterbury, Christ Church 1: Eadsige 12, priest, to Canterbury, Christ Church 1; grant, with King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2's permission, of land at Appledore, at Berwick, at Orpington (for which he had paid 80 marks of white silver), Kent.: S1465    (1032 x 1035)
 S1057 - Edward 15 confirming transaction for Evesham: King Edward 15 declares that Abbot Manni 1 and the monk Æthelwig 18 have bought land at Evenlode, Gloucs., from Eammer. : S1057    (1044 x 1059)
 S1465 - Eadsige 12 granting lands to Canterbury, Christ Church: King Cnut 3 and Lady Emma 2 granted permission to Eadsige 12, their priest, when he became a monk, to dispose of the estate at Appledore, Kent. He gave it to Canterbury, Christ Church and then leased it back from them for his life and that of Edwin 30 at the cost of 4 pounds and an annual food rent of 3 weys of cheese and 3 binds of eels. He also bought the estate at Warehorne, Kent from Canterbury for his lifetime and that of Edwin 31, and bequeathed to the community the land at Orpington - which he had bought for 14 marks of white silver - and the land at Palster and Wittersham.: S1465    (1032 x 1033)
 S1471 - Æthelric 76 and Eadsige 12 agreement: Agreement between Archbishop Eadsige 12 and Æthelric 76 concerning land at Chart, Stowting, Milton and a haga in Canterbury, all in Kent. The land at Chart had been purchased by Archbishop Ceolnoth 3 with his own money from the thegn Hæletha 1 and granted to him by charter by Æthelwulf 1, king of the West Saxons.: S1471    (1045)
 S1473 - Godric 33 purchasing land from Eadgifu 21: Purchase of land at Offham, Kent, by Godric 33 æt Burnan from his sister, Eadgifu 21 for 1 mark of gold, 13 pounds, and 63 pence. : S1473    (1044 x 1048)
Property-exchanging (1)
 S1391 - Ælfwine 45 leasing land to Osgod 5: Ælfwine 45, bishop, and the community at Old Minster, Winchester, to Osgod 5; lease, for life, of land at Adderbury, Oxon., in exchange for land at Wroxall, Isle of Wight, with reversion to the Old Minster.: S1391    (1043 x 1044)
Restoration of land/property (1)
 Various.dispute over Sandwich S1467: Account of the restoration of Sandwich to Christ Church, Canterbury, by King Harold 5, and of a dispute between Christ Church and St Augustine's, Canterbury, concerning Sandwich.: S1467    (1037 x 1040)
Retirement (2)
 : MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity.: ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
 Siweard 7.consecration as archbishop: MS CE: In this year Archbishop Eadsige 12 resigned the bishopric because of his infirmity, and consecrated to it as bishop Siweard 7, abbot of Abingdon. He did this with the permission and by the advice of the king and of Earl Godwine 51. Otherwise it was known to few people before it was done, because the archbishop suspected that somebody else would ask for it, or purchase it, whom he less trusted and favoured, if more people knew about it. : ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  C 1044; E 1043 (1044)
Seizure of land (1)
 : Swein 3, driven by the lusts of the flesh, abducted [Eadgifu 17], abbess of Leominster, whom he kept as his wife for a whole year, until threatened with excommunication by Eadsige 12, archbishop of Canterbury, and Lyfing 15, bishop of Worcester. In revenge he seized three of the church of Worcester 1's estates in Shropshire: Maesbrook, Hopton Wafers and Cleobury North.: Hemming.Codicellus  275-6
Writ-issuing/sending (7)
 Cnut 3.declaring confirmation of rights of Æthelnoth 43 S987: Writ of King Cnut 3 declaring that Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 is to continue to discharge the obligations on the lands belonging to the archbishopric at the same rate as he has done hitherto, both before and after the appointment of Æthelric 53 as reeve: S987    (1035)
 Cnut 3.declaring grant to Æthelnoth 43 S988: Writ of King Cnut 3 declaring that he has granted to Archbishop Æthelnoth 43 all the landed property that Ælfmær 22 had: S988    (1016 x 1035)
 S1086 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Eadsige 12 and Christ Church: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to Archbishop Eadsige 12 and the monks of Christ Church all the lands they had in the time of the king's father and of all his predecessors. : S1086    (1042 x 1050)
 S1087 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Eadsige 12: Writ of King Edward 15 forbidding hunting in the woods or lands of Archbishop Eadsige 12 except by the archbishop's command or licence. : S1087    (1042 x 1050)
 S1091 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of St Augustine's: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he has granted to the brethren of St Augustine's (Canterbury) judicial and financial rights over their own men, and over as many thegns as he has granted them to have. : S1091    (1042 x 1050)
 S1098 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Coventry 1: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that he confirms the gifts made by Earl Leofric 49 and Godgifu 2 (Godiva) to Abbot Leofwine and the brethren at Coventry minster.: S1098    (1042 x 1066)
 S1120 - writ of Edward 15 in favour of Westminster: Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the estate of Lessness, Kent, which Atsere 4 owned and bequeathed to Westminster Abbey for the monks' food is now to belong to the abbey. : S1120    (1042 x 1050)