In the name of the Triune Deity. I, Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons and also of the people of Kent, on account of the tithing of lands which, by the gift of God, I have decided to do for some of my ministri, will give to Dunn, my minister, one dwelling which we call in Saxon a haga, to the south of Rochester, and 10 acres adjacent on the south side of that dwelling, and also 2 acres of meadow and 10 wagons loaded with wood on the king's hill, and the rights of common in the marsh which rightly belonged to that dwelling of old. And we concede and grant this for you to have and possess, and you are to have the power to leave it with full liberty after your days to whatever heir you please. I, Ęthelwulf, king by the gift of God, have completed this aforesaid donation and privilege in the year of our Lord's incarnation 855, the third indiction, i.e. when by the grant of divine grace I proceeded across the sea to Rome; in the presence of these witnesses who have consented and subscribed with me to this
[witnesses] In the name of the Lord. Dunn has given this deed and the land which is written thereon to his wife, in God's favour, and she may have it and enjoy it for her day, and give it after her day in the name of the holy Apostle St Andrew to the community with the consent of God and of all his saints, for us both and for all our ancestors; unless they may hold it with the consent of the community at a fair rent as they can agree on, without any deceit or fraud. And they, the community, shall deserve it with their divine services over the year, and the deed is always to remain with the bequest in the community's possession.