King Edgar

At the first foundation of Ramsey Abbey, King Edgar in response to a request by Archbishop Oswald, bestowed 5 hides of land at Burwell to pay for the necessary expenses of the first stages of  the building.  In his Charter he confirms their possession in perpetuity of this land.  The same King at the request of the Holy Archbishop gave to Ramsey Church, as a permanent commemoration of his devotion, the Church at Godmanchester and 3 hides of land this was confirmed in a document which the Abbey still possessed.

Also given was 1 hide of land in Stukeley, which had belonged to a certain man called Turkemer, and two bells purchased for a price of 20.  (Ref 9)

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