Đis syndon Þa domas Þe Æđelbirht cyning asette on Agustinus dæge
“These are the decrees which King Æthelberht set in Augustine’s time”
1. Godes feoh & ciricean XII gylde.
“God's property and the church’s [is to be compensated] with 12[-fold] compensation”
2. Biscopes feoh XI gylde.
“A bishop’s property with 11 compensation”
3. Preostes feoh IX gylde.
“A priest’s property with 9 compensation.”
8. Gif cyning his leode to him gehateþ & heom mon þær yfel gedo, II bóte, & cyninge L scillinga.
“If the king summons his people to him and a person does any harm to them there, 2[-fold] restitution and 50 shillings to the king.”
12. Gif man frigne mannan of sleahþ, cyninge L scill to drihtinbeage.
“If a person kills a free man, 50 shillings to the king as lord-payment.”
16. Gif man wiđ cyninges mægdenman geligeþ, L scillinga gebete.
“If a man lies with the king’s maiden, let him pay 50 shillings.”
16.1. Gif hio grindende þeowa sio, XXV scillinge gebete.
“If she should be a ‘grinding’ slave, let him pay 25 shillings.”
16.2 Sio þridde, XII scillingas.
“[If] she should be [of the] third [rank], 12 shillings.”
23. Gif man mannan wæpnum bebyreþ đær ceas weorđ, & man nænig yfel ne gedeþ, VI scillingum gebete.
“If a person provides someone with weapons when strife arises, but he does no harm, let him pay 6 shillings.”
24. Gif man mannan ofslæhđ, medume leodgeld C scillinga gebete
“If a person kills someone, let him pay an ordinary person-price, 100 shillings.”
31. Gif friman wiđ fries mannes wif geligeþ, his wergilde abicge, & ođer wif his agenum scætte begete & đæm ođrum æt þam gebrenge.
“If a freeman lies with a free man’s wife, let him
[him/her] off [with] his/her wergild and obtain another wife
husband] [with] his own money and bring her to the other man at home.”
47. Se þe cinban forslæhđ, nud XX scillingum forgelde.
“He who breaks a jawbone, let him pay 20 shillings.”
48. Æt þam feower tođum, fyrestum, æt gehwylcum VI scillingas.
“For the foremost four teeth, for each 6 shillings.”
49. Gif spræc awyrd weorþ, XII scillingas.
“If speech become damaged, 12 shillings.”
76. Gif man mægþ gebigeđ ceapi, geceapod sy gif hit unfacne is.
“If a man buys a maiden with a [bride-]price, let the bargain be [valid], if there is no deception.”
77. Gif man mægþman nede genimeþ, đam agende L scillinga, & eft æt þam agende sinne willan ætgebicge.
“If a person takes a maiden by force: to the owner [of her protection] 50 shillings, and afterwards let him buy from the owner his consent [to marry her].”
Source: Lisi Oliver, The Beginnings of English Law (2002)