This is the oldest document relating to Bristol in the collections of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.
Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, issued this charter to confirm Turstin of Bristol as priest of St Ewen, one of Bristol's earliest churches. It seems that the abbot of Tewkesbury Abbey wanted to replace Turstin with a priest of his own. Theobald threatened damnation to anyone who might interfere, which gave rise to the charter being known as the 'Curse of St Ewen'.
BRO P.St.E/A/1. Deposited by the church of St Ewen, Bristol