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Collections made by James Bowen, Written chiefly in the third quarter of the 18th century, partly by J. Bowen

MS. Gough Shropshire 1

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Collections made by James Bowen, a painter and undertaker of Shrewsbury (d. 1774: his printed trade-card is in Gough Shropshire 2, p. 744; 18, p. 41) and his son John, for a history of Shropshire and especially Shrewsbury:
  1. Fols. 1, 188. Copies of charters and documents relating to Shrewsbury (one charter of 11 Nov. 1189 in facsimile), including lists of tolls, compositions, exchequer orders, rentals, etc.)
  2. Fol. 152. 'Extracts of a Book of Entries of the Corporation of Shrewsbury marked C., taken ... A.D. 1747 ...'
  3. Fol. 234. Copies of two royal charters to Wenlock, 29 Nov. 1467 and 13 Dec. 1631, in Latin
  4. Fol. 260. Copy of a royal charter to Ludlow, 7 Dec. 1461, in Latin: with a list of bailiffs, 1461-1758
  5. Fol. 286. 'Grants to the abbey of Haghmond [Haughmond] copied out of the Register book of the said abbey.'


  • Written chiefly in the third quarter of the 18th century, partly by J. Bowen


293 Leaves


MS. Gough Shropshire 1

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 18189

Physical Facet

On paper


16 × 10 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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