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

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MS. Gough Shropshire 11

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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: 'Fragments' relating to the county, like MS. Gough Shropshire 4, but less extensive.

Among the original documents are:
  1. A 'valuation of Carnstrey & Abdon by Jo: Browne, 18 Nov. 1642' (fol. 49)
  2. A resignation by Will. Southall of the parsonage of Abdon, with seal, 9 Oct. 1647 (fol. 55, cf. 71)
  3. A terrier of the lands belonging to Whittington church and other documents relating to it, 1630-54 (fol. 56)

Dates

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

Extent

108 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Shropshire 11

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. 18198

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

10 1/4 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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