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'Historical collections concerning Jersey' made and copied by D. Messervy, Written in about 1692-1708 by D. Messervy

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MS. Gough Islands 2

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'Historical collections concerning Jersey' made and copied by D. Messervy, attorney general in Jersey 1692-1708. The chief contents are:
  1. Fol. 1. 'Cæsarea, or a discourse of Jersey ... by mr. Poindextre ...'
  2. Fol. 31v. Some notes of mr. Samare's, 1682
  3. Fol. 41. 'Les Chroniques de 1' Isle de Iersey:' beg. '... cap. 1. Au temps de Guillaume le Bastard:' 46 chapters, to qu. Elizabeth's time
  4. Fol. 120d. 'Le premier livre de l'Histoire des Isles', beg. '... chap. 1. Des noms des Isles. Ce n'est pas une vaine speculation:' 21 chapters, to A.D. 912
Interspersed are copies of several documents, and short historical pieces, largely of queen Elizabeth's time.

Dates

  • Written in about 1692-1708 by D. Messervy

Extent

278 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Islands 2

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. 18306

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 1/4 × 7 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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