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Historical documents, Written chiefly in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century

MS. Gough Gen. Top. 29
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Miscellaneous papers (bound in about 1875-80), bearing on English history and topography. Some were written to the editor of the Gentleman's Magazine, some are 17th century records. Many were Gough's, and nearly all may have been, though the number in his own handwriting is not large. The chief items, out of a large number, are:

  1. Fol. 1. the original will of Isabell Patun, of Bromham in Bedfordshire, 15 Feb. 1492/3
  2. Fol. 5. papers about Shaw in Berkshire
  3. Fol. 18. impression of the seal of Barham priory in Cambridgeshire
  4. Fol. 39. extracts from the Wethersfield registers, 1725
  5. Fol. 81. copy of col. Gage's relief of Basing House, 9 Sept. 1644
  6. Fols. 88, 91, 93. court rolls of Sandwich, 1504, Watford, 1548, Boxbury, 1553
  7. Fol. 96. Huntingdonshire epitaphs, 1730
  8. Fol. 118. Newark hospital orders
  9. Fol. 123b. copies of inscriptions in the Tower of London, 1715
  10. Fol. 200. the original paper distributing among poor Oxford scholars, who are named, £100 in accordance with bp. John Watson's will, 6 July 1585, with two seals (one broken)
  11. Fol. 205. account of the election of a Provost of Queen's college Oxford, 11 Mar. 1645/6, in Latin
  12. Fol. 207. a Ballad on the Oxfordshire election (17th century), beg. 'Wee are told by the towne'
  13. Fol. 208. account of dr. Price's election as Bodley's Librarian, 1768, with a few other Oxford anecdotes
  14. Fol. 212. rough drawing of Littlemore nunnery seal, 1223, apparently in A. Wood's hand
  15. Fol. 254. drawing and letter by Geo. Bennett about a model of an old building connected with Glastonbury abbey, 5 May 1804
  16. Fol. 263. copies of some deeds relating to the church plate and chantries of Bury St. Edmund's, 1547-1617
  17. Fol. 311. plan of Hassworth farm in Fittleworth parish, Sussex
  18. Fol. 318. impress of 15th century seal of John Glinde, with an account of him
  19. Fol. 323. Report on, and list of old deeds at Stratford-on-Avon, by Tho. Fisher, about 1780
  20. Fol. 366. Key to some map of Hewick


  • Creation: Written chiefly in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century


390 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Gough Gen. Top. 29


Arranged according to counties of England.

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. 17618

Physical Facet

On paper


15 7/8 × 11 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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