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Textus Roffensis, a transcript of so much of the original, Written in 1632 by E. Dering

MS. Gough Kent 1
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Textus Roffensis, a transcript of so much of the original (12th century) volume at Rochester as is printed in Hearne's edition (1720). The volume consists of:

  1. Anglo-Saxon laws and constitutions, in Latin and Old English
  2. A cartulary of the church of Rochester

This transcript was made in 1632 by the first sir Edward Dering, when the original was in the hands of one Leonard a doctor, and is the book from which Hearne's edition was printed. The omissions are of documents already (in 1632) printed or about to be printed.


  • Creation: Written in 1632 by E. Dering


280 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)


MS. Gough Kent 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. 17947

Custodial History

In the Philip Stanhope sale, 7th day (9 Apr. 1770) this MS. was Gough Kent 24 and sold for 5s.: owned in 1777 by 'G. S[cott].'.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 5/8 × 7 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom