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Gilbertine institutions and statutes, with additions to 1525, written chiefly in the 13th cent. in England

MS. Douce 136
Held at the Weston Library

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'Incipiunt Institutiones beati Gileberti & successorum eius per capitula generalia instituta & de exordio & ordinatione . institutione ordinis Canonicorum Sanctimonialium fratrum & sororum laicarum ordinis de Sempringham . & de electione magistri & eius auctoritate', preceded by lists of the chapters. At fol. 88 follows a (rather later) copy of the revision of the statutes made in 1268, in seventy-five chapters.

At fol. 95 are later (nearly contemporary) copies of fresh statutes, orders, or documents of 1200, 1287, 1298, 1304, 1493, etc., and (fol. 106) 1501 - 25. On foll iii - vi is an alphabetical list of Latin words, Cia--Sod, often with cognate simpler words added.

'Dominus Christopherus Parsons parsons [sic] rector ecclesiarum Scladburne [Slaidburn, co. York] & Bottyll' (15th cent.: fol. 115v): the name is follwed by a note apparently testifying that he was sub-prior 'domus istius' in the time pf R. W. and given to intriguing. 'Thomas Bates' (16th cent.): 'Ric: Reade- (early 17th cent.): sir 'Roger Twysden, 1620', who writes notes on fol. 115v, cf. 87v.


  • Creation: written chiefly in the 13th cent. in England


116 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 136

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. IV, no 21710

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with coloured capitals, etc.


9 3/4 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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