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Transcripts of papers almost entirely relating to the ceremonies of espousals, marriages and christenings of the royal family of England between 1500 and 1736, with one of 1254, written in the 16th, 17th and 18th cent.

MS. Douce 194
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A full list is given at p. xi, and in the 1840 Catalogue: a few are printed pieces. Pp. 197 - 203 are in the hand of William Le Neve, 1624, cf. pp. 211, 344: and PP. 343 - 4 in the hand of sir Thomas Cotton (d. 1662).


  • Creation: written in the 16th, 17th and 18th cent.


602 pages

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Douce 194

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 21768

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

Custodial History

This was no. 4217 in the Richard Gough sale, 1810, and the list on p. xi is stated in the sale catalogue to be in the hand of John Anstis d. 1745).

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom