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Statutes of England (with some short legal treatises) from Magna Charta, written in about A.D. 1410 in England by-Threlk (?)

MS. Douce 362
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

As confirmed Feb. 10. 1224/5 (9 Hen. 3: fol. 64) to 1414 (2 Hen. 5): preceded by a Calendar (fol. 4) and lists of the Statutes (fols. 10, 13). The Statutes to the end of Edward II are called the 'Vetera Statuta' (fol. 213): the rest extend, apparently in one hand, to at least 1410 or 1411, with a few additions. The Calendar was probably originally independent and written in about A.D. 1400, at any rate between 1361 (see Jan. 15 'magnus ventus') and 1410 (' Obitus Willelmi Staundon', added on Oct. 21): on Sept. 21 'Obitus Willelmi Band anno Domini m. cccc. xxvj.' It appears to be connected with the neighbourhood of London (Erkenwald honoured, and on Oct. 12 [not 11] 'Sancte Alburge [= Ethelburge] virginis de Berkyng [Barking]' added later); and is Sarum at base. At fol. 356v at the end of a statute the scribe adds ' Explicit quod Threlk.'.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1410 in England by-Threlk (?)


405 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 362

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 21937

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

Custodial History

On fol. 1v is 'Memorandum ... haue lent to me William G ... this Boke of Statutes' (16th cent.). With the armorial bookplate of Wm Bayntun of Grays Inn, Esqr' (18th cent.).

Physical Facet

On parchment, with some illuminated borders, capitals, etc.


12 1/4 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom