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A bound volume, containing part of the collection of Charters bequeathed to the Bodleian by Douce, written in A.D. 1147-1596 in England

MS. Douce Charters a. 1

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The charters range in date from 1147 to 1596, and are, according to the number in the printed Douce Catalogue of 1840, nos. 10-12, 18, 19, 21, 25-6, 28-31, 33-8, 43, 50, 55, 61, 65-94, 98.

Three have been added, which no doubt belonged to Douce: nos. 99 (deed by which Will. Bate of Hokytone gives to Agnes widow of Stephen le Welsse land in Wimpole, Jan. 25, 1333/4, in Latin); 100 (deed by which John de Playz kt. leases to Geoffrey Barbour land in Ramsey co. Essex, Oct. 23, 1366, in Latin): and 101 (certificate by Robard Banyngham and others that Nicholas Pekeryng, of Filby co. Norfolk, disallowed by anticipation (his dying words are recorded) claims on his property made by his son William, 15th cent., in English). [The remaining Douce charters have seals attached, and are arranged in drawers according to their nos.--except that no. 32 (apparently unsealed) is not at present traced: it is an indenture between the duke of Norfolk and earl of Arundel on the earl of Surrey's marriage with lady Mary, d. of the earl of Arundel, and bears date of 1 Apr. 1 Mary. E.W.B.N.]. 58 leaves with deeds attached.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1147-1596 in England


58 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce Charters a. 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. IV, no 22008

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

Physical Facet

On parchment and paper


19 7/8 × 13 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom