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Trial descents of English baronial and north-country families and 'Monasticon Boreale, tomus primus', Written about 1647, by Roger Dodsworth, written by Roger Dodsworth and others, 1644-1645

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MS. Dodsworth 6, 56 leaves, 1647, 12 1/2 × 8 in.: Trial descents of English baronial and north-country families, with some finished pedigrees similar in character to MSS. Dodsworth 2-4, by Roger Dodsworth. The descents of the families of Butler of Rawcliffe (fol. 6), Dodsworth (fol. 9), Clifton of Clifton (fol. 10), and Tempest of Bracewell and Broughton (a full pedigree, fol. 53) are traced down to the year 1647.

At fol. ii is an alphabetical list, by Dodsworth, of 'descents composed and entred in sundry bookes' of his collections.

MS. Dodsworth 7, 366, 1644-1645, 12 3/4 × 8 1/10 and 12 7/10 × 8 in.: 'Monasticon Boreale, tomus primus', containing copies by Dodsworth, with sketches of seals, of deeds relating chiefly to the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire, begun October 1, 1644, in the house of Francis Nevill of Chevet, esq., from the originals at that time in St. Mary's Tower, York. This tower, where the records of the dissolved monasteries were kept, was blown up in the siege of York, when Dodsworth had just finished his work. Some of the documents were saved and taken to the archiepiscopal archives at York, where Dodsworth again saw them.

There are alphabetical indexes of grantors on fols. vi-viii; the transcripts themselves, without logical arrangement, fall sometimes under fees (e.g. vol. 7, fols. 227-68v, Holderness fee, fol. 269, Bigod fee), but usually the grouping is by religious houses, of which the following occur:
  1. Bagby fol. 17
  2. Basedale fols. 47, 55, 58
  3. Bridlington fols. 11, 128, 168, 213, 230, 246, 247, 260, 264, 274-5, 294, 308-11, 317, 330-1
  4. Birstall Garth fols. 234, 237-8, 242
  5. Byland fols. 23, 25, 135, 145, 146, 165, 169, 173, 177, 219
  6. Drax fols. 79, 83
  7. Ellerton fols. 177-8, 333
  8. North Ferriby fol. 301
  9. Fountains fols. 27, 31, 163, 171, 202
  10. Guisborough fols. 40-81, 86, 208
  11. Hardale fol. 20
  12. Healaugh Park fols. 73, 173
  13. Keldholme fols. 155-7, 179, 216-18
  14. Nunkeeling fols. 246, 255
  15. Kirkham fols. 191-212, 263-304
  16. Kirkstall fol. 237
  17. Old Malton fols. 75, 222
  18. Meaux fols. 232, 236, 244, 266
  19. Newburgh fols. 99, 108, 114, 117, 130-2, 139, 144, 147-51, 160, 172-3
  20. Rievaulx fols. 5, 51-2, 61, 97-111, 133, 135, 154, 172, 175, 188, 230, 324
  21. Rosedale fols. 117, 144-80
  22. Scarborough (Carmelites) fol. 119
  23. Swine fols. 247, 251-2, 259, 304, 330
  24. Wartre fols. 324, 345
  25. Watton fols. 188, 299, 302, 305-6, 308-9, 313, 315, 323, 325-6, 328-9, 353-6
  26. Whitby fol. 209
  27. Wilberfoss fols. 350-2, 358-60
  28. Wykeham fols. 122, 290-7
  29. Yarm fol. 72
  30. York (St. Peter's cathedral) fols. 103, 169-70, 176, 178, 361
  31. York (Holy Trinity, alien priory) fol. 198
  32. York (St. Peter's Hospital) fols. 4, 8, 12-22, 24, 27, 29-31, 77, 103, 116, 127, 159, 163, 243, 276, 288, 294, 329, 332
  33. York (St. Mary's Abbey) fol. 1

Dates

  • Written about 1647, by Roger Dodsworth, written by Roger Dodsworth and others, 1644-1645

Extent

1 box

Shelfmark

MSS. Dodsworth 6-7

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, nos. 4148, 4149

Bibliography

  • MS. Dodsworth 6: Most of the genealogies are enumerated in the Old Catalogue of 1697 and in Joseph Hunter's Three Catalogues , p. 93.
  • MS. Dodsworth 7: For these events and the subsequent history of the surviving deeds see Drake's Eboracum (1736), p. 575, Burton's Monasticon Eboracense (1758), p. vi, and N. Denholm-Young on 'Yorkshire Monastic Archives' in B.Q.R., vol. viii, no. 87.
  • These volumes were much used by Tanner in compiling his Notitia, by Burton in his Monasticon Eboracense , and by Farrer (for deeds before A.D. 1200) in his Yorkshire Charters .

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 1/2 × 8 in., 12 3/4 × 8 1/10 and 12 7/10 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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