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'Monasticon Boreale, tomus primus', Written by Roger Dodsworth and others, 1644-1645

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'Monasticon Boreale, tomus primus', containing copies by Dodsworth, with sketches of seals, of deeds relating chiefly to the West 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. viii-xi; the transcripts themselves, without logical arrangement, fall sometimes under fees, but usually the grouping is by religious houses, of which the following occur:
  1. Nun Appleton fols. 99, 101, 102, 139, 141, 152-64, 287
  2. Arthington fol. 114
  3. Bolton fols. 13, 14, 20, 23, 24-5, 28, 71, 148, 210, 216-17, 221
  4. Monk Bretton fols. 210, 214, 224, 229, 232, 243, 249, 256, 262, 275
  5. Bridlington fols. 119, 213
  6. Byland fols. 56, 83-90
  7. Drax fols. 53, 61-2, 94, 101, 166-71, 210, 275, 284-5, 293
  8. Esholt fols. 54, 118, 146
  9. Fountains fols. 18, 22
  10. Guisborough fols. 172, 278, 287
  11. Hampole fol. 149
  12. Healaugh Park fols. 55, 96, 98, 100, 105-7, 144, 240
  13. Temple Hirst fols. 180, 234
  14. Hospitallers fols. 27, 83, 93, 118, 177-92, 211, 215, 217, 244-5, 276, 279, 284, 288, 293
  15. Kirkham fol. 115
  16. Kirklees fol. 248
  17. Kirkstall fols. 29, 42-59, 64-78, 80-3, 142, 244, 249, 259, 305-6.
  18. Marton fol. 11
  19. Newburgh fol. 63
  20. Nostell fols. 117, 178, 195, 200, 260
  21. Pontefract fols. 201-9
  22. Rievaulx fols. 88-9, 117, 146, 254, 261
  23. Roche fols. 30-1, 211, 245, 271-86, 288, 319
  24. Sawley fols. 4, 20
  25. Sinningthwaite fols. 60, 62-3, 96-7, 100, 104-6, 115, 137-44
  26. Widkirk (alias Kirkwood) fol. 199
  27. York (St. Peter's Cathedral) fols. 66, 263
  28. York (St. Mary's Abbey) fols. 102, 108-10, 141
  29. York (Holy Trinity, alien priory) fols. 46, 91, 100, 109, 112, 222, 282
  30. York (St. Peter's Hospital) fols. 61, 79, 103, 116-17, 139, 150-1, 192, 216, 266

Dates

  • Written by Roger Dodsworth and others, 1644-1645

Extent

318 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)

Shelfmark

MS. Dodsworth 8

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, no. 4150

Bibliography

  • 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 3/4 × 8 1/10 and 12 7/10 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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