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Transcripts of royal charters to English monastic houses, Transcripts, in extenso, of charters on the Chancery Cartae Antiquae rolls, and Collection of two English and Latin manuscripts, Written about 1650, written about 1650, by R. Dodsworth and others, made up of two MSS. written early in the 17th century

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MS. Dodsworth 24, 1650, 112 leaves: Transcripts of royal charters to English monastic houses (for the most part printed in Dugdale's Monasticon) from the charter rolls of:
  1. Henry iii. Years 11 pt. 2 (fol. 61v), 12 (fols. 40v, 41v), 13 pt. 1 (fol. 1), 20 (fols. 37v, 98), 33 (fol. 41), 49 (fol. 90v).
  2. Edward i. Years 8 (fol. 72), 9 (fol. 72v), 13 (fol. 4v), 18 (fol. 5v), 19 (fol. 71v), 22 (fols. 21v, 91v).
  3. Edward ii. Years 2 (fol. 55v), 5 (fol. 26), 10 (fol. 107), 11 (fols. 7, 76v), 19 (fol. 8).
  4. Edward iii. Years 1 (fols. 47v, 83), 2 (fols. 28v, 45v, 67v), 4 (fol. 10v), 6 (fols. 54, 99v), 8 (fol. 50), 9 (fol. 63v), 42 (fol. 74), 46 (fol. 59).
At fols. 88, 95v, 100, etc., are transcripts of a few other Chancery enrolments and inquisitions, as noted by Joseph Hunter (Three Catalogues, p. 107). Dodsworth has added occasional marginal notes.

MS. Dodsworth 25, 1650, 150 leaves:Transcripts, in extenso, of charters on the Chancery Cartae Antiquae rolls, enumerated, for the most part, in the Old Catalogue. In the following list numbers with '(D)' indicate charters printed in Dugdale's Monasticon:
  1. A (fol. 23) 17, 21, 25, 30 (D) 31, '34-6' (Faranisus de Bolonia).
  2. B (fols. 9, 26) 1-4, 8 (D), 27.
  3. C (fols. 1, 14v) 2, 7-9, 11, 12, 19, 20(D), 22(D), 24(D) ('25').
  4. D (fols. 6, 11v, 20v) 3, 4, 5(D), 35, 36, 44-6.
  5. [For E-L see MS. Dodsworth 68 which contains full transcripts of G 15 (fol. 67v), H 2 (fol. 57), H 3 (fol. 57), L 26 (fol. 112v).]
  6. M (fols. 15v, 21) 1(D) 2(D), 3, 8(D), 12, 18(D).
  7. N (fols. 22, 31) 8(D), 22(D), 31-3, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 45-9.
  8. P (fol. 35v) 10, 11, 19, 20, 32(D), 33-5, 37.
  9. Q (fol. 38) 13-16, 17(D), 18-20. [For 1 see no. 5010, fol. 113v.]
  10. R (fol. 41) 1, 2, 6(D), 8, 9, 11, 12, 20(D), 23(D), 24, 26(D), 27(D), 36(D), 37(D), 38.
  11. S (fols. 53, 74v) 1(D), 4(D), 8(D), 9(D), 14, 20-2(D), 23, 24.
  12. T (fol. 57) 8, 10(D), 11, 13-15, 23, 24(D), 26, 30(D), 36(D) ('38'), 41 ('34').
  13. [For V 5 see MS. Dodsworth 68, fol. 62v.]
  14. W (fol. 65) 6(D). [For 16 see MS. Dodsworth 68, fol. 69.]
  15. X (fol. 69) 4(D), 6(D), 7 [for 9 see MS. Dodsworth 68, fol. 71v], 21, 22-4 (D).
  16. Y (fol. 79) 8, 9(D), 11 ('10'), 13-17 ('12-15'), 21(D) ('19'), 23 ('21'), 24 ('22'), 27 ('25'), 28 ('26'), 31 ('29').
  17. Z (fol. 85) 1-3, 8, 9, 12(D), 13, 15, 17, 18, 26, 28, 32.
  18. AA (fol. 90v) 7 (?), 11, 16, 21 ('22'), 23, 31, 33, 35, 36, 44-6 ('43-5').
  19. BB (fol. 94v) 1, 4(D), 19, 22, 25, 28, 30.
  20. CC (fol. 98) 9 ('10'), 14, 20 ('18'), 23.
  21. DD (fol. 103) 1, 7, 10-13, 21, 30, 31, 33.
  22. EE (fol. 108) 6, 10-13, 15, 18, 27-9.
  23. FF (fol. 127) 1, 3, 8-10, 12(D), 13-16.
  24. GG (fol. 113) 2, 4, 6, 8(D), 13, 14, 17-19.
  25. HH (fols. 102, 121) 2 sched., 3-10, 13, 27, 29.
  26. II (fol. 135) 8-12, 15-17, 18(D), 28, 30-2.
  27. KK (fol. 139) 12, 18, 22.
  28. LL (fol. 140v) 7, 15, 21, 23, 25, 27-9, 32(D), 33, 37.
  29. MM (fol. 144) 2 ('18'), 3 ('17'), 7 ('13'), 11 ('9'), 17 ('3'), 18 ('2'). [For 8 ('12') see MS. Dodsworth 49, fol. 95.]
  30. NN (fol. 148) 1-11, 22, 33, 37, 38, 39(D), 46, 47.
The volume is partly (fols. 1-17, 49-56, 65-73, 96-102, etc.) in the hand of Roger Dodsworth, partly in those of his secretaries. Dodsworth has added marginalia throughout.

MS. Dodsworth 26, 17th century, 182 leaves: A. In English: written in 1618 by R. Dodsworth: (fol. 1). 'The coppies of sundry letters written by severall commissioners ... imployed in severall countyes to visit and pull downe religious houses: taken and truly transcribed out of the originalls bound up in Sir Roberte Cotton's library [Cleopatra E iv], by me, Roger Dodsworthe, 1618. Note that thes letters following have respect to such occurents especially that concerne Yorkshire and other Northern parts.'

A list of the letters and documents is given in the Old Catalogue: all the letters, except two at fols. 3-4, have been edited from the originals in Thos. Wright's Letters relating to the Suppression of Monasteries.

B. In Latin: written about 1620:
  1. Fol. 20 = '24'. 'Ex libro de Drax in custodia Marmaduci Constable de Everingham ar:', a partial transcript of the chartulary of the Augustinian priory of Drax, now at Everingham Park and calendared in Burton's Monasticon Eboracense, pp. 100-13
  2. Fol. 93 = '103'. 'Liber de terris, redditibus, etc., ecclesie collegiate sancti Johannis de Beverlaco spectantibus': a transcript of portions (viz. fols. 1-35, 86-113) of the Provost's Book now preserved at Beverley Minster (see Beverley Chapter Act Book, Surtees Society, ii. 305-39). It contains a rental of the provostry of Beverley compiled by Simon Russell in Jan. 1416/7, and (fol. 117v='127v') court-rolls of the provostry, 26 Hen. vi (1447/8)
  3. Fol. 136 = '149'. Copies of three charters of the Romara family to Revesby abbey.
  4. Fol. 143 = '157'. 'Opusculum [Hugonis de Kirkstall] de origine Monasterii de Fontibus': first published in Dugdale's Monasticon (new ed., v. 292), from this MS., which is collated, as D, in J. R. Walbran's edition for the Surtees Society (Memorials of Fountains, i: see p. xvii).
Articles 1, 2, and 4 are in one hand, and have marginalia by Dodsworth. There is an index, at fol. ii, of surnames in artt. 1-2. Yorkshire place-names in this volume are indexed in MS. Dodsworth 21.

Dates

  • Written about 1650, written about 1650, by R. Dodsworth and others, made up of two MSS. written early in the 17th century

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Shelfmark

MSS. Dodsworth 24, 25, 26

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. 4166-4168

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 24: ('A' in square)

MS. Dodsworth 25: ('A' in triangle)

MS. Dodsworth 26: ('AAA')

Bibliography

  • A list of the charters is given in the Old Catalogue.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 7/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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