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'Nomina eorum qui de Rege tenent ... hic sequitur' and Extracts by Dodsworth from the MS. collections of sir Simonds D'Ewes, Written about 1620, written in 1642-1643 by R. Dodsworth

MSS. Dodsworth 37, 38
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MS. Dodsworth 37, 1620, 270 leaves: 'Nomina eorum qui de Rege tenent ... hic sequitur'.: select abstracts of inquisitions post mortem, 1 Hen. iv-15 Edw. iv, transcribed from a register of 850 pages (probably that now numbered MS. 62 in Trinity college library, Oxford), in three concurrent series (fols. 1, 51, 239): preceded (fol. iii) by a 'tabula alphabetica [nominum virorum] pro libro ... excerpto ex libro domini...' [these last three words have been erased, and 'bundellis inquisitionum in turri Londinensi' substituted]. Fols. 11-40 are in the hand of Roger Dodsworth, who has elsewhere added marginal notes.

MS. Dodsworth 38, 1642-1643, 167 leaves: Extracts by Dodsworth from the MS. collections of sir Simonds D'Ewes, now among the Harleian MSS. in the British Museum, viz.:

1. Fol. 1. Harl. MS. 61 (Shaftesbury abbey chartulary).

2. Fol. 9. Excerpts from Colchester abbey chartulary (cf. Harl. MSS. 294, art. 59, 298, art. 20, 312, art. 15): see also fol. 60v.

3. Fol. 21. Harl. MS. 358 ('MS... . cuius titulus Fundationes et nomina monasteriorum, scriptum propria manu Johannis Leland'). The portions transcribed are:

  1. Article 19 (fol. 21: charter of king Ethelred ii to bishopric of Cornwall)
  2. Article 21 (fol. 23: charters relating to Bath abbey)
  3. Article 22 (fol. 25: charter of king Ethelred ii to the abbey of Burton-on-Trent)
  4. Article 27 (fol. 27: charter of king Henry ii to Glastonbury abbey)
  5. Article 33 (fol. 29: hospital of St. Thomas of Acon)

4. Fol. 30. Harl. MS. 229 ('Liber monasterii beate Marie sanctique Egwini Eueshame'), artt. 7 (short chronicle of the abbots of Evesham, printed from this copy in Dugdale's Monasticon, ii. 26-7), 8-9.

5. Fol. 39. Harl. MS. 639 (Suffolk topographical collections):

  1. Article 7 (fol. 39: excerpts from chartulary of Eye priory)
  2. Articles 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 (fol. 50v: 12th-early 14th-cent. deeds of the Carbonel manors of Chilton and Great Waldingfield)
  3. Articles 16, 19 (fol. 54v: Heveningham family deeds, late 13th-15th centt.)
  4. Articles 26, 31, 33, 34 (fol. 62: extracts from Solomon of Rochester's survey of the liberty of St. Edmund, 1286, out of Cambridge Univ. Libr. MS. Ee. III. 58: see also fols. 143, 144)

6. Fol. 65. Harl. MS. 10 (abstracts of Norfolk and Suffolk wills, 1370-1497, from the registers of the Consistory Court of Norwich. The registers abstracted are:

  1. Haydone, fol. 65
  2. Harsyke, fols. 76v, 90v, 107
  3. Hyrnynge, fols. 81, 81v, 84v, 118
  4. Surflete, fols. 83v, 123v
  5. Doke, fols. 81v, 83v, 127
  6. Wylbey, fols. 74v, 85
  7. Aleyn, fols. 75, 88, 92
  8. Brosyeard, fols. 76, 92v
  9. Jekkys, fols. 76, 99
  10. Gelour, fol. 102
  11. Castone, fols. 77v, 111
  12. Wolmane, fols. 79, 114v
  13. Multone, fols. 80v, 117v (See also fol. 130.)

7. Fols. 141, 148. Notes of deeds relating to Malgrave's manor of Horndon on the Hill in Essex, 'ex cartis Willelmi Poley de Boxstede' (cf. Harl. MSS. 294, art. 63, 298, art. 25).

8. Fol. 142. Harl. MS. 743 (Bury St. Edmunds register 'Lakingheth'), etc.

9. Fol. 149. Abstracts of 150 original deeds now classified as Harleian charters. These are chiefly 14th-15th cent. and relate to the allied families of Cobham (Kent), Brooke (Somerset and Dorset), and Braybrook (Colmworth in Bedfordshire); miscellaneous Suffolk properties; and the Gernon manor of Wormingford in Essex: see also MS. Dodsworth 31, art. 1.

Volume is preceded by an index of personal names, by Dodsworth and by Thomas lord Brudenell, respectively.


  • Creation: Written about 1620, written in 1642-1643 by R. Dodsworth


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 37, 38

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. 4179-4180

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 37: ('D' in circle)

MS. Dodsworth 38: ('D' in triangles)

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 in.

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