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Extracts from Derbyshire inquisitions post mortem, Collections made by John Hanson of Rastrick and Roger Dodsworth and Extracts from monastic chartularies, Written about 1640, made up of two MSS. written early in the 17th century, written in 1643-1648, by R. Dodsworth

MSS. Dodsworth 57, 58, 59
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MS. Dodsworth 57, 1640, 95 leaves: Extracts from Derbyshire inquisitions post mortem, Henry iii-Richard ii, and ad quod damnum, Edward ii (fol. 27) and Henry iv-v (fol. 73), in chronological order, with appendix at fol. 94v of entries transcribed from MS. Dodsworth 132, and a 'tabula alphabetica nominum virorum' at fol. viii.

MS. Dodsworth 58, 17th century, 150 leaves: A. Collections made c. 1590-1610, by John Hanson of Rastrick, or perhaps by his brother, Nicholas Hanson (see MS. Dodsworth 57, fol. iv):

  1. Fol. 1. Notes out of the court rolls and other muniments of the manor of Wakefield: interspersed with these are genealogical entries relating to the Eland, Thornhill, Savile, and Hanson families, and precis of deeds relating to Rastrick (fol. 1), Quarmby (fol. 53), and other places within the manor: notes of local antiquities occur at fols. 28-31v. Extracts by Dodsworth from this collection occur in MS. Dodsworth 117, fols. 157-62, etc., where it is cited as MS. AB
  2. Fol. 64. Notes from Coram rege rolls 'taken out of mr Agarde's booke'
  3. Fol. 78. Extracts from a feodary, 19 Eliz., stewards' tourns (fol. '94'), and other records of the honour of Pontefract
  4. Fol. 107. Estreats of court rolls, panels of jurors, and miscellaneous original documents relating primarily to Yorkshire: including a list of knights made by king James i in 1603 (fol. 120), and an autograph letter of directions to his steward from Thomas, lord Darcy (fol. 138)

B. Collections by Roger Dodsworth c. 1630:

  1. Fol. 144. Pedigrees of the descendants of Adam fitz Swain (fol. 147) and the families of Newmarch (fol. 149v) and Neville of Grimsthorpe (fol. 152v); extracts from the coucher-book of Kirkstall abbey (fol. 149); abstracts of 13th-cent. deeds of the Nevilles of Redbourne (fol. 151v), and other papers, for the most part copied from Richard Gascoigne's collections
  2. Fol. 155. 'Rentale spiritualium possessionum atque temporalium' belonging to the abbey of St. Mary's of York in Richmondshire
  3. Fol. 158. Copies of letters from Frances Howard, countess of Essex, to Simon Forman and mrs. Anne Turner
  4. Fol. 159. List of 'chauntryes ... in the countie of York', selected from the certificates made in 1546: a fuller list is in MS. Dodsworth 92. This and the preceding article are not in Dodsworth's hand
  5. Fol. 163. Abstracts of the evidences of the families of Ditchfield of Ditton and (fol. 164) Atherton of Atherton, co. Lancs

An 'index nominum virorum' is at fol. ii.

MS. Dodsworth 59, 1643-1648, 280 pages: Extracts from monastic chartularies, etc.:

  1. P. 3. Extracts 'ex cartulario prioratus de Binham in com. Norfolk penes Thomam Witherington militem, 18 Maii, 1648', now Cott. MS. Claud. D. xiii in the British Museum. (Extracts by Robert Glover from the same MS. are in MS. Dugdale 39, fols. 124-8.) Pp. 42-56 are blank
  2. P. 89. 'Carta Willelmi comitis marescalli junioris de confirmacione fundacionis abbatie de Tynterne' (Monasticon, v. 267)
  3. P. 105. Miscellaneous deeds, among them 12th-cent. deeds of the family of Barrington of Essex, with pedigree
  4. P. 117.. Bull of pope Alexander iii to Cormeilles abbey, 1168 (Monasticon, vi. 1075)
  5. P. 123. 'The founders of Walden Abbie in Essex', two brief Latin chronicles of the Mandeville and Bohun families, probably transcribed from Arundel MS. 51 and printed hence in Monasticon, iv. 139
  6. P. 133. Extracts from a chronicle and martyrology of the abbeys of Stanlaw and Whalley compiled by abbot Passelewe: the original, described as 'nuper in edibus Arundelianis', does not appear to be extant. Pp. 140-8 are blank
  7. P. 155. Notes on the family of Tracy
  8. P. 165. 'Excerpta ex quibusdam rotulis in pergameno penes me Rogerum Dodsworth', viz. (p. 165) a roll of charters of the priory of St. Michael in Stamford, co. Northants., printed in the Monasticon and in Peck's Annals of Stanford, (p. 169) roll of accounts of Thomas Peverel, sub-escheator for Hampshire, 54 Hen. iii-i Edw. i, (p. 171) a sheriff's account of fines for Lincolnshire, 3-4 Hen. iii, (p. 175) an Exchequer memoranda roll for 12-14 [Edw. ii]
  9. P. 180. Pedigrees of the families of Heyling and Mussenden of Healing in Lincolnshire (pp. 180, 194); notes on the family of Passelewe (pp. 181, 193); extracts 'ex cartulario abbathie de Godestow', now Exch. K. R. misc. book 20 (p. 185)
  10. P. 203. 'The descent of lords and barons of Berkelai in Gloucestershyre, taken out of Mr. John Smithe's Booke of the hues of the lords Barkeleye.'
  11. P. 213. Extracts from inquisitions and Chancery enrolments relating to the baronies of Mitford (p. 213) and Langley (p. 224) and township of Preston (p. 227) in Northumberland
  12. P. 233. Brief notes 'ex chartulario prioratus de Maltona', now Cott. MS. Claud. D. xi in the British Museum
  13. P. 245. Transcript of Northumberland returns from the Testa de Nevill (Exch. K. R. misc. book 6, pp. 749-80): another copy is in MS. 5053, fols. 17-33

Articles 4-5 are not in Dodsworth's hand and others are only in part by him.


  • Creation: Written about 1640, made up of two MSS. written early in the 17th century, written in 1643-1648, by R. Dodsworth


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Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MSS. Dodsworth 57, 58, 59

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. 4199-5001

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 57: ('I' in circle)

MS. Dodsworth 58: ('III')

MS. Dodsworth 59: ('I' in triangle)


  • MS. Dodsworth 59: Some minor items are noted in Hunter's Three Catalogues , artt. 3, 9, 11, 21. An index to the volume 'per Thomam lord Brud[enell]' is at p. iii.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.

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