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Extracts from the public records by various scribes, Extracts from ecclesiastical and private archives and the public records and Collection of four Latin writings and written about 1637 by R. Dodsworth and others, Written about 1640-1650 in various hands, written in Michaelmas term 1639 by R. Dodsworth and others, written about 1637 by R. Dodsworth and others

MSS. Dodsworth 64, 65, 66
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MS. Dodsworth 64, 1640-1650, 123 leaves: Extracts from the public records by various scribes. The most numerous are from inquisitiones post mortem Hen. iii-vi (fols. 1, 30, 93, 106, 121), but these do not include any numbers described in the printed calendar as missing. There are also short extracts, relating to various counties in the 14th cent., from:

  1. The charter (fol. 22)
  2. Patent (fol. 80)
  3. Close (fol. 99)
  4. Fine (fols. 100, 109)
  5. Gascon rolls (fol. 117)

The volume also contains a copy of a letter written by Juliana Tresgoz in 1272-1276 to her brother Thomas de Cantilupe, with a note (written after 1328) on the allied families of Tresgoz, Delaware, and Grandison (fol. 87). There is a note of the descent of the Zouche family at fol. 92.

MS. Dodsworth 65, 1639, 102 leaves: Extracts from ecclesiastical and private archives and the public records:

  1. Fol. 1. narrative of the foundation of Winchcombe from abbot Kederminster's register which was then in the possession of William Morton, and which perished in the Great Fire of 1666 (see Reg. de Winchcombe, ed. Royce, ii, p. xlvii)
  2. Fol. 7. transcripts by Dodsworth of Warwickshire collections made in 1638 by William Dugdale (= MS. Dugdale 9, p. 95), from a list in the Lichfield cathedral treasury of Warwickshire churches, patrons, and incumbents (13th to 14th centt.), with sketches of seals which do not appear in the corrected versions, under parishes, in Dugdale's Warwickshire; from the register of Coventry priory in the Exchequer (now P.R.O. Exch. misc. bk. 21), for which see also MSS. Dugdale 12, fol. 235, and Dodsworth 39, fol. 103 (fol. 21)
  3. Extracts from a chartulary roll of the nunnery of St. Mary of Eton in Warwickshire, for which see MS. Dugdale 12, fol. 259, and Round, Calendar of Documents ... France, no. 1062 et seqq.
  4. Transcripts of deeds in the possession of sir Simon Archer, relating to the priory of St. Sepulchre's, Warwick, for which see MS. Dugdale 12, fol. 267 (fol. 33v)
  5. 'The copy of an ancient MS. remaining in the custody of the lady Anne Ferrers of Tamworth castle' in 1636, being an historical account in English of the nunnery of Polesworth, and neighbouring vills, with transcripts of charters and sketches of seals, for which see MS. Dugdale 12, fol. 1 (fol. 37)
  6. Fol. 63. transcripts of Exchequer records concerning Kent, made by Peter Osborne, Jan. 24, 1582, including fees of the honours of Peverel, Haghenet, and Perche, as in the Book of Fees, i. 675, but with minor variants
  7. Notes from the memoranda rolls concerning the assessment of the aid for knighting the Black Prince (fol. 68v)
  8. Notes for Kent from the nomina villarum, as in Feudal Aids, iii. 15 (fol. 71)
  9. Further notes for the same aid for which cp. op. cit. p. 20 (fol. 101v)
  10. Brief Kentish notes from Marshalsea rolls, Edw. i-ii, for which cp. Parl. Writs, ii. 401

There is at the beginning an index by Dodsworth, who wrote fols. 7-30, 63-end.

MS. Dodsworth 66, 1637, 239 leaves: 1. Fol. 1. Extracts from the Pedwardine family chartulary, now Add. MS. 32101 in the British Museum, including a valor of the estates, armorial sketches, and many charters relating to Burton-Pedwardine, co. Lincs., Clipstone, co. Northants., Kendal, co. Westm., and South Warnborough, co. Hants, with genealogical notes of the connected families of Croun, Longchamp, and Pedwardine.

2. Fol. 69. Genealogy of Boothby and Paynell, from evidences at Boothby Pagnell in Lincolnshire, collected by the rector, Robert Saunderson, D.D.

3. Fol. 79. Extracts from the public records and chartularies:

  1. Fols. 79, 93, 98, 103. from inquisitiones post mortem for Lancashire and Yorkshire
  2. Fol. 83. a list of knights' fees in Lincolnshire, 6 Hen. vi, and (fol. 86) notes from the Testa de Nevill for Northumberland, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire; see also Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 12
  3. Fol. 84. extracts from the chartularies of Langdon in Kent, now P.R.O. Exch. K.R. misc. bk. no. 29, Godstow in Oxfordshire, ib. no. 20, Torre in Devon, ib. no. 19 (fol. 101), St. Mary's, Warwick, ib. no. 22 (fol. 113v), Milton in Dorset, at that time but not now in the Exchequer (fol. 120), Furness in Lancashire, now P.R.O., D. of L. misc. bk. no. 3, printed by the Chetham Society, 1886-7 (fol. 124v), St. Mary's, Coventry, ib. no. 21 (fol. 137)

There are also extracts from the chartulary of Dieulacres, printed in Hist. Coll. for Staff., N.S., vol. ix, at that time in the possession of Benjamin Rudyerd, gent., and that of Creake in Norfolk, afterwards in the possession of Henry Lilley, but not now known to exist, printed in Mon. Ang., old ed., ii. 327 as from a chartulary penes Henry Dereham gent. in 1632 (fol. 115).

4. Fol. 129. Copies, chiefly from royal exemplifications, of the foundation charters of Neath in Glamorgan, Bruton in Somerset, Newenham in Devon, Battle in Sussex, Bermondsey in Surrey, St. Benet Hulme in Norfolk, Llanthony in Monmouthshire, and Buckland in Devon.

Fols. 79-83v, 86-9v, 91-104v, 111-29 are by Dodsworth.


  • Creation: Written about 1640-1650 in various hands, written in Michaelmas term 1639 by R. Dodsworth and others, written about 1637 by R. Dodsworth and others


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 64, 65, 66

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. 5006-5008

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 64: ('K' in square)

MS. Dodsworth 65: ('L' in circle)

MS. Dodsworth 66: ('LLL')

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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