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Collection of three Latin writings by Dodsworth and Miscellaneous papers, Written about 1646 by R. Dodsworth and others, written about 1645-1648 in various hands

MSS. Dodsworth 70, 71
Held at the Weston Library

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MS. Dodsworth 70, 1646, 155 leaves: 1. Fols. 1, 171. Transcripts, chiefly by Dodsworth, of Vipont and Clifford family deeds, 13th-17th centt.:

  1. With sketches of seals, from originals at Skipton castle, concerning primarily the barony of Westmorland, with, inter alia, the manors of Sowerby-by-Brough, Brampton-above-Troutbeck (Lancaster family), Appleby, and King's Melborne, and also relating to the manor of Tenbury, co. Worcs
  2. There are also charters relating to Bawtry borough (fol. 2) and Brough grammar school (fol. 4)
  3. Fols. 57-64 are from a Clifford family chartulary

2. Fol. 65. Copies of monastic charters relating to:

  1. Byland (property at Warcop in Westmorland), co. Yorks. (fol. 65)
  2. Wetheral, co. Cumb. (fol. 67v)
  3. The hospital of St. Saviour, Stidd-under-Longridge, and other properties of the Knights hospitallers in Lancashire (fols. 76, 97)

3. Fol. 112. Extracts from private collections, including:

  1. Fol. 112. 'Mr [Robert] Curwen's book, 1646', being inquisitiones post mortem and ad quod damnum for Westmorland
  2. Fol. 152. 'In cartis Ricardi Hoghton de Hoghton Tower in comitatu Lanc., baronetti, Oct. 1646', being 14th-15th centt. deeds of Hoghton, for which see also MS. Dodsworth 142
  3. Fol. 161. 'In cartis - Calvert de Cokeram in com. Lanc. armigeri, 13 Sept. 1646'

With the exception of fols. 16, 20-7v, 29v-32v, 41-50, 57-62v, 155-6v, and occasional paragraphs, the volume is in Dodsworth's hand. There is an index of names by Dodsworth at the beginning.

(fols. 79-96 are missing)

MS. Dodsworth 71, 1645-1648, 128 leaves: Miscellaneous papers:

1. Fols. 1, 33. A transcript of charters, relating to Mottisfont abbey in Hampshire and numbered 1-36 with sketches of seals, derived (see Mon. Ang., old ed., ii. 322) 'Ex cod. MS. in Scacc. penes Remem. Regis', but not now known to exist. Fols. 33-40 should follow fol. 8.

2. Fols. 9, 47, 64. Clifford evidences, including:

  1. Fol. 9. notes from a family chartulary of sir Arnold Savage of Bobbing Court, co. Kent, concerning the families of Northwood (manor of Shorne), and Savage (fol. 11v), also concerning lands in Middleton, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, and Tracy in Newington, from the 13th cent., with a copy of the will of lady Elizabeth Cobham, 19 Hen. vi (fol. 14), and a note from the now missing portion of the charter roll for 50 Hen. iii
  2. Fol. 47. genealogical notes from transcripts of public records, with pedigrees connecting Clifford with Savage and Bardolf (fols. 49v, 50v)
  3. 'Notes taken out of coppies of wills in the lady Ascoghes hand' (fol. 50)
  4. The will of Richard Clifford, 1422, a sketch of Robert Clifford's tomb at Canterbury (fol. 51) and further notes from public records
  5. Fol. 64. two Clifford charters to Dore abbey, at that time in the possession of sir Simonds D'Ewes (Mon. Ang., old ed., i. 864) and now Harl. chs. 48. C. 2. 26, 27 in the British Museum

3. Fol. 18v. A transcript, fuller than that printed in Feudal Aids, of the lost Exch. L.T.R. copy of the nomina villarum for Rutlandshire.

4. Fol. 21. 'Notes taken in the Tower of London, by sir Wynfeld Bodenham', comprising brief extracts chiefly from close rolls, Edw. iii-Hen. vi, for Rutlandshire, and inquisitiones post mortem, temp. Hen. iii.

5. Fol. 25. Transcripts of Yorkshire charters, Hen. ii-iv, with sketches of seals, from originals of which four (fols. 25, 27, 29, 35) are in MS. Dodsworth 76 at fols. 18, 12, 10, and 4.

6. Fol. 66. Odd leaves in various hands, including:

  1. Fol. 72. a St. Edmundsbury lease penes John Rushworth, esq., of Hapton manor
  2. Fol. 81. a leaf in Dugdale's hand from a book of 15th-cent. Kentish wills
  3. Fol. 102. a pedigree of Bassingbourne
  4. Fol. 103. genealogical notes by Thomas lord Brudenell from his evidences, including the partition of the Cantilupe inheritance between Hastings and la Zouche (fol. 103), and pedigrees of the allied families of Lacy of Rushton, co. Northants. (fol. 103v), Neville of Scotton, Bushey (fol. 104v), Waldsheaf of Doddington, co. Hunts. (fol. 105), Marston of Marston, co. Lincs. (fol. 105v), Hough of Hough, co. Lincs. (fol. 106), Goldingham and Ellingham of Rushton, co. Northants. (fol. 107), Pierrepont of Holme Pierrepont, co. Notts. (fol. 107v)
  5. Fol. 108. pedigree of Ashley of Wimborne St. Giles, co. Dorset, from oral information, Feb. 3, 1648, by Dodsworth
  6. Fols. 102, 109. notes from vol. 2 of a Peterborough chartulary in sir Robert Cotton's library, 1619 (now Cott. MS. Vesp. E. xxii in the British Museum)

7. Fol. 110. Extracts, in Dodsworth's hand, from transcripts of coram rege rolls, temp. Hen. iii.

(fols. 41-6, 85-94, containing pedigrees by Dodsworth from lord Brudenell's collections, are missing)


  • Creation: Written about 1646 by R. Dodsworth and others, written about 1645-1648 in various hands


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 70, 71

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. 5012-5013

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 70: ('M' in triangle)

MS. Dodsworth 71: Fols. 95-101 are now MS. Eng. misc. d. 22, fols. 317-23.

('M' in square)


  • MS. Dodsworth 71: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , artt. 3, 5, 8-11, 13, 15, 22, 23. There is an index by dr. Nathaniel Johnston at the beginning.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/10 × 7 9/10 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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