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Collection of five Latin items by various scribes, Written 1639-1652 by R. Dodsworth and others

MS. Dodsworth 75
Held at the Weston Library

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1. Fol. 1. An extract from the Norman roll of 8 Hen. v, concerning the peace with France (fol. 1), and the beginning of two treatises on the dignity of a baron, beg. 'It will be a question with some what a barony may be' (fol. 11), 'The name of baron, as some conceive' (fol. 12).

2. Fol. 17. Monastic collections, including:

  1. Fols. 17, 35. transcripts of deeds upon the K.R. Mem. rolls, 3-8 Hen. iv, hence printed in the Monasticon Anglicanum, for the foundation of Holy Trinity, York, St. Neot's, co. Hunts. (fol. 18v), Lyminster, co. Sussex (fol. 19), and lesser notes touching Chicksand abbey, co. Beds. (fol. 35), Catley priory, co. Lincs. (fol. 36), Haverholm nunnery, co. Lincs. (fol. 36), the alien priory of Folkestone, co. Kent (fol. 37), the alien priory of Stogursey, co. Somerset (fol. 40)
  2. Fols. 21, 29. notes from the chartularies of Nuncotham, co. Lincs., penes sir Dudley North, Dec. 22,1649, now MS. Top. Lincs. d. 1, and of Legbourne priory, co. Lincs., penes sir George Heneage, Dec. 20, 1649 (fol. 23)
  3. Fol. 41. a mid-14th-cent. return of John de Trehanton, sheriff of Lincs., of those who had 100s. worth or more of land in Lincs.

3. Fol. 53. Short extracts, chiefly of genealogical interest, including:

  1. A transcript by John Vincent, March 20, 1648, of his father Augustine Vincent's copy (made July 19, 1620) of a fine, from the charters of John Vaux, concerning the Engaine family (fol. 53), with a letter from John Vincent dated from Uffington, March 27, 1649 (fol. 60)
  2. Fol. 54. notes by Dodsworth concerning Engaine, and pedigrees of Beaufort, and Neville of Raby
  3. Fol. 57. notes from the chartulary of Daventry priory, now in the Brit. Mus. Cott. MS. Claud. D. xii
  4. Fol. 62. 'In cartis domini Willelmi Palmer, militis, in edibus suis apud Clerkenwell, London, 11 Feb. 1649', being notes from 12th-14th-cent. deeds relating to Ladbrooke and Catesby of Ladbrooke, co. Warwick
  5. Fol. 67. Cheshire notes in the hand of William Vernon from a 'booke of Domesdaie [which] was imbezilled in the tyme of Birkenhead recorder of Chester, as it is commonly affirmed' (for further extracts see no. 4173, fol. 85v, and for Vernon cf. MSS. Dodsworth 39, fols. 147, 154-7, and 63, fol. 154)
  6. Fol. 69. Handlo notes (manor of Chadlington, co. Oxon.) from inquisitiones post mortem
  7. Fol. 73. monastic notes by Dodsworth from 'the Cardinal's bundle' among the public records
  8. Fol. 80. charters concerning Neville of Scotton, two de la Hay deeds from originals in the possession of sir Christopher Hildyard, July 24, 1650 (fol. 86), and charters from a Peterborough register in the possession of sir Christopher Hatton

4. Fol. 90v. Extracts from public records, including:

  1. Fol. 90v. 14th-cent. inquisitiones port mortem for Notts., collated with the originals by William Riley, July 20, 1647
  2. Fol. 110. notes from the close roll, 19 Hen. iii and (fol. 121) inquisitions for Suffolk, 4-6 Edw. iii
  3. Fol. 133. notes from patent and close rolls temp. Edw. iii and patent rolls 49 Hen. vi (fol. 145)
  4. With rougher notes from similar sources for Edw. iii and iv (fol. 156)

5. Fol. 182. Genealogical notes comprising:

  1. Fol. 182. a pedigree of Clifford to show connexion with Bewley and Vipont, and copies of deeds, with pedigree, of Butvillaine of Cotesbrooke (fol. 188)
  2. Fol. 190. 'In officio heraldorum D. 9. Yorkshire', being genealogical notes with pedigrees of Tempest, Lamplough (fol. 190), Lovell of Skelton, Corwen, Poynings (fol. 190v), Lilburne of Thickley Punchardon (fol. 191), and Harley (fol. 191v)

There is an index of names at the beginning. Fols. 17-40v, 54-6, 62-6, 73-4, 80, 86, 189-91 are by Dodsworth.


  • Creation: Written 1639-1652 by R. Dodsworth and others


192 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Dodsworth 75

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, no. 5017

Custodial History

('N' in square)


  • See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , artt. 9, 10, 15, 17.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom