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Notes from chartularies and monastic collections in the Cottonian library and Pedigrees and miscellaneous notes from various sources, Written in December 1639 and 1648 by Roger Dodsworth and others, written after 1639 by Roger Dodsworth and others

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MS. Dodsworth 78, 1639-1648, 127 leaves: Notes from chartularies and monastic collections in the Cottonian library:

1. Fols. 1, 59. The charter of king Aethelbald to Kidderminster, in Worcs., from Cott. MS. Aug. ii. 11, printed in Birch, Cartularium Saxonicum, i. 222, and see further Mon. Ang. vi. 1626 (fol. 1); the charter of king Edgar to Pershore, co. Worcs., from Cott. MS. Aug. ii. 6, printed in Mon. Ang. ii. 46 (fol. 2); and the charter of Wiglaf to Hanbury, co. Worcs., printed in Birch, Cart. Sax. i. 581, from Cott. MS. Aug. ii. 9 (fol. 59).

2. Fols. 1v, 4, 60, 68, 131. Notes relating to St. Albans from Tib. E. vi, for which see the History of Northumberland, ed. H. H. E. Craster, vol. viii, p. 47 note (fols. 60, 68), and from Nero D. vii (fols. 1, 4, 131). From fol. 67 these are by a secretary, with marginalia and a pedigree of Crokeresly (fol. 99v) by Dodsworth.

3. Fol. 13. Extracts from Claud. A. viii, a volume of transcripts from chartularies, comprising (fol. 13) king Ethelred's charter to Eynsham abbey, printed in the Eynsham Cartulary, ed. H. E. Salter, p. 19: (fol. 22) notes for Christ Church Twyneham, Bermondsey (from an original not now known to exist, fol. 23v), Tewkesbury (fol. 30), Worcester (fol. 32), and Bredon (fol. 33).

4. Fols. 37, 132v. Extracts from the chartulary of St. Mary's priory, Clerkenwell, now Faust. B. ii, and from that of the Knights Hospitallers, now Nero E. vi.

5. Fol. 41. Short notes from Otho B. xiv for Shene priory, for which see also Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 10:
  1. Vesp. B. xi, a Hagnaby abbey chronicle, co. Lincs. (fol. 42)
  2. Faust. B. i, for Barlings abbey, co. Lincs. (fol. 42v)
  3. Claud. B. vi and C. ix, the Historia monasterii de Abingdon (fol. 53)
  4. Jul. A. i, for Chateris abbey, co. Cambs. (fol. 54)
  5. Vitell. A. xiii, for Chertsey abbey, co. Surrey (fol. 56)
  6. Nero D. x, a partition of the earl of Winchester's inheritance in 5 Edw. i (fol. 63)
  7. Galba E. ii, for St. Benet's, Hulme (fol. 107)
  8. Tib. C. ix, for Waltham abbey (fol. 107v)
  9. Tib. D. vi, damaged in the fire of 1731, for the priory of Christ Church Twyneham (fol. 116)
  10. Vitell. F. i, not now in the Museum, for Beaulieu abbey, co. Hants (fols. 116v, 119)
  11. Vitell. E. xv, partly burnt in 1731, for Oseney abbey, co. Oxon., cp. MS. Hatton 49, fol. 96 (fol. 117v)
  12. Faust. B. vi, a chronicle of Croxden abbey, co. Staffs. (fols. 106, 120)
  13. Domit. viii, the Historia monasterii s. Petri, Glos. (fol. 123)
There are also extracts 'ex registro de Belvoir penes comitem Rutlandie' for which see Hist. MSS. Comm. Rep., Rutland, iv. 98, 105 (fol. 70), with pedigree of Limesey by Dodsworth (fol. 75v). These are in part collated with another Belvoir chartulary owned in 1648 by Matthew Hales of Lincoln's Inn. There is a pedigree of de Vere by Dodsworth at fol. 104v and a list of the masters of the Temple in England, from Nero E. vi (Hospitaller chartulary) at fol. 106.

The index of names at the beginning is by Dodsworth, as also are fols. 1, 2v, 16, 23, 37-62v, 75v, 104v, 108, 113, 116-18v, and 123-end.

(fols. 5-12 are missing)

MS. Dodsworth 79, 1639, 158 leaves: Pedigrees and miscellaneous notes from various sources:

1. Fols. 9, 26, 35, 37, 55, 71, 77, 136, 147v. Miscellanea, including:
  1. Fol. 9. extracts from a chartulary of the Cluniac priory of St. Andrew's, Northampton, in the possession of sir John Lambe, Apr. 1, 1641, and now Cott. MS. Vesp. E. xvii in the British Museum, for which see also MS. Dodsworth 100, fols. 1-46
  2. Fol. 26. notes from a late 14th-cent. register of the archdeaconry of Richmond
  3. Fol. 35. 'A note of the towns that are to contribute to the raising and maintaining of 20 ships and 4,590 men in England and Wales, 1635'
  4. Fol. 37. extracts from sir Christopher Hatton's 'Book of Seals', for which see also MS. Dodsworth 68, fols. 1, 92, and MS. Dodsworth 100, fols. 79-96v
  5. Fol. 55. short notes from the evidences of sir George Booth of Dunham, concerning Staveley of Staveley (cf. MSS. Dodsworth 39, fol. 118, and 61, fol. 98)
  6. Fol. 71. notes from the Croxden abbey chronicle, for which see also MS. Dodsworth 78, fol. 120
  7. Fol. 77. copy of a rental of Hunmanby in the barony of Greystoke, 18 Hen. vii
  8. Fol. 136. notes from charters of Lea relating to Lea in Cheshire, 13th-14th centt.
  9. Fol. 147v. extracts from a Fountains abbey chartulary 'nuper inter archivos archiepiscopi Eboracensis'
2. Fols. 116v, 142, 173. Three letters, two autograph, addressed to Roger Dodsworth at Hutton Grange, near Preston, co. Lancs.:
  1. Fol. 116v. from Robert and Eliza Wingfield, Mar. 6, 1638
  2. Fol. 142. from John Langley, dated from Trentham, Oct. 2, 1639, with armorial seal, mentioning as enclosed a copy of the foundation charter of Haughmond abbey, co. Salop.
  3. Fol. 173. a copy of a letter from Francis Vernon, dated from the camp at St. Martin's, July 18, 1627, concerning the expedition to the Île de Ré, with lists of killed and wounded (fol. 173)
3. Fol. 158. Literary pieces, including:
  1. Fol. 158. verses on the death of George, duke of Buckingham, beginning 'What once was said by valiant Tomyris' and 'Reader stand still, for here I am' (fol. 161v)
  2. Fol. 160. verses on Thomas, earl of Strafford, beg. 'Authors wright that on Hibernian sand'
  3. Fol. 161. verses on the death of Catherine Werden, daughter of John Werden, esq., of Chester, beg. 'Was not a Werden nam'de when the worde deathe', signed 'Th: Pul.'
  4. Fol. 165. two poems in the same hand (i) 'To my dear and great master Prince Charles', beg. 'Of all those virtues which schoole Criticks call', (ii) 'My Happy Man', beg. 'How happy is hee in thease times' (fol. 166)
  5. Fol. 167. 'Alderman Wyseacres speech upon that discreat petition against bishops ...', verses beg. 'To your graue Speaker and the rest beside'
  6. Fol. 170. Francis Seymour's speech in parliament, Mar. 22, 1627, beg. 'This is the great Councell of the Kingdome'
4. Pedigrees of the following families:
  1. Arthington (fol. 41v)
  2. Arundel (fol. 46)
  3. Ashe (fol. 105, 108)
  4. Atherton (1644) (fol. 89v)
  5. Ayscough (fol. 129v)
  6. Babthorpe (fol. 80)
  7. Balderston (fol. 123)
  8. Banastre (fol. 123v)
  9. Barton of Rydale, with notes of deeds (fol. 42)
  10. Bekering (fol. 113v)
  11. Bigod of Stockton (fol. 62v, 65)
  12. Bisset (fol. 75)
  13. Boby of Boby (fol. 16v)
  14. Bold (fol. 54)
  15. Booth of Dunham (1635) (fol. 55, 70)
  16. Bosvile (fol. 121v, 131v, 132v)
  17. Breton (fol. 113v)
  18. Burgh (fol. 147)
  19. Bustard (June 1635) (fol. 14v)
  20. Butler (fol. 70)
  21. Calvert or Calversley of Cockerham (1645) (fol. 29v)
  22. Cantilupe (fol. 76)
  23. Caterall (fol. 114v)
  24. Chisenhall (1642) (fol. 106v)
  25. Clapham, from Archer (fol. 86)
  26. Clarel (fol. 44)
  27. Darcy (fol. 118v)
  28. De la Riviere of Bramsby (fol. 72v)
  29. D'Eyncourt (fol. 144)
  30. Dodsworth (fol. 58, 147)
  31. Eland (fol. 98v)
  32. Everingham (fol. 96)
  33. Fauconberge of Holderness (fol. 67)
  34. Fitz-Alan (fol. 46)
  35. Fitz-Duncan (fol. 90v)
  36. Fitz-Warin of Whitingdon (fol. 75v)
  37. Foljambe (fol. 113v)
  38. Fossard (fol. 64)
  39. Galburgh (fol. 56)
  40. Gant (fol. 64)
  41. Goldsburgh (fol. 41)
  42. Hamerton (fol. 103v)
  43. Hertford (16th cent.) (fol. 56, 69)
  44. Heywood of Heywood (fol. 59)
  45. Holcroft (fol. 69)
  46. Holland, duke of Exeter, from Vincent's collections (fol. 117v)
  47. Hotham of Bondby (fol. 19, 69v)
  48. Kilpeck of Kilpeck castle, co. Hereford (fol. 17v)
  49. Lardiner (fol. 14v)
  50. Latimer (fol. 61, 64, 93, 140)
  51. Longvilers (fol. 147)
  52. Lovetot (fol. 60)
  53. Lowdham (fol. 113v)
  54. Lucy (fol. 90v)
  55. Mauleverer, from Archer (fol. 86v, 100v)
  56. Mauley (fol. 61v, 64, 140)
  57. Middleton of Stockeld, co. Yorks. (fol. 121, 131)
  58. Molyneux (fol. 124v)
  59. Moriceby (fol. 16)
  60. Multon of Multon by Lockington (fol. 16, 40, 148)
  61. Neville of Liversedge (fol. 108, 134v)
  62. Neville of Raby (fol. 103)
  63. Neville of Redburn (fol. 98, 134)
  64. Nuthill (fol. 126)
  65. Ogle (fol. 21v)
  66. Osbaldeston, co. Lancs., to 1645 (fol. 122, 123)
  67. Paynel (fol. 61, 93, 98)
  68. Pedwardine (fol. 144)
  69. Percehay of Perke, co. Lincs (fol. 24v, 27)
  70. Percy of Bolton Percy (fol. 105v)
  71. Peverel of Nottingham (fol. 47v, 144)
  72. Pigot of Clitheram, from Archer (fol. 20)
  73. Plumpton (fol. 80, 100v, 102)
  74. Povnings (fol. 46v)
  75. Redman, from Bellingham charters (fol. 115)
  76. Rither (fol. 105, 108)
  77. Rockley (1645) (fol. 97v)
  78. St. Quentin (fol. 67)
  79. Salvin (fol. 65v)
  80. Sandford (fol. 65v)
  81. Savile (1643) (fol. 98v 100)
  82. Scarsbrooke of Scarsbrooke, co. Lancs (fol. 21)
  83. Sherburn (fol. 110)
  84. Singleton of Singleton, co. Lancs (fol. 124)
  85. Sothill (fol. 81v, 87, 92)
  86. Staveley of Staveley (fol. 55)
  87. Strangways (fol. 64v)
  88. Sutton of Dudley (fol. 66, 126v)
  89. Sutton of Sutton in Holderness (fol. 64v)
  90. Taillebois (fol. 129v)
  91. Tempest of Bracewell (1646) (fol. 19, 106, 108v)
  92. Travers (fol. 39)
  93. Tunstall (fol. 96v)
  94. Tyredale, from deeds of sir Edward Ratcliffe, bart., of Dilston, co. Northumb (fol. 23v)
  95. Vavasor, by Richard Gascoigne, 1615 (fol. 31)
  96. Woodhall (fol. 109)
  97. Wortley (fol. 97)
In the following sections Roger Dodsworth's hand predominates: fols. 14-21, 23-9v, 40-5, 58-76, 80-106, 108-36v, 143v-9.

(fols. 1-8, 36, 45, 49-53, 135, 171-2 are missing)

Dates

  • Written in December 1639 and 1648 by Roger Dodsworth and others, written after 1639 by Roger Dodsworth and others

Extent

1 box

Shelfmark

MS. Dodsworth 78, 79

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. 5019-5020

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 78: ('O' in circle)

MS. Dodsworth 79: ('O' in triangle)

Bibliography

  • MS. Dodsworth 78: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , art. 20.
  • MS. Dodsworth 79: See further the Old Catalogue, artt. 17-20, and Hunter's Three Catalogues, artt. 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17. There is an index of names at fol. iii.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 3/10 × 13 3/10 in., 8 3/8 × 12 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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