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Collections chiefly from Duchy of Lancaster records and Copies of deeds in private archives, and church notes, Written in 1635 by Roger Dodsworth and others and written mainly in 1643-1648 by Roger Dodsworth and others

MSS. Dodsworth 87, 88
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MS. Dodsworth 87, 1635, 184 leaves: Collections chiefly from Duchy of Lancaster records:

1. Fol. 1. Transcripts of cartae antiquae, R. 24 (fol. 1), and the charter roll of 1 John (fol. 3), and brief notes from the Red Book of the Exchequer (fol. 7).

2. Abstracts made in 1635 at Lancaster castle of Duchy of Lancaster records:

  1. Fols. 9, 105 inquisitiones post mortem, Ric. ii-Hen. vii, hence transcribed by Christopher Townley, who marked the MS. with references to his book 'CC', June 26, 1660, and edited, after collation, for the Chetham Society, 1885-6
  2. Fol. 57. extent of Duchy lands, 1346, for which see the Lancashire and Cheshire Record Soc., vol. 70, p. 67
  3. Fols. 73, 113, 169. patent rolls 13-20 John of Gaunt (fol. 73), 8-13 Hen. iv (fol. 81), 1-10 Hen. v (fol. 89), 18 Ed. iv-16 Hen. vii (fol. 113), 6-12 Hen. viii (fol. 169)
  4. Fol. 161. Lancaster Quarter Sessions rolls, 3 Hen. viii

There is an index of names at fol. iv. Fols. 1-8, 21v-50, 169-78v are by Roger Dodsworth.

MS. Dodsworth 88, 1643-1648, 119 leaves: Copies of deeds in private archives, and church notes:

1. Fol. 4. Transcripts of:

  1. Fol. 4. charters concerning Unthank, co. Northumb., in the possession of Henry Ogle, esq., of Whiston by Prescot, co. Lancs., July 6, 1643, calendared in Northumberland and Durham Deeds (Newcastle-upon-Tyne Record Soc.)
  2. Fol. 6v. three 12th-cent. deeds relating to Heaton in Lonsdale, in the custody of Thomas Brockholes of Cloughton, N.R., July 6, 1643
  3. Fol. 49. 13th-cent. Melsamby deeds in the possession of Christopher Philipson of Calgarth, co. Westm., Jan. 8, 1646
  4. Fol. 55. Cutworth charters, including two of the 12th cent., belonging to Thomas Jepson, esq., of Heath near Wakefield, Aug. 13, 1647
  5. Fol. 57. 14th-15th-cent. Campsall charters, with pedigree, in the possession of William Cook, gent., of Askern by Campsall, Aug. 31, 1647
  6. Fol. 60. early charters, chiefly relating to Lincolnshire, with sketches of seals, including a fine of 24 Hen. ii, and probably from a common source
  7. Fols. 83, 87. deeds from the Magnum Registrum Album of St. Peter's, York
  8. Fol. 86v. from a register of St. Mary's, York

2. Fol. 9. Genealogical and church notes, including:

  1. Fol. 9. 'Annotations taken out of a visitation made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, 1566 and 1580', for Cheshire, more fully particularized in Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 3, followed by epitaphs (fol. 11), of which there is a list in the Old Catalogue, from Augustine Vincent's collections
  2. Fol. 23. notes of 14th-cent. Westmorland inquisitiones post mortem from the collections of Robert Curwen of Cartmel, Sept. 21, 1646, 'in a black book', with a pedigree of Fitz-Alan (fol. 25)
  3. Fol. 29. memoranda relating to Barton of Fritton, Staveley, Waterton, Lisle of Halton, and Chaworth
  4. Fol. 31 Westmorland church notes and sketches, for Tempest and Wharton, Mar. 9, 1648 (fol. 33), pedigrees of Pickering to 1646 (fol. 34) and Bigod to 1512 (fol. 40), notes from Windermere church, Jan. 9 and June 8, 1646 (fol. 42), Hawkshead church, Jan. 10, 1646 (fol. 44), and a pedigree of Sherborne (fol. 48)
  5. Fol. 52. Cumberland pedigrees from John Archer's MS.
  6. Fol. 89. pedigrees of Deyvile, Heron, Featherstonehaugh to 1639, and Threlkeld
  7. Fol. 93. copy of a charter of Henry i to St. Mary's, York
  8. Fol. 94. 16th-cent. Clifford family documents as specified in Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 16
  9. Followed by (fol. 106) extracts from the pipe roll of 2 Hen. iii in the hand of William Collett

There is an index of names at fol. ii. Fols. 1-92v are by Dodsworth.


  • Creation: Written in 1635 by Roger Dodsworth and others and written mainly in 1643-1648 by Roger Dodsworth and others


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 87, 88

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. 5028-5029

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 87: ('OOO')

MS. Dodsworth 88: ('D' in triangle)


  • MS. Dodsworth 87: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , art. to.
  • MS. Dodsworth 88: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 1.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/8 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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