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Miscellaneous antiquarian notes, Written about 1620-1637 by Roger Dodsworth

MS. Dodsworth 113

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Miscellaneous antiquarian notes chiefly from record sources and pedigrees relating for the most part to Yorkshire:
  1. Fol. 3. Extracts from 'Mr [William] Burton's description of Leicestershire, published in print, 1622'
  2. Fol. 13. church notes at Warrington, 1625, 'with traditions respecting sir John Butler of Bewsey', i.e. Bewsy in Warrington, co. Lancs., and (fol. 21) notes from a 17th-cent. collection of Yorkshire wills
  3. Fol. 36. a brief history, with genealogy and notes, of the Percies, from a manuscript 'in the ancient secretary hand' lent by Henry Lilley to John Archer and by him to Dodsworth, July 3, 1625, followed (fol. 45) by notes from printed sources
  4. Fol. 54v. 'Discourse of Dr Tunstall, bishop of Durham, with King Henry 8 on the pleasures of Yorkshire', of which another copy is in no. 5070, printed by Hearne
  5. Fol. 59. notes from the visitation of Devon, 1620, see also Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 17
  6. Fol. 68. genealogical notes ex ore, and from charters of, sir Henry Spelman, concerning L'Estrange and Foliot, with a grant of 1134 to Ramsey abbey from a chartulary in Spelman's possession (fol. 68v), and a narrative, as in no. 5082, fol. 123, of the foundation of Scottish archbishoprics from Spelman's Concilia, vol. ii, printed in Wilkins, Concilia, iii. 606 (fol. 69)
  7. Fol. 76. original letters to Dodsworth from his brother Edward, dated at Badsworth, Jan. 21, 1629, on family affairs, and (fol. 97) from William Young of Methley, dated Apr. 20, 1620, concerning a chartulary of Heyley abbey, in the possession of mr. Padmore
  8. Fol. 97v. epitaphs by Charles Best on Henry iii of France and on queen Elizabeth
  9. Fol. 105v. monumental inscriptions in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Oct. 31, 1624, as specified in Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 30
The notes from public records are principally from calendars thereof, and include:
  1. Fols. 47, 55, 60. excerpts chiefly from inquisitiones post mortem for Yorkshire
  2. Fol. 78. divers records for Yorkshire, some headed 'Tower of London, 30 Oct. 1621, Mr Vincent aditions to Speed' (fol. 104)
  3. Fol. 117. 'ex magno libro de finibus penes ... Osberne', chiefly of the 14th cent.
  4. Fol. 150. 'in libro abbreviationum placitorum de coram Rege tempore Ed. II'
The more important pedigrees are those of:
  1. Segrave, from Augustine Vincent, June 24, 1623 (fol. 1)
  2. Hastings of Fenwick (fol. 10)
  3. Darcy (fol. 16)
  4. Meynil (fol. 16v)
  5. Coleville (fol. 18v)
  6. Ros to 1635, Slingsby, and Constable, 'ex ore Willelmi Constable de Northallerton', to 1634 (fol. 66)
  7. Everingham, Rokesby, Pateshull (fol. 72)
  8. Swift, Castleford to 1632 from Archer (fol. 77)
  9. 'out of Mr [Richard] Gascoigne's collections 16 Dec. 1637', Conyers, Neville of Grimsthorp (fol. 186)
  10. Gascoigne-Tunstall-Scargill (fol. 187)
  11. Gascoigne-Swillington (fol. 187v)
  12. Willoughby, Sothill (fol. 189)
  13. Vernon (fol. 190)
  14. Latimer (fol. 191)
  15. Fitz-Randolph (fol. 191v)
  16. Percehay-Fauconberge (fol. 192)
  17. Everingham, with notes from deeds (fols. 193, 195)
  18. Neville of Holt (fol. 194v)
  19. Oglethorp (fol. 199)
There are also notes from the chartularies of Fountains penes sir Robert Cotton, now Cott. MS. Tib. C. xii in the British Museum, injured by fire (fols. 18, 39), and Monk Bretton (fols. 103, 106).

There is an index of names at fols. vi-xi.


  • Written about 1620-1637 by Roger Dodsworth


204 Leaves


MS. Dodsworth 113

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. 5054

Custodial History



  • See also Hunter, Three Catalogues , artt. 1-3, 6, 10, 18.

Physical Facet

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11 3/8 × 6 3/4 in.

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