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Dated extracts from chartularies, registers, and private archives and Miscellaneous antiquarian collections, Written in 1618-1622 by Roger Dodsworth, written about 1630-1632 by Roger Dodsworth

MSS. Dodsworth 118, 119
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MS. Dodsworth 118, 1618-1622, 176 leaves: Dated extracts from chartularies, registers, and private archives, without arrangement. The chartularies and registers include:

  1. Fol. 1. Selby, at that time in the possession of Thomas Walmesley, esq., at Calthorp, lately owned by sir Thomas Brooke, and printed for the Yorks. Arch. Soc. Rec. Ser., vol. xxxiii
  2. Fol. 41. Cockersand, penes Robert Dalton of Thornham, edited for the Chetham Society, 1898
  3. Fol. 43. a Lancashire feodary, penes Hugh Rigby
  4. Fol. 49. Guisborough in the Cottonian library, now Cott., MS. Cleop. D. ii in the British Museum and printed for the Surtees Society
  5. Fol. 55. Meaux, penes sir Robert Cotton (Vitell. C. vi.), and (fol. 69) Drax, in the possession of Marmaduke Constable, esq., of Everingham
  6. Fol. 83. Nunkeeling, formerly Cott. MS. Otho C. viii but practically destroyed by fire in 1731
  7. Fol. 93. a book of fees for Richmondshire in the Cottonian library, now Cott. MS. Faust. B. vii, edited by Roger Gale as Registrum honoris de Richmond
  8. Fol. 133. three volumes of Chapter Acts of York, 4 Ric. ii-31 Hen. viii
  9. Fol. 153. St. Nicholas, Pontefract, for which cf. MS. Dodsworth 116, fol. 19

The notes from the evidences or MSS. of numerous persons, include the following:

  1. Fol. 44. deeds of D'Arcy Washington, esq., of Adwickle-Street, concerning Hampole
  2. Fol. 47. a tabular pedigree of de Lacy from Henry Savile's collections, and another in narrative from a Kirkstall MS. in the custody of [Thomas] Fawkingham of Leeds, now no. 1174
  3. Fol. 63. court rolls of Wakefield, in the keeping of Henry Green, esq., of Sandal (fol. 63)
  4. Fol. 66. Templar deeds belonging to sir Henry Goodrich
  5. Fol. 76. a transcript concerning the foundation of the chapel of st. Clement in Pontefract, in the possession of sir Henry Savile, of which Harl. MS. 2101, fol. 228, in the British Museum is also a transcript
  6. Fol. 37. Ralph Starkey's collections relating to the foundation of the monasteries of Whitby, Bordesley, and Yarm
  7. Fol. 96v. genealogical notes from the 'great blacke book' of Sir Richard St. George, relating to Fitz-Randolph, and, from his book of tenures, Dodsworth (fol. 104), with extracts 'ex registro evidentiarum de Argentine' (fol. 113v), some of which relate to the monasteries of Furness, Guisborough, Croxden, Kirkstead, and St. Thomas by Stafford (fol. 104), notes on the judges of England (fol. 117), and the Mountney family (fol. 152)
  8. Fol. 114. a copy of the foundation charter and narrative of the rise of Horsham (Norfolk), 'ex antiqua pergamena in custodia Sampsonis Leonard, 1598'; copies of deeds of 'my Cosen Bosevill for the lo. D'Eville his right to Bernebrough [Barnbrough]' (fols. 146, 163v), of John Armitage, esq., of Kirklees (fols. 147, 169), and of Thomas Lewis, esq., of Marr, co. Yorks., concerning Willesthorp (W.R.) and Marr (E.R.) (fol. 148v)

At fols. 68,78v, 135, 150v, 153 are copies of deeds in St. Mary's Tower, York, including grants to Guisborough and other monasteries. There are also:

  1. Extracts from a Durham chronicle in the Cottonian library, now Cott. MS. Titus A. ii in the British Museum (fol. 100v)
  2. Extracts from Hoveden and William of Newburgh (fol. 156)
  3. Oral information from mr. William Taylor, at Skipton, concerning the Clifford family (fol. 160v)
  4. Copies of a few charters concerning Bridlington priory (fol. 161)
  5. Deeds of the Stuteville and Fossard families (fol. 172v)

There is an index nominum by Dodsworth.

MS. Dodsworth 119, 1630-1632, 159 leaves: Miscellaneous antiquarian collections, including:

  1. Fol. 1. notes from public and private records from the collections of St. Loo Kniveton, the Nottinghamshire antiquary, from a copy lent to Dodsworth by Richard Gascoigne, with church notes of St. Mary's, Bristol (fol. 7)
  2. Fols. 57, 155v. examples of tenure by sergeanty, and miscellaneous genealogical and topographical notes from Gascoigne, 'liber AB', of which there is a list in Hunter's Three Catalogues, artt. 3-10
  3. Fol. 80. 'Abstracts of pleas out of a MS. I bought att Yorke and is now, 29 May 1632, in my owne custody. Itt is in paper in folio with this Δ marke in Dorso', from various plea rolls 28-34 Ed. i and of the 15th cent.

There is an index nominum by Dodsworth.


  • Creation: Written in 1618-1622 by Roger Dodsworth, written about 1630-1632 by Roger Dodsworth


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 118, 119

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. 5059-5060

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 118: ('B')

MS. Dodsworth 119: ('BB')


  • MS. Dodsworth 118: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , artt. 14, 15, 17, 18, 27, 37, 58.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/2 × 6 1/4 in.

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