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Yorkshire ecclesiastical notes from episcopal registers and private and monastic archives and Collections by Dodsworth from St. Loo Kniveton's volumes, Written about 1618-1625 by Roger Dodsworth, written in and before 1615 by Roger Dodsworth

MSS. Dodsworth 125, 126
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MS. Dodsworth 125, 1618-1625, 186 leaves: Yorkshire ecclesiastical notes from episcopal registers and private and monastic archives, comprising:

  1. Fols. 1, 123. notes from episcopal registers as specified in Hunter's Three Catalogues, artt. 1, 12, and (fol. 71) from the magnum registrum album in the posession of the dean and chapter of York, including royal charters from the 11th cent.
  2. Fols. 89, 160v, 162, 164, 168. copies of private charters including (fol. 89) agreements of Vavasor of Haselwood, with St. Peter's, York, and with the Franciscans
  3. Fols. 164, 171v. notes of the family of Cornborough 'out of my cosen Bosevile's old deeds, 34 penes sir Robert Cotton, Oct. 1618'
  4. Followed by 13th-cent. Osgodby deeds copied by Dodsworth, with sketches of seals (fol. 168)
  5. At fols. 100v, 109 are a few miscellaneous notes from MSS. in the Cottonian library (fol. 116v), a list by Dodsworth of the treasurers of St. Peter's, York (fol. 132), 'Out of a table in the revestry of the cathedral church of York', set up after 1319, relating to miracles at the tomb of archbishop William since 1177
  6. There are also notes from deeds in St. Mary's Tower, York, concerning inter alia the gild of St. Anthony, York, from a rental of gilds and chantries (fol. 105)

There is an index nominum (fols. v-xi) by Roger Dodsworth. Fols. 89-90, 109, 132-42, 164-7v, 179-84v are not by Dodsworth.

MS. Dodsworth 126, 1615, 155 leaves: Collections by Dodsworth from St. Loo Kniveton's volumes marked 'E' (fol. 1), 'F' (fol. 41), and 'AT' (fol. 109), at that time in the possession of Richard Gascoigne, containing extracts from chartularies, private archives, and public records. These include:

Notes from the chartularies of:

  1. Fol. 1. Lacock abbey, penes [sir Richard] St. George, 1605
  2. Fol. 3. Geoffrey, prior of Coventry (1216-35), but not apparently from Exch. Misc. bk. no. xxi
  3. Fol. 109. St. Benet Hulme
  4. Fol. 77v. Barnwell priory, in the possession of Richard St. George, Norroy king of arms, 1609
  5. Fol. 123. Thurgarton priory, being a transcript in the possession of lady Stanhope, 1605, of the 'Chesterfield' chartulary, including a charter of Henry ii on fol. 140
  6. Fols. 140v, 146. Worksop priory, co. Notts., including two charters of Henry ii and other 12th-cent. deeds

The extracts from public records include:

  1. (fol. 33) notes 'ex rotulo quondam penes Arturum Agarde in thesauro Regis in novo palatio Westmonasterii reposito', being a summary of Wetewang's account, now in the P.R.O., Various Accounts, no. 390/12, of the payment of troops for the Crécy and Calais campaign, analysed in Staffs. Hist. Coll., old ser., no. xviii
  2. (fol. 115) notes from the Pipe Rolls of 5 and 18 Hen. ii

The longer pedigrees are those of:

  1. Butler, earl of Ormond (fol. 2v)
  2. de Fortibus-Lisle-Fitzgerald (fol. 29)
  3. Willoughby (fol. 33)
  4. Peché (fol. 77v)
  5. Molyneux (fol. 78v)
  6. Longvilers-Stanhope (fol. 81)
  7. Grey-stoke, with a narrative genealogy, and abstracts of charters relating to lands of the fee, and sketches of seals, including royal charters of the 12th cent. (fol. 82), La Zouche (fol. 103v), Harrington-Fairfax (fol. 104v)

There are also extracts of wills from the prerogative court of Canterbury (fol. 33) and copies of charters, 'ex antiquo rotulo' in the possession of Francis Trentham, esq., of Rocester, co. Staffs., 1615 (fol. 142v).

There is an index nominum by Dodsworth (fols. v-xvv).


  • Creation: Written about 1618-1625 by Roger Dodsworth, written in and before 1615 by Roger Dodsworth


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 125, 126

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. 5066-5067

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 125: ('F')

MS. Dodsworth 126: ('FF')


  • MS. Dodsworth 125: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , artt. 6, 10, 28.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

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