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Unclassified genealogical and ecclesiastical notes and Pedigrees and genealogical notes from the collections of St. Loo Kniveton, Written about 1619-1630 by Roger Dodsworth and others, written before about 1633 by Roger Dodsworth

MSS. Dodsworth 129, 130
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MS. Dodsworth 129, 1619-1630, 226 leaves: Unclassified genealogical and ecclesiastical notes, 13th-17th centt., including documents belonging to:

  1. Fol. 1. Charles Fairfax, esq., of Menston, being from a life of st. Thomas Becket 'extracted by the author out of five several authors that writt his lief', beg.: 'Horum primus tam ordine quam dignitate fuit'
  2. Fol. 31. sir Henry Savile of Methley, including a copy of an inquisition under the hand of Robert Bowyer, a clerk of the Tower, 1606, and a pedigree of Savile, Nov. 1, 1627
  3. Fol. 109. Marmaduke Wilson, gent., of Tanfield, relating to Marmion of Tanfield and land in North Deighton
  4. Fol. 117. Thomas Boseville of Newhall, esq., namely a copy (1620), lent by him to Dodsworth, of an extent of Ardsley in Darfield; also collections (fol. 125) for the history of the Metham family, not by Dodsworth, chiefly from inquisitiones post mortem with pedigree to June 27, 1628, and (fol. 198) for Fitz-Ralph of Middleham, including (fol. 203) notes from a repertorium in St. Mary's Tower, York, of grants to St. Mary's abbey

Ecclesiastical notes, including:

  1. Fol. 11. excerpts from a Cottonian chartulary of St. Leonard's, York
  2. Fol. 37. notes from a Fountains abbey register penes sir Henry Savile, Nov. 1627
  3. Fol. 53. abstracts of numerous wills proved at York, 1398-1470
  4. Fol. 140., copy of a list of Yorkshire gilds and chantries, 27 Hen. viii, with memoranda, and (fol. 156) notes of grantees of chantry lands
  5. Fol. 171. a list of northern monasteries, from a Cottonian MS.
  6. Fol. 183. notes, given to Dodsworth by Ralph Starkey, from collections of mr. Thomas Lovell, made in 1592, of founders of monasteries in Notts., Yorks., and Lancs., for which see further Hunter's Three Catalogues, art. 24
  7. Fol. 189. brief notes concerning northern monasteries from a visitation by Norroy, king-at-arms temp. Hen. viii
  8. Fols. 204, 212. copy of the foundation grant, 8 Ric. ii, of Thomas de Howme to the hospital of St. Mary, Castlegate, York, with notes of the north window there
  9. Fol. 212. short extracts concerning Yorkshire monasteries from Richard Gascoigne's notes of fines, and (fol. 220) from Ralph Starkey's notes from Stow's Monasticon
  10. Fol. 225. notes from a volume of Thomas Talbot's monastic and chronicle collections in the custody of sir Robert Cotton, Nov. 24, 1621 (Cott. MS. Vesp. D. xvii)

There are also (fol. 35) verses 'on a bracelett of haire given by a gentilwoman to her servant', beg. 'This curious wreath that circles in myne arme', and (fol. 211) a list, about 1619, of 44 'free schooles' in Yorkshire.

There is an index nominum on fol. ix by Roger Dodsworth. Fols. 11-12, 12, 102-7v, 120-9, 132-9, 163-81, 220-4v, 227v-8v are by other hands.

(fols. 49-52 are missing)

MS. Dodsworth 130, 1633, 163 leaves: Pedigrees and genealogical notes from the collections of St. Loo Kniveton in the possession of Richard Gascoigne, derived for the most part from public records, with occasional references to the collections of Thomas Talbot (fol. 40) and Henry Ferrers (fols. 68, 109). The longer pedigrees are those of:

  1. More (fol. 8v)
  2. Newmarket (fol. 31)
  3. Rither (fol. 31v)
  4. Seymour (fol. 36)
  5. Conyers (fol. 40v)
  6. Fitz-Herbert (fol. 41v)
  7. Copley of Batley to 1598-Ferrers-Wyndesore (fol. 58)
  8. Ros, Say, and Mortimer of Castle Richard, from the chartulary of St. Andrew's, Northampton (fol. 70v)
  9. Huntingfield (fol. 72)
  10. The lords of Bergavenny 'ex antiquo pergameno' (fol. 79)
  11. Muncheney, and collaterals (fols. 81v, 112)
  12. Beauchamp (fol. 82)
  13. Wake (fol. 84v)
  14. Langdale-Threlkeld-Sturmy (fol. 85v)
  15. Delamare (fol. 86)
  16. Kaynes (fol. 87v)
  17. Arderne (fol. 90)
  18. Somery (fol. 90v)
  19. Bradstone (fol. 91)
  20. Aubigny, and other lords of South Petherton in Somerset (fol. 92)
  21. Gemun and Peyton of Brankwell in Derbyshire (fol. 94)
  22. Widdrington (fol. 96)
  23. Bures (fol. 98v)
  24. Tallboys (fol. 101v)
  25. Poynings (fol. 102v)
  26. Tudenham (fol. 103)
  27. Balliol-Delaware (fol. 109)
  28. Willoughby (fol. 109v)
  29. Bensted (fol. 113v)
  30. Lisle (fol. 119v)
  31. Dimmock (fol. 120v)
  32. Darcy (fol. 122v)
  33. Elton, Ros (fol. 135)
  34. Swinnerton-Mitton (fol. 146)
  35. Clare (fol. 154)

There are also:

  1. Notes of the church of Ingham in Norfolk (fol. 1)
  2. Notes from the chartularies of (fol. 3) Creake, co. Norf., in the possession of sir Thomas Dering, kt. (Mon. Ang. ii. 327 gives Derham), and transcribed by Richard Gascoigne, and (fol. 155) of Castle Acre, at that time in the Exchequer
  3. On fol. 9 are a few deeds concerning the families of Fitzgerald and Lisle from the evidences of William Lisle of Wilburgham, esq.

There is an index nominum at fol. v by Dodsworth who wrote the volume throughout.


  • Creation: Written about 1619-1630 by Roger Dodsworth and others, written before about 1633 by Roger Dodsworth


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 129, 130

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. 5070-5071

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 129: ('H')

MS. Dodsworth 130: ('HH')


  • MS. Dodsworth 129: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , artt. 4-6, 12, 16-18.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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