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Antiquarian collections and Antiquarian collections chiefly for Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire, Written about 1631-1633 by Roger Dodsworth, written about 1634-1636 by Roger Dodsworth

MSS. Dodsworth 135, 136

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MS. Dodsworth 135, 1631-1633, 159 leaves: Antiquarian collections which may be analysed in three groups, as follows:

1 (fol. 1). Extracts from:
  1. A chartulary of Welbeck in the custody of Robert Pierrepont, first earl of Kingston, Sept. 28, 1631, including notes from a 'liber memorandorum scriptus a fratre Johanne de Whytan anno domini 1356' (fol. 5)
  2. Fol. 91v. the register of Shrewsbury abbey, Oct. 7, 1631, 'penes Henricum Spelman, ut putatur; transcriptum in custodia Mr Hacknes of Lincoln's Inn', with a marginal note, 'I have seen the booke in sir Richard Leveson's hand of Trentham, co. Staff, 1638'. This register, for which see Coll. Top. et Gen. i. 23, was later in the possession of sir Thomas Phillipps
  3. Fols. 95, 129. the Pontefract (St. John's) chartulary, in Dodsworth's possession
  4. Fol. 139). the chartulary of [Nun] Ormesby in co. Lincs. penes [Robert] Rockley of Rockley, 1632
2. Pedigrees of Mortain and Hercy, as compiled by Richard Gascoigne from evidences in the custody of Gilbert Newell of Grove, co. Notts. (fol. 32v), of:
  1. Boiville (fols. 38, 40v)
  2. Falconer (fol. 38v)
  3. de Boys (fol. 39)
  4. Corbet, La Zouche, Constable of Flamborough (fol. 41)
  5. coheirs of Ferrers (fol. 42)
and, from oral information, of:
  1. Linley to 1633 (fol. 79)
  2. Clapham (fol. 79v)
  3. Beckwith, Calverley to 1631 (fol. 80)
  4. Corbet (fol. 94v)
3. Notes from the archives of the following Yorkshire families:
  1. Fols. 33, 87. Robert Pierrepont, earl of Kingston, being brief notes from miscellaneous deeds of the 13th-16th centt.
  2. Fol. 49. Richard Gas-coigne, relating to Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Berkshire
  3. Fol. 57. Thomas Mauleverer of Letwell, esq., concerning land in Cottingham (E.R.), Risby (E.R.), and Letwell (W.R.)
  4. Fol. 73. Christopher Clapham of Beamsly, esq. (manor of Beamsly, W.R.)
  5. Fol. 75. Nicholas Linley of Farnley by Otley (W.R.) concerning Salvin of North Duffield
  6. Fol. 83. Thomas Levett, esq. of Tixover, co. Rutland
  7. Fols. 123, 131. sir Peter Middleton of Stockeld (from the collections of Charles Fairfax), from deeds now in the library of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society at Leeds
  8. Fol. 132v. sir Thomas Vavasor, bart., relating to land in Sicklinghall, Windhall, Wetherby, and Hazelwood (all in W.R.)
There is an index nominum by Dodsworth on fol. ix. Fols. 89, 97-104v, 106-10v, 114-22v are not by Dodsworth.

MS. Dodsworth 136, 1634-1636, 154 leaves: Antiquarian collections chiefly for Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire:
  1. Fol. 1. brief genealogical notes, without arrangement, from St. Loo Kniveton's collections, from plea rolls, inquisitiones post mortem, and York episcopal registers
  2. Fol. 34v. church notes of Borough Green, co. Cambs., Worksop, co. Notts. (fol. 40v), and Cuckney, co. Notts.
  3. Fol. 44. copies of deeds 'in Mr Newton's hand, Mar. 8, 1634, quas mutuo accepit de Tho: Fox de Carleton super Trent', relating to Nottinghamshire, and (fol. 45v) Northamptonshire fines, temp. John
  4. Fol. 95. transcripts of 14th-15th-cent. evidences, from 'a box signed diversis locis B', in the possession of Thomas Standish of Duxbury in Lancashire
  5. Fol. 97. notes from two calendars of fine rolls, in the possession of sir Henry Osborne, the king's remembrancer, Ed. i-Ed. iv
There are also extracts from the chartularies of:
  1. Fol. 49. Pipewell, co. Northants., in three volumes, now Cott. MSS. Calig. A. xii (fol. 49), xiii (fols. 53v, 73), and Otho B. xix (fol. 55), in the British Museum
  2. Fol. 145. Selby, in the Duchy of Lancaster Office (D. of L. Misc. Bk. no. 8)
There is an index nominum on fol. v by Dodsworth. Fols. 55v-6v, 65-6 are not by him.


  • Written about 1631-1633 by Roger Dodsworth, written about 1634-1636 by Roger Dodsworth


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MSS. Dodsworth 135, 136

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. 5076-5077

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 135: ('L')

MS. Dodsworth 136: ('LL')


  • MS. Dodsworth 135: See also Hunter's Three Catalogues , art. 13.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/5 × 6 1/10 in.

Repository Details

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