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Copies of Yorkshire charters and Antiquarian and historical collections, Written in 1632-1638 by Roger Dodsworth and others, written (art. 3) in the 15th century, and (artt. 1 and 2) about 1621-3 by Roger Dodsworth and others

MSS. Dodsworth 139, 140
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MS. Dodsworth 139, 1632-1638, 150 leaves: Copies of Yorkshire charters from the archives of:

  1. Fol. 1. Robert Rockley of Rockley in Darfield, esq. (autograph on fol. 3, cf. MS. Dodsworth 135, fol. 139), concerning the families of Rockley, Everingham, Fitz-William, etc., for land in Worsborough and elsewhere from the 12th-16th centt.
  2. Fol. 33. Thomas Barnby, esq., including a series of 204 deeds relating to Fauconberg, Hildyard, Sutton, Nuthill, and other families of Holderness, with a narrative genealogy, from 1066, of Midhope, from an 'old parchment roll' (fol. 59)
  3. Fol. 89., Thomas, lord Fairfax, from a book containing evidences from temp. Hen. iii, touching the families of Muston, Thwaits, Etton, Maston, Pickering, Buckton, and Fairfax, with marginalia by Dodsworth

There are also abstracts of deeds, from temp. Hen. iii, out of 'a cowcher of evidence belongyng to Kilnhurst [family] in the parish of Rawmarsh [W.R.] in Mr Myrisyn's custody, Aug. 1634', concerning:

  1. The families of Clarell and Montfort (fol. 73)
  2. A rental of the manor of Hunmanby (fee of Gant), 18 Hen. vii (fol. 137)
  3. Pedigrees, chiefly from oral information, Fenton and Harrison (fol. 82), Vavasor (fol. 83), Ascough, Holt (fol. 83v), Hansby and Smetheley (fol. 84), Ingleby (fol. 84v), Bosville to 1638 (fol. 85v), and Beckwith to 1634 (fol. 127v)

Index nominum by Roger Dodsworth on fol. vii. Fols. 89-126, 137-end are not by Dodsworth.

MS. Dodsworth 140, 15th century, 166 leaves: Antiquarian and historical collections, without arrangement:

1. Fol. 1. Lists of:

  1. Fol. 1. Yorkshire monasteries with some dates of foundation, and sheriffs of Yorkshire 1154-1623 (fol. 5) and Northumberland (fol. 17)
  2. Fol. 21. deans of St. Paul's, 'found amongst mr. Stowes papers in mr. Starchyes custody, 19 July 1622'
  3. Fol. 39. parks, forests, and chases in Yorkshire
  4. Fol. 45. stewards (incomplete) of the earls of Warenne, 10 Ric. i-26 Ed. iii
  5. Fol. 80. the names, value, and patrons of Yorkshire benefices


  1. Fol. 32. A statement by sir Robert Cotton to prove that the Lords and Commons have only a joint jurisdiction
  2. Fol. 72v. a note by Dodsworth of the foundation by Marmaduke Langdale of the free school at Skirlaugh in Holderness, 7-8 Jac. i
  3. Fol. 110. copies of the inquisitiones post mortem of John, duke of Brittany and earl of Richmond, 15 Ed. iii (fol. 110), and of Ralph Neville, earl of Westmorland, 4 Hen. vi, and Joan his wife, 19 Hen. vi
  4. Fol. 145. a printed poem of three leaves, entitled 'Prosopopoeia, or a conference held at Angelo Castle between the pope, the emperor, and the king of Spain': beg. 'Welcome deare Sonnes, unto our court of Rome'

3. Fol. 98. Eleven folios of a Kirkstall chronicle to 1398, hence printed from 1355 by M. V. Clarke and N. Denholm-Young in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library for January 1931, pp. 100-37.

Fols. 32-6v, 45, and 80-148 are not by Dodsworth.


  • Creation: Written in 1632-1638 by Roger Dodsworth and others, written (art. 3) in the 15th century, and (artt. 1 and 2) about 1621-3 by Roger Dodsworth and others


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 139, 140

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. 5080-5081

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 139: ('NN')

MS. Dodsworth 140: ('O')

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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