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Collection of two Latin items, 'Baronum in Anglia nomina ordine alphabetico disposita...' and Collection of three Latin items, Made up of two MSS. written (A) in the mid-15th century and (B) about 1630 by Roger Dodsworth, written partly in 1627 by Roger Dodsworth, written for the most part in 1627-1628 by Roger Dodsworth and others

MSS. Dodsworth 157, 158, 159
Held at the Weston Library

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MS. Dodsworth 157, mid-15th century and 1630, 77 leaves: A. Fol. 1. 'Historia fundationum diversorum monasteriorum et ecclesiarum per nobilissimam Laceiorum familiam', a mid-fifteenth century MS. given to Dodsworth by John Stanhope, esq., for which see MS. Dodsworth 159.

B. Fol. 6. Rough notes, including:

  1. Fol. 6. church notes at York
  2. Fol. 30. extracts from Byland abbey deeds in St. Mary's tower, York
  3. Fols. 34, 70. notes from a calendar of plea rolls of the reign of John
  4. Fols. 50, 75. notes from copies of evidences relating to St. Oswald's, Nostell, and to a chantry in the chapel of Rokeden, in Winwick, Lancashire
  5. Fol. 56. notes from St. Loo Kniveton's collections from public records

There is no index.

MS. Dodsworth 158, 1627, 137 leaves:

  1. 'Baronum in Anglia nomina ordine alphabetico disposita; non solum illorum qui per brevia regis et litteras ejus patentes insigniuntur, sed etiam illorum qui tresdecim feoda militum et tertiam partem unius feodi militis ... tenebant, ex authenticis quam plurimis collecta per Rogerum Dodsworth, Eboracensem' (fol. 14)
  2. Preceded by a list of cross-references to other volumes of his collections (fol. 2)
  3. Followed by 'An alphabet of all the monasteries and religious houses in England according to Speedes collection' (fol. 74)
  4. A pedigree of the Neville families, out of Gascoigne's collections (fol. 90v)
  5. A list of alien priories in England arranged by counties (fol. 94)
  6. Cross-references to vol. 'HHH' (MS. Dodswroth 53) for the foundation of some religious houses (fol. 135v)

MS. Dodsworth 159, 1627-1628, 231 leaves: 1. Extracts from the chartularies of:

  1. Fols. 7, 27. Pontefract priory given to Dodsworth by Thomas Levet, esq., of High Melton, co. Yorks., Mar. 2, 1626
  2. Fol. 34. Monk Bretton priory
  3. Fols. 44, 127v, 217v. Stanlaw (later Whalley), in the possession of sir Ralph Assheton, bart.
  4. Fol. 114. Whitby, being extracts from Richard Gascoigne's collections
  5. Fols. 137, 198. Bridlington priory, in the custody of sir James Bellingham, kt., of Levens, co. Westm.
  6. Fols. 181, 189. Shap, 'delivered by order of court to the Register of the Starr Chamber in the yeare 1622 by sir James Bellingham, it is now in the lord William Howard's hands, 1638, and there perused by me Roger Dodsworth' (fol. 189)
  7. Fol. 212. Waltham abbey, in the possession of Roger Dodsworth, 1639

2. Fol. 9. A transcript of the 'Status de Blagburneshire' and other documents connected with Whalley, from the archives of sir Ralph Assheton, bart., at Whalley:

  1. Fol. 14v. 'In a transcript of a small chronicle of the Lacyes in the custody of Mr Roos, keeper of the records in Pomfrett castle'
  2. Fol. 15. a copy of the Historia Laceiorum, hence printed in the Monasticon, v. 533, of which an original (c. 1420-40) is in MS. Dodsworth 157 followed by Warenne grants to their foundation of Lewes and their borough of Wakefield
  3. Fol. 24. a Lacy pedigree

3. There are also:

  1. Notes out of public records from Richard Gascoigne's collections (fol. 189v)
  2. Copies of grants to the family of Sampson of York, from originals penes sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton, kt. (fol. 204)
  3. Extracts from a rental made in 1504 by brother John Lidell, warden of the cell of St. Martin by Richmond, in the possession of Christopher Pepper, the owner of the cell, including a repertorium of 12th-cent. grants (fol. 221)

There is an index nominum at fol. v by Roger Dodsworth. fols. 72-3v, 114-16, 198-209v are not by Dodsworth.


  • Creation: Made up of two MSS. written (A) in the mid-15th century and (B) about 1630 by Roger Dodsworth, written partly in 1627 by Roger Dodsworth, written for the most part in 1627-1628 by Roger Dodsworth and others


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Language of Materials

  • Latin


MSS. Dodsworth 157, 158, 159

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. 5098-5100

Custodial History

MS. Dodsworth 158: ('V' in square)

MS. Dodsworth 159: ('V')

Physical Facet

On paper


8 2/5 × 6 1/10 in.

Repository Details

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