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Heraldic and genealogical papers, Written chiefly in the 2nd half of the 17th century in various hands

MS. Wood F. 33
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Heraldic and genealogical papers, of which the more important are:

  1. Fol. 1. 'The names & armes of the noble men bannerets and knights in the raigne of Edward the 2d', and (fol. 5v) 'The names of such families who being of one name beare different coates of armour', followed by (fol. 7) lists of fees received by household and other royal officials (17th cent.), taken by Ralph Sheldon from lord Brudenell's 'lib. D'
  2. Fol. 19. lists of heralds from the time of Edward iii
  3. Fol. 29. the privileges of Garter king-at-arms (at that time sir William Dethick)
  4. Fol. 41. short accounts of the coronation of Henry vii, the christening of Henry [iii] of France (fol. 45), the marriage of queen Mary of England and king Philip (fol. 47), and the christening of prince Charles [ii], 1630 (fol. 56)
  5. Fol. 75. genealogical notes of the families of White of Basingstoke, in a letter from Thomas Cornwallis to sir William Dethick; Leigh of Cheshire (fol. 77), with an autograph letter dated June 22, 1582, by Robert Glover; Strickland (fol. 82); and Bertram, in the hand of Roger Dodsworth (see also fol. 157), out of Glover's collections (fol. 85)
  6. Fol. 91. sketches of the arms of Arden, Standford, Sheldon, Hungerford, Gore, and Sherburn, followed by sketches of arms in country houses and (by Anthony à Wood) Oxford colleges, as specified in Huddesford's catalogue
  7. Fol. 130. descents from Henry vii of England to 1600, John i of Portugal to 1660 (fol. 135), count Alan of Rennes (fol. 183), etc., followed by Wood's pedigrees of various branches of the Sheldons (fol. 139) and (fol. 151) numerous others, as set out in Huddesford's catalogue, chiefly by (fol. 153) Sheldon, (fols. 194, 263) Wood, in and after 1678, and (fol. 232) an earlier hand, working from heraldic visitations
  8. At fol. 279 is a paper on the dimensions of Winchester cathedral, in the hand of William Dugdale, who also wrote the papers on precedency (fol. 86) and the pedigree of Hastings (fol. 186)
  9. Fols. 283-4 are two parchment leaves from an early 13th-cent. illuminated MS. of the Historia scholastica of Petrus Comestor (Leviticus, cap. xiv, etc.)

The leaves originally numbered 227b-31 are now MS. Rawl. D. 807, fols. 15-18. fols. 83-5 and 157 are in Roger Dodsworth's hand.


  • Creation: Written chiefly in the 2nd half of the 17th century in various hands


284 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wood F. 33

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, no. 8495

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/4 × 9 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom