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Epitaphs, arms, and historical notes for various places and a list of bishops, Written for the most part in 1659-1662 by Anthony à Wood

MS. Wood D. 4
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1. Fol. 1. Epitaphs, arms, and historical notes for various places, of which a list in the order of their occurrence is in Huddesford's Catalogue, p. 38. The following are the more important:

  1. Berkshire (Wantage fol. 19, Pusey fol. 20, Abingdon fol. 21v, Shillingford fol. 27, East Lockinge fols. 80, 106, Cumnor fol. 97, South Hinksey fol. 103)
  2. Buckinghamshire (Twyford fol. 18, Hambledon fol. 19v, Hillesden fol. 21, Marsh Gibbon fol. 22, Chetwode fol. 72, Waddesdon fol. 122v)
  3. Cambridgeshire (Ely fol. 87v)
  4. Derbyshire (Swarkeston fol. 93, Williamthorpe fol. 21v)
  5. Gloucestershire (Fairford fols. 20v, 78v, Kempsford fol. 21, Mickleton fol. 74, Bristol fol. 65, Gloucester fol. 107)
  6. Hampshire (Winchester, with many historical notes, fol. 31)
  7. Kent (Chislehurst fol. 57)
  8. Northamptonshire (King's Sutton fol. 69, Newbottle fol. 71v, Warkworth fols. 76, 105, Middleton Cheyney fol. 78, Aynho fol. 90v)
  9. Oxfordshire (Thame school fol. 4, Hardwick fol. 9, Great Barrington fol. 10, Trinity college fol. 11, Charlton fol. 11v, Sandford near Dorchester fol. 12, Hart hall fol. 13, South Stoke fol. 13v, Wood Eaton fol. 15v, Brightwell fols. 16, 26, Marston fol. 17, Nuneham fol. 29)
  10. Rutland (Glaston fol. 93)
  11. Somerset (Bath fol. 61)
  12. Staffordshire (Leek fol. 81)
  13. Surrey (Egham fol. 55)
  14. Wiltshire (Pyrton fol. 21v, Sevenhampton fol. 85)
  15. Worcestershire (Ombersley fol. 19v, Hallow fol. 22, Beoley fol. 109, Cookhill fol. 127)
  16. Yorkshire (Harewood fol. 95)


  1. Fol. 131. A list of bishops created by letters patent, Edward iii-Charles ii
  2. Fol. 140. brief lives of John Milton, in the hand of John Phillipps, and (fol. 145) William Dugdale, of which the former, the earliest known life of Milton, was edited in 1920 by Prof. E. S. Parsons (see The MS. of Milton's Paradise Lost by Miss H. Darbishire, Oxford, 1931, p. 73)

Labelled '2' and 'part of 56'


  • Creation: Written for the most part in 1659-1662 by Anthony à Wood


157 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wood D. 4

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. 8518

Custodial History

The first half of this MS. is now bound up in MS. Wood D. 11.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 3/4 × 8 1/10 in.

Repository Details

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