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The formal deed by which archbp. Laud resigned his Chancellorship of the University of Oxford, Written in 1641

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MS. Wood C. 53
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The formal deed by which archbp. Laud resigned his Chancellorship of the University of Oxford, June 22, 1641, signed by himself 'W. Cant.', in the presence of four attesting witnesses, in the Tower of London. The signature is on the (now loose) strip of parchment which bore the seal, of which latter no trace remains: the deed is in Latin, the attestation in English.

Dates

  • Written in 1641

Extent

1 sheet

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Wood C. 53

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. 25207

Custodial History

'Given to me by Rob. Whorwood of Oxon gent. 29 Feb. 1679. A. Wood': this deed was transferred from the Ashmolean to the Bodleian in about 1840-45.

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

8 3/8 × 13 1/4 in. folded in a cloth case 5 1/8 × 5 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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