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'A Register of marriages, christnings, and burials, in St. John Baptists parish in Oxford...', Written in 1675-1685 by A. Wood

MS. Wood E. 33
Held at the Weston Library

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'A Register of marriages, christnings, and burials, in St. John Baptists parish in Oxford, collected and continued by me Anth. à Wood a Native of the said parish, for mine owne proper use & occasions': this is a copy, with additions, of a register made by Wood for Merton College in 1662-85, and written by him on parchment (now no. 11747). This interesting volume contains:

  1. Fol. 2. an itinerary of the whole parish with names of all its inhabitants in 1662
  2. Fol. 4v. 'The ichnography of Merton College Church'
  3. Fol. 5. Marriages, 1644-85
  4. Fol. 17v. Burials in Oriel College, 1652-80
  5. Fol. 23. Christenings, 1620-84
  6. Fol. 52. Burials, 1617-85

The parchment register differs in various points from this copy, and has entries as late as 1686.


  • Creation: Written in 1675-1685 by A. Wood


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wood E. 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. 25210

Custodial History

'Liber Antonij à Wood. Oxon. 1675', with Wood's bookplate as MS. Wood E. 32: 'G. P. Bisse 1735': there is a fragment of a printed slip apparently showing that G. P. Bisse presented the volume in or after 1748 (and before 1769), it having been given him by his father, dr. James Bisse; see MS. Wood E. 32: there is a somewhat similar printed slip of 1737 in Wood 660 Ra.

Physical Facet

On paper


5 7/8 × 3 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom