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Historical and genealogical material, Written in 1670 by Sir William Dugdale

MS. Dugdale 18
Held at the Weston Library

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Historical and genealogical material, including:

  1. Fols. 1, 18. copies of documents from the lost volume of the Great Coucher in the Duchy of Lancaster Office (for which see also MS. Lansdowne 229, fol. 109, and 259, fol. 66, in the British Museum), including (fol. 19) a charter of the empress Matilda hence printed by J. H. Round in Geoffrey de Mandeville, p. 166
  2. Fol. 1v. transcripts from the manuscript collections of Robert Glover including his 'Miscellaneorum lib. 5' relating to the families of Chaworth and (fol. 6) Seagrave, the Meschines inheritance (fol. 7), the partition of the Merlay barony (fol. 10), 'Misc. lib. 1' relating to the families of de Vere, Albini (fol. 13), Ferrers (fol. 13v), with notes from the Hayles chronicle (cf. MS. Lansdowne 229) (fol. 16), Montfort charters (fol. 20), Lacy charters found at Pontefract castle (fol. 21), and works now in print
  3. Fol. 27. an Anglo-Norman version (1220-c. 1230) of the Latin life of Waltheof, printed by F. Michel in Chroniques Anglo-Normandes, vol. ii (cf. N. Denholm-Young in B.Q.R. vi. 225), beg. 'Le cont Beern qi lurisaveit [sic] engendie', followed by two charters of Henry ii and 'Epitaphium Waldevi comitis' as in Michel (fol. 30v)
  4. Fol. 34v. genealogies of Percy, Tateshall, and Albini, notes of the capture of king Stephen at the battle of Lincoln, from a Cotton MS. (fol. 37), and of the Ferrers forfeiture from placita coram rege a° 2-3 Ed. i
  5. Fol. 39v. 'Ex diversis autographis mihi accomodatis per dominum Bruse primogenitum comitis de Elgin', November 1659, including copies of one charter of Henry i (fol. 45v) and two of Henry ii, and other 12th-16th-cent. deeds, some of which are 14th-15th-cent. indentures for military service
  6. Fol. 48. extracts from Robert Glover's manuscripts, one of which is now MS. Ashmole 848, the other (fol. 54v) at that time (1657) in the possession of Geoffrey Minshull, gentleman
  7. Fol. 57. excerpts from Langley abbey annals 1270-1345, for which compare Harl. MS. 972, fol. 79, and annals of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to 1301
  8. Charters penes Richard Fiennes of Broughton, co. Oxon., June 14, 1586, evidently from Glover (fol. 58v)
  9. Notes from the Rotulus de dominabus of 1185 (fol. 61), and from a roll headed 'Placita assise de corona, 33 Hen. III', for Hampshire, now C.R.R. no. 223 in the Public Record Office
  10. Fol. 65v. Robert Glover's manuscripts in the Office of arms, including extracts from the chartularies, not now known to exist, of Robertsbridge, co. Sussex, and Bermondsey priory, co. Surrey, and (fol. 69) from deeds concerning (fol. 71) the family of Willoughby of Eresby, with pedigree from 1066, and (fol. 72v) of Vescy, and (fol. 74v) the Meschines inheritance to Bohun of Midhurst
  11. Fol. 75. deeds of William Pierpont of Thoresby, co. Notts., esq., Cottonian charters (fol. 78v), deeds of Robert, earl of Lindsey, including a charter of Henry i and two of Henry ii, concerning the chamberlainship of England
  12. Followed (fol. 82v) by miscellaneous documents in the possession of Richard St. George, William le Neve (fol. 83), Henry, earl of Huntingdon (fol. 84), John Philpot, esq., Somerset herald (fol. 84v), and others

A note on the inner back cover says 'from 78 to the end is not entred into the index as yet, Xmas 1670'.

(fols. 87v-91 are blank)

Labelled 'L'


  • Creation: Written in 1670 by Sir William Dugdale


91 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English
  • Romance languages


MS. Dugdale 18

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. 6508

Physical Facet

On paper


15 7/10 × 10 3/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom