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Extracts from documents preserved in the Exchequer and in private archives, Written 1627-1638 by Richard James

MS. James 23
Held at the Weston Library

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Extracts from documents preserved in the Exchequer and in private archives:

  1. P. 1. 'Bullae magistri Bradshawe', being abstracts of 12th-14th century papal bulls in the custody of John Bradshaw, who was deputy-chamberlain of the Exchequer in 1623 (see MS. Tanner 318)
  2. P. 25. 'In legenda anglicana metrica Seldeni', a Middle English metrical life of st. Thomas of Canterbury, printed for the Percy Soc. (vol. xix) by W. H. Black as 'The Life and Martyrdom of Thomas Beket' (1845), p. 8, from Harl. MS. 2277 and by the E.E.T.S. in 'Early South-English Legendary', p. 113, from MS. Laud 108
  3. P. 32. notes from a 'rotulus antiquus' and other registers of St. Paul's, London, with excerpts from the miscellaneous books of the Exchequer, including (p. 46) extracts from the register of Middleton or Milton abbey, in Dorset, not now known to be in the Public Record Office
  4. P. 66. excerpts from an apparently unknown register of Westminster abbey compiled 'anno tertio Henrici sexti per abbatem Ricardum Harweden', followed by an abstract of a charter professing to be of Edward the Confessor, and other royal grants (p. 67)
  5. P. 74. extracts from Gervase of Canterbury, as printed in the Rolls Series, i. 309, notes concerning Augustinian chapters-general from Cott. Roll xiii. 3 in the British Museum (p. 86), and Whethamstede's Granarium which exists in Cott. MS. Tib. D. v and Nero C. vi
  6. P. 98. 'Institutiones beati Gilberti et successorum eius per capitula generalis MS.', apparently from MS. Douce 136, at that time in the possession of sir Roger Twysden
  7. P. 104. extracts from the registers of st. Benedict of Hulme in the Cottonian library (Galba E. 2), and Binham, co. Norf., then 'in manibus Pastonorum de Norfolchia' and now Cott. MS. Claud. D. xiii (p. 109)
  8. P. 116. notes from 'liber A' and 'liber B' in the hands of mr. [John] Bradshaw in the Exchequer, and now in the Public Record Office
  9. P. 151. 'Registrum de Plimton cuius copiam nobis fecit miles parliamentalis pro Cornubia A.D. 1627 Johannes Eliottus avitae libertatis generosus assertor', being copies of twelve deeds, including a writ of Henry ii (p. 156), from a chartulary of Plympton which is not otherwise known to exist


  • Creation: Written 1627-1638 by Richard James


176 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. James 23

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. 3860

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/10 × 7 2/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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