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Quadripartite indenture, Written Nov. 20, 1304

MS. Barlow 28
Held at the Weston Library

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Quadripartite indenture between (i) king Henry vii, (ii) John Islip, abbot of Westminster, and the prior and convent, (iii) the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, and (iv) the mayor and commonalty of the city of London, for an anniversary and obit to be celebrated yearly in St. Paul's for the souls of the king, queen, and others of the royal family, with the prescribed forms of prayer, in return for an annuity of £6 13s. 4d. from Westminster abbey.

The illumination on fol. 1 contains the royal arms with supporters, within the initial, and a border of Tudor roses and portcullises, much in the style of MS. Barlow 14. The top edges are waved as in a chirograph, in which form the work was originally written.


  • Creation: Written Nov. 20, 1304


18 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Barlow 28

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. 6424

Custodial History

On fol. 17v is 'AW: O', which probably points to ownership by Anthony à Wood.

Related Materials

For similar documents see MS. Rawl. C. 370.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with one complete illuminated border; binding, purple velvet, rebacked, with brass Tudor portcullises as bosses at each corner (one wanting) and portions of two clasps, contemporary English work


about 11 3/5 × 9 1/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom