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The Chronicle of Walter Hemingburgh, Written in A.D. 1652 by R. Jenninges

MS. Jones 5
Held at the Weston Library

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The Chronicle of Walter Hemingburgh (or Hemingford) of Guisborough (Gisburne), containing the history of England from the Norman Conquest to A.D. 1346, in Latin. The MS. was transcribed for Cornelius Bee in 1652 by 'Raph Jennynges' (fol. 332v), (1) to A.D. 1297 from Brit. Mus. MS. Cotton Tib. B. 4, (2) (fol. 213v) from 1297 from MS. Trin. Coll. Cambr. R. 5. 10.

A modern hand has inserted some additions to the text, and at fol. 253 are some papers of dr. Rich. Rawlinson's relating to an omission in Hearne's edition of Hemingburgh, vol. i. p. 211 in A.D. 1304, and including original letters from J. Sanford (Oxford, 2 Mar. 1752) and J (?). Richardson (17 Feb. 1752) to R. Rawlinson.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1652 by R. Jenninges


334 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Jones 5

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. III, no. 8912

Custodial History

At fol. 328 are transcribed 'Provisiones Oxonie' of A.D. 1258.

Physical Facet

On paper


15 1/2 × 10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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