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Collection of 15 English and Latin MSS., 16th and 17th century

MS. Jones 17
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Fol. 6. A detailed scheme devised by Thomas Lupton for a general collection towards repairing sea-banks and damages by floods in Lincolnshire, helping the poor in Lincoln, York, Canterbury, and London, and poor scholars at Oxford and Cambridge, erecting free schools in Hertford, Tewkesbury, Ross, Horncastle, Bourne and Market Deeping, etc., preceded by a poem (fol. 5) presenting the petition and scheme to queen Elizabeth. Apparently an original MS., partly at least in Lupton's own handwriting
  2. Fol. 35. The Statutes of Gloucester Cathedral, given by Henry VIII, A.D. 1544, in Latin: a transcript made early in the 17th century
  3. Fol. 49. The greater part of a Rental of lands belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's in London, in about A.d. 1510, in Latin, imperfect at beginning and perhaps at end
  4. Fol. 97. 'Statuta Collegij sanctæ & individuæ Trinitatis Cantab :' as confirmed by queen Elizabeth, 4 Apr. 1560: a 17th cent. transcript
  5. Fol. 141. 'Statuta ... regis Jacobi pro singulis Ecclesijs Cathedralibus novæ (quæ vocantur) et modernæ Fundationis', A.D. 1610, an original with signatures
  6. Fol. 201. Orders and rules for the government of the poor Knights of Windsor, A.D. 1559, with queen Elizabeth's orders: a transcript about A.D. 1600
  7. Fol. 212. An answer to 'A just and modest vindication of the two last parliaments' (Lond. 1681), beg. 'Since all true English Men', in the author's hand: written on the King's side
  8. Fol. 234. 'The arraignement of Henry Garnett, Superior of the Jesuites in England, ... (28 Mar. 1606) at the Guild Hall within the citty of London ...'
  9. Fol. 247. 'Quæries propounded by sundry of the Clergy of the diocese of London touching the Oath enjoyned by the late Synod, Canon 6 ...', A.d. 1640: (fol. 249) 'An answere vnto the Quaeres .', apparently by John Davenant bp. of Salisbury, written in several hands
  10. Fol. 259. 'The Ordinauncies statutes and Ruells for ... the Hospitall of the blessed Trinitye of the foundacion of sir William Cordell knight in [Long] Melford, in the county of Suffolk ...', A.D. 1581 (?)
  11. Fol. 264. Commentary by John Grenehalgh on a Latin inscription on an altar found at Chester in 1653, in Latin: a transcript by the writer made about 1670 (?). The inscription is now at Oxford (C. I. L. vii (Britannia), no. 168)
  12. Fol. 270. Letter from dr. Robert Plott to dr. John Fell, explaining a design for a journey through England and Wales, to promote the study of the antiquities and natural curiosities of the country, about A.D. 1670
  13. Fol. 281. 'Of the Oath of Supremacy . [a word or two in short hand]': beg. 'In answer to a speech' by archbp. Nicholas Heath in 1559 (?), apparently written about 1630-40 (?)
  14. Fol. 300. An account of the proceedings at Woodstock on 22 Aug. 1631, when the King decided a question of contumacy in the University of Oxford in resisting the King's instructions (Thomas Ford's sermon): beg. 'The Kinge haueinge spent some time.'
  15. Fol. 310. A treatise on Church government, with especial reference to the King's power, in eight chapters, in Latin: the first leaf is lost: ends 'rebus omnibus ordinis gratiâ.' Written in James I's reign, and transcribed about the same time


  • Creation: 16th and 17th century


330 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Jones 17

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. 8924

Custodial History

These 15 parts were probably separate MSS., when in Mr.Jones's possession.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom