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An itinerary of Northamptonshire, Written in about 1570-1660

MS. Top. Northants e. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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An itinerary of Northamptonshire containing arms, pedigrees, notes of church monuments, etc., stated to be by William Belcher of Guilsborough (d. 1609?). Many notes ranging from 1614 to 1659 or later are added, some of which are stated in the handlist to be by (Sir) Richard St. George (d. 1635?): from fol. 130 it would seem probable that some are by Augustine Vincent (d. 1626).

The volume is bound in part of a parchment pedigree bearing coloured coats of arms.


  • Creation: Written in about 1570-1660


174 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Northants e. 1

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. 16657

Custodial History

'Given to the Heralds Office at London by Raphe Sheldon of Beoly ..., (d. 1684).

Related Materials

See MS. Top. Northants c. 13.

Physical Facet

On paper


in a case 8 1/4 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom