An ordinary of about 6,000 English arms, Written about 1620
An ordinary of about 6,000 English arms, arranged alphabetically under first letters only, often with sketches in the text of the appropriate charge: beg. Avenell, Acton, Arblaster, Arderne, Abott.
Interleaved for additions with mutilated summonses to owners of property with defective title, as that on fol. 31v (cf. fol. 74v) dated from the Court at Whitehall Jan. 14, 1613/14, and signed by 'H. Northampton, Gilb. Shrewsbury, sir Jul. Caesar, sir Tho. Parry, sir Laur. Tanfilde'. Other examples concern the manor of Maplested, co. Essex (fol. 11v), Redenhall, co. Norfolk (fol. 12v), Hemelhempsted, co. Hertford (fol. 23v), Blofield, Boston (fol. 47v), and Colveston (fol. 66v) in Norfolk.
- Creation: Written about 1620
Language of Materials
MS. Marshall 20
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. 5254
Owned in the 17th cent. by Thomas Knight, Chester Herald, and John Sayer (fol. 1v).
12 1/2 × 8 3/8 in.