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Devonshire miscellanies, written chiefly in the 17th and 18th cent.

MS. Top. Devon b. 6
Held at the Weston Library

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Made up of several MSS, the chief being:

  1. (fol. 1) a general armory of Devonshire (17th cent.), followed at fol. 6 by a general English armory, in which Devon and Cornwall predominate: and (fol. 22v) by the arms of the first forty-eight archbishops of Canterbury.
  2. (fol. 23) part of a transcript (18th cent.) of Leland's Itinerary, most of which is the Devonshire part of that record (fols. 85-92, etc., of a larger work).
  3. (fol. 50) copies of Devonshire records, chiefly deeds from the Register of the monastery of Newenham at Axminster: some appear to be copies made by 'W: How:' in 1589: some relate to Ford abbey (fol. 56v): some to the Courtenay family (fols. 50, 62).
  4. (fol. 90) a careful interior elevation of one of the bays of the nave of Exeter Cathedral.

The rest of the volume is chiefly: printed extracts, views and plans of Devonshire, especially Exeter and Plymouth.


  • Creation: written chiefly in the 17th and 18th cent.


162 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Devon b. 6

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. IV, no 22760

Physical Facet

On paper


15 5/8 × 10 7/8 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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