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A Formulare, or collection of legal forms of deeds of all kinds, written chiefly in the second quarter of the 17th century

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MS. Top. Yorkshire c. 2

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A Formulare, or collection of legal forms of deeds of all kinds, including indentures, forms of procedure in Courts, wills, bonds, certificates, and the like, almost all copies of originals relating to Yorkshire: imperfect at beginning.

The rev. John Watson (d. 1783) has added a collection of poetical epitaphs (fol. 3v), some notes, and an index to the matter of the deeds (which cannot be summarily described except in general terms) on fols. 210-11. There are some old memoranda of law and procedure on fol. 178v, partly in verse, in Latin and English.

Dates

  • written chiefly in the second quarter of the 17th century

Extent

217 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Top. Yorkshire c. 2

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. V, no. 25563.

Custodial History

From fols. 125, 125v it is clear that the volume was owned in about 1630-40 by Edward Hanson, son of John and Katherine, for whom perhaps the volume was compiled. The volume bears the armorial bookplate of 'The Rev. John Watson, M.A.', as some others of the collection do, see index.

Watson coll. vol. no. 2.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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