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Copies of documents relating to Whalley abbey in Lancashire and Stanlaw abbey in Cheshire, written chiefly in about A.D. 1590

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MS. Top. Lancashire e. 1

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Copies of documents relating to Whalley abbey in Lancashire and Stanlaw abbey in Cheshire (which was removed to Whalley in 1296), chiefly copied from the Chartulary of Whalley (cf. p. 185), probably by Roger Downes in about 1590 (see pp. 120, 202). The entire Chartulary has been printed by the Chetham Society. The rev. John Watson (d. 1783) added some more copies of deeds and some notes in about 1759.

At p. 1 is a Latin epitaph in verse apparently on Nicholas of York, Abbot of Whalley (who died in 1417: beg. 'Gloria mundana'): at p. 229 are copies of three deeds relating to the manor of Horton in Cheshire and Hamlet Holcroft, 1576-81: at p. iii is a letter from George Ormerod, the historian of Cheshire, to the rev. John Watson, May 17, 1862.

There are indexes of names and places at p. 237.

Dates

  • written chiefly in about A.D. 1590

Extent

252 pages

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Top. Lancashire 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. V, no. 25574.

Custodial History

With the armorial bookplate of John Watson (d. 1783).

Watson coll. vol. no. 13.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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