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Vol. 1 Portraits, pedigree notes and papers, c. 1559-1629

MS. Fairfax 30
Held at the Weston Library

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Vol. 1 Portraits, pedigree notes and papers. The portraits are not valuable. The pedigree notes (fols. 14-38) contain valuable information for the history of the Fairfax family in the 16th, 17th and 18th centt., for the greater part almost contemporary. Fols. 39-127 are miscellaneous, including copies of:

  1. (fol. 40) a draft of a short Bill for the establishment of Presbyterianism, 1559
  2. (fol. 55) letter from Sir Henry Sidney to his son Philip beg. 'I have received tow letters')
  3. (fol. 59) papers about Scotch legal proceedings against David Black, 1585 and Andrew Melvill, 1586-1602 (fol. 62), and at Aberdeen, 1605 (fol. 101)
  4. (fol. 103) autobiographical memoranda of Henry Fairfax's life at Cambridge 1602-1617
  5. (fol. 106) Cambridge University Statutes, etc. in Elizabeth's reign

At fol. 127 begin deeds, letters and papers to and by Thomas 1st lord Fairfax, Ferdinand 2nd lord Fairfax, sir John Ogle, Charles Fairfax, and others, 1604-1629.


  • Creation: c. 1559-1629


192 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Fairfax 30

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. VI, no. 31064

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom