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A collection of statutes of England and other legal documents, written early in the 14th century in England

MS. Bodl. 985
Held at the Weston Library

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A collection of statutes of England and other legal documents: namely, Magna Charta, as confirmed on March 28, 1299/1300, Charta de Foresta, Statutes of Merton, Marlborough, Westminster 1, Gloucester, Westminster 2 & 3, de Religiosis, de Bigamis, de Justiciariis assignatis, de Quo Warranto, de vasto facto, etc., etc., ending with a Statute of York.

At fol. 219 is added in an early 15th century hand a short Latin piece on 'Prerogatiua Regis', beg. 'Dominus Rex habet custodiam.'

(fols. 1-2) are a copy of a conditional writ of summons issued apparently on May 11, 1462 against 'Thomas Eeuerardus' living in the neighbourhood of Marden ('Mawardyn') in Herefordshire.


  • Creation: written early in the 14th century in England


222 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French, Old (842-ca.1400)


MS. Bodl. 985

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. 27699.

Custodial History

'Wms Babington est verus possessor huius libri', 'Ex dono cognati me magistri Theophilj Cave die ... Januarij 1610.'

Physical Facet

on parchment, with some illuminated capitals, etc.


4 7/8 × 3 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom