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Parochial collections, some papers relating to Cardinal Wolsey, and miscellaneous antiquarian papers, Written chiefly in about 1710-1720

MS. Willis 2
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

1. (fols. 2, 125). Parochial collections for Buckinghamshire, preceded by a list of many of the parishes affected.

2. (fol. 58). Copies of some papers relating to Cardinal Wolsey and his pension from the pope, apparently furnished by bp. Tanner in 1704.

3. (fol. 80). Miscellaneous antiquarian papers, such as:

  1. Fol. 84. a list of 'County proverbs'
  2. Fol. 99. Browne Willis's benefactions to Bletchley church in about 1704-05, cf. no. 16304, fol. 113; 16305, fol. 163
  3. Fol. 112. Notes of several old religious houses in Buckinghamshire
  4. Fol. 135. a pedigree and account of the Eliots of Port Eliot in Cornwall


  • Creation: Written chiefly in about 1710-1720


135 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Willis 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. III, no. 16295

Custodial History

Mark by which the Collection was referred to until about A.D. 1870: fol. 2

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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