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Collection of Latin and English pieces, Written in the first half of the 18th century

MS. Willis 5
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request
  1. Fol. 1. A copy of a large part of a Cartulary of Missenden abbey (containing 125 leaves, once owned by sir Edw. Coke and Peter Le Neve, who lent it to Browne Willis), made by W. Slyford
  2. Fol. 86. A copy of the survey of the Chantries and Chapels in Buckinghamshire, A.D. 1545
  3. Fol. 98. An account of Hillesden parish, co. Bucks.
  4. Fol. 105. A list of the priors of St. Frideswide's in Oxford
  5. Fol. 106b. A list of the contents of Leland's Collectanea
  6. Fol. 115. An account of the bishops and deans of Hereford, by W. Slyford
  7. Fol. 128. 'Memoirs of the Cathedral Church of St. David's and the edifices belonging to it as they stood in ... 1715', corrected by Browne Willis
  8. Fol. 134. 'A copy of mr. Cochran's account of Cornwall ...', followed by some notes about the parliamentary boroughs of that county, see also fol. 181v

Some miscellaneous papers follow, including:

  1. Fol. 174. a copy of a petition in English from Winchester, Feb. 1451/2
  2. Fol. 177. a copy of the Latin charter of incorporation of Much Wenlock, 29 Nov. 1468
  3. Fol. 179v. of some Barnstaple documents from the Escheat rolls


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 18th century


188 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. Willis 5

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. 16298

Custodial History

Mark by which the Collection was referred to until about A.D. 1870: fol. 5

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom