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Collections relating to the county of York, by Nicholas Wanton, bulk: early 17th century

MS. Rawl. B. 450
Held at the Weston Library

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On the first fly-leaf (which, under the words "Nicholaus Wanton me jure possidet," bears a coat of arms, arg. a chevron sable) there is a note upon the number of bishoprics, benefices and religious houses in England, which then proceeds thus: "Notwithstanding there was a booke brought into Paules Churchyard in written hand to be bound up, the collection whereof, as it was there reported, stood the partie in foure hundred pounds; in which booke (of a huge volume in a small hand) there were set downe all the religious houses that ever haue bene in this realme, what land was given unto them, where it yet lyeth, who gave it, how long since, upon what condicion and proviso, when, by whom, how much, and wherein altered, diminished, or increased, and in whose possession it is at this present."


  • Creation: Majority of material found within early 17th century


390 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Rawl. B. 450


  • It appears from Drake's History of York , that the compiler of this MS. lies buried in York Minster, the epitaph on Nicholas Wanton who died 2 Mar 1617 being there given at p. 508, from a monument erected by John Layer.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom