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Collections in answer to questions proposed at the meetings of the old Society of Antiquaries; being notes from Matthew of West., Camden, the statutes of the realm and charters, from 27 Nov 1590 to 11 May 1594

MS. Rawl. B. 70, fols. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 15, 16
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request


  1. (fol. 1) "Off what antiquity the name of dux and duke is in England, and what is the estate thereof."
  2. (fol. 2) "Of the antiquity of marquesses in England, the manner of there creation, and signification of theire name."
  3. (fol. 3) "Of earles and there antiquity here in England."
  4. (fol. 6) "Of the antiquity of viscountes heere in England, there manner of creation, and other matter concerneing viscountes."
  5. (fol. 7) "Of the antiquity, dignity and priviledge of barons heere in England, and signification of the name."
  6. (fol. 15) "The antiquitie and diversitie of knightes."
  7. (fol. 15) "Of the antiquity, dignity and priviledges of sargeants at the lawe."
  8. (fol. 16) "Of the signification and etemologie of the name of esquire, and of the antiquity and priviledge of them."


  • Creation: from 27 Nov 1590 to 11 May 1594


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 70, fols. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 15, 16


  • See Hearne's preface to his Collection of curious discourses ; sect. 19.


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