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Commonplace book of William Thomas Bowles , containing historical and genealogical notes, with later additions by his son, William Lisle Bowles, and others, c.1763-1815

MS. Don. e. 214
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

(fols. 63-113) are blank.


  1. (fols. 1-13, 41-46, 49-52) notes for a history of Barton Hartshorn, Buckinghamshire
  2. (fols. 14-20r) notes for a history of King's Sutton, Northamptonshire
  3. (fol. 20v) list of owners of the manor of Evenley, Northamptonshire
  4. (fols. 21-24) notes for a history of Imley, otherwise Evenley, Northamptonshire
  5. (fols. 23-32) genealogical notes on the Bowles family
  6. (fols. 34-39 r) 'A Terrier of Mr. Cartwright's farm in the occupation of W T Bowles, 1765'
  7. (fols. 39v-40r, 47-8) diary notes relating to type and quantity of fish added to various ponds and the number and type of trees on Barton Common, 1767-1768
  8. (fols. 53-61) copy of the will of Matthew Bowles, attorney at law, of Shaftesbury, Dorset, dated 1752, with a codicil dated 1763


  • Creation: c.1763-1815


113 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Don. e. 214

Custodial History

Armorial bookplate of 'Rev. Mr Bowles', on front pastedown. Inscription (fol. i) 'Magdalen Wake Daughter of Dr Wake of East Knoyle Wilt'. Armorial bookplate (fol. i) of B. Jones-Bateman. Booklabel of John Sparrow on front pastedown.

Physical Facet

Blind-ruled and -stamped brown calf, shelfmark on front pastedown, 'AA7'.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom