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James Strangman Collection


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Genealogical and heraldic collections of James Strangman, including extracts from the Close, Charter and Plea Rolls temp. King John, pedigrees of the ancient Earls and Barons of England, pedigrees from the 1563 visitation of Norfolk, an armorial of English families (indexed by St. George), and extracts of Philip Tylney, annotated and foliated by St. George.

There are similar collections of Sir Henry St. George, 17th century, which include extracts from monastic cartularies and Hundred and Originalia Rolls. MS. Top. gen. c. 90 also contains pen and ink drawings of knights and castles, and a setting of the ballad 'Rowland' in lute tablature.


  • 16th-17th cent.


2 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Top. gen. c. 90-1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13366

Biographical / Historical

James Strangman (?1555-1596) was an Essex antiquary.

Custodial History

Collections of the Essex antiquary James Strangman, 16th century. Owned by Sir Richard St. George and Sir Henry St. George the younger; Phillipps MSS. 13173, 13094; Sotheby's, 15 June 1971, lots 1645-6.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from Theodore Hoffman, 1972.
James Strangman Collection
Susan Thomas
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom