Three Volumes relating to the Estates of Sir Roger Twysden in Kent
Three volumes relating to the estates of Sir Roger Twysden in Kent, 1604-28, with some later notes, bound in the 20th century. The first two volumes (c. 11 and d. 5) contain estate surveys, including tables of the names of meadow, pasture and woodland, with measurements, and 'Articles to be agreed on with all my tenants'; the final item (c. 12) is a volume of maps entitled 'A description of the mannor or mansion house called...Roydon Hall with divers lands & tenaments...surveyed...1604 by Henry Allin but now newly penn'd and translated into a book by Anthony Denton gent of Tunbridge'.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Kent c. 11].
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MSS. Top. Kent c. 11-12, d. 5
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7315
Biographical / Historical
Sir Roger Twysden (1597-1672) was an antiquary, see the Dictionary of National Biography for details.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54399-401.
Bought by J.W. Larking at the sale of Roydon Hall, c. 1834; Sotheby's, 7 Apr. 1892 (J.W, Larking sale), lots 81 (c. 11), 237 (?)(c.12), and 403 (d. 5); bookplate of F.A. Crisp in each volume.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed to the Library by S.A. Warner in 1948.
- Three Volumes relating to the Estates of Sir Roger Twysden in Kent
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