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'Statuta ecclesiæ cathedralis ... Roffensis, edita per ... Henricum octavum ... regem ... eiusdem ecclesiæ Roffensis fundatorem'

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MS. e Mus. 51

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'Statuta ecclesiæ cathedralis ... Roffensis, edita per ... Henricum octavum ... regem ... eiusdem ecclesiæ Roffensis fundatorem', dated June 30, 1544: an original copy signed by Nicholas [Heath, bishop of] Worcester (who was bishop of Rochester until Dec. 22, 1543), George [Day, bishop of] Chichester, and Richard Cox: a list of the first prebendaries, one of whom died in 1544, is on the inner front cover.

The form of the Bishop's Oath is on p. iv, and an 'Ordo Scholasticorum instituendorum', about the management and work of the cathedral school, on p. 32. From notes of elections and acts of 1555-89 on pp. v, 29, 34, 39 this copy seems to have belonged to successive deans of Rochester, certainly to Thomas Willoughby, dean from 1574 to 1585. Two recipes are on p. i.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1544 in England

Extent

41 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 51, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18215

Overview

'Statuta ecclesiæ cathedralis ... Roffensis, edita per ... Henricum octavum ... regem ... eiusdem ecclesiæ Roffensis fundatorem'

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Heath (1501-1578) was an administrator and the archbishop of York. George Day (c. 1502-1556) was bishop of Chichester. Richard Cox (1500-1581) was bishop of Ely.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3602

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (136)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Apparently acquired in 1655-60.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 × 9 in.
Title
'Statuta ecclesiæ cathedralis ... Roffensis, edita per ... Henricum octavum ... regem ... eiusdem ecclesiæ Roffensis fundatorem'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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