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An original survey of all the possessions, spiritual and temporal, of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary at Glastonbury

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MS. Bodl. rolls 19

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An original survey of all the possessions, spiritual and temporal, of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary at Glastonbury, in the form of a certificate from Richard Pollard and Thomas Moyle, made apparently in September, 1539, after the attainder of the last abbot.

There are several finely-executed pen-and-ink ornamental drawings, with the royal arms, pictures of Veritas, 'Solymon Turscher' (the Grand Turk), etc.

In 13 membranes.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1539

Extent

1 roll

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. rolls 19, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. rolls 19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18470

Overview

An original survey of all the possessions, spiritual and temporal, of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary at Glastonbury, written in A.D. 1539.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Richard Pollard (d. 1542) was a law reporter and exchequer official.

Sir Thomas Moyle (b. before 1500 - d. 1560) was a lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons.

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. V, no. 27814.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Charles Gray, M.P. for Colchester, on March 2, 1750/1, together with a Phoenician inscription on stone from Citium.

Related Materials

It is printed in full in Hearne's edition of Langtoft's Chronicle (Oxf. 1735) ii. 343 from this MS., and re-printed in Ellis's edition of Dugdlale's Monasticon, i. 10. Hearne's transcript (now in MS. Rawl. B. 182) was made from a copy of this original, now MS. Somerset rolls 10.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with fine pen-and-ink drawings

Dimensions

27 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 18 1/4 in. in a cloth case 20 1/8 × 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.
Title
An original survey of all the possessions, spiritual and temporal, of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary at Glastonbury
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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