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Records connected with the trial of John Hampden in the matter of Ship-money

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MS. Add. C. 26

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Records connected with the trial of John Hampden in the matter of Ship-money, 1637-1638:
  1. (fol. 3). Two speeches of Thomas lord Coventry, June 17, 1635, and Feb. 14, 1636;
  2. (fol. 25). The record of the trial from the Exchequer records, in Latin, followed by twelve of the speeches: up to the end of these the writing is uniform, and dated on fol. 400 Jan. 23, 1637/8;
  3. (fol. 412). The arguments of the twelve judges, Feb.-June 1638, by or from an ear-witness, see fol. 492, with the subsequent proceedings to June 14, 1638;
  4. (fol. 734). The indictment of Thomas Harrison at the King's Bench, June 4, 1638, for accusing sir Richard Hutton of high treason in connexion with Hampden's case, in Latin, with an English translation.
There is a list of the contents at fol. i, preceded by 'Memorandum. This booke is not (as yet) examined by my originall Jo[hn] . R[ushworth].'

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1638 in several hands

Extent

749 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 26, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. C. 26

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18616

Abstract

Records connected with the trial of John Hampden in the matter of Ship-money, written in A.D. 1638 in several hands.

Biographical / Historical

John Hampden (1595–1643) was a politician.

Thomas Coventry, first Baron Coventry (1578–1640) was a lawyer.

Thomas Harrison (1595–1649) was a Church of England clergyman.

Sir Richard Hutton (bap.1561-1639) was a judge.

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. 28533.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by The Bodleian Library in 1847 for £11.

Bibliography

  • Most of the records are printed in Cobbett's State Trials.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 5/8 × 7 7/8 in.
Title
Records connected with the trial of John Hampden in the matter of Ship-money
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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