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Collections towards lists and biographical notices of abbots, priors, and other heads of religious houses in England

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MS. Top. eccl. b. 1

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Collections towards lists and biographical notices of abbots, priors, and other heads of religious houses in England, compiled by Craven Ord, but partly in a copyist's hand. The lists are roughly arranged in a broken alphabetical series of counties, but are very imperfect, and many leaves are blank: the fullest relate to:
  1. Middleton or Milton Abbas (Dorset), fol. 31
  2. Wimborne, fol. 39v
  3. Durham, fol. 51
  4. Sherburn Hospital, co. Durham, fol. 64v
  5. Norwich, fol. 157v: Norfolk is especially cared for

Dates

  • Written in the last quarter of the 18th century (?)

Extent

237 Leaves

Preferred Citation

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

MS. Top. eccl. b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19151

Overview

Collections towards lists and biographical notices of abbots, priors, and other heads of religious houses in England

Biographical / Historical

Craven Ord (1756-1832) was an antiquary.

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. VI, no. 31560

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No. 606 in some catalogue: among the Phillipps MSS. no. 8981: in the Phillipps sale, June 1893, lot 593, when it was bought for the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

15 7/8 × 10 1/2 in.
Title
Collections towards lists and biographical notices of abbots, priors, and other heads of religious houses in England
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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