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Papers addressed to, or connected with sir John Bennet

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MS. Top. Oxon c. 124
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Papers addressed to, or connected with sir John Bennet (d. 1627):

  1. Fol. 2. Latin letter from William Gager to sir J. Bennet, Jan. 1 (1585/86).
  2. Fol. 4. The replies of John Savill, sergeant-at-law, to the Attorney-general's objections to dr. Ridley's Patent of the Commissaryship (about 1595).
  3. Fol. 7. Resolutions touching the 'setling of the Queenes Estate' and revenues, Oct. 8, 1603.
  4. Fol. 10. Copy of a Latin letter from the Church at Geneva to the archbp. of Canterbury (?), Jan. 17, 1602/03.
  5. Fol. 12. Latin letter from T (homas) Allen (of Merton ?) to sir J. Bennet, a New Year's letter, perhaps of 1603/04.
  6. Fol. 13. Latin letter from Brian Duppa, soon after 1605.
  7. Fol. 14. 'A discourse written by Sr Charles Cornwaleis, Knighte ...' favouring an alliance with Spain, about 1612 (?), 'from the Somerford papers': beg. 'The surest most solid and honorable meanes.'
  8. Fol. 23. Letter or discourse by William Roose, about Spanish affairs, July 27, 1610.
  9. Fol. 37. French letter from Albert vii, archduke of Austria, to sir J. Bennet, June 17, 1617, with autograph signature.
  10. Fol. 39. Two speeches by sir J. Bennet, the first delivered to the States of the Netherlands on Dec. 15, 1617: with a copy of James i's letter to the States Dec. 22, 1617 (fol. 49), and of two speeches by sir Dudley Carleton, Jan. 10/20, 1617/18 and Jan. 2/12, 1619/20 (foll. 51, 58), all in French.
  11. Fol. 55. Latin letter from John Holiwell, asking for a testimonial from sir J. Bennet (about 1618-9 ?).
  12. Fol. 56. Copy of an anonymous letter from a Frenchman (to Louis xiii, king of France) in about 1620: beg. 'Sir, Ayant apris que Votre Maieste n'aura point desagreable.'
  13. Fol. 65. French letter from Kuerius or Ruerius (part of the signature is lost) to sir J. Bennet, dated at the Hague, Oct. 20, 1622.
  14. Fol. 67. Latin letter from Matthew Bennet to his brother about their late father sir J. Bennet's property and affairs, Nov. 21, 1627.
  15. Fol. 69. Draft of a Latin warrant from lord Lindsey, appointing sir Henry Marten to act for him, Jan 8, 1631/32.
  16. Fol. 71. Some Latin notes 'de materia Duelli.'
  17. Fol. 73. 'Mannors landes and tenements assigned to Charles duke of Yorke in May 1605.'
  18. Fol. 74. Draft of a Latin letter from Christ Church, Oxford, to the elector Palatine Frederic v, duke of Bavaria, April 7, 1613, inviting him to become a member of their body.


  • Creation: Written in about 1586-1632


76 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon c. 124, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon c. 124

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19393


Papers addressed to, or connected with sir John Bennet

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Bennet (1553-1627) was an MP and 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. VI, no. 32444

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by J. Mullings, esq., of Cirencester, Nov. 1, 1897 (fols. 71-5 on July 30, 1898).

Related Materials

For a longer account of this volume see the Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian for 1897 (Oxf. Univ. Gazette, May 10, 1898, P. 465), but nos. 1, 2, 7-11 as there described are not in this volume. MS. Add. C. 206 contains papers from the same collection.

Nos. 1, 2, 7, 8 of the list in the Annual Report are letters by or to Sir T. Bodley, and will be catalogued as part either of MS. Bodley 699 or of an additional vol. of Bodley's correspondence. Nos. 9-11 of that list refer to the building of the (Jacobean) Schools, and will be catalogued as part of MS. Add. C. 206.

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14 × 9 3/4 in.

Papers addressed to, or connected with sir John Bennet
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