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'Abbreviatio Cartularii prioratus de Horton in com. Kent'

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MS. Top. Kent c. 6
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'Abbreviatio Cartularii prioratus de Horton in com. Kent'. The original register was compiled by James Holbech, prior of Horton temp. Henry VI (see fols. 3, 5), and was in 1627 in the possession of George Rooke, when an abridged transcript was made of it for Sir Edward Dering by Henry Hutton of Durham. Hutton's abstract was in the Dering library at Sarrenden, Kent, in 1739, when the present volume was copied from it by the rev. Samuel Pegge the elder (see fols. 1-3, 57): it is Now MS. Stowe 924 in the British Museum, and the original register is no. 935 in the same collection, although much mutilated.

The deeds contained in this abstract, some of which are very materially abridged, are numbered 1-246, but the disappearance of a leaf of the original has caused the loss of six deeds after no. 27. They are followed, at fol. 51, by excerpts from pp. 181-255 of the original register, including (fol. 57) an ecclesiastical taxation of Canterbury diocese.


  • Creation: Written in 1739 by Samuel Pegge


60 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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MS. Top. Kent c. 6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11734


'Abbreviatio Cartularii prioratus de Horton in com. Kent'

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Pegge the elder (1704-1796) was prebendary of Lincoln and 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. 35720

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The MS. passed before 1790 from its transcriber, Samuel Pegge, to Edward Hasted, who made use of it in his History of Kent (see especially vol. iii, p. 319, note y). Hasted's library was sold by auction in 1795, and this volume was afterwards acquired by Richard Heber: it was bought at the Heber sale, Feb. 1836 (Bibl. Heber, pt. xi, lot 491) for sir Thomas Phillipps, and was no. 8132 in the Phillipps library: sold at the Phillipps sale, April, 1911 (lot 617).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought for the Bodleian from Bertram Dobell's catal. 212, art. 636, Dec. 6, 1912.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.

'Abbreviatio Cartularii prioratus de Horton in com. Kent'
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