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Account-book of Henry Hoskyns of Beaminster

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MS. Top. Dorset c. 2
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Account-book of Henry Hoskyns of Beaminster, 1568-75, principally of sales of live-stock. At fol. 54v is an abridgement of the tract 'De duodecim abusionibus seculi'.

A fragment of a bailiff's account of the fifteenth century is used as a wrapper (fol. 80). At fol. 7 is a grant by Wymond Carew of Antoney in Cornwall, to his brother, Thomas Carew, of lands in Devon and Dorset, Sept. 25, 1530.


  • Creation: Written A.D. 1568-1575


80 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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

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MS. Top. Dorset c. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19695


Account-book of Henry Hoskyns of Beaminster

Biographical / Historical

Henry Hoskyns of Beaminster (fl. 1568-1575) was a farmer.

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. 35398

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by dr. W. A. Spooner, warden of New college, January 2, 1911.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/4 × 9 in.

Account-book of Henry Hoskyns of Beaminster
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Weston Library
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