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Two treatises by sir John Doddridge

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MS. Add. D. 84
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Two treatises by sir John Doddridge:

(fol. 1). 'A Treatise concerninge the Nobilitie accordinge to the Lawe of England', without author's name. This appears to introduce more historical matter than the printed editions.

(fol. 98). 'Whether the Barony of Burgaveny [Abergavenny] ... be discended unto the ... daughter and Heir of the honorable Henry Nevill the late Baron of Aburgeveny ... ': 'this Discourse was written by Mr Serjeant Dodderidge...' At fol. 173v follow:

  1. English rhyming couplets on the kings and queens of England from Egbert to Elizabeth (peg. 'My arts and conquests');
  2. a treatise of the relation of baronies to earldoms in particular circumstances beg. 'All baronies here in England'), by 'John Borough', i.e. sir John Burroughs, April 29, 1628.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1700


183 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. D. 84, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. D. 84

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19003


Two treatises by sir John Doddridge, written in about A.D. 1700.

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Doddridge (1555–1628) 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. 29283.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In the Horwood sale lot 1318: bought from W. Ridler on Aug. 21, 1883, for £2 2s.

Physical Facet

On paper


15 3/4 × 10 1/8 in.

Two treatises by sir John Doddridge
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Weston Library
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