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Copies of papers chiefly relating to the Nonjurors, 1689-1741

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 1

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Copies of papers chiefly relating to the Nonjurors, 1689-1741 (with a few earlier and later), apparently made by Thomas Bedford (d. 1773), son of Hilkiah Bedford (p. ii compared with p. 84), 1730-1742. There is a full list at p. i and also in manuscript (with index) in the Library. Some of the papers are:
  1. (p. 1) 'Innocence protected or the case of the P[rince] of W[ales] discuss'd ...' by Thomas Wagstaffe, 1689;
  2. (p. 8) Controversy about bp. Sherlock's change of opinions, 1690-1691;
  3. (p. 14) Bp. Ken's letter to queen Mary, Apr. 29, 1692, preceded by an account of the circumstances;
  4. (p. 15) Four letters from dean Dennis Greenville (Granville), 1692;
  5. (pp. 30, 49, 85) Letters and papers copied from Tanner MSS.;
  6. (p. 75) Letter from Thomas Rud, July 15, 1730, giving details about the family of Neile;
  7. (pp. 77, 80, 83) Letters to Thomas Baker from archbp. Wake (ten, 1725-1730), bp. White Kennet (eleven, 1717-1724), and bp. Burnet (four, 1713-1714), partly only extracts;
  8. (p. 108) A table of colleges and halls at Oxford with details of numbers, revenues, etc., about 1680?;
  9. (p. 135) Letters to sir William Boothby, 1694-1705, including eight from Abednego Seller, 1702-4, and twelve from dr. Hickes, 1703-1705 (one about Samuel Keble the bookseller, 1705);
  10. (p. 187) Valuable statistics about the Nonjurors, such as obits 1689-1755, registers of ordinations 1694-1741, and lists of works by Nonjurors.
(pp. 148-186) are blank.

Dates

  • written chiefly A.D. 1730-1742

Extent

242 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 1, pp. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. d. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20147

Overview

Copies of papers chiefly relating to the Nonjurors, 1689-1741, written chiefly A.D. 1730-1742.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Bedford (1707–1773) was a nonjuring Church of England clergyman and historian.

Thomas Wagstaffe (1645–1712) was a bishop of the nonjuring Church of England.

Thomas Ken (1637–1711) was bishop of Bath and Wells and a nonjuror.

Thomas Sherlock (1677–1761) was bishop of London.

Dennis Granville (d. 1703) was dean of Durham.

Thomas Rud (1667/8–1733) was a schoolmaster and librarian.

Thomas Baker (1656–1740) was a nonjuring Church of England clergyman and antiquary.

William Wake (1657–1737) was archbishop of Canterbury.

White Kennett (1660-1728) was a bishop and antiquarian.

Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715) was bishop of Salisbury and a historian.

Sir William Boothby, first baronet (bap. 1637, d. 1707) was a book collector.

Abednego Seller (1646/7–1705) was a nonjuring Church of England clergyman and religious writer.

George Hickes (1642–1715) was a bishop of the nonjuring Church of England and 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. V, no. 29781.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought in May, 1888, from H. Evans (a letter from whom, Apr. 23, 1888, is at p. 241), for £5 5s.

Related Materials

See also MS. Eng. hist. b. 2.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 × 8 1/8 in.
Title
Copies of papers chiefly relating to the Nonjurors, 1689-1741
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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