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A copy of the records of an 'Iter Forestae' etc.

 Single Item
MS. Top. Essex c. 12
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request
  1. P. 1. A copy of the records of an 'Iter Forestae' or inquiry held at Stratford-le-Bow (or Bow) on April 8, 1635, to determine the boundaries of the Forest of Essex. The counsels' speeches are given, and (at p. 91) the decision
  2. P. 103. 'A catalogue of MSS. given by the late Dr. Tanner, bp. of St. Asaph to the University of Oxford', 1-464: see nos. 9821-10446, bequeathed in 1735

The first part at least was annotated by Edward Umfreville in 1740, and at p. 213 is a letter to him (?) from dr. R. Rawlinson, Nov. 20, 1751, enclosing an addition to be inserted in the second part. The volume had been used to begin an index to Prynne's Records, shortly before the bulk of the book was written.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1735-1740 in one hand


220 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Essex c. 12, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Essex c. 12

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20475


A copy of the records of an 'Iter Forestae' etc.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Tanner (1674-1735) was Bishop of St. Asaph 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. V, no. 30705

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/8 × 8 1/2 in.

A copy of the records of an 'Iter Forestae' etc.
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom