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Various accounts, deeds, etc., relating to Bury St. Edmund's

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MS. Top. Suffolk b. 1
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Various accounts, deeds, etc., relating to Bury St. Edmund's, 1521-1643, among which are:

  1. Fol. 8. Computi of the feoffees of the lands of the Gild of the Purification of the Virgin at Bury, 1520-1 to 1533-4, except 1525-6
  2. Fol. 30. Rentals of the town lands, 1619-20, 1624-5 (the cover of this latter is part of a petition from Roger Lynge about the manor of Haughley, of James i's reign, on parchment), 1625-6, 1626-7, 1628-9, 1629-30, and 1636-7 (the cover of the last is part of a parchment lease by John Mallowes of Bury, early 17th cent.)
  3. Fol. 87. Two papers relating to the tithes of Foxerth in Essex, 1570 and 1613
  4. Fol. 99. A copy of the Gild Hall feoffment, July 23, 1639, with notes
  5. Fol. 116. Particulars of fee-farm rents once belonging to the abbey, 17th cent.
  6. Fol. 123. 'Some Account of the Priviledges etc. of the Abbey ... by the Revd Mr. James Reynolds' (about 1720)
  7. There are also two original wills, of Robert Pope of Weybread, May 21, 1635 (fol. 6), and of Henry Wakeman of Benhall, March 11, 1642/3 (fol. 121)
  8. At fol. 2 are notes of the Ipswich assizes of July, 1637, cf. fol. 94


  • Creation: Written in the 16th-18th century


147 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English

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MS. Top. Suffolk b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20560


Various accounts, deeds, etc., relating to Bury St. Edmund's

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30808

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment


15 3/4 × 11 1/4 in.

Various accounts, deeds, etc., relating to Bury St. Edmund's
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