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Copies of records relating to Knaresborough

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MS. Top. Yorks c. 4
Held at the Weston Library

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Copies of records relating to Knaresborough, including:

  1. Rentals, some courts leet, 1463-1558 (fol. 46)
  2. The customs of the town (fol. 20)
  3. Notes of the forest, etc., including much about the Slingsby family possessions: with a full list of contents to fols. 1-41
  4. Fol. 81 was copied in 1632, and the latest date mentioned is 1633
  5. Fols. 75-7 are occupied with the first part of a French treatise on fortification, written about A.D. 1600, beginning 'Des Fortifications. Definition ... Fortification n'est autre chose qu'vn Espace a donner logement.'
  6. The volume divides into two parts before fol. 46
  7. There are a few later additions


  • Creation: Written chiefly about A.D. 1632-1633


106 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Yorks c. 4, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Yorks c. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20570


Copies of records relating to Knaresborough

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. 30818

Custodial History

A paper at fol. iv shows that the volume was probably owned by Thomas Beckwith of York, and so it may be art. 72 in no. 18290 ('Account of the honour of Knaresburgh'), which see.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/8 × 8 5/8 in.

Copies of records relating to Knaresborough
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom