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STATUTES
England, s. XV2
1. ff. 1-49: Subject index to statutes, Accusacions to Wurstede; the latest date mentioned is 23 Henry VI on f. 30v; 20 Henry VI occurs frequently (e.g., ff. 12v, 26, 26v, 35v); no later additions in the spaces reserved for that purpose; ff. 49v-50v, ruled, but blank. 2. ff. 51-52v: Statute I, 1 Edward III; SR 1:251-54. 3. ff. 53-54: Statute II, 1 Edward III; SR 1:255-57. 4. ff. 54-55: Incipit statutum eodem anno primo, Come nadgairs en temps le Roy E. fitz le Roy Henry plusours graundz de poeple de Roialme d’engleterre surmeissent a hugh le dispenser le pier plusours maufaitz par enquestz countre l’estat de de [sic] dit Roy…qe tous ceux trespases felonies enemytes disobeisantz et rebellions soient quitez et par cest accord assent et estatuit a toutz iours. 5. f. 55r-v: Ad huc de anno primo, Le Roy as tous as queux cestez lettres viendrent salutz. Sachez que come la bone memorie Sir E. iadis Roy d’engleterre nostre aiel iadis enst assignee ses foialx et lez purailez en ces forests affaire auxi bien de cea Trent come de la…En ter de quel chose nous avons fait faire nous lettres overtez. Teste nous meismez et cetera; see Calendar of Patent Rolls…Edward III, A.D. 1327-30 (London 1891) p. 39, membr. 15, for 13 March, 1 Edward III. 6. ff. 55v-56: Incipit statutum de anno secundo Regis Edwardi tercii, Accorde est par nostre seigneur le Roy et son conseill a cest parlement de North. que tous les oiers et terminers grauntez contre fourme de statut…n’est pas mys en estatut einz est bailee al chauncerie per bille; also in HM 906, f. 125r-v, HM 930, f. 12 and HM 19920, f. 165. 7. ff. 56-58v: Statute of Northampton, without concluding writ, 2 Edward III; SR 1:257-61. 8. ff. 58v-61v: Statute, 4 Edward III; SR 1:261-65; f. 60r-v, blank, but text is continuous. 9. ff. 61v-63v: Statute, without concluding writ, 5 Edward III; SR 1:265-68. 10. ff. 63v-64v: Statute II, 9 Edward III; SR 1:273-74. 11. ff. 64v-66v: Statute made at York, without concluding writ, 9 Edward III; SR 1:269-72. 12. ff. 66v-67: Statute I, 10 Edward III; SR 1:275. 13. ff. 67-68: Statute II, ending “…nostre seigneur le Roi come al suite de partie,” 10 Edward III; SR 1:276-77. 14. ff. 68-73v: Statute I, 14 Edward III; SR 1:281-89. 15. f. 73v: Statute III, 14 Edward III; SR 1:292. 16. ff. 73v-75: Statute IV, 14 Edward III; SR 1:292-94. 17. ff. 75-76v: Statute II, 14 Edward III; SR 1:289-92. 18. ff. 76v-77v: Ordinance made for the state of the land of Ireland, 17 Edward II; SR 1:193-94. 19. ff. 77v-78: Statute III, 15 Edward III (dated in the rubric 18 Edward III); SR 1:297-98. 20. f. 78r-v: Statute I, 18 Edward III; SR 1:299. 21. ff. 78v-79v: Statute II, 18 Edward III; SR 1:300-01. 22. ff. 79v-80v: Statute III, 18 Edward III; SR 1:302-03. 23. ff. 80v-81v: Statute, 20 Edward III; SR 1:303-05. 24. ff. 81v-82v: Statute, ending “…et execucionem debitam inde fieri facerent sicut predictum est,” 23 Edward III; SR 1:307-08. 25. ff. 82v-84: Statute II, 25 Edward III; SR 1:311-13. 26. ff. 84v-85v: Statute III, 25 Edward III; SR 1:314-16. 27. ff. 85v-86v: Statute of the form of levying of the fifteenth, 25 Edward III; SR 1:327-28. 28. ff. 86v-88: Ordinance for the clergy, 25 Edward III; SR 1:324-26. 29. ff. 88-91: Statute V, 25 Edward III; SR 1:319-24. 30. f. 91r-v: Statute for those who are born in parts beyond the sea, 25 Edward III; SR 1:310. 31. ff. 91v-93: Statute of provisors of benefices, 25 Edward III; SR 1:316-18. 32. ff. 93-95: Statute against annullers of judgments of the king’s court, 27 Edward III; SR 1:329-31. 33. ff. 95-101v: Ordinance of the staples, 27 Edward III; SR 1:332-43. 34. ff. 101v-102: Ordinance of the fees of the mayors and constables of the staples, ending “…a tant come son fee amonteroit per an,” 27 Edward III; SR 1:343-44. 35. ff. 102v-105: Statute, 28 Edward III; SR 1:345-49. 36. ff. 105-107: Statute I, without concluding writ, 31 Edward III; SR 1:349-52. 37. ff. 107-108: Ordinance made concerning the selling of herrings, 31 Edward III; SR 1:353-55. 38. ff. 108-111v: Statute, 34 Edward III; SR 1:364-69. 39. ff. 111v-112: Ordinance of herring, without dating clause, 35 Edward III; SR 1:369-70. 40. ff. 112-115v: Statute, 36 Edward III; SR 1:371-76. 41. ff. 115v-116v: Of the pardon made to the commonalty of the realm of England, without dating clause and concluding writ, 36 Edward III; SR 1:376-77. 42. ff. 116v-117v: Statute concerning diet and apparel, omitting chapters 5-15 (SR 1:379-82), 37 Edward III; SR 1:378-83. 43. ff. 117v-118v: Statute I, 38 Edward III; SR 1:383-85. 44. ff. 118v-120: Statute II, 38 Edward III; SR 1:385-87. 45. ff. 120-121: Statute, 42 Edward III; SR 1:388-90. 46. f. 121r-v: Statute, 45 Edward III (dated in the rubric 47 Edward III); SR 1:393. 47. ff. 121v-122: Statute, 47 Edward III; SR 1:395. 48. ff. 122-123v: Statute, 50 Edward III; SR 1:396-98. 49. ff. 123v-126: Statute, without dating clause, 1 Richard II; SR 2:1-5. 50. ff. 126-129v: Statute I, ending “…et mysez en due execucion,” 2 Richard II; SR 2:6-11. 51. ff. 129v-130: Statute II, 2 Richard II; SR 2:12. 52. ff. 130-131v: Statute, ending “…sur peril q’apent,” 3 Richard II; SR 2:13-15. 53. ff. 131v-132: Statute made at Northampton, without dating clause, 4 Richard II; SR 2:16. 54. ff. 132v-136: Statute I, without dating clause, 5 Richard II; SR 2:17-23. 55. ff. 136-138: Statute II, ending “…et eut requis come desuis est dit,” 5 Richard II; SR 2:23-26. 56. ff. 138-140: Statute I, 6 Richard II; SR 2:26-30. 57. ff. 140-141: Statute II, ending “…extunc penitus recedant quieti et cetera,” 6 Richard II; SR 2:30-31. 58. ff. 141-143v: Statute, ending “…tanque au proschein parlement. Et pur ces vous mandoms et cetera,” 7 Richard II; SR 2:32-36. 59. ff. 143v-144v: Statute, without concluding writ, 8 Richard II; SR 2:36-37. 60. ff. 144v-145: Statute, 9 Richard II; SR 2:38-39. 61. ff. 145-147v: Statute, 10 Richard II; SR 2:39-43. 62. ff. 147v-148v: Al honur de dieu et pur l’onur et bien de nostre seignur le Roy et pur bien comune et en defense du Roialme D’engleterre lez seignurs et les comunes de mesme le roialme esteant en ceste present parlement ont grauntez a nostre dit seignur le Roy une disme et di. xv a lever dez leiez gentz…a vostre pouer sauvant au Roy sa prerogatif et liberte de sa coronne. 63. ff. 148v-156: Statute, 11 Richard II; SR 2:43-55. 64. ff. 156-158v: Statute, without concluding writ, 12 Richard II; SR 2:55-60. 65. ff. 158v-161v: Statute II, without concluding writ, 13 Richard II; SR 2:68-74. 66. ff. 161v-165v: Statute I, without concluding writ, 13 Richard II; SR 2:61-68. 67. ff. 165v-166: Statute III, 13 Richard II; SR 2:74-75. 68. ff. 166-167: Statute, without concluding writ, 14 Richard II; SR 2:76-77. 69. ff. 167-169: Statute, without concluding writ, 15 Richard II; SR 2:78-82. 70. ff. 169-172: Statute, without concluding writ, 16 Richard II; SR 2:82-87. 71. ff. 172-174: Statute, 17 Richard II; SR 2:87-90. 72. ff. 174-175: Statute, 20 Richard II; SR 2:92-94. 73. ff. 175-183v: Statute, 21 Richard II; SR 2:94-110. 74. ff. 184-187: Statute, 1 Henry IV; SR 2:111-19. 75. ff. 187-194v: Statute, 2 Henry IV; SR 2:120-31. 76. ff. 194v-201v: Statute, 4 Henry IV; SR 2:132-43. 77. ff. 201v-204v: Statute, 5 Henry IV; SR 2:143-48. 78. ff. 204v-205v: Statute, 6 Henry IV; SR 2:148-50. 79. ff. 205v-211: Statute, 7 Henry IV; SR 2:150-58. 80. ff. 211-212v: Statute, ending “…come par lour procuratours notoirs et executours avauntditz et cetera,” 9 Henry IV; SR 2:159-61. 81. ff. 212v-215: Statute, 11 Henry IV; SR 2:162-66. 82. ff. 215-217v: Statute, 13 Henry IV; SR 2:166-69. 83. ff. 218-221: Statute, ending with a chapter not in SR, “Item qe toutz les Priores aliens ovesque lez fees avouesons terrez rents services…ou lour plerra hors de lez priores avauntditz ou de lez possessions de ycelle,” 1 Henry V; SR 2:170-74. 84. ff. 221v-229v: Statute I, 2 Henry V; SR 2:175-87. 85. ff. 229v-231v: Statute II, 2 Henry V; SR 2:187-90. 86. ff. 231v-232: Statute, 3 Henry V; SR 2:191. 87. ff. 232-234v: Statute I, 4 Henry V (dated in the rubric and running headlines 3 Henry V; see SR 2:192 footnote); SR 2:192-96. 88. ff. 234v-237v: Statute II, ending with a chapter not in SR, “Item prount lez ditz comunes que en cas que finalle pees soit pris…de vous noblez progenitours apprendres de lez possessions ou priores aliens suisdit. Le Roi le voiet et cetera,” 4 Henry V; SR 2:196-200. 89. f. 238: Statute, 5 Henry V; SR 2:200. 90. f. 238r-v: Statute, 7 Henry V; SR 2:201-02. 91. ff. 238v-239: Ordinance of the parliament of 8 Henry V continuing the previous statute for another year with a writ addressed to the chancellor in the County Palatine of Lancaster (here in error as “kant.”), dated from Westminster, 10 January, 8 Henry V, and witnessed by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, beginning “Henricus…salutem. Sciatis quod gentes nonnulle…” 92. f. 239r-v: Statute, 8 Henry V; SR 2:203. 93. ff. 239v-242v: Statute I, 9 Henry V, ending with a writ addressed to the sheriff of Nottingham and Derbyshire, dated from Westminster, 16 January, 9 Henry V, and witnessed by John, Duke of Bedford; SR 2:204-09. 94. ff. 242v-244: Statute II, ending unfinished “…certeyns arbres appellees popellers et wyllughes ore crescauntz pur amendement et reparacion du dite chemyn as hures et temps busoignables en temps avenir. Sur quoy //,” 9 Henry V; SR 2:209-12; ff. 244v-245v, blank. 95. ff. 246-247v: Statute, 1 Henry VI; SR 2:213-16. 96. ff. 247v-252v: Statute, 2 Henry VI; SR 2:216-27. 97. ff. 253-256: Incipiunt statuta apud Westmonasterium edita eodem anno secundo, Henricus dei gratia Rex anglie et frauncie et dominus hibernie vic. Warwic. et leicestr. qui nunc est vel qui pro tempore fuerit salutem cum in statuto et in parleamento domini regis nuper regis anglie progenitoris nostri anno regni sui quarto tento edito inter cetera contineatur quod pro eo quod populus multum gravatus extitit de eo quod blada fenum bestie et alia genera victualium et bonorum…dicte ordinacionis in predicto parliamento nostro ut promittitur edito. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium xx0 die februarii anno regni nostri ii0. 98. ff. 256-257: Statute, 3 Henry VI; SR 2:227-28. 99. ff. 257-259: Statute, 4 Henry VI (dated 3 Henry VI in the running headlines); SR 2:229-32. 100. ff. 259-262v: Statute, 6 Henry VI; SR 2:232-38. 101. ff. 262v-278: Statute, 8 Henry VI; SR 2:238-62. 102. ff. 278-284: Statute, 9 Henry VI; SR 2:263-72. 103. ff. 284-287: Statute, 10 Henry VI; SR 2:272-76. 104. ff. 287-294: Statute, 11 Henry VI; SR 2:278-88. 105. ff. 294-298: Statute, 14 Henry VI; SR 2:289-94. 106. ff. 298-301v: Statute, 15 Henry VI; SR 2:295-300. 107. ff. 301v-312: Statute, 18 Henry VI; SR 2:301-15. 108. ff. 312-319: Statute, 20 Henry VI; SR 2:315-25. 109. ff. 319-330v: Statute, 23 Henry VI; SR 2:326-43. 110. f. 331: Statute, 25 Henry VI; SR 2:344. 111. ff. 331-336v: Statute, 27 Henry VI; SR 2:345-52. 112. ff. 336v-339v: Statute, 28 Henry VI; SR 2:353-57. 113. ff. 339v-341: Statute, 29 Henry VI; SR 2:357-59. 114. ff. 341-347: Statute, 31 Henry VI; SR 2:360-69. 115. ff. 347-353: Statute, 33 Henry VI; SR 2:369-78. 116. f. 353r-v: Statute, 39 Henry VI; SR 2:378-79; f. 354, blank. 117. ff. 354v-362: Statute, 1 Edward IV; SR 2:380-91. 118. ff. 362-369: Statute, 3 Edward IV (dated 2 Edward IV in the rubric and running headlines); SR 2:392-402. 119. ff. 369v-380: Statute, 4 Edward IV (dated 3 and 4 Edward IV in the rubric and running headlines); SR 2:403-18. 120. ff. 380-383: Statute, 7 Edward IV; SR 2:418-23. 121. ff. 383-388: Statute, 8 Edward IV; SR 2:424-30; ff. 388v-389v, blank. Parchment, ff. ii (modern paper) + ii (contemporary parchment) + 389 + ii (modern paper); 295 × 200 mm. 1-58 610(through f. 50) 74 86 9-308 316 322 (+3, f. 245) 33-508. Catchwords usually in inner lower margin; in quires 9-30 in brown ink frames; in quires 21-27, occasional catchwords on inner leaves of quires; in quires 31-50, no catchwords. Quire and leaf signatures in a variety of methods, usually with a letter of the alphabet and roman numerals. On ff. 1-50 (art. 1), written space 216 × 135-140 mm. 38 long lines, ruled in lead with top and bottom 2 lines full across, round prick marks in the 3 outer margins. On ff. 51-242 (statutes, Edward III-Henry V), written space 190 × 118-123 mm., 39-40 long lines, ruled in lead with all horizontal lines full across, round prick marks in the 3 outer margins. On ff. 243-245 (end of last statute of Henry V), written space 187 × 118 mm., 33-34 long lines, frame ruled in brown crayon, round prick marks in the 3 outer margins. On ff. 246-388 (statutes, Henry VI-Edward IV), written space 210 × 137-140 mm., 32-40 long lines, frame ruled in lead, round prick marks at the 4 corners of the text frame. Written by at least 5 scribes in anglicana scripts: i, ff. 1-49 (art. 1) by the scribe of London, Inner Temple 505; see K. L. Scott, “A late fifteenth-century group of Nova Statuta manuscripts,” in Manuscripts at Oxford: an exhibition in memory of Richard William Hunt (1908-1979), ed. A. C. de la Mare and B. C. Barker-Benfield (Oxford 1980) 102-05, and K. L. Scott, The Mirroure of the Worlde, MS Bodley 283 (England, c. 1470-1480): The Physical Composition, Decoration and Illustration (Oxford, Roxburghe Club, 1980) 45-50, 66-68. The other 4 scribes: ii, ff. 51-59v (quires 7-8); iii, ff. 61-156v (quires 9-20); iv, ff. 157-244 (quires 21-32); v, ff. 246-388 (quires 33-50). 5-to 3-line blue initials infilled with red void leaf designs, and with red and blue cascade borders terminating in red flourishes on ff. 51 (beginning of the statutes of Edward III) and 123v (beginning of the statutes of Richard II); 7- to 3-line blue initials with red flourishing; paragraph marks alternating red and blue; running headlines in the hands of the scribes (with the name of the king often added later) frequently set off by paragraph marks; chapter numbers in the margins set off by paragraph marks; marginalia in several hands. Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco, stamped in blind, with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. Written in England, probably London, in the second half of the fifteenth century and related, in the scribe of art. 1, to a number of other Nova statuta and other legal manuscripts, including HM 47619. The latest statute in this manuscript dates from 1468. On f. iv, two cancelled pressmarks, “A.6” and “B.9” in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater, and a later pressmark in the hand of the second Earl (1622-86), “L.CC.S:1./3.”; on f. iii, in an early modern hand, “L. Cl.S.1.3.” Bridgewater bookplate and current pressmark, “9 H 10,” on the front pastedown. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington with the Bridgewater Library in 1917 (see pp. 5-7).
Secundo folio: [f. 2, Art. 1] vide dez alienacions; [f. 52, Text] doun fuist levee
Bibliography: De Ricci, 130.
Abbreviations
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
SR
Statutes of the Realm (London 1810-28)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
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