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STATUTES
England, s. XV1/4
1. ff. 1-3v: Magna Carta, 9 Henry III, followed by a brief clause dated at Westminster, 18 March, 28 Henry III, on observing all articles of the charter; SR 1, charters, 22-25. 2. ff. 3v-5: Carta de foresta, ending “…quas prius habuerunt. Omnes autem illas consuetudines ut supra in magna carta. Nos autem donaciones et concessiones et cetera. Omnia ut supra,” 23 Edward I; SR 1, charters, 42-43. 3. ff. 5-6v: Provisions of Merton, 20 Henry III; SR 1:1-4. 4. ff. 6v-10: Statute of Marlborough, 52 Henry III; SR 1:19-25. 5. ff. 10-17: Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edward I; SR 1:26-39. 6. ff. 17-18v: Statute of Gloucester, beginning in the chapter on damages in novel disseisin, 6 Edward I; SR 1:47-50. 7. ff. 18v-19: Iste Articulus sequens in quadam billa scriptus consutus est statuto consignato in banco, Come contenu soit en nostre estatut que nul homme de nostre court n’empreigne plee en champert…et ne purquant soient reintz a la volunte le Roi; SR 1:216, first paragraph; see also art. 33 of this description. 8. f. 19: Article of the statute of Gloucester, ending “Memorandum quod iste articulus in forma predicta consignatus fuit sub magno sigillo domini Edwardi Regis…non obstante quod articulus ille in omnibus cum dicto statuto Glouc. non concordat,” 9 Edward I; SR 1:52 and footnote on that page. 9. ff. 19-33v: Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edward I; SR 1:71-95. 10. ff. 33v-34v: Prerogative regis; SR 1:226-27. 11. ff. 34v-35: Statute of bigamy, 4 Edward I; SR 1:42-43. 12. f. 35r-v: Of persons vouched to warranty who are present, 20 Edward I; SR 1:108-09. 13. ff. 35v-36: Statute of defending right, 20 Edward I; SR 1:110. 14. ff. 36-37v: Statute of the exchequer, copied as 3 separate instruments, the second and third beginning, “Purce que la communalte du Roialme ad eu graunde damage…” and “Purce que les mareschals Conestables et les Chaumberleins que sont de fee al Escheqer…”; SR 1:196-98. 15. ff. 37v-38: Statute of Ireland concerning coparceners, 20 Henry III (here dated 14 May, 24 Henry III); SR 1:5. 16. f. 38r-v: Statute of Westminster IV, 14 Edward II; SR 1:180-81. 17. ff. 38v-39v: Provisions made in the exchequer, 12 Edward I (dated in the rubric 23 May, 10 Edward I): SR 1:69-70. 18. ff. 39v-40: Quia emptores, 18 Edward I; SR 1:106. 19. ff. 40-42: Incipit Statutum Suthamptoun, In Octabis sancti Michaelis anno quinquagesimo secundo coram N. de litt. precipe priori de monte forti quod iuste et cetera reddat I. et A. uxori eius unum molendinum et 1v acres terre cum pertinentibus in N. in quas idem prior non habet ingressum…et non liberum tenementum est id quod in villenagio tenetur sive ad terminum vite perpetuo sibi et heredibus suis possidendum.
Notes of law and cases, 3 of which are dated 52 Henry III; named persons are “N. de litt.,” “A. Malleb’ge” vs. “C. de B. coram S. de littilbure in Banco,” “J. de lande” vs. the abbot and convent of Selby, “G. de Sutton” vs. “A. Husse coram M[artin] de l[ittlebury] in Banco,” “Walter de Wyburnam” and “W. de Cantilupo” bishop of Worcester (1237-66) “qui postea fuit collega S. de monte forti Com. leyc.”
20. f. 42r-v: Statute for religious men, 7 Edward I; SR 1:51. 21. ff. 42v-43: Articuli contra prohibicionem Regis, Sub qua forma non impetrent laici Regis prohibicionem super decimis oblacionibus obvencionibus…si reus velit redimere libere recipiat prelatus pecuniam licet regia prohibicio porrigatur; SR 1:171. 22. ff. 43-44v: Articles for the clergy, 9 Edward II; SR 1:171-74. 23. ff. 44v-45v: Statute of Carlisle, without concluding writ, 35 Edward I; SR 1:150-52. 24. ff. 45v-46: Circumspecte agatis, ending “…regia prohibicione non obstante,” 13 Edward I; SR 1:101. 25. f. 46: Statute of the writ of consultation, 18 Edward I; SR 1:108. 26. f. 46: Incipit Statutum Indicavit, Quia eciam lites Curia christianitatis hactenus indebitas dilationes multociens paciebantur…super hoc cercioretur. In cuius rei et cetera. Teste me ipso et cetera apud Westmonasterium anno xxxiiiio,” 34 Edward I; SR 1:147. 27. f. 46r-v: Statute of ragman, 4 Edward I; SR 1:44. 28. ff. 46v-47: Statute of persons to be put in assizes and juries, ending “…prout temporibus retroactis fieri consuevit,” 21 Edward I; SR 1:113. 29. f. 47: Statute concerning wards and reliefs; SR 1:228. 30. f. 47r-v: Statute of breaking prisons, 23 Edward I; SR 1:113. 31. f. 47v: Statute for persons appealed, 28 Edward I; SR 1:141. 32. f. 47v: Statute against allowing protections, dated at Westminster, 18 November, 34 Edward I; SR 1:217. 33. ff. 47v-48: Statute concerning conspirators, dated at Berwick, 12 March, 18 Edward I; SR 1:216, first paragraph; see also art. 7 of this description. 34. f. 48: Incipit Statutum de Conspiratoribus, Dominus Rex mandavit nunciante Gilberto de Thornetoun…apud Westmonasterium quinto die maii Anno regni nostri vicesimo quinto; SR 1:216, second paragraph. 35. f. 48: Ordinance concerning conspirators, 33 Edward I; SR 1:145. 36. f. 48: Statutum de iure calumpn. pro Rege, De requisitionibus coram Iusticiis quibuscumque capiendis et in quibus dominus Rex est pars qualitercumque…Ita [sic] ordinacio et ordinacio de foresta facte fuerunt in parliamento apud Westmonasterium die dominica proxima post festum sancti michaelis Anno regni Regis Edwardi filii Regis henrici tricesimo quinto. 37. f. 48v: Of the chattels of felons; SR 1:230. 38. f. 48v: Incipit Statutum de utlagaria, Omnibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. Nos legem habemus de tempore…Et ideo dicimus quod Aldemarus Wyntoun in regno nostro Anglie introduci non debet quia de morte hominis et roberiis appellatus fuit et non comparavit et ideo propter suam contumaciam utlagatus est. 39. ff. 48v-49: Statute forbidding bearing of armor, 7 Edward II; SR 1:170. 40. f. 49: Statute of arms, beginning “A nostre seignour le Roi priont et requiront les Countes…”; SR 1:230-31. 41. f. 49r-v: Statute for respiting of knighthood; SR 1:229. 42. ff. 49v-50v: Statute of fines levied, beginning “Quia fines in Curia nostra levati…,” 27 Edward I; SR 1:128-30. 43. ff. 50v-51: Statute concerning fines and attorneys, dated at Carlisle, 4 February, 35 Edward I; SR 1:215. 44. ff. 51-52: Statute of merchants, 13 Edward I; SR 1:98-100. 45. ff. 52-53: Statute of joint tenants, 34 Edward I; SR 1:145-47. 46. f. 53: Statute concerning the sheriff and his clerks; SR 1:213. 47. f. 53r-v: Statute of sheriffs, without concluding writ, 9 Edward II; SR 1:174-75. 48. ff. 53v-54: Oath of the sheriff; SR 1:247. 49. f. 54: Officium vicecomitis, Ceux sont les articles touchants nostre coroune et nostre pees enfreint pleablez par viscont autre foitz…Et ceux de xii ans que ne sount venuz a hundrede toutz les articles que sont contenuz en vewe de frankplegge et cetera. 50. ff. 54-55: Office of the coroner, 4 Edward I; SR 1:40-41. 51. f. 55: Sacramentum Coronatoris, Ceo oiez sire viconte que R. de B. Coroner nostre seignur le Roy deinz le Wapentake de G. loialment et sanz lower demander…et quanque a mon office de Coroner appent sanz rien prendre si dieu m’aide et cetera. 52. ff. 55-57: Statute of Exeter, with the articles, dated 28 December, 14 Edward [I], as a separate instrument; SR 1:210-12. 53. f. 57r-v: Abjuration and oath of thieves, beginning “Hoc audis domine Coronator quod ego Robertus Rounde sum latro…versus portum de P.…” and ending “…sicut deus me adiuvet. Et avant q’il foriure le Roialme…et une crois de fuiste en sa main et cetera”; SR 1:250. 54. ff. 57v-58v: Statute of Winchester, 13 Edward I; SR 1:96-98. 55. ff. 58v-59: Articles of inquiry upon the statute of Winchester; SR 1:245-46. 56. f. 59r-v: Statute for escheators, 29 Edward I; SR 1:142-43. 57. f. 59v: Oath of escheators, ending “…ou par quoi droiture soit destourbe”; SR 1:249. 58. ff. 59v-61: Articles of the office of escheator, differing from the text in SR 1:238-41. 59. ff. 61-62: Statute of Gloucester, up to the chapter on damages in novel disseisin, and ending with a “Precipimus tibi” clause, text here in Latin, 6 Edward I; SR 1:45-46. 60. f. 62: Quo warranto II, here in Latin, 18 Edward I; SR 1:107. 61. f. 62r-v: Quo warranto I, 18 Edward I; SR 1:107. 62. ff. 62v-64: Incipiunt Notabilia de quo Waranto, Utrum domino Regi competat accio ad recuperandum dominicum corone sue a corona sua separatum per breve…se possent tueri si calumpniati fuerint per quam se tuerentur huiusmodi magnates vel eorum heredes et cetera. 63. f. 64: Statutum de antiquo dominico corone, Licet in antiquo dominico corone non currat aliquod breve nisi parvum breve de recto clausum…propter quod si ego fuissem assignatus Iusticiarius ego secure procederem in assisa sicut pluries consuevi quid alii faciunt ignoro.
A. J. Horwood, ed., Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the first, years XX and XXI. RS 39 pt. 16 (London 1886) xviii-xix, here ending incomplete with respect to the printed text.
64. ff. 64-65: View of frankpledge, here in Latin; SR 1:246-47. 65. f. 65r-v: Extenta manerii; SR 1:242-43. 66. ff. 65v-66: Statutes concerning money, with articles copied as a separate instrument; SR 1:219-219a. 67. f. 66r-v: Capitula de tonsura Monete, De tonsura monete tam de Iudeis quam de christianis de hiis qui tradiderunt denaros suos retonsore pro habendo lucro tonsure…cum multis de populo ad hoc teneretur licet expresse non consentirent. 68. ff. 66v-67: Statutum de moneta parvum, dated 21 July, 20 Edward [I]; SR 1:220. 69. f. 67r-v: Statute for oaths of the king’s officers in the eyre, with introductory material here in French, “Primes doit le Iustice faire lire devant lui…”; SR 1:232. 70. ff. 67v-68v: Articles of the eyre, ending “…per quod iusticia et veritas suffocantur”; SR 1:233-34. 71. ff. 68v-71: New articles in eyre; SR 1:235-38. 72. ff. 71-72: Ordinance of the forest, ending “…salvis arentacionibus nostris in forma predicta. In cuius et cetera. Teste et cetera apud Westmonasterium xxvii die [month not given] Anno regni nostri xxxiiii,” 34 Edward I; SR 1:147-49. 73. f. 72: Statute of trespassers in parks, 21 Edward I; SR 1:111-12. 74. ff. 72v-73: Customs and assize of the forest, ending “…quia sufficientem habet inde Warantum”; SR 1:243-45. 75. f. 73r-v: Ordinance of the forest, ending with the note “Irrotulatur in Banco,” 33 Edward I; SR 1:144. 76. f. 73v: General days in banc, ending “…et sic respondet quilibet terminus alii”; SR 1:208. 77. f. 73v: General days in dower, ending “…Si in quindena sancti Iohannis Baptiste in crastino animarum et cetera”; SR 1:208. 78. ff. 73v-74v: Judgment of the pillory, ending “…si in mercato venissent”; SR 1:201-02. 79. f. 74v: Assize of bread and ale, here in French and copied as 3 separate instruments, the second and the third headed “lucrum pistoris” and “Assisa cervisie”; SR 1:199-200; text ends “Quando quarterium ordei venditur pro ii solidis…et diminuetur per vi denarios”; SR 1:202. 80. ff. 74v-75: Assize of weights and measures, beginning “Nunc dicendum est de ponderibus plumbi et aliarum rerum. Notandum quod le charre de plumbo constat ex xxx formellis [sic]…”; SR 1:205. 81. ff. 75-76: Statute concerning bakers, copied as 3 separate instruments, of which the first ends “…et idem fiat de cocis transgredientibus. Siqui coci decoquant carnes vel pisces in pane vel aqua vel alio modo non sanas corpori humano…puniantur primo secundo tercio et quarto ut supradictum est de carnificibus et cetera” and the third ends “…et cum necesse fuerit per eandem cedulam cerciorari possunt”; SR 1:202-04. 82. f. 76: Incipit composicio ulnarum et perticarum, Ordinatum est quod tria grana ordei…faciunt acram et cetera; SR 1:206, footnote. 83. f. 76r-v: Statute for the measuring of land, ending “…Quando xlv tunc iii et di. et cetera”; SR 1:206-07. 84. f. 76v: Assize of weights and measures, first paragraph only, “Per discrecionem tocius regni Anglie…set carra de peck est multo minus. Denarius sancti petri est elemosina Regis et solvitur in festo sancti petri et pauli”; SR 1:204. 85. ff. 76v-77: Manner of doing homage and fealty, here with directions in Latin and copied as 2 separate instruments, with a passage on the nature of homage inserted between the 2 parts, “Homagium est iuris vinculum per quod dominus tenetur et distringitur ad Warantizandum…non propter hoc cadit homagium in persona superstitis licet cadat in persona morientis”; SR 1:227-28. 86. f. 77: De villenagio, Vous vous [sic] savoir q’en deux maners sont vileins, les uns sont celes que sount del auncien demesne le Roi…il demoura vilein a celui a qi il dist q’il fuist avant sokeman et cetera. 87. f. 77r-v: Statute concerning tallage, 25 Edward I; SR 1:125. 88. f. 77v: Statute for view of land and essoin in the king’s service; SR 1:218. 89. f. 77v: Statute concerning the great assizes and battle; SR 1:218. 90. ff. 77v-78: Statute of the justices of assize, 21 Edward I; SR 1:112. 91. ff. 78-80v: Articles upon the charters, 28 Edward I; SR 1:136-41. 92. ff. 80v-81: Statute concerning the lands of the Templars, ending “…si voluerint audire concordatum provisionem et assignacionem predictas in forma predicta,” 17 Edward II; SR 1:194-96. 93. f. 81r-v: Statute that the rector not cut down trees in the churchyard; SR 1:221. 94. ff. 81v-82: Decretum Walteri Grey Archiepiscopi Eboracensis, Decretum domini Walteri Grey Eboracensis Archiepiscopi Anglie primatis…et memoriam omnium futurorum. Cum plerumque inter Rectores seu vicarios in provincia Eboracensi constitutos…secundum hanc ordinacionem sive constitucionem alias in hac parte probatam.
D. Wilkins, ed., Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae (London 1737) 1:698.
95. f. 82r-v: Exposicio vocabulorum, Sek hoc est secta de omnibus in Curia nostra secundum consuetudinem regni…Sak…Tolhost…Ton…Infangenthef…Ferdwite quietus esse de mora in hostagio; ff. 83-92, ruled, but blank. 96. f. 92v: Table of golden numbers and leap years, 1413-1500. 97. ff. 93-98v: Graded calendar, with rank of feast, number of lessons, number of singers or indication of soloist for the invitatory, responsories; in the lower margin, list of the most prominent feasts of the month, headed “ab omnibus operibus”; usual Latin month verses, “Prima dies mensis et septima truncat ut ensis…” (Walther, Initia 14563), indication of sun entering the zodiac sign and number of hours in the day and night; among the feasts are Translation of Wilfrid, bishop of York (24 April, in red, identified as “non sarum”), John of Beverley (7 May, in red, identified as “non sarum”), William, archbishop of York (8 June, in red, identified as “non sarum”), Anne (26 July, in red), Translation of John of Beverley (25 October, in red, identified as “non sarum”); the qualifier “pape” and the feasts of Thomas Becket erased. 98. ff. 99-100: Statute I, beginning defectively “//doune fait si trove soit en la court le Roi par conissance du partie…,” 1 Edward III; SR 1:253-54. 99. ff. 100-101: Statute II, 1 Edward III; SR 1:255-57. 100. ff. 101-102v: Item aliud Statutum editum Anno primo, Come nadgairs en temps le Roi E. fitz le Roi henri plusours graundz du Roialme D’engleterre surmeissent a hugh le despenser le fitz et hugh le despenser le piere plusours malveistes…desobeissances et rebellions soient quitz par ceste acorde assent et estatut a touz iours. 101. ff. 102v-104v: Statute made at Northampton, without concluding writ, 2 Edward III; SR 1:257-61. 102. ff. 104v-106v: Statute, without concluding writ, 4 Edward III; SR 1:261-65. 103. ff. 106v-108v: Statute, ending “…a deliverance come desuis est dit. Auxint est accorde par nostre seignur le Roi…ne par autre nul robbeour meffesour n’endite,” 5 Edward III; SR 1:265-69. 104. ff. 108v-110v: Statute made at York, without concluding writ, 9 Edward III; SR 1:269-72. 105. ff. 110v-111: Second statute made at York, ending “…qe vous facez publier et ferment tenir ceste chose suisdit dover et cetera,” 9 Edward III; SR 1:273-74. 106. ff. 111-112: Statute I, 10 Edward III; SR 1:275. 107. f. 112r-v: Statute II, ending “…auxibien a la suite le Roi come a la suite de partie. Done a Westmonstr et cetera,” 10 Edward III; SR 1:276-77. 108. ff. 112v-113: Statute, without concluding writ, 11 Edward III; SR 1:280-81. 109. ff. 113-118v: Statute I, 14 Edward III; SR 1:281-89. 110. ff. 118v-119v: Statute IV, 14 Edward III; SR 1:292-94. 111. ff. 119v-120: Statute III, 14 Edward III; SR 1:292. 112. ff. 120-121: Statute II, 18 Edward III; SR 1:300-01. 113. f. 121: Statute I, 18 Edward III; SR 1:299. 114. ff. 121-122: Statute III, 18 Edward III; SR 1:302-03. 115. ff. 122-123: Ordinance made for the state of the land of Ireland; SR 1:193-94. 116. ff. 123-124: Ordinance for the justices, 20 Edward III; SR 1:303-05. 117. ff. 124-125v: Statute, ending “…et applicare suo usui quod per ipsum conceditur prosequenti. Explicit et cetera,” 23 Edward III; SR 1:307-09. 118. ff. 125v-127: Statue II, 25 Edward III; SR 1:311-13. 119. ff. 127-130: Statute V, copied as 2 separate instruments, the second beginning “Auxint pur ce que diverses opinions ont este avaunt ces heures…” and without concluding writ, 25 Edward III; SR 1:319-24. 120. ff. 130-131v: Ordinance for the clergy, 25 Edward III; SR 1:324-26. 121. ff. 131v-133: Statute of provisors of benefices, 25 Edward III; SR 1:316-18. 122. f. 133r-v: Statute for those who are born in parts beyond sea, 25 Edward III; SR 1:310. 123. ff. 133v-135: Statute III, 25 Edward III; SR 1:314-16. 124. ff. 135-141v: Ordinance of the staples, 27 Edward III; SR 1:332-43. 125. ff. 141v-142: Et puis apres fuist ordene par nostre dit seignur le Roi prelates et autres gentz du conseil nostre dit seignur le Roi q’une autre estaple seroit tenuz a kyngestoun sur hull…a Westm. le lundy prochein apres la feste de seint marc l’evangelist l’an du regne nostre dit seignur le Roi d’engleterre vint et oeptisme et de France quinzisme et come assent de tout le parlement horspris certeins articles contenuz en un estatut fait en le parlement avaundit. 126. f. 142: Fait a remembrer q’ia soit ce q’il fuist ordene a conseil tenuz a Westm. le lundy prochein apres le fest de seint matheu l’apostoil darrein passe par les grauntz et autres illeoques este antz que leins et plumbe seroient poisez…et illeoques la custume paie les dites leins pealx quirs et plumbe a mesmes les Custumers. 127. f. 142r-v: Ordinance of the fees of the mayors and constables of the staple, 27 Edward III; SR 1:343-44. 128. ff. 142v-143v: Come contenu soit en les ordinances de l’estaple fait a graunt conseil tenuz a Westm. le lundy proschein apres le fest de seint matheu l’apostoil darrein passe que chacun marchant qi vende ses leins a l’estaple…soient les boundes des ditz estaples parmy toute la ville. Expliciunt ordinaciones staple; SR 1:348-49. 129. ff. 143v-145: Statute against annullers of judgments of the king’s court, 27 Edward III; SR 1:329-31. 130. ff. 145-148: Statute, 28 Edward III; SR 1:345-49. 131. ff. 148-149v: Statute I, without concluding writ, 31 Edward III; SR 1:349-52. 132. ff. 149v-150v: Ordinance concerning the salt fish of Blakeney, 31 Edward III; SR 1:355-56. 133. ff. 150v-151v: Ordinance made concerning the selling of herrings, 31 Edward III; SR 1:353-55. 134. ff. 151v-152: Ordinance of herring, 35 Edward III (here dated 34 Edward III); SR 1:369-70; see also art. 136 of this description. 135. ff. 152v-155v: Statute, 34 Edward III; SR 1:364-69. 136. ff. 155v-156: Ordinance of herring, 35 Edward III; SR 1:369-70; see also art. 134 of this description. 137. ff. 156-159: Statute I, 36 Edward III; SR 1:371-76. 138. ff. 159-160: Of the pardon made to the commonalty of the realm of England, without concluding writ, 36 Edward III; SR 1:376-78. 139. ff. 160-163: Statute concerning diet and apparel, 37 Edward III; SR 1:378-83. 140. ff. 163-164: Statute I, 38 Edward III; SR 1:383-85. 141. ff. 164-165: Statute II, 38 Edward III; SR 1:385-87. 142. f. 165: Accorde est par nostre seignur et son conseil a ce parlement de Northamptoun que touz les oiers et terminers grauntez contre la fourme d’estatut fait en temps le Roi E. Aiel le Roi qor est…mes ce est baille en Chauncellerie par bille.
This text also in HM 906, f. 125r-v, HM 930, f. 12 and EL 9 H 10, ff. 55v-56.
143. ff. 165-166: Statute, 42 Edward III; SR 1:388-90. 144. ff. 166v-167v: Statute, 43 Edward III; SR 1:390-92. 145. ff. 167v-168: Statute, 45 Edward III; SR 1:393. 146. f. 168r-v: Statute, 47 Edward III; SR 1:395. 147. ff. 168v-169v: Statute, 50 Edward III; SR 1:396-98; ff. 170-172v, ruled, but blank. 148. ff. 173-175v: Statute, 1 Richard II; SR 2:1-5. 149. ff. 175v-178v: Statute I, 2 Richard II; SR 2:6-11. 150. ff. 178v-179: Statute II, 2 Richard II; SR 2:12. 151. ff. 179-180v: Statute, 3 Richard II; SR 2:13-15. 152. ff. 180v-181: Statute, 4 Richard II; SR 2:16. 153. ff. 181-184v: Statute I, 5 Richard II; SR 2:17-23. 154. ff. 184v-186: Statute II, ending “…et ent requis come desuis est dit,” 5 Richard II; SR 2:23-26. 155. ff. 186-188v: Statute I, 6 Richard II; SR 2:26-30. 156. ff. 188v-189: Statute II, 6 Richard II; SR 2:30-31. 157. ff. 189v-191v: Statute, 7 Richard II; SR 2:32-36. 158. f. 192r-v: Statute, without concluding writ, 8 Richard II; SR 2:36-37. 159. ff. 192v-193v: Statute, 9 Richard II; SR 2:38-39. 160. ff. 193v-200v: Statute, 11 Richard II; SR 2:43-55. 161. ff. 201-203v: Statute, without concluding writ, 12 Richard II; SR 2:55-60. 162. ff. 203v-207v: Statute I, without concluding writ, 13 Richard II; SR 2:61-68. 163. ff. 207v-209: Statute II, without concluding writ, 13 Richard II; SR 2:68-74. 164. ff. 209v-210: Statute III, 13 Richard II; SR 2:74-75. 165. ff. 210-211: Statute, without concluding writ, 14 Richard II; SR 2:76-77. 166. ff. 211-213: Statute, without concluding writ, 15 Richard II; SR 2:78-82. 167. ff. 213v-216: Statute, without concluding writ, 16 Richard II; SR 2:82-87. 168. ff. 216-217v: Statute, ending “…et si sovent come bon leur semblera,” 17 Richard II; SR 2:87-90. 169. ff. 217v-218v: Statute, 20 Richard II; SR 2:92-94. 170. ff. 218v-226: Statute, 21 Richard II; SR 2:94-110; f. 226v, ruled, but blank. 171. ff. 227-231v: Statute, 1 Henry IV; SR 2:111-19. 172. ff. 231v-238v: Statute, 2 Henry IV; SR 2:120-31. 173. ff. 238v-244v: Statute, 4 Henry IV; SR 2:132-43. 174. ff. 245-247v: Statute, 5 Henry IV; SR 2:143-48. 175. ff. 247v-248v: Statute, 6 Henry IV; SR 2:148-50. 176. ff. 248v-253: Statute, 7 Henry IV; SR 2:150-58. 177. ff. 253-254: Statute, ending “…come par lour procuratours notaires et executours avantditz,” 9 Henry IV; SR 2:159-61; ff. 254v-258v, ruled, but blank.
Parchment, ff. iv (early modern paper) + iv (contemporary parchment) + 258 + iv (early modern paper); 348 × 230 (230 × 142-145) mm. 1-108 118(-4, 5 after f. 83) 128(-2, 3 after f. 87) 136(calendar 148(-1 after f. 98) 15-228 234(-2 after f. 170) 24-298 306(through f. 226) 31-348. Catchwords in flourished ink frames in the inner lower margin; signatures mostly cropped: red plus sign on the first 4 leaves of quires 15, 17-18, 22, 24-29; red “a” in quire 1; brown ink “m,” “n” and “o” in quires 26, 27 and 28. 2 columns of 40 lines, ruled in ink with additional double rules in all 4 margins (omitted in lower margins of quires 8, 9, 12, 23, 31, 32); slash prick marks occasionally remaining in upper and lower margins. Written in a calligraphic anglicana formata hand of chancery type. The hand is not dissimilar from that of Richard Frampton who signed Glasgow, University Library, Hunterian T.4.1 (84) (not 80 as in Somerville, below) and who was paid for copying the Great Cowchers ( London, P. R. O. Duchy of Lancaster. Misc. Books, D.L. 42, 1 and 2), for which see R. Somerville, “The Cowcher Books of the Duchy of Lancaster,” English Historical Review 51 (1936) 598-615 and History of the Duchy of Lancaster (London 1953) vol. 1 pl. 2 facing p. 22 and pl. 7 facing p. 140. Historiated initials, 8- and 7-line, in the style of the Dutch Master of the Carmelite Missal (and related to the historiated initials in the Great Cowchers), containing portraits of Henry III (f. 1), Richard II (f. 173) and Henry IV (f. 227); the leaf beginning the statutes of Edward III has been excised, but the offset of a full border remains on f. 98v. The initials are in white-highlighted blue or pink on gold grounds, with full bar borders decorated with leaves in gold, pink, blue and orange and with coats of arms (see below) possibly added on ff. 1 and 173, but integral on f. 227; the initial on f. 227, more delicately shaded than the previous 2, and with border of a slightly later style, including thimble leaves, kite leaves and green touching on the ink sprays. 3- and 2-line blue initials and blue paragraph marks, both with red flourishing; rubrics in red. In the calendar, 2-line gold initials with purple flourishing and blue initials with red; 1-line initials alternating blue with red flourishing and red with purple. Running headlines on ff. 99-105v only; chapter numbers in the margins; “ex[aminatur] per rotul[um]” in the hand of the scribe at the end of arts. 1, 2, 9, 98, 100-102, 136, 148, 149, 151, 153-160, 162-167; notes in another hand identifying regnal year for some statutes; on f. 92, s. XV or XVI, a small sketch in ink of a young man’s head; on f. iv recto and verso, s. XVII, a table giving the moral significance of various tinctures of arms. Bound, s. XVII, in English brown half, gold tooled; gilt center lozenge flanked by the initials “H.N.” (the “N” stamped backwards) on both covers; rebacked with original spine laid down; remains of 2 green fore edge ties; red speckled edges. Written in England in the first quarter of the fifteenth century, but after 1407, the date of the last statute (art. 177); the table on f. 92v with dates from 1413 to 1500 may constitute a later addition. Possibly intended for owners in York, given the presence of Yorkshire saints in the calendar and the text of art. 94. The somewhat finer border on f. 227, incorporating (rather than adding) the coats of arms, suggests that the eventual owner may have decided to purchase the book rather late in its production. The coats of arms on f. 1 are: in the upper corner, the arms of England; in the outer margin, barry of 6 or and azure, on a canton argent a chaplet gules (Holme, of Yorkshire or of Lancashire); across the lower margin, the first coat of arms, Holme impaling sable a lion rampant argent (Wastneys), the second Holme, and the third Holme within a bordure engrailed gules; below these 3 coats of arms are faint sketches of the same arms, perhaps as instructions to the illuminator; the arms themselves appear to be later additions over larger, blank shields, now erased. On f. 173, in the upper corner, the arms of England and France quarterly, impaling the arms attributed to Edward the Confessor (azure, a cross flory between 5 martlets or); in the outer margin, within a bordure or, quarterly, 1 and 4 argent 3 chaplets gules (Lascelles? Hilton?), 2 and 3 argent 2 bars azure (unidentified); across the lower margin, the first coat of arms, Holme impaling Wastneys, the second Holme, the third argent a lion rampant sable (also for Wastneys?); the 3 coats of arms in the lower margin appear to be later additions over larger, blank shields, now erased. On f. 227, in the upper corner, the arms of England and France; in the outer margin, azure 3 chevronels interlaced and a chief or (Fitzhugh); across the lower margin, the first coat of arms, Holme impaling Wastneys, the second Holme, the third Holme within a bordure engrailed gules. The arms may be those of John Holme (d. 1438; Foster, Yorkshire Pedigrees, 1874, ii), of Paull-Holme, who married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Sir Adam Wastneys; his son, also named John Holme, married Joan, daughter of John Ellerker of Riseby, serjeant at law ca. 1441; the younger John Holme was probably Baron of the Exchequer, 1446-49 (Foss, Judges of England, iv, p. 331). On f. v verso, twice, the signature of Sir Thomas Bourchier (1442-1512), nephew to the Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury of the same name (see J. C. Wedgwood and A. D. Holt, History of Parliament, London 1936, 1:95-96); the same inscription occurs in Princeton University, Garrett 150, a Brut, and in Oxford, Bod. Lib., Ashmole 39, a copy of Lydgate’s Life of our Lady. Also on f. v verso, s. XVI, “Constat Roberto plummer.” The book belonged to “H.N.” who had it rebound with his initials on the covers and who may have written the notes on tinctures on f. iv recto and verso. On f. iii, s. XVII, “Roger Allestry his book 1291 [sic].” Armorial bookplate, s. XIX, of Thomas William Evans, in which the first quarter (gironny of 8 argent and vert, a lion rampant gardant or) and the crest (in a charger a boar’s head erased argent) correspond to those of W. Evans of Allestree Hall, Derbyshire. Sold by J. and J. Leighton to C. W. Dyson Perrins (1864-1958) in 1905. Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby’s, 1 December 1959, lot 71 with plate of f. 173 to the Huntington Library.
Secundo folio: et hoc modo
Bibliography: G. Warner, Descriptive Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts in the Library of C. W. Dyson Perrins (Oxford 1920) vol. 1, pp. 62-63, and vol. 2, pl. 23 of details of ff. 1, 173, 227. E. G. Millar, English Illuminated Manuscripts of the XIVth and XVth Centuries (Paris and Brussels 1928) 89, n. 287. Aspects of Medieval England, this manuscript mentioned in n. 36, the entry for HM 19913. Chronica, 3. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts (forthcoming).
Abbreviations
Aspects of Medieval England
Aspects of Medieval England: Manuscripts for Research in the Huntington Library, an Exhibition prepared for the Medieval Academy of America, 14 April 1972 [San Marino 1972]
Chronica
J. Preston, “Medieval Manuscripts at the Huntington: Supplement to De Ricci’s Census,” Chronica: a Newsletter Published by the Medieval Association of the Pacific 21 (1977) 2-9
RS
Rolls Series
Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts
K. L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts (forthcoming vol. 6 in A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, ed. J. J. G. Alexander; London)
SR
Statutes of the Realm (London 1810-28)
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)

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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