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of Medieval English Statute Books and
Registers of Writs

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Except in the list of descriptions, clicking on the item will bring you to the page in question. The list of descriptions is arranged by the approximate date of composition of the main section of the manuscript. Clicking on the manuscript number will bring you to the Ames Foundation’s description of the manuscript, which lists the contents and links to specific images of the manuscript in ‘Mirador’, the current Harvard University Library page delivery service; clicking on ‘PDS’ will bring you directly to the first image of the manuscript in Mirador. The Introduction to the descriptions explains how the descriptions are organized, offers fuller lists of the manuscripts, and includes a list of manuscripts that contain registers of writs.

 

Preface

 

Summary Tables

 

Statutes in S.R.

 
 

Organization of Writs in Registers

 
 

Items Not Statutes in S.R. or Writs in Registers

 

 

Descriptions (Reports) on Manuscripts

 

Introduction

 

 

 

HLS MS No. 36

England. Statutes [Magna Carta] to 21 Edward 1
Tracts; Registrum brevium

ca. 1293

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 175

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 21 Edw. 1; Tracts

ca. 1293

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 49

England. Statutes. Magna Carta to 25 Edw. I
Registrum brevium
Calendar

ca. 1297

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 39

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 21 (27) Edw. I
Registrum brevium; Tracts

ca. 1293 (ca. 1299)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 161

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 27 Edw. 1; Tracts

ca. 1299

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 24

Registrum brevium with tracts

ca. 1300

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 179

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 34 Edw. 1
Officium senescalli

ca. 1306

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 184

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 28 Edw. 1, Registrum Brevium, Tracts

ca. 1307

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 33

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 35 Edw. 1; Britton; Tracts; Brevia placitata; Registrum brevium

ca. 1307

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 52

Registrum brevium

ca. 1310

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 56

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 5 Edw. 2; Tracts

ca. 1311

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 58

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 9 Edw. 2
Exposicio vocabulorum

ca. 1316

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 173

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2

ca. 1318

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 57

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 18 Edw. 1 (12 Edw. 2)

ca. 1297 (1318)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 160

England. Statutes, 52 Hen. 3 to 12 Edw. 2

ca. 1318

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 213

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2; Tracts

ca. 1318

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 12

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 3 Edw. 2

ca. 1325

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 28

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2. Register of Writs (c. 1325). Treatises.

ca. 1325

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 60

Registrum brevium; Novae narrationes

ca. 1325

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 162

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2 (1 Edw. 3)

ca. 1318 (ca. 1327)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 54

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 2 Edw. 3

ca. 1328

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 55

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 2 Edw. 3

ca. 1328

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 182

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 2 Edw. 3
Novae narrationes

ca. 1328

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 45

Registrum brevium

ca. 1330

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 177

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 5 Edw. 3

ca. 1331

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 101

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2
England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 5 Edw. 3

ca. 1318, ca. 1331

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 32

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 9 Edw. 3 (27 Edw. 3)

ca. 1335 (ca. 1353)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 174

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 10 Edw. 3 (36 Edw. 3)

ca. 1340 (1365)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 193

England. Collection of Writs, Counts, Extracts from Treatises and from the Year Books,
Concerning ‘Placita Personalia’;
Lambard’s Archeion

ca. 1340

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 166

Registrum brevium

1340 X ca. 1351, with later additions

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 53

Registrum brevium

ca. 1371

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 19

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Ric. 2

ca. 1386

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 168

Registrum brevium

ca. 1390

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 34

Registrum brevium

ca. 1391–2

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 165

Registrum brevium

1382 X 1394

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 38

Registrum brevium judicialium

ca. 1400

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 48

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 4 Hen. 4

ca. 1403

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 155

Registrum brevium, with tracts

ca. 1384, with additions into the 15th century

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 59

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 12 Edw. 2
Abbreviated Anglo-Norman Brut
Tracts and Documents

ca. 1318 (with later additions)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 42

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Hen. 5

ca. 1421

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 27

Registrum brevium

ca. 1424

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 170

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Hen. 5 (8 Hen. 6)

ca. 1425 (1435)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 22

Registrum brevium

1416 X 1425

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 26

Registrum brevium

ca. 1426 (with 16th-century additions)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 23

Registrum Brevium

1391 X 1438 (?ca. 1430)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 80

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 27 Edw. 1; Tracts
England. Statutes, 6 Hen. 4 to 8 Hen. 6

ca. 1299, ca. 1430

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 185

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Hen. 6

ca. 1431

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 20

England. Statutes, 8 Edw. 3 to 11 Hen. 6

ca. 1433 (1440)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 21

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6.
Modus tenendi parliamentum. Magna Carta.

ca. 1445 (?ca. 1450)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 163

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6

ca. 1445

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 40

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6

ca. 1442 (1461–2)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 10

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 7 Edw. 4

ca. 1467

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 29

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 30

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 25

Registrum brevium

ca. 1476

PDS

 
 

HLS MS No. 61

Calendar; Registrum brevium
Articuli ad Novas Narrationes; List of Kings of England

ca. 1325; ca. 1487

PDS

 

 

HOLLIS List of the Manuscripts

 

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