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HLS MS No. 160

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

ca. 1318

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12986415

 

 

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Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
3–8f. 1r–3v1Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
8–38f. 3v–18v2Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
38–46f. 18v–22v3Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:45–50) 
46–47f. 22v–23r4‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
47–104f. 23r–51v5Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
105–110f. 52r–54v6Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
110–112f. 54v–55v7Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
112–115f. 55v–57r8Statute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145–7) 
116f. 57v9Modus excepcionum (Not in S.R.) 
116–117f. 57v–58r10Statute of conspirators, temp. incert., 1st paragraph (S.R. 1:216) 
117–118f. 58r–58v11Statute of conspirators, temp. incert., 2d paragraph (S.R. 1:216) 
118–120f. 58v–59v12Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
120–121f. 59v–60r13Statute De defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:218) 
121–126f. 60r–62v14Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:177–9) 
126–132f. 62v–65v15Prerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
132f. 65v16Dilationes curiae (Not in S.R.) 
132–134f. 65v–66v17View of frankpledge, temp. incert (S.R. 1:246–7) 
134–136f. 66v–67v18Extenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
136–138f. 67v–68v19Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
138–139f. 68v–69r20Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
139–140f. 69r–69v21Dies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
140–141f. 69v–70r22Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
141–142f. 70r–70v23Statutum de homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
142–145f. 70v–72r24Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 (ter) – 198) 

 

Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
1no sig., no fol.Front cover 
2no sig., no fol.Front pastedown 
  Note: Contains HLL bookplate with library markings and date of receipt: 10 Jul 1939.
31rStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25)Marlebr’A2 
  Note: The text of the statute begins in the middle of c. 13, and a folio is obviously torn out before it. Whether the manuscript originally contained Magna Carta, the Forest Charter, and perhaps other statutes antedating Marlborough, we cannot tell, but it seems likely that it did.
41vStatut’ 
  Note: Bottom center ‘7 10 39’, the date that HLS purchased the manuscript.
52rMarlebr’A3 
62vStatuta 
73rMarlebr’A4 
83vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39)Marlebr’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt statut’ marlebr’. Incipiunt statuta Westm’ prim’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘G’.
94rWestm’ p’m’5 
104vStatut’Westm’ 
115rPrimum6 
125vWestm’ 
136rPrimu’7 
146vWestm’ 
157rPrimum8 
167vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
178rPrimumB1 
188vWestm’ 
199rPrimumB2 
209vWestm’ 
2110rPrimumB3 
2210vWestm’ 
2311rPrimumB 
2411vWestm’ 
2512rPrimumB5 
2612vWestm’ 
2713rPrimumB6 
2813vWestm’ 
2914rPrimumB9 
3014vWestm’ 
3115rPrimumB8 
3215vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
3316rPrimumC1 
3416vWestm’ 
3517rPrimumC2 
3617vWestm’ 
3718rPrimu’C3 
3818vStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:45–50)Statuta 
  Heading: Explicit Westm’ p’mu’ Incip’ statuta Glouc’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
3919rGlouc’C4 
4019vStatut’ 
4120rGlouc’C5 (on bottom right) 
4220vStatut’ 
4321rGlouc’C6 
4421vStatut’ 
4522rGlouc’C7 
4622v‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50)Explanaco’es 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ Glouc’ Incip’ explan’ eor’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
4723rStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95)Glouc’C8 
  Heading: Explic’ explan’ Glouc’ Inc’ Westm’ scd’m.
4823vWestm’ 
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
4924rScd’mD1 
5024vWestm’ 
5125rScd’mD2 
5225vWestm’ 
5326rScd’mD3 
5426vWestm’ 
5527rScd’mD4 
5627vWestm’ 
5728rScd’mD5 
5828vWestm’ 
5929rScd’mD6 
6029vWestm’ 
6130rScd’mD7 
6230vWestm’ 
6331rScd’mD8 
6431vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
6532rScd’mE1 
6632vWestm’ 
6733rScd’mE2 
6833vWestm’ 
6934rScd’mE3 
7034vWestm’ 
7135rScd’mE4 
7235vWestm’ 
7336rScd’mE5 
7436vWestm’ 
7537rScd’mE6 
7637vWestm’ 
7738rScd’mE8 
  Note: Later note in pencil: ‘E7 cancelled: Text runs on’.
7838vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
7939rScd’mF1 
8039vWestm’ 
8140rScd’mF2 
8240vWestm’ 
8341rScd’mF3 
8441vWestm’ 
8542rScd’mF4 
8642vWestm’ 
8743rScd’mF5 
8843vWestm’ 
8944rScd’mF6 
9044vWestm’ 
9145rScd’mF7 
9245vWestm’ 
9346rScd’mF8 
9446vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
9547rScd’mG1 
9647vWestm’ 
9748rScd’mG2 
9848vWestm’ 
9949rScd’mG3 
10049vWestm’ 
10150rScd’mG4 
10250vWestm’ 
10351rScd’mG5 
10451vWestm’ scd’m 
10552rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8)Wynton’G6 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Westm’ scd’a. Incipiunt statuta Wynton’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
10652vStatut’Statuta 
10753rWynton’G7 
10853vStatut’ 
10954rScd’m [sic]G8 
11054vStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106)Statut’ 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ Wynton’ Inc’ Westm’ terciu’.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
11155rWestm’ t’cijH1 
11255vStatute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145–7)De co’iun’tim 
  Heading: Explicit statutum Westm’ tercium. Sequitur statutum de co’iunct’ feoffam’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’.
11356rfeoffat’H2 
11456v 
11557rH3 
11657v(1) Modus excepcionum. (2) Statute of conspirators, temp. incert, 1st paragraph. [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 1:216]De excepc’oibz 
  Heading: (1) Explicit statutum de coniunct’ feoffament’. Sequitur modus excepcionum. (2) Explicit forma excepcionum. Sequitur statutum de chaumpart’.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initials ‘N’ and ‘C’. (2) For the first item see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, 71–2, 96–7, the latter citing many manuscripts, to which add this one.
11758rStatute of conspirators, temp. incert, 2d paragraph. (S.R. 1:216)(1) De chaumpt (2) De co’spir’ H4 
  Heading: Sequitur statutum de conspiratoribz.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘D’.
11858vCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:101–2)Circumsp’te 
  Heading: Expliciunt statutum de conspiratoribus. Incipit articuli contra prohibic’o’em.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’.
11959rarticuliH5 
12059vStatute De defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1Statutum de tenentibus per legem Anglie. (S.R. 1:110'1 220)Defens’ iuris 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli contra prohibic’o’em Incipit statutum de defens’ iur’ admissa.
12160rStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9)Statut’ Ebor’H6 
  Heading: Explic’ de defensio iur’. Sequitur statutu’ Ebor’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
12260vStatut’ 
12361rEbor’H7 
12461vStatut’ 
12562rEbor’H8 
12662vPrerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7)Prerogative 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ Ebor’. Incip’ prerogatiu’ Regis.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘D’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
12763rRegisI1 
12863vPrerogativ’ 
12964rR’I2 
13064vPrerogativ’ 
13165rRegisI3 
13265v(1) Dilationes curiae. (2) View of frankpledge, temp. incert. [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 1:246–7]Dilac’o’es Cur’ 
  Heading: (1) Explicit prerogativa Regis. Incipiunt dilaciones Cur’. (2) Incipit visus franci plegii.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’. (2) The first item is not a French version of Modus calumpniandi essonia, which is sometimes found with this title (Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 635). It appears to be a brief treatise on casting essoins. The text is close to, without being quite the same as, Brevia placitata (Selden Soc ed. 126:4) Incipit: ‘?Esoigne defaute la terre prise en la mein le Roy’. Explicit: ‘sanz plee recovera la value vers le garaunt’.
13366rvisus franc’ pleg’I4 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
13466vExtenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3)Extenta 
  Heading: Explicit visus francipleg’ Incipit extenta manerii.
13567rmaner’I5 
13667vAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200)Assisa pan’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli inquir’ per extent’ fac’. Incipit assisa panis et cervisie.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’.
13768ret Cervis’I6 
13868vDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies co’es in banco 
  Heading: Explicit assisa panis et cervisie. Incipiunt dies communes in banco.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘S’.
13969rDies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies co’es de doteI7 
  Heading: Incipiunt dies communes de dote.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
14069vModus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18)Esson’ non iacet 
  Heading: Expliciunt dies communes Sequitur de essoniis cassand’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘N’.
14170rStatutum de homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)De homag’I8 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Esson’ cassand’. Sequitur modus fac’ homag’ et fid’.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) The text differs somewhat from that given in S.R.
14270vDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 (ter) – 198)Districc’o’es 
  Heading: (1) Liber homo faciet fedelitatem sic. (2) Villanus faciet fedelitatem sic. (3) Explicit modus faciendi homagiu’ Incipiunt districc’ones sc’c’ii.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
14371rSc’c’iiK1 
14471vSc’c’ii 
14572rK2 
  Heading: Expliciunt districc’ones sc’c’ii.
  Note: The explicit is followed by notes in a more informal script.
14672vPrayer 
  Note: Incipit: ‘O bone Jesu et piissime Jesu et dulcissime Jesu’. A text of this prayer, quite close but not the same in its wording, may be found in The Raccolta, or Collection of Indulgenced Prayers, ed. Ambrose St. John (London 1880) 63–4. Closer in time but further away in wording is: Private Prayers Put Forth by Authority During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, ed. William K. Clay for The Parker Society (Cambridge 1851) 202.
14773rPrayer continued 
  Note: Notes in more informal script continued.
14873vMemorandum 
  Note: Of a transaction held in Exeter on the Tue. after Michaelmas 22 Hen. 6.
14974rMemorandum continued 
  Note: Notes in more informal script continued.
15074vNotes 
  Note: Notes and marks of ownership: ‘Johannes Whittyngton est hujus libri possessor ex dono Thome Troute de Bodmyn in comitatu Cornubie’. For Troute (d. 1524), see Baker, Men of Court 2:1560.
151no sig., no fol.Blank 
152no sig., no fol.Blank 
153no sig., no fol.Blank 
154no sig., no fol.Blank 
155no sig., no fol.Back pastedown 
156no sig., no fol.Back cover