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HLS MS No. 161

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

ca. 1299

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12718092

 

 

<Preliminary introduction>

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. The following item is worth repeating:

“Description: 151 leaves ; 27 cm.

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 94 reads as follows:

“STATUTA VETERA; TRACTS

“MS. 161.

“C.xiv, 151 ff. The tracts are: De antiquo dominico corone; Fet asaver; Hengham Magna and Parva; Judicium essoniorum; Cadit assisa; Cum sit necessarium (i.e. Modus componendi brevia). The table also mentions Exceptiones ad cassandum brevia; Tractatus de bastardia; Tractatus corone; Articuli in narrando; Registrum brevium; but these are no longer present.

“‘Iste liber constat Willelmo Russell’ (c. 1500); ‘Iste liber pertinet ad Thomam Leynthall’; ‘Iste liber constat Thoma Leynthall’ (early C.xvi); ‘Tho. Norrys’ (c. 1600); later belonged to Dr Cox Macro (d. 1767) of Norton, Suffolk; his sale, Christie’s, Feb. 1820, lot 51; bought privately by Hudson Gurney (d. 1864) of Keswick Hall, Norfolk; passed to his descendant, Major Quintin Edward Gurney (d. 1968) of Bawdeswell Hall, Norfolk; his sale, S. 31 March 1936, no. 201, to Sweet & Maxwell for HLS; received on 22 Oct. 1936.

“HMC, Twelfth Report, App. IX, 121, no. ii.”

The date that this manuscript has carried in the HOLLIS catalogue for many years, ‘ca. 1350’, is misleading, as is the assignment of the manuscript to the time of Edward III on the cover. As the summary and the detailed contents show, there is nothing in the main text of the manuscript that needs be dated after 1299. The script might bring us into the 14th century, but not very far.

The manuscript measures approximately 210 X 140 mm.

The pigskin-and-board binding was almost certainly added after HLL acquired the manuscript. The front cover has a double geometric gold border, ‘Harvard Law School’ on the bottom of the front cover in gold letters, with a title in gold letters ‘STATUTA ANGLIÆ, / BEGINNING / WITH MAGNA CHARTA, / WRITTEN IN THE / TIME OF EDWARD III’. The back cover grooved for gold leaf but not filled in. The binding is in good condition. Unusually, there are no modern endpapers.

There are red and blue decorated capitals throughout and red and blue paragraph marks. The style of the decorated capitals, particularly those with scroll work and straps in the margins, differs somewhat from the usual design. The decoration is interesting but not of notably high quality.

The script in the main manuscript throughout is semi-cursive, typical of English legal manuscripts of the late 13th and early 14th centuries. There is probably more than one hand at work.

There is no foliation either ancient or modern that we have been able to find. Since all the folios are old, probably all medieval, we digitally foliated the manuscript from front to back. This corresponds to Baker’s foliation in his references in Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, until he reaches fol. 130, where he falls one behind. The main manuscript thus begins on our fol. 2r. Folio 1 has some medieval writing on it, but it is mostly notes from a later period. Adding it to the count raises the number of folios in HOLLIS and Baker from 151 to 152.

The manuscript consists of one ternion followed by 19 regular quaternions. One folio is missing before fol. 2 (text most likely unaffected) and another after fol. 149 (text affected). There is probably one more missing before fol. 150 and an uncertain number missing after fol. 152. Additional quires of text are missing from the end of the manuscript. This gives us the following collation:

16 (f. 1–5, lacks one before 2), 2–128 (f. 6–93), 134 (f. 94–97), 14–208 (f. 98–152, lacks one after 150).

We may not have quire 20 right. There is a folio missing after fol. 150; the stub is visible. One folio may not be enough to accommodate the end of ‘Hengham parva’ and the beginning of ‘Cum sit necessarium’, which follows and which is also defective. ‘Cum sit necessarium is also defective at the end, but here there is a carryover indicating a quire break, so it seems likely that quire 20 is a quaternion lacking one in the middle, and that the rest of ‘Cum sit necessarium’ originally followed on a new quire.

That more than one quire is missing at the end is clear. The table of contents on fol. 2r lists ‘Exceptiones ad cassandum brevia’, ‘Tractatus de bastardia’, ‘Tractatus corone’, ‘Placita corone’, ‘Articuli in narrando’, and a Registrum brevium as following ‘Cum sit necessarium’, none of which is now there.

This was at one time a quite complete late 13th-century law library in one manuscript. It still contains a large number of tracts and a quite large collection of statutes. It was almost certainly made for some sort of legal professional.

We have attempted to transcribe some of the marginal notes in an early modern hand that appear quite frequently in the manuscript. The author, who seems to have been operating in the first half of the 17th century, attempted to reconcile the contents of the manuscript with one or more books of statutes by Tottell and Pulton (whom he seems to have pronounced ‘Poul’n’). The same hand is also responsible for many of the notes at the beginning of the manuscript. The identifications in some instances are off mark by modern standards, but they are of some interest to those who are pursuing the understanding of the past of the 17th century.

 

Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
4f. 1r–1v0Notes 
6f. 2r1Contents 
7–13f. 2v–5v2Capitularia 
14–22f. 6r–10r3Magna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:114–19) 
22–27f. 10r–12v4Forest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:120–2) 
27–29f. 12v–13v5Confirmatio cartarum, 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:122–4) 
29–30f. 13v–14r6Sentencia excommunicationis lata in transgressores cartarum, 37 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:6–7) 
30–34f. 14r–16r7Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
34–45f. 16r–21v8Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
45–68f. 21v–33r9Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
68–74f. 33r–36r10Statutum de iusticiis assignandis, quod vocatur Rageman, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:44) 
74–75f. 36r–36v11‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
75–118f. 36v–58r12Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
118–119f. 58r–58v13Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
119–120f. 58v–59r14De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
120–122f. 59r–60r15Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
122–127f. 60r–62v16Statute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:53–4) 
127–128f. 62v–63r17De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:42–3) 
128–130f. 63r–64r18De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108–9) 
130–131f. 64r–64v19Statute of Waste, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:109–10) 
131–134f. 64v–66r20Statute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:126–30) 
134–136f. 66r–67r21Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
136–141f. 67r–69v22‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
141–142f. 69v–70r23Statutum de iusticiis assignandis, quod vocatur Rageman, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:44) 
142–146f. 70r–72r24Chapters in eyre, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:233–8) 
146–150f. 72r–74r25Chapters in eyre, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:233–8) 
150–153f. 74r–75v26De Libertate clamanda (Not in S.R.) 
153–154f. 75v–76r27De quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:107) 
154–158f. 76r–78r28Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
158–159f. 78r–78v29Articles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:245–6) 
159–166f. 78v–82r30Statute of Exeter, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
166–169f. 82r–83v31Officium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:40–1) 
169–172f. 83v–85r32De moneta, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis]) 
172–173f. 85r–85v33De moneta, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis]) 
173f. 85v34Statute of weights and measures, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
173–174f. 84v–85r35Statute of weights and measures, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
174–176f. 86r36De militibus, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:229) 
176–177f. 87r–87v37Statute of gavelet in London, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:222) 
177–178f. 87v–88r38De antiquo dominico coronae (Not in S.R.) 
178–180f. 88r–89r39Consuetudines et assise de foresta, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:243–5) 
180–182f. 89r–90r40Extenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
182–183f. 90r–90v41View of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
183–185f. 90v–91v42Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
185–187f. 91v–92v43Judicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:201–2) 
187–188f. 92v–93r44Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
188–189f. 93r–93v45Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
189f. 93v46Dies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
189–190f. 92v–93r47De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
190–191f. 94r48Statute of Conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
191–192f. 94v–95r49De illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:113) 
192–197f. 95r–97v50Notabilia (Not in S.R.) 
198–225f. 98r–111v51Fet asaver (Not in S.R.) 
225–262f. 111v–130r52Hengham Magna (Not in S.R.) 
262–273f. 130r–135v53Judicium Essoniorum (Not in S.R.) 
273–288f. 135v–143r54Cadit Assisa (Not in S.R.) 
288–303f. 143r–150v55Hengham Parva (Not in S.R.) 
304–307f. 151r–152v56Cum sit Necessarium (Not in S.R.) 

 

Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
1no fol., no sig.Spine 
2no fol., no sig.Front cover 
3no fol., no sig.Front pastedown 
  Note: Contains HLL bookplate, library markings, date of acquisition 22 Oct 1936, pencil ?signature: ?Irmey Valvel.
41rNotes 
  Note: Notes in an informal script, pen trials, and possible marks of ownership.
51vNotes 
  Note: Notes in an informal script, pen trials, and possible marks of ownership. Includes an informal table in an early modern hand matching, it would seem, the contents of the manuscript to Poulton (i.e., Ferdinando Pulton) and Tothill (i.e., Richard Tottel). The maker of this table never seems to cross the ‘t’ in Pulton, but it seems highly likely that this is the editor to whom he is referring. To which works on statutes by these editors he is referring is not said.
62rContents 
  Heading: In Hoc Volumine Continentur hec Subscripta.
72vCapitularia 
  Heading: Capitula Magne Carte de Libertattibus Anglie.
83r 
  Heading: (1) Capitula Provision’ de Merton’. (2) Capitula Statut’ Marleberg’.
93v 
  Heading: Capitula Statut’ Westm’ Prim’.
104r 
114v 
  Heading: (1) Capitula Statut’ Gloucestrie. (2) Capitula Statut’ Westm’ secund’.
125r 
135v 
  Heading: Finitis Capitulis Magne Carte: Provision’ de Merton’: Statut’ Marlebergie: Statut’ Westm’ Prim’: Statut Glouc’: Statut’ Westm’ Secund’: Incipit Magna Carta de Libertatibus Anglie.
  Note: Notes and pen trials in a different hand.
146rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19)Magna Carta 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’ with border around text.
156vMagna Carta 
167rMagna Carta 
177vMagna Carta 
188rMagna Carta 
198vMagna Carta 
209rMagna Carta 
219vMagna Carta 
2210rForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)Magna Carta 
  Heading: Explicit Magna Carta De libertatibus Anglie Incipit Carta de libertatibus Foreste.
2310vCarta de Foresta 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’.
2411rCarta de Foresta 
2511vCarta de Foresta 
2612rCarta de Foresta 
2712vConfirmatio cartarum, 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:122–4)Carta de Foresta 
  Heading: Explicit Carta de Foresta Incipit Confirmatio cartarum.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’.
2813rConfirmac’o 
2913vSentencia excommunicationis lata in transgressores cartarum, 37 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:6–7)Confirmac’o 
  Heading: Explicit confirmatio cartarum Incipit Sentencia lata super Cartas.
3014rProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4)Sentencia 
  Heading: Explicit Sentencia Incipiunt Provisiones de Merton’.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initials ‘E’ and ‘P’. (2) Modern note of description.
3114vProvisiones de M’ton’ 
3215rMerton’ 
3315vMerton’ 
3416rStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25)Merton’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt Provisiones de Merton’ Incipit Statutum de Marleberge.
3516vMarleberge 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘A’.
3617rMarleberge 
3717vMarleberge 
3818rMarleberge 
3918vMarleberge 
4019rMarleb’ge 
4119vMarleb’ge 
4220rMarleb’geYes 
4320vMarleb’ge 
4421rMarleb’ge 
4521vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39) 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ Marleb’gie Incipiunt Statuta Regis Edwardi Prima facta apud Westm’ Anno Regni sui tercio.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
4622rWestm’ Primu’ 
4722vWestm’ Prim’ 
4823rWestm’ Prim’ 
4923vWestm’ Prim’ 
5024rWestm’ Prim’ 
5124vWestm’ Prim’ 
5225rWestm’ Prim’ 
5325vWestm’ Prim’ 
5426rWestm’ Prim’ 
5526vWestm’ Prim’ 
5627rWestm’ Prim’ 
5727vWestm’ Prim’ 
5828rWestm’ Prim’ 
5928vWestm’ Prim’ 
6029rWestm’ Prim’ 
6129vWestm’ Prim’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
6230rWestm’ Prim’ 
6330vWestm’ Prim’ 
6431rWestm’ Prim’ 
6531vWestm’ Prim’ 
6632rWestm’ Prim’ 
6732vWestm’ Prim’ 
6833rStatutum de iusticiis assignandis, quod vocatur Rageman, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:44)Gloucestre 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ Regis Edwardi Prim’ Incipit Statut’ Gloucestrie.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
6933vGloucestre 
7034rGloucestre 
7134vGloucestre 
7235rGloucestre 
7335vGloucestr’ 
7436r‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50)Gloucestre 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ Glouc’ Incipiunt Explanaciones.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
7536vStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95) 
  Heading: Expliciunt Explanaciones Statut’ Glouc’ Incipit Statutum Westm’ Secundum.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’.
7637rWestm’ Sc’dm 
7737vWestm’ Sc’dm 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
7838rWestm’ Sc’dmYes [green] 
7938vWestm’ Sc’dm 
8039rWestm’ Sc’dm 
8139vWestm’ Sc’dm 
8240rWestm’ Sc’dm 
8340vWestm’ Sc’dm 
8441rWestm’ Sc’dm 
8541vWestm’ Sc’dm 
8642rWestm’ Sc’dm 
8742vWestm’ Sc’dm 
8843rWestm’ Sc’dm 
8943vWestm’ Sc’dm 
9044rWestm’ Sc’dm 
9144vWestm’ Sc’dm 
9245rWestm’ Sc’dm 
9345vWestm’ Sc’dm 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
9446rWestm’ Sc’dmYes [green cross] 
9546vWestm’ Sc’dm 
9647rWestm’ Sc’dm 
9747vWestm’ Sc’dm 
9848rWestm’ Sc’dm 
9948vWestm’ Sc’dm 
10049rWestm’ Sc’dm 
10149vWestm’ Sc’dm 
10250rWestm’ Sc’dm 
10350vWestm’ Sc’dm 
10451rWestm’ Sc’dm 
10551vWestm’ Sc’dm 
  Note: Pen trials in margin.
10652rWestm’ Sc’dm 
10752vWestm’ Sc’dm 
10853rWestm’ Sc’dm 
10953vWestm’ Sc’dm 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
11054rWestm’ Sc’dm 
11154vWestm’ Sc’dm 
11255rWestm’ Sc’dm 
11355vWestm’ Sc’dm 
11456rWestm’ Sc’dm 
11556vWestm’ Sc’dm 
11657rWestm’ Sc’dm 
11757vWestm’ Sc’dm 
11858rStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106)De Emptoribz terrar’ 
  Heading: Explicit Statutum Westm’ Secundum Incipit Statutum de Emptoribus terrarum.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’.
11958vDe viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51)De Emptoribz terrar’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Emptoribus Terrarum Incipit Statutum de Religiosis.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’.
12059rCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:101–2)De Religiosis 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Religiosis Incipiunt Articuli Contra Prohibicionem Regis.
12159vArticuli contra Prohib’o’m 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’ and simpler initial ‘R’.
12260rStatute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:53–4)de mercatoribz 
  Heading: Expliciunt Articuli contra Prohibicionem Regis Allocandi Cum Regia Respons’ Incip Statut’ de Mercatoribus.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’. (2) A note in margin in early modern hand: ‘Acton Burnell needed 13 E. 1’.
12360vde mercatoribz 
12461rDe mercatoribz 
12561vDe mercatoribz 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
12662rDe mercatoribz 
12762vDe bigamis, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:42–3)De Bigamis 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Mercatoribus Incipit Statut’ de Bigamis.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘I’.
12863rDe presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9)De Bigamis 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Bigamis Incipit Statutum de Vocatis ad Warantum.
12963vde Vocatis ad Warantum 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’.
13064rStatute of Waste, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:109–10)De Acc’one Vasti 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Vocatis ad War’ Incipit Statutum de Accione Vasti.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘W’. (2) A later note in the margin gives the year.
13164vStatute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:126–30)De Finibz 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Accione Vasti Incipit Statutum de Finibus.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’.
13265rDe Finibz 
13365vDe Finibz 
13466rDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198)De Finibz 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Finibus Incip’ Districciones Scaccarii.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) A later note in the margin gives the year as 51 Hen. 3.
13566vDist’cc’ones sc’carii 
13667r‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter])De sc’cario 
  Heading: Expliciunt Districciones Scaccarii Inci’ Statut’ de Scaccario.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘L’.
13767vDe sc’cario 
13868rDe Sc’cario 
13968vDe sc’cario 
14069rDe sc’cario 
14169vStatutum de iusticiis assignandis, quod vocatur Rageman, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:44)De Justic’ Assianti’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Scaccario Incip’ Statut’ de Justic’ assignat’.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘A’. (2) A note in the margin reads, ‘Ragman temp. E2 E2 ?Tothill’. (3) Carryover indicating quire break.
14270rChapters in eyre, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:233–8) 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Justic’ assignatis Incipiunt Capitula de itinere vetera.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’. (2) A note in the margin gives the date.
14370vCapitula in Itin’e 
14471rcapitula in itin’e 
14571vCapitula in Itin’e 
14672rChapters in eyre, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:233–8) 
  Heading: Expliciunt Capitula in Itinere Vetera Incip’ Novi Articuli in Itinere.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’.
14772vNovi Articuli in Itin’e 
14873rNovi Articuli in Itin’e 
14973vNovi Articuli in Itin’e 
15074rDe Libertate clamanda. (Not in S.R.)Novi Articuli in Itin’e 
  Heading: Expliciunt Novi Articuli in Itinere Incip’ Statut’ Libertate clamanda.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) A marginal note in an early modern hand gives the year as 30 Edw. 1. (3) This item deserves more attention than we have yet been able to give it. It cites the statute of Gloucester at the beginning, and we have been unable to find any other date. We are thus quite skeptical of the date assigned to it by the early modern annotator. What it seems to be is a series of sample writs issued pursuant to the statute of Gloucester and its ‘explanation’. Since there is no reference to the statute De quo warranto of 1290, we are tentatively inclined to date this item before that date or not too long after
15174vDe Lib’tate clamand’ 
15275rDe Lib’tate clam’ 
15375vDe quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107)Quo Waranto 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Libertate clamanda Incipit Statutum de Quo Waranto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
15476rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8)Quo Waranto 
  Heading: (1) Adhuc de Quo Waranto. (2) Explic’ Statut’ de quo War’ Incip’ Stat’ Wynton’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Marginal note: ‘this is finished / ?finis’.
15576vWynton’ 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
15677rWynton’ 
15777vWynton’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
15878rArticles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:245–6)Wynton’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ Wynton’ Incipiunt Articuli Eorumdem.
15978vStatute of Exeter, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12)Articuli 
  Heading: Expliciunt Articuli Incip’ Statut’ Exon’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘M’ and elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
16079rExon’ 
16179vExon’ 
16280rExon’ 
16380vExon’ 
16481rExon’ 
16581vExon’ 
16682rOfficium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:40–1)Exon’ Officiu’ Coronator’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ Exon’ Incipit Officium Coronatoris.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’. (2) A margin note gives the year as 5 Edw.1.
16782vOfficium coronator’ 
16883rOff’iu’ Coronator’ 
16983vDe moneta, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis])De moneta 
  Heading: Explicit Officium Coronatoris Incip’ Statut’ de Moneta.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’.
17084rde Moneta 
  Note: In margin in early modern hand: ‘fo. 34a’.
17184vde moneta 
17285rDe moneta, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis])de Moneta 
  Heading: Breve formatum de Moneta Retonsa.
  Note: In margin in early modern hand: ‘20 E. 1 Tothill dictum statutum de moneta parvum’.
17385v(1) Statute of weights and measures, pt. 1, temp. incert. (2) Statute of weights and measures, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:204–5 [2] 1:204–5)Composic’o monete Mensur’ et Ponder’ 
  Heading: (1) Explic’ Statut’ de Moneta Incipit Composicio monete Mensur’ et Ponder’. (2) Composicio de ponder’.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initials ‘P’ and ‘N’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
17486rDe militibus, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:229)de Ponder’ 
  Heading: Explicit Compo’ Monete Mensu’ et Ponder’ Incipit Statutum de Militibus.
17586vde Militbz 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
17687rStatute of gavelet in London, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:222)De Gavelletto In Lond’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Militibus Incip’ Stat’ de Gavell’ In London’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) Marginal note in early modern hand: ‘10 E. 2’.
17787vDe antiquo dominico coronae. (Not in S.R.)De Antiquo d’min’ Corone 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Gavell’ in London’ Incipit Statutum de Antiquo Dominico Corone.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘L’. (2) The item is an opinion of Anger of Ripon, chief clerk of CB, c. 1290–2. See Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 49–50, citing numerous manuscripts, including this one.
17888rConsuetudines et assise de foresta, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:243–5)Consuetud’n’s & assi’e de Foresta 
  Heading: Explicit Tractatus de Antiquo Dominico Corone Incipiunt Assise et Consuetud’ de Foresta.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘S’. (2) Marginal note in early modern hand: ‘?Tothill’.
17988vCons’ & Ass’ de Foresta 
18089rExtenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3)Extenta manerii 
  Heading: Expliciunt Cons’ et Ass’ de Foresta Incipiunt Extenta Manerii.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘I’. (2) Marginal note in early modern hand: ‘Tothill poullin [i.e., Pulton] 4 E. 1’.
18189vExtenta manerii 
18290rView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7)Visus Franci Pleg’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt Extenta Manerii Incipit Visus Franci Plegii.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’. (2) Marginal note in early modern hand: ‘Poullin’ [i.e., Pulton].
18390vAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200)visus franci pleg’ 
  Heading: Explicit Visus Franci Plegii Incipit Assisa Panis et Cervisie.
18491rDe lucro pistoris (name of a section). (S.R. De lucro pistoris is at 1:200)Assisa Panis & Cervisie 
  Heading: Lucrum Pistoris.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Marginal note in early modern hand: ‘7 H. 3’.
18591vJudicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:201–2)Jud’m pillor’ & Tumberelli 
  Heading: Explicit Assisa Panis et Cervisie Incipit Judicium Pillorie et Tumberell.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
18692rJud’m Pillor’ & Tumberelli 
18792vModus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18)Modus calumpniandi Esson’ 
  Heading: Expli’ Judicium Pillorie et Tumberelli Incipit Modus Calumpniandi Esson’.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’.
18893rDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies co’munes in Banco 
  Heading: Explicis Modus Calumpniandi Esson’ Incipiunt Dies Communes In Banco.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘S’. (2) Marginal notes in early modern hand: ‘12 E 2’; ‘7 H 3 poul’’ [i.e., Pulton].
18993v(1) Dies communes de dote, temp. incert. (2) De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:208 [2] 1:227–8)Dies co’munes in Banco 
  Heading: (1) Dies communes in placito dotis. (2) Explic’ Dies Communes In Banco Incipit Modus de Homagio et Fidelitate faciendis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
19094rStatute of Conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216)De homagio & fidel’ fac’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Modus de Homagium et Fidelitate faciendis Incipit Statutum de Conspiratoribus.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’ and less elaborate ‘D’.
19194vDe illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:113)De Conspiratoribz De Recognitoribz 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Conspiratoribus Incipit Statutum de Recognitoribus Assisarum.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’.
19295rNotabilia. (Not in S.R.)De Recognitoribz 
  Heading: Explic’ Statut’ de Recognitor’ Assisarum etc’ Incipiunt Notabilia.
  Note: For a general description of works of this type, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 62–63, with citation to numerous manuscripts, including this one. This example is particularly full.
19395vNotabilia 
19496rNotabilia 
19596vNotabilia 
19697rNotabilia 
19797vNotabilia 
  Heading: Explicit Notabilia.
  Note: Note in a different ink.
19898rFet asaver. (Not in S.R.)Fet Assaver 
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘F’ and smaller ‘A’. (2) For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 63–4, citing many manuscripts, including this one.
19998vFet Assaver 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
20099rFet Assaver 
20199vFet Assaver 
202100rFet Assaver 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
203100vFet Assaver 
204101rFet Assaver 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
205101vFet Assaver 
206102rFet Assaver 
207102vFet Assaver 
208103rFet Assaver 
209103vFet Assaver 
210104rFet Assav’ 
211104vFet Assaver 
212105rFet Assaver 
213105vFet Assaver 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘O’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
214106rFet Assaver 
215106vFet Assaver 
216107rFet Assaver 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
217107vFet Assaver 
218108rFet Assaver 
219108vFet Assaver 
220109rFet Assaver 
221109vFet Assaver 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
222110rFet Assaver 
223110vFet Assaver 
224111rFet Assaver 
225111vHengham Magna. (Not in S.R.)Fet Asaver 
  Heading: Explicit Summa Fet Asaver Incipit Summa Magna Hengham.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘L’. (2) For this text see Baker, English Legal Manuscripts 64–65, with citations to numerous manuscripts, including this one. The text is edited by W. H. Dunham, Radulphi de Hengham Summae (Cambridge 1932). The authorship of Ralph de Hengham, CJKB 1274–1290, CJCB 1301–1309 (d. 1311), is seriously doubted by Paul Brand, Irish Jurist 11 (1976) 147.
226112rMagna Hengham 
227112vMagna Hengham 
228113rMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
229113vMagna Hengham 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
230114rMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
231114vMagna Hengham 
232115rMagna Hengham 
233115vMagna Hengham 
234116rMagna Hengham 
235116vMagna Hengham 
236117rMagna Hengham 
237117vMagna Hengham 
238118rMagna Hengham 
239118vMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
240119rMagna Hengham 
241119vMagna Hengham 
242120rMagna Hengham 
243120vMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘T’.
244121rMagna Hengham 
245121vMagna Hengham 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
246122rMagna Hengham 
247122vMagna Hengham 
248123rMagna Hengham 
249123vMagna Hengham 
250124rMagna Hengham 
251124vMagna Hengham 
252125rMagna Hengham 
253125vMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
254126rMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
255126vMagna Hengham 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
256127rMagna Hengham 
257127vMagna Hengham 
258128rMagna Hengham 
259128vMagna Hengham 
260129rMagna Hengham 
261129vMagna Hengham 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
262130rJudicium Essoniorum. (Not in S.R.)Jud’m Esson’ 
  Heading: Explicit Summa Magna Hengham Incipit Summe Judicium Essoniorum.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’. (2) For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 78–9, citing many manuscripts, including this one (add one to the folio reference).
263130vJud’m Esson’ 
264131rJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
265131vJud’m Esson’ 
266132rJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘T’.
267132vJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
268133rJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
269133vJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
270134rJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
271134vJud’m Esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
272135rJud’m Esson’ 
273135vCadit Assisa. (Not in S.R.)Jud’m Esson’ 
  Heading: Explicit Summa Judicium Essoniorum Incipit Summa Cadit Assisa.
  Note: For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, 77–8, citing many manuscripts, including this one (add one to the folio reference).
274136rCadit Assisa 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘R’.
275136vCadit Assisa 
276137rCadit Assisa 
277137vCadit Assisa 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
278138rCadit Assisa 
279138vCadit Assisa 
280139rCadit Assisa 
281139vCadit Assisa 
282140rCadit Assisa 
283140vCadit Assisa 
284141rCadit Assisa 
285141vCadit Assisa 
286142rCadit Assisa 
287142vCadit Assisa 
288143rHengham Parva. (Not in S.R.)Parva Hengham 
  Heading: Explicit Summa Cadit Assisa Incipit Summa Parva Hengham.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘N’. (2) For this text see Baker, English Legal Manuscripts 65, with citations to numerous manuscripts, including this one (add one to the folio reference). The text is edited by W. H. Dunham, Radulphi de Hengham Summae (Cambridge 1932). The authorship of Ralph de Hengham, CJKB 1274–1290, CJCB 1301–1309 (d. 1311) seems likely. See Brand, in ODNB s.n.
289143vParva Hengham 
290144rParva Hengham 
  Note: Hole at side of page; text unaffected.
291144vParva Hengham 
292145rParva Hengham 
293145vParva Hengham 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
294146rParva Hengham 
295146vParva Hengham 
296147rParva Hengham 
297147vParva Hengham 
298148rParva Hengham 
299148vParva Hengham 
300149rParva Hengham 
301149vParva Hengh’m 
302150rParva Hengham 
303150vParva Hengham 
  Note: The page ends in the middle of Hengham Parva. One fol. is probably missing.
304151rCum sit Necessarium. (Not in S.R.)Cum sit Necessarium 
  Note: (1) For this text, which is also known as ‘Modus componendi brevia’, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, 55–6, citing many manuscripts, including this one (add one to the folio reference). (2) The page begins in the middle of ‘Cum sit necessarium’ and is also defective at that end. (3) Hole in page; text unaffected.
305151vCum sit Necessarium 
306152rCum sit Necessarium 
307152vCum sit necessarium 
  Note: (1) The page ends in the middle of Cum sit necessarium. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
308no fol., no sig.Back pastedown 
  Note: Blank except for pencilled note ‘151 leaves’.
309no fol., no sig.Back cover