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HLS MS No. 162

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

ca. 1318 (ca. 1327)

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12961819

 

 

<Preliminary introduction>

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. The Provenance and Summary repeat what is found in Baker, leaving the only item relevant here:

“Description : 214 leaves ; 23 cm.

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 95 reads as follows:

“STATUTA VETERA; TRACTS

“MS. 162.

“C.xiv, 214 ff., wooden boards. Preceded by a calendar, and historical notes from the reigns of Edward I and Edward II. On fo. 1 is a note of the earl of Warwick’s death in 1471. The tracts are: Quot modis dicitur exceptio; Exceptiones pro brevibus cassandis; Dampna; Fait asaver; Natura brevium; Regule registri (‘Le bref serra overt qe irra al chef seignior . . . ’), tract on accountancy.

“Calendar includes obits of Roger de Mora (d. 10 June, dominical letter E) and Alice Burgoyne (d. 11 May 1422); ‘Ex dono Magistri Johannis Garland consocii Aule Regis Cantebriggie’ (John Garland was a fellow of King’s Hall 1422-1471); sold at S. 4 April 1939, no. 264, to W.H. Robinson Ltd; bought from them, and received on 24 Jan. 1940.”

The foliation in the manuscript is quite unusual (see below), and the folio reference in Baker does not correspond to it. Even taking into account the peculiar foliation, the total number of folios in the manuscript in Baker and HOLLLIS does not correspond to what is actually there.

The manuscript measures approximately 230 X 170 mm.

The board-and-vellum cover, pocked and worn but intact, is old but probably not original. The final blank folio may be contemporary with the manuscript. It is certainly contemporary with binding.

The decorative program in the main manuscript, beginning with Magna Carta, is standard but well executed: initial capitals decorated in red and blue with penned scrollwork in the margins and red and blue paragraph marks throughout. The same artist may be responsible for the decoration on the contents and capitularia which lacks decorated initial capitals but has red paragraph marks and some scrollwork. The calendar has its own decorative program, not as elaborate as that on some calendars but well executed. The chart of the coins of England (fol. 2v) has two red paragraph marks. Apart from the chart of coins and the calendar there is no decoration on the items that precede the contents page, nor is there any decoration on the items that intervene between the capitularia and the beginning of Magna Carta.

The script of the main text is an English semi-cursive one in a style that is typical of the first half of the 14th century, clearly executed by a professional scribe. We did not check for changes of hand, but did not notice any except for the heading on fol. 127r and the items that are inserted between the capitularia and the beginning of Magna Carta. The hands in the items that precede the contents vary. Most of them are quite regular; a few are more informal. We are inclined to date all of these hands to the 14th century, except for the note of ownership on fol. 1v, the note of the death of the earl of Warwick on fol. 2r, and the obits that have been added to the calendar.

The pencilled foliation in the upper right-hand corner is modern. Quite unusually, it seems to treat the front cover as fol. 1r. There is no indication that anything is missing from the front of the manuscript. Hence, the reference to the death of the earl of Warwick, which both Baker and HOLLIS put on fol. 1, is in fact on fol. 2r. (The folio references to this manuscript in Baker’s Cambridge Legal Manuscripts are accurate.) The last marked folio is 210, which matches the digital foliation. We have extended it digitally into the blank endpaper, giving a total of 211 counting the front cover, and 210 if we do not count the front cover.

Lacking quire breaks and signature marks, and given that the photography does not allow one to see into the gutters, quiring will be postponed until we can do it physically in situ.

There is folio one missing at the beginning of Magna Carta (before fol. 23r), a fact that is confirmed by the one legible signature mark that we do have. There is probably one folio missing after fol. 116, resulting in the loss of the end of ‘De antiquo dominico corone’.

The interest of this manuscript lies in its non-statutory contents, both what is included in the main text and those items that seem to have been added before the contents and capitulary at a slightly later time. Among the former we might mention the Anglo-Norman verses on fol. 21v–22r; the oaths on fol. 22v, particularly that of the king, which is not in the form given in S.R.; the note ‘Receite ij’ in the margin of fol. 89v, which may be by a teacher; the oldest of the tracts bearing the title ‘Natura brevium’ on fol. 156v–168r; the extensive collection of ‘Regule registri’ on fol. 168r–173r, and the long extract or version of ‘Curia baronis’ concerning pleading in personal actions with the incipit ‘Chacune maner de trespas’, on fol. 174r–206r. Among the former we might mention the difficult-to-read versification of a case of criminal appeal held before Bereford, CJCB, on fol. 1v; the extracts from a gaol delivery roll temp. Edward II and from a ?chronicle account of the deposition of Edward II, on fol. 2r; the chart of coins of England on fol. 2v, and the notes of dates of events in the reigns of Edward I and Edward II added to the calendar (fol. 3r–9r).

Before we even speculate about the origins of this manuscript and the uses to which it was put, the items listed in the previous paragraph need to be pursued in more depth. We only suggest that close to its origin one or more owners evidenced an interest in the political, even in what we might call the ‘constitutional’, greater than that which is normally evidenced in such manuscripts. Do we have a hint of this, and of a possible original owner, when we learn that John de Bromfeld, one of the justices on the gaol delivery roll, was on a long list of those pardoned in 1327 for having held Caerphilly Castle against Isabella and Mortimer (Cal. Pat. R. (1327–1330) 38)?

 

Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
4f. 2r0aAdded texts 
5f. 2v0bCoins of England 
6–18f. 3r–9r0cCalendar 
19–28f. 9v–14r11 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:251–4) 
30–40f. 15r–20r2Contents and capitularia 
43–44f. 21v–22r3Anglo-Norman Verses (Not in S.R.) 
45f. 22v4Oath of the King (Cf. S.R. 1:168) 
45f. 22v5Oath of the justices (Cf. S.R. 1:305–6) 
45f. 22v6Oath of the sheriffs and bailiffs (Cf. S.R. 1:247, 249) 
46–53f. 23r–26v7Magna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:114–19) 
53–58f. 26v–29r8Forest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:120–2) 
58–59f. 29r–29v9Sentencia excommunicationis lata in transgressores cartarum, 37 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:6–7) 
59–65f. 29v–32v10Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
65–77f. 32v–38v11Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
77–102f. 38v–51r12Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
102–109f. 51r–54v13Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:45–50) 
109–110f. 54v–55r14‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
110–155f. 55r–77v15Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
155–156f. 77v–78r16Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
156–157f. 78r–78v17De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
157–162f. 78v–81r18Statute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:98–100) 
162–166f. 81r–83r19Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
166–167f. 83r–83v20Articles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:245–6) 
167–170f. 83v–85r21Officium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:40–1) 
170–172f. 85r–86r22Statute of Exeter, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
172–176f. 86r–88r23Statute of Exeter, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
176–177f. 88r–88v24De quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:107) 
177f. 88v25Statute of Conspirators, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
177–178f. 88v–89r26Statute of Conspirators, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
178–179f. 89r–89v27Statute of Waste, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:109–10) 
179–180f. 89v–90r28De defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:110) 
180–181f. 90r–90v29De illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:113) 
181–183f. 90v–91v30De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:42–3) 
183–186f. 91v–93r31Statute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:126–30) 
186–195f. 93r–97v32Articuli super cartas, 28 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:136–41) 
195–198f. 97v–99r33Statute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145–7) 
198–202f. 99r–101r34‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
202–203f. 101r–101v35Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
203–206f. 101v–103r36‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
206–208f. 103r–104r37Statute of gavelet in London, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:222) 
208f. 104r38Quid sit homagium (Not in S.R.) 
208–209f. 104r–104v39De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. `1:227–8) 
209–210f. 104v–105r40De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
210–211f. 105r–105v41Distinctiones socagii (Not in S.R.) 
211–212f. 105v–106r42De wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
212–213f. 106r–106v43Assize of bread and ale, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
213f. 106v44Assize of bread and ale, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
213–214f. 106v–107r45Assize of bread and ale, pt. 3, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
214–215f. 107r–107v46Statutum de pistoribus, temp. incert., pt. 1 (S.R. 1:202–4) 
215–218f. 107v–109r47Statutum de pistoribus, temp. incert., pt. 2 (S.R. 1:202–4) 
218f. 109r48Notes on the Statutum de pistoribus (Not in S.R.) 
218f. 109r49Statute of weights and measures, temp. incert. [part] (S.R. 1:204–5) 
218–220f. 109r–110r50De moneta, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis] 
220–221f. 110r–110v51De moneta, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [bis]) 
221–224f. 110v–112r52Statute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
224–225f. 112r–112v53De admensuratione terre, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:206–7) 
225–227f. 112v–113v54Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
227–231f. 113v–115v55Prerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
231–232f. 115v–116r56Statutum de Hibernia (Not in S.R.) 
232–233f. 116r–116v57De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108–9) 
233f. 116v58De antiquo dominico coronae (Not in S.R.) 
234–235f. 117r–117v59De escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:142–3) 
235–236f. 117v–118r60De quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:107) 
236–237f. 118r–118v61De magnis assisis et duellis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:218) 
237f. 118v62De anno et die, 40 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:7) 
237f. 118v63De tenentibus per legem Anglie, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:220) 
238–240f. 119r–120r64Extenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
240–247f. 120r–123v65Articuli cleri, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:171–4) 
247–249f. 123v–124v66Statute of Sheriffs, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:174–5) 
249–254f. 124v–127r67Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:177–9) 
254f. 127r68De frangentibus prisonam, 23 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:113) 
254–255f. 127r–127v69Ordinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145) 
258f. 129r70Modus exceptionum (Not in S.R.) 
258–269f. 129r–134v71Exceptiones pro brevibus cassandis (Not in S.R.) 
269–272f. 134v–136r72Dilaciones in placito terre (Cf. S.R. 1:217) 
272f. 136r73Nota relating to Dilaciones in placito terre (Not in S.R.) 
273f. 136v74Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
273–274f. 136v–137r75Dies communes de dote (S.R. 1:208) 
275–278f. 137v–139r76Notabilia [statutorum] (Not in S.R.) 
280–313f. 140r–156v77Fet asaver (Not in S.R.) 
313–336f. 156v–168r78Natura brevium (Not in S.R.) 
336–346f. 168r–173r79Regule registri (Not in S.R.) 
348–412f. 174r–206r80Chacune maner de trespas (Not in S.R.) 
412–421f. 206r–210v81Husbandry (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 
31vFont pastedown 
  Note: (1) Library reference marks, probable pen trials, a medieval text (on a criminal appeal), and notes of ownership (‘Ex dono Magistri Johannis Garland consocii Aule Regis Cantebriggie’). The medieval text seems to be 15 lines of verse. It is difficult to read because of damage to the page, but the script is regular and quite formal. Incipit: ‘?Bos pueri rapuit adaquandus p?? inquirente / appellum sequitur Bereford Banco residente’, etc. Explicit: ‘Non manucaptus abit appello non ?quia ?facto / ad tempus tutus non est omnino s? ?lictus [?solutus]’. This would seem to an extract, with some variants, from the verses found in Cambridge, Peterhouse 94, fol. iiiv, transcribed in M. R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Peterhouse (Cambridge 1899) 112. The longer version is dated internally shortly after the death of Edward I. (2) As noted in the Introduction, this page must be considered as fol. 1v in order for the pencilled foliation in the upper right-hand corner to make sense.
42rAdded texts 
  Note: (1) Notes of a gaol delivery in Shropshire held in the reign of a King Edward. John de Bromfeld, one of the justices, is not in Baker, Serjeants. A John de Bromfeld was appointed with others as a royal commissioner in 1319, to inquire into waste in, among other places, Ellesmere, Salop. Cal. Pat. R. (1317–1321) 371. While this is not the same commission as is involved here, it seems likely that this is the same man. (2) An unidentified version, perhaps taken from a chronicle, of the deposition of Edward II. (3) Note of the earl of Warwick’s death in 1471.
52vCoins of England 
  Heading: (1) Diverse monete Coronate currentes in Anglia quor’ circumscripciones inferius Inseriuntur. (2) Explicit.
  Note: Below the list of inscriptions is a form for an oath on the Bible. Below that is a modern pencilled note: ‘Jan. 24, 1940’.
63rCalendar 
  Note: The calendar is quite handsomely laid out in red, blue, and brown ink. The Easter date is 27 March, the Easter date of both 1334 and 1345. In addition to the obits noted in Baker, there are, as Baker notes, numerous additions giving dates of historical events. He limits those dates to the reigns of Edward I and II. We have yet to find any later.
73v 
84r 
94v 
105r 
115v 
126r 
136v 
147r 
157v 
168r 
178v 
189r 
199v1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:251–4) 
  Heading: Le Arenement Hugh le Despencer le fitz.
2010r 
2110v 
2211r 
2311v 
2412r 
2512v 
2613r 
2713v 
2814r 
2914vBlank 
3015rContents and capitularia 
  Note: Small note that could be a signature mark.
3115v 
3216r 
  Heading: Incipiunt Capitula Magne Carte de Libertatibus Anglie.
3316v 
  Heading: (1) Expliciunt Capitula Magne Carte Incipiunt Capitula Carte Foreste. (2) Expliciunt Capitula de Foresta Incipiunt Capitula de Merton’.
3417r 
  Heading: Expliciunt Capitula de Merton’ Incipiunt Capitula de Marleberg’.
3517v 
  Heading: Expliciunt Capitula de Marleberg’ Incipiunt Capitula Westm’ primum.
3618r 
  Heading: Expliciunt Capitula Westm’ primum Incipiunt Capitula Gloucestr’.
3718v 
  Heading: Expliciunt Capitula Gloucestr’ Incipiunt Capitula Westm’ Sc’di.
3819r 
3919v 
  Heading: (1) Expliciunt Capitula Westm’ Sc’di Incipiunt Capitula Stat’ Wynton. (2) Expliciunt Capitula Wynton’ Incipiunt Capitula de officio Coronator’.
4020r 
  Heading: (1) Expliciunt Capitula de officio Coron’ Incipiunt Capitula stat’ de Bigamis. (2) Expliciunt Capitula stat’ de big’ Incipiunt Capitula de Novis articulis super Cartas. (3) Explic’.
  Note: Note in a different hand.
4120vBlank 
4221rBlank except for foliation 
4321vAnglo-Norman Verses. (Not in S.R.) 
  Note: These verses do not seem to be particularly legal and deserve more attention than we have been able to give them. Incipit: ‘Qi vorra vivre en certeinete, en malveis mond qest tant movant’. Explicit: ‘Donq dy ie tant se prent en bien si dieu ny soit nus devaunt ’.
4422r 
4522v(1) Oath of the king. (2) Oath of the justices. (3) Oath of the sheriffs and bailiffs. (S.R. [1] Cf. S.R. 1:168 [2] Cf. S.R. 1:305–6 [3] Cf. S.R. 1:247, 249) 
  Heading: (1) Sacramentum Regis. (2) Sequitur ordo Sacramenti Justiciariorum. (3) Sacramentum vicecomitum et ballivorum in hec verba.
  Note: The oath of the justices is dated 20 Edw. 3 in S.R. The text here is not the same, and we doubt that it is that late.
4623rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19)CartaA2 
  Note: The page begins in paragraph 8 of the Magna Carta. At least 1 fol. is missing.
4723vMagna 
4824rCarta 
4924vMagna 
5025rCarta 
5125vMagna 
5226rCarta 
5326vForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)Carta 
  Heading: Explicit Magna Carta Incipit Carta Foreste.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’ with grotesque. (2) A modern note in pencil gives the year 1297.
5427rForeste 
5527vCarta 
5628rForeste 
5728v 
5829rSentencia excommunicationis lata in transgressores cartarum, 37 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:6–7) 
  Heading: Explicit Carta Foreste Incipit Sentencia Lata super Cartas.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
5929vProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4) 
  Heading: Explicit Sentencia Lata super Cartas Incipiunt provisiones de Merton’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
6030rMerton’ 
6130vMerton’ 
6231rMerton’ 
6331vMerton’ 
6432rMerton’ 
6532vStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25)Marleberg’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt provisiones de Mertone Incipiunt Statuta de Marleberg’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
6633rMarleberg’ 
6733vMarleberg’ 
6834rMarleberg’ 
6934vMarleberg’ 
7035rMarleberg’ 
7135vMarleberg’ 
7236rMarleberg’ 
7336vMarleberg’ 
7437rMarleberg’ 
7537vMarleberg’ 
7638rMarleberg’ 
7738vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39) 
  Heading: Expliciunt Statuta de Marleberg’ Incipit Westm’ primum.
7839r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
7939vWestm’ 
8040rPrimu’ 
8140vWestm’ 
8241rPrimu’ 
8341vWestm’ 
8442rPrimu’ 
8542vWestm’ 
8643rPrimu’ 
8743vWestm’ 
8844rPrimu’ 
8944vWestm’ 
9045rPrimu’ 
9145vWestm’ 
9246rPrimu’ 
9346vWestm’ 
9447rPrimu’ 
9547vWestm’ 
9648rPrimu’ 
9748vWestm’ 
9849rPrimu’ 
9949vWestm’ 
10050rPrimu’ 
10150vWestm’ 
10251rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:45–50)Primu’ 
  Heading: Explicit statutum Westm’ primum Incip’ stat’ Gloucestr’.
10351vGloucestr’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
10452rGloucestr’ 
10552vGloucestr’ 
10653rGloucestr’ 
10753vGloucestr’ 
10854rGloucestr’ 
10954v‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50) 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Gloucestr’ Incipiunt explanaciones.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
11055rStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95) 
  Heading: Expliciunt explanaciones Glouc’ Incipit Westm’ Secundum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
11155vWestm’ 
11256rSc’dm 
11356vWestm’ 
11457rSc’dm 
11557vWestm’ 
11658rSc’dm 
11758vWestm’ 
11859rSc’dm 
11959vWestm’ 
12060rSc’dm 
12160vWestm’ 
12261rSc’dm 
12361vWestm’ 
12462rSc’dm 
12562vWestm’ 
12663rSc’dm 
12763vWestm’ 
12864rSc’dm 
12964vWestm’ 
13065rSc’dm 
13165vWestm’ 
13266rSc’dm 
13366vWestm’ 
13467rSc’dm 
13567vWestm’ 
13668rSc’dm 
13768vWestm’ 
13869rSc’dm 
13969vWestm’ 
14070rSc’dm 
14170vWestm’ 
14271rSc’dm 
14371vWestm’ 
14472rSc’dm 
14572vWestm’ 
14673rSc’dm 
14773vWestm’ 
14874rSc’dm 
14974vWestm’ 
15075rSc’dm 
15175vWestm’ 
15276rSc’dm 
15376vWestm’ 
15477rSc’dm 
15577vStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106) 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ Westm’ sc’da Incip’ Statut’ Westm’ tercia.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
15678rDe viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ Westm’ t’cia Incip’ statut’ Religiosor’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
15778vStatute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:98–100) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de Religios’ edit’ apud Westm’ anno Regni R E fil R H VIImo Incip Stat’ de Mercatoribus.
15879r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
15979vStatut’ 
16080rmercator’ 
16180v 
16281rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8) 
  Heading: (1) Breve. (2) Explic’ statut’ de Mercatoribuz Incip’ Statut’ Wynton’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
16381vStatut’ 
16482rWynton’ 
16582vStat’ 
16683rArticles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:245–6)Wynton’ 
  Heading: Incipiunt articuli eiusdem stat’.
16783vOfficium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:40–1) 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli Wynt’ Incipit Officium Coronator’.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘M’ and ‘H’.
16884r 
16984v 
17085rStatute of Exeter, pt. 1, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
  Heading: Explicit Officium Coronator’ Incip’ Statut’ Exonie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
17185vStat’ 
17286rStatute of Exeter, pt. 2, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:210–12)Exon’ 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ Exonie Incipiunt articuli de eodem statuto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
17386vArtic’li 
17487rExon’ 
17587vArtic’li 
17688rDe quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107)Exon’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli stat’ Exon’ Incipit Novum Statutum de quo Waranto.
17788v(1) Statute of Conspirators, pt. 1, temp. incert. (2) Statute of Conspirators, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:216 [2] 1:216) 
  Heading: (1) Explicit Novum statutum de quo War’ Inc’ stat’ de Champis. (2) Explic’ stat’ de Chaumpert’s: Inc’ stat’ de Conspiratoribus.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘L’, ‘C’, and ‘D’. (2) Addition below text in a different hand.
17889rStatute of Waste, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:109–10) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de Conspiratoribus Inc’ stat de Vasto facto tempore alieno.
17989vDe defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:110) 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ de Vasto facto tempor’ alieno Incip’ stat’ de hiis qui superveniunt ante iudicium ad ius suum defendendu’.
  Marginalia: ‘Receite ij’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
18090rDe illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:113) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de ?? Inc’ stat’ de pone’d’ in assisis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
18190vDe bigamis, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:42–3) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de ponend’ in Assis’ Inc’ stat’ de Bigamis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
18291r 
18391vStatute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:126–30) 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ de Bigamis Incip’ statut’ de finibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
18492r 
18592v 
18693rArticuli super cartas, 28 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:136–41) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de finibus Inipiunt Novi articuli super cartas Angl’ editi.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
18793v 
18894r 
18994v 
19095r 
19195v 
19296r 
19396v 
19497r 
19597vStatute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145–7) 
  Heading: Expliciunt Novi articuli super Cartas etc’ Incip’ stat’ de coiniunctim feoffatis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
19698r 
19798v 
19899r‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, pt. 1, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de Coniunctim feoffatis Inc’ statut’ scaccari’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
19999vStatut’ 
200100rSc’carii 
201100vStatut’ 
202101rDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198)Sc’carii 
  Heading: Explic’ statut’ de scaccario Incipiunt districciones scaccarii.
203101v ‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, pt. 2, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
  Heading: Expliciunt districciones scaccarii Inc’ adhuc de scaccario.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
204102r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
205102v 
206103rStatute of gavelet in London, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:222) 
  Heading: Explic’ de scaccario Incip’ statut’ de Gaveleto in Lond’.
207103v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
208104r(1) Quid sit homagium. (2) De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] 1:227–8) 
  Heading: (1) Explic’ stat’ de Gaveleto in Lond’ Inc’ quid sit homagium. (2) Nunc dicend’ quis teneatur Homagium capere. (3) Nunc dicend’ est quis teneatur homagium facere. (4) Modus faciendi homagium.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’, ‘E’, and ‘E’. (2) For this short Latin tract, here divided into three parts, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 428, citing this manuscript and two others.
209104vDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, pt. 2, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
  Heading: Explic’ modus faciendi homagium Inc’ mod’ faciendi fidelitatem.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘M’ and ‘Q’.
210105rDistinccio socagii. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Explic’ de fidelitate Incip’ distincc’o Socagii.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘S’. (2) For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 97, citing numerous manuscripts, including this one.
211105vDe wardis et releviis, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:228) 
  Heading: Sufficit de distinccione Socagii Incip’ de Wardo et Relevio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
212106rAssize of bread and ale, pt. 1, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
  Heading: Explic’ de Wardo et Relevio Incipit Assisa Panis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
213106v(1) Assize of bread and ale, pt. 2, temp. incert. (2) Assize of bread and ale, pt. 3, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:199–200 [2] 1:199–200) 
  Heading: (1) Explicit assisa panis Incipit Lucrum Pistoris. (2) Explicit Lucrum pistoris Incipit Assisa Cervisie.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘S’ and ‘Q’.
214107rStatutum de pistoribus, temp. incert., pt. 1. (S.R. 1:202–4) 
  Heading: Nunc Dicend de modo inquirendi super Assisas predictas.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) This and the following item seem to differ from the text in S.R. but also seem to track it in substance. They deserve more attention than we have been able to give them.
215107vStatutum de pistoribus, temp. incert., pt. 2. (S.R. 1:202–4) 
  Heading: Hic Incip’ Composic’o ad puniendum Infringentes assisam Panis et Cervisie alia hui’modi supradicta.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’ with grotesque.
216108r 
217108v 
218109r(1) Notes on the Statutum de pistoribus. (2) Statute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (part). (3) De moneta, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] 1:204–5 [3] 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis]) 
  Heading: (1) Explicit. (2) Incipit Composicio Monete. (3) Explicit Composicio Monete Inc’ stat’ de moneta.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) The first item is a pair of notes on the Stautum de pistoribus that do not seem to be in S.R. as such
219109v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
220110rDe moneta, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [bis]) 
  Heading: Explicit. Ceux sount les choses que sount de la mer et de sa a grant damage notre seigneur le Roy et son people et sa moneye.
221110vStatute of weights and measures, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
  Heading: Explicit de Moneta Inc de Mensuris et ponderibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
222111r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
223111v 
224112rDe admensuratione terre, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:206–7) 
  Heading: Explic’ de Mensuris et ponderibus Inc’ de Mensura terr’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
225112vCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:101–2) 
  Heading: Explic de Mensur’ t’re Incipiunt articuli de Reg’ prohibic’o’e.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
226113r 
227113vPrerogativa regis, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli de Reg’ p’hibic’ Incip’ prerogative domini Reg’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
228114r 
229114v 
230115r 
231115vStatutum de Hibernia. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Explic’ p’rogat’ Reg’ Incip’ statut’ de Hibn’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
232116rDe presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de Hyb’n’ Incip’ statut’ de vocatis ad Warantum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
233116vDe antiquo dominico coronae. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de vocatis ad warrantum Inc’ stat’ de antiquo dominico Corone.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘L’. (2) The item is an opinion of Anger of Ripon, chief clerk of CB, c. 1290–2. See Baker, English Legal Manuscripts 49–50, citing numerous manuscripts, including this one. (3) The page ends in the middle of De antiquo dominico Corone. One fol. is probably missing.
234117rDe escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:142–3) 
  Note: The page begins in the middle of De escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1.
235117vDe quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107) 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli de officio eschaetor’ Inc’ stat’ de quo Waranto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
236118rDe magnis assisis et duellis, temp. incert.. (S.R. 1:218) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de quo War’ Inc’ de duello et magna assisa.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
237118v(1) De anno et die, 40 Hen. 3. (2) De tenentibus per legem Anglie, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:7 [2] 1:220) 
  Heading: (1) Explic’ de duella et magna assisa Inc’ stat’ de anno et die bisextili. (2) Explic’. (3) Explicit de lege Anglie.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘H’ and ‘C’.
238119rExtenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
239119v 
240120rArticuli cleri, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:171–4)Articuli cleri 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’, unfinished.
241120vArticuli 
242121rCleri 
243121vArticuli 
244122rCleri 
245122vArticuli 
246123rCleri 
247123vStatute of Sheriffs, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:174–5)Stat’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt articuli cleri Inc’ stat’ Linc’ de vic’.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘p’ where it ought to go.
248124rde Linc’ 
249124vStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9)Stat’ 
  Heading: Explicit stat’ linc’ Inc’ statut’ de Ebor’.
250125rde Ebor’ 
251125vStat’ 
252126rde Ebor’ 
253126v 
254127r(1) De frangentibus prisonam, 23 Edw. 1. (2) Ordinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1. (S.R. [1] 1:113 [2] 1:145) 
  Heading: (1) Incipit stat’ de prisonibus prisonam frangentilius. (2) Diffinitio Conspirator’.
  Note: No decorated initial capitals. The scribe has added a ‘d’ and a ‘c’ where they ought to go. The headings are in a different script from what they have been previously.
255127v 
256128rBlank 
257128vBlank 
258129r(1) Modus exceptionum. (2) Exceptiones pro brevibus cassandis. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Explic’ quot modis dicitur exceptio Inc’ excepciones pro brevibus Cassandis.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘N’ and ‘C’. (2) The script of the headings returns to what it had been previously. (3) The tract ‘Modus excepcionum’ (‘Quot modis dicitur excepcio’) appears in a number of statute books and elsewhere. See the extensive list given in Baker, Catalogue of Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 96–7, including this one. (4) Although ‘Modus excepcionum’ lacks a heading, the text seems to be complete. (5) For the tract ‘Excepciones pro brevibus cassandis’, also known variously as ‘Ordo excepcionum’ and ‘L’Ordre de exception’, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 70, with citations to numerous manuscripts, including this one.
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268134r 
269134vDilaciones in placito terre. (Cf. S.R. 1:217) 
  Heading: Expliciunt excepciones pro brevibus Cassandis Incipiunt dilaciones in placito terr’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 635, describes this text, with citation to this manuscript, as related to an abridged French version of the Latin ‘Modus calumpniandi essoniam’. Cf. id., at 97. It does not have the same incipit as the Cambridge manuscript that he is describing. Whether it is abridged from the Latin text or a rather full translation, or even what ‘abridged’ might mean when describing a text that has so many variations, requires further exploration.
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272136rNota. (Not in S.R.) 
  Marginalia: Nota.
  Note: (1) The Nota in question clearly relates to the preceding item. (2) There is a blank space after it.
273136v(1) Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (2) Dies communes de dote. (S.R. [1] 1:208 [2] 1:208) 
  Heading: Dies communes in pl’ito dotis.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘S’ and ‘S’.
274137r 
275137vNotabilia (statutorum). (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: (1) Dampna in triplo, (2) Dampna in duplo, (3) Gravia dampna.
  Note: For a general description of works of this type (also known as ‘Dampna’, because of their tendency to focus on multiples of penalties), see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 62–3, with citation to numerous manuscripts, including this one.
276138r 
  Heading: (1) Prisona viii’ Anni, (2) Prisona duor’ Armor’, (3) Prisona t’ium Armor’.
277138v 
  Heading: (1) Prisona m’cia, (2) Prisona voluntar’, (3) Prescripcio tempis, (4) Secta Reg’, (5) Quibus casibus procedendum est ad iudicium post magnam districcionem.
278139r 
  Heading: (1) Quibus casibus proceden’ est ad Inquisicionem post magnam districcionem, (2) In brevibus.
279139vBlank 
280140rFet asaver. (Not in S.R.) 
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’. (2) For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, 63–4, citing many manuscripts, including this one
281140vFait 
282141rAsaver 
283141vFait 
284142rAsaver 
285142vFait 
286143rAsaver 
287143vFait 
288144rAsaver 
289144vFait 
290145rAsaver 
291145vFait 
292146rAsaver 
293146vFait 
294147rAsaver 
295147vFait 
296148rAsaver 
297148vFait 
298149rAsaver 
299149vFait 
300150rAsaver 
301150vFait 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
302151rAsaver 
303151vFait 
304152rAsaver 
305152vFait 
306153rAsaver 
307153vFait 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
308154rAsaver 
309154vFait 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
310155rAsaver 
311155vFait 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
312156rAsaver 
313156vNatura brevium. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Explicit Fait asaver Incipit Natura Brevium.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘B’. (2) This tract, the first of many to go under this title and perhaps written c. 1290 for an Irish audience, can be identified by its incipit: ‘Bref de no. dis’ est la ou home fust seisi en son demeigne com de franc tenement’. See Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 356, with references to literature and other manuscripts, including this one.
314157r 
315157vNat’a 
316158rBreviu’ 
317158vNat’a 
318159rBreviu’ 
  Note: This may possibly be a sig/note, but it’s very faint.
319159vNat’a 
320160rBreviu’ 
321160vNatura 
322161rBreviu’ 
323161vNat’a 
324162rBreviu’ 
325162vNat’a 
326163rBreviu’ 
327163vNat’a 
328164rBreviu’ 
329164vNat’a 
330165rBreviu’ 
331165vNat’a 
332166rBreviu’ 
333166vNat’a 
334167rBreviu’ 
335167vNat’a Breviu’ 
336168rRegule registri. (Not in S.R.)Reg’le Registr’ 
  Heading: Explicit [erased] Incip Regule Registri.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘L’. (2) For a similar compilation of rules from the register of writs, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 327, citing this manuscript and HLS MS 1, f. 177v. Unlike CUL Hh.2.8, this version is quite full and seems to be complete.
337168vRegule 
338169rRegistr’ 
339169vRegule 
340170rRegistr’ 
341170vRegule 
342171rRegistr’ 
343171vRegule 
344172rRegistr’ 
345172vRegule 
346173rRegistr’ 
347173vBlank 
348174rChacune maner de trespas. (Not in S.R.) 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’ with grotesques. (2) For this extract from, or version of a part of, the tract known as ‘Curia baronum’ or ‘Curia placitata’, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 179, with citations to a number of manuscripts, including this one. A version of the ‘Curia baronum’ was edited by F. W. Maitland (Selden Soc. 4, 1890), but more versions of the text and pieces of it have been discovered since his time. See id., at 346–7. Suffice it to say here that this text is far more elaborate and discursive than anything found in Maitland’s text, and merits closer attention.
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  Note: Corner of page missing; text unaffected..
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412206rHusbandry. (Not in S.R.) 
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘P’. (2) For this text, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 204-5, with citations, including to this manuscript. We have not had the opportunity to compare this text to that in Oschinsky, Walter of Henly, who did not know this manuscript.
413206v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
414207r 
415207v 
  Note: Decorated initials ‘T’ and ‘E’ with grotesque.
416208r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
417208v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
418209r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
419209v 
420210r 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) Corner of page missing; text unaffected.
421210v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
422211rBlank 
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424no fol., no sig.Back pastedown 
425no fol., no sig.Back cover