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HLS MS No. 175

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

ca. 1293

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:13405542

 

 

<Preliminary introduction>

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. The following items are worth repeating:

“Description : [235] leaves : vellum ; 13 cm.

“Summary : Laws of England in the time of Edward I, including the laws from the Magna Charta to the Summa Magna of Radulph de Hengham; tracts include Judicium essoniorum, Cadit assisa, and Expositio vocabularum.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 106 reads as follows:

“STATUTA VETERA; TRACTS

“MS. 175.

“C.xiv, 235 ff. The tracts are: Judicium essoniorum; Hengham; Cadit assisa; Expositio vocabulorum.

“‘Mavery Amen’ (C.xv, at end); ‘John Hooper’ (C.xvii); ‘William Price 1774’; tiny circular bookplate (C.xviii) with arms, Or three crescents each enclosing an estoile gules [BATEMAN] ; later belonged to Edwin Freshfield (d. 1918); and to his son Edwin Hanson Freshfield (d. 1948), of Reigate, Surrey, in 1926; sold at Hodgson’s, 11 July 1947, no. 311, to Maggs; purchased from them, and received on 4 Aug.

As will be explained more fully below, we have doubts that someone named ‘Mavery Amen’ ever existed. The title of the ‘Expositio’ (or ‘Exposicio’) should be ‘Expositio vocabulorum’, as it is in Baker.

The manuscript measures approximately 130 X 90 mm.

The board-and-vellum binding is probably not original but is of considerable age. The first freestanding endpaper, which seems to older than the endpapers that follow, has a note dating to the reign of Richard II. That the manuscript was rebound at some point probably with the original boards is suggested by the fact that the initial freestanding endpaper and the first folio of the capitularia are tacky, but the intervening endpapers are regular and clean. It also looks as if endpapers were inserted at the end between the final item of the main text and the final freestanding endpaper, which, once more, is in much worse condition than the preceding endpapers. A possible clue as to the date of the (re)binding is found in the table of kings (seq. 7), which is on one of the inserted endpapers. As originally conceived, it contained the number of years of the reign of Edward IV, perhaps that of Edward V, which would give us a date shortly after 1483. The signature marks, which are extensive but not complete, could date from that time.

The decoration is not elaborate, but where it is finished, it is well executed. The capitals have some red and blue painting; some have penned scrollwork in the margins. Whether those that we marked in the Detailed Contents as ‘unfinished’ really are unfinished, or just more modest efforts, we leave for the art historians to decide. There are red paragraph marks throughout and some filling of the loops in the letters in the text with red.

The primary hand that begins with the text of the Magna Carta is neat, legible, and professional. There is nothing about it that requires a date after 1300.

We have found no foliation either ancient or modern in the manuscript. Baker and HOLLIS achieved a count of 235 by starting with the capitularia on seq. 19 (actually they begin on seq. 20, a verso), and ending with the end of Officium coronatoris on seq. 488. Doing this leaves unfoliated medieval and early modern material that appears on the old endpapers before the more recently inserted endpapers at the front, after the end of Officium coronatoris, and after the more recently inserted endpapers at the back. Left to our own devices, we would have foliated the whole manuscript from front to back. As it is, it seemed best to leave the starting point where it has been for some time and to refer to the material before it by sequence number, but to continue the digital foliation from 235 to the end. That gives us a total of 266 numbered folios with 14 unnumbered folios before the foliation begins.

That the quiring of this manuscript is irregular seems clear. That some of the quires are as large as what we were able to see on the images seems unlikely, but we did what we could, supported by the signature marks. Pending an examination in situ we came up with 25 quires of various lengths, including the initial and final endpapers: one 18-folio quire, five 16-folio quires, one 14-folio quire, five sesternions, three quinternions, seven quaternions, one ternion, and one bifolium. One folio is missing from the beginning of the manuscript before fol. 1, as are two in the last quire of blank endpapers before fol. 260 and after fol. 265. The first (seq. 5–6) and last (fol. 266) folios are single folios tipped in. This gives us the following collation:

i (seq. 5–6), 16 (seq. 7–18), 22 (f. 1, lacks one before f. 1), 316 (f. 2–17), 4–510 (f. 18–35), 616 (f. 36–53), 714 (f. 54–67), 8–916 (f. 68–99), 1018 (f. 100–117), 11–148 (f. 118–149), 15–1712 (f. 150–185), 1810 (f. 186–195), 19–2012 (f. 196–219), 2116 (f. 220–235), 22–258 (f. 236–265) (lacks 1 before f. 260 and after 265), i (f. 266).

The most important clue to the dating of this manuscript is the use of the 1225 versions of the charters rather than those of 1297. When this is coupled with the fact that the last datable item in the manuscript is 21 Edw. 3 (1293), we are reasonably confident of our date of ca. 1293. None of tracts needs be dated from after that time, and while some of the statutes temp. incert. lack a firm date, the same can be said of them.

A highly speculative note in the Detailed Contents on fol. 266r suggests that the name on that page that Baker read as ‘Mavery Amen’ is actually a Latinization of the name of a man named Maelore ap Enniaun. That may suggest that the manuscript had a Welsh owner in the 15th century. The later provenance is English, but the later owners seem to have been collectors of manuscripts not professional users.

 

Summary Contents

Clicking on the item in question will open the first sequence for the item in the PDS in a new tab or window.

 

  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
7no fol.0Table of Rulers of England 
20–25f. 1v–4r1Capitularia 
26–40f. 4v–11v2Magna Carta, 9 Hen. 3 (1225) (S.R. 22–25 [1st numbering]) 
40–48f. 11v–15v3Forest Charter, 9 Hen. 3 (1225) (S.R. 26–27 [1st numbering]) 
48–50f. 15v–16v4Sentencia excommunicationis lata in transgressores cartarum, 37 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:6–7) 
50–59f. 16v–21r5Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
59–82f. 21r–32v6Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
82–129f. 32v–56r7Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
129–139f. 56r–61r8‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
139–141f. 61r–62r9Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
141–144f. 62r–63v10De iusticiariis assignatis, 21 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:112) 
144–151f. 63v–67r11Chapters in eyre, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:233–8) 
151–233f. 67r–108r12Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
234–241f. 108v–112r13Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
242–246f. 112v–114v14Statute of Exeter, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
247–255f. 115r–119r15Statute of Exeter, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
255–257f. 119r–120r16Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
257–259f. 120r–121r17Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
259–263f. 121r–123r18Extenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
263–266f. 123r–124v19View of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
266–269f. 124v–126r20De militibus, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:229) 
269–271f. 126r–127r21De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
271–273f. 127r–128r22Assize of bread and ale, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
273f. 128r23Assize of bread and ale, pt. 2, temp. incert (S.R. 1:199–200) 
273–274f. 128r–128v24Assize of bread and ale, pt. 3, temp. incert (S.R. 1:199–200) 
274–275f. 128v–129r25Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
276–277f. 129v–130r26Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
277–280f. 130r–131v27Statute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
280–281f. 131v–132r28De quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:107) 
281–282f. 132r–132v29De anno et die, 40 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:7) 
282–288f. 132v–135v30De moneta, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis]) 
288–294f. 135v–138v31Statute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:98–100) 
294–297f. 138v–140r32De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
297–311f. 140r–147r33Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble (S.R. 1:45–7) 
311–313f. 147r–148r34‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
313–319f. 148r–151r35Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble (S.R. 1:45–7) 
319–348f. 151r–165v36Judicium Essoniorum (Not in S.R.) 
348–438f. 165v–210v37Hengham magna (Not in S.R.) 
438–456f. 210v–219v38Cadit Assisa (Not in S.R.) 
457–481f. 220r–232r39Exposicio vocabulorum (Not in S.R.) 
481–488f. 232r–235v40Officium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:40–1) 
489f. 236r41Forms (16th c.) 
548f. 265v42Note on the Marriage of John and Anne Hooper (17th c.) 

 

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.Foredge 
4no fol., no sig.Front pastedown 
  Note: On the upper flap of the binding cover a signature probably ‘Wm. Price’. Small round label of arms pasted on the board, described by Baker and attributed to a famly named ‘Bateman’.
5no fol., no sig.Original freestanding end paper (‘flyleaf’) recto 
  Note: ‘ix’ in medieval script at top.
6no fol., no sig.Original freestanding end paper (‘flyleaf’) verso 
  Note: (1) Note of a transaction for 5 s. 4 d. seemingly dated Easter 13 Ric. 2 (3 Apr. 1390). (2) ‘John’ Huper’’ (17th c. per Baker). (3) ‘Wm. Price 1774’.
7no fol., no sig.Rulers of England 
  Note: (1) The table runs from William I through Edward IV with the number of regnal years. Edward V (possibly with regnal year) through Elizabeth added in increasingly crabbed script without regnal years. (2) Pencilled modern library reference marks in margins.
8no fol., no sig.Blank 
  Note: For a medieval binding, this manuscript contains an unusually large number of freestanding endpapers, both at front and back. It is possible that it was rebound in the original boards at some later time and additional endpapers added. One folio, and perhaps more, in what follows seem to have been cut out.
9no fol., no sig.Blank except for modern library reference marks 
10no fol., no sig.Blank 
11no fol., no sig.Blank 
12no fol., no sig.Blank 
13no fol., no sig.Blank 
14no fol., no sig.Blank 
15no fol., no sig.Blank 
16no fol., no sig.Blank 
17no fol., no sig.Blank 
18no fol., no sig.Blank 
191r?Notes 
  Note: There seems to be very faded writing on this page, possibly legible under uv.
201vCapitularia 
  Heading: Incipiunt capitula Magna Carte.
  Note: These capitularia are written in an informal script.
212r 
  Heading: Capitula Carte de Foreste.
222v 
  Heading: De Merton’.
233r 
  Heading: Capitula de Marleb’.
243v 
  Heading: Westm’ I De pace terre ecclesie et Relig’.
254r 
264vMagna Carta, 9 Hen. 3 (1225). (S.R. 1:22–25 [1st numbering]) 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’ with floral scrollwork and grotesques.
275rMagna Carta 
285vlibt’ 
296rAngl’ 
306vmagna 
317rCarta 
327vmagna 
338rCarta 
348vmagna 
359rCarta 
369vmagna 
3710rCarta 
3810vmagna 
3911rCarta 
4011vForest Charter, 9 Hen. 3 (1225). (S.R. 1:26–27 [1st numbering])magna Carta 
  Heading: Explicit carta H R de libertate Anglie Incipit carta eiusdem de foresta.
4112rCart’ de Forest’ 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’.
4212vCarta de 
4313rForesta 
4413vCarta de 
4514rForest’ 
4614vCarta de 
4715rForest’ 
4815vSentencia excommunicationis lata in transgressores cartarum, 37 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:6–7) 
  Heading: Explicit carta de foresta Incipit sentencia lata super cartas.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’, unfinished.
4916rsup’ Cartas 
  Marginalia: sentencia lata sup’ cartas.
5016vProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4)Sentencia sup’ cartas 
  Heading: Explicit sentencia lata super Cartas Incipiunt provisiones de Mertone.
5117rMertone 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
5217vMerton’ 
5318rMerton’B ?2 
  Marginalia: m’rton’.
5418vMerton’ 
5519rMerton’ 
5619vMerton’ 
5720rMerton’ 
5820vMerton’ 
5921rStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25)Marlebergh’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt provisiones de Merton’ Incipiunt provisiones de Marlebergh.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’, unfinished.
6021vMarlebergh’ 
6122rMarlebergh’ 
6222vMarlebergh’ 
6323rMarlebergh’ 
  Marginalia: Marlebrigg’.
6423vMarlebergh’ 
6524rMarlebergh’ 
6624vMarlebergh’ 
6725rMarlebergh’ 
6825vMarlebergh’ 
6926rMarlebergh’ 
7026vMarlebergh’ 
7127rMarlebergh’ 
7227vMarlebergh’C 
7328rMarlebergh’D 
7428vMarlebergh’ 
7529rMarlebergh’ 
7629vMarlebergh’ 
7730rMarlebergh’ 
7830vMarlebergh’ 
7931rMarlebergh’ 
8031vMarlebergh’ 
8132rMarlebergh’ 
8232vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39)Marlebergh’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt provisiones de Marlebergh Incip’ statut’ Westm’ primum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’, unfinished.
8333rWestm’ p’m 
  Marginalia: W p’m.
8433vWestm’ 
  Marginalia: Cur’.
8534rPrim’ 
  Marginalia: [Yes].
8634vWestm’ 
8735rp’m’ 
8835vWestm’ 
8936rprim’ 
9036vWestm’ 
9137rPrim’ 
9237vWestm’E 
9338rPrim’F 
9438vWestm’ 
9539rPrim’ 
9639vWestm’ p’m’ 
9740rWestm’ p’m’ 
9840vWestm’ 
9941rPrim’ 
10041vWestm’ 
10142rPrim’ 
10242vWestm’ 
10343rPrim’ 
10443vWestm’ 
10544rPrim’ 
10644vWestm’ 
10745rPrim’ 
10845vWestm’ 
10946rPrim’ 
11046vWestm’ 
11147rPrim’ 
11247vWestm’ 
11348rPrim’ 
11448vWestm’ 
11549rPrim’ 
11649vWestm’ 
11750rPrim’ 
11850v 
11951rPrim’ 
12051v 
12152rPrim’ 
12252v 
12353rPrim’ 
12453vG 
12554rPrim’H 
12654v 
12755rPrim’ 
12855vWestm’ prim’ 
12956r‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter])Statutum de Sc’cario 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Westm’ prima Incipiunt Statuta de Scaccario.
  Marginalia: de sc’cario.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’, unfinished.
13056vD’ 
13157rSc’cario 
13257vDe 
13358rSc’cario 
13458vDe 
13559rSc’cario 
13659vDe 
13760rSc’cario 
13860v 
13961rDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta de Scaccario Incipiont districciones Scaccarii.
  Marginalia: districc’o’es sc’carii.
14061v 
14162rDe iusticiariis assignatis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:112)Sc’carii 
  Heading: Expliciunt districciones scaccarii Incipiunt statuta Iustic’ assign’ as querelar audiendas.
  Marginalia: De iustic’ assign’ ad q’and’.
14262v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’ with grotesque.
14363r 
14463vChapters in eyre, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:233–8) 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de Just’ asign’ ad aud’ et triand’ Incipiunt capitula Just’ itinerancium.
14564r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’, unfinished.
14664v 
14765r 
14865v 
14966r 
15066v 
15167rStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95)Westm’ Sc’dm 
  Heading: Expliciunt capitula que p’liantur in itinere.
  Marginalia: W sc’dm.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
15267vWestm’ Sc’dmI 
15368rWestm’ Sc’dmK 
15468vWestm’ Sc’dm 
15569rWestm’ Sc’dm 
15669vWestm’ Sc’dm 
15770rWestm’ Sc’dm 
15870vSc’dm 
15971rSc’dm 
16071vSc’dm 
16172rSc’dm 
16272vSc’dm 
16373rSc’dm 
16473vSc’dm 
16574rSc’dm 
16674vSc’dm 
16775rSc’dm 
16875vSc’dm 
16976rSc’dm 
17076vSc’dm 
17177rSc’dm 
17277vSc’dm 
17378rSc’dm 
17478vSc’dm 
17579rSc’dm 
17679vSc’dm 
17780rSc’dm 
17880vSc’dm 
17981rSc’dm 
18081vSc’dm 
18182rSc’dm 
18282vSc’dm 
18383rSc’dm 
18483vSc’dmL 
18584rSc’dmM 
18684vSc’dm 
18785rSc’dm 
18885vSc’dm 
18986rSc’dm 
19086vSc’dm 
19187rSc’dm 
19287vSc’dm 
19388rSc’dm 
19488vSc’dm 
19589rSc’dm 
19689vSc’dm 
19790rSc’dm 
19890vSc’dm 
19991rSc’dm 
20091vSc’dm 
20192rSc’dm 
20292vSc’dm 
20393rSc’dm 
20493vSc’dm 
20594rSc’dm 
20694vSc’dm 
20795rSc’dm 
20895vSc’dm 
20996rSc’dm 
21096vSc’dm 
21197rSc’dm 
21297vSc’dm 
21398rSc’dm 
21498vSc’dm 
21599rSc’dm 
21699vN 
217100rO 
218100v 
219101r 
220101v 
221102r 
222102v 
223103r 
224103v 
225104r 
226104v 
227105r 
228105v 
229106r 
230106v 
231107r 
232107v 
233108r 
234108vStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8) 
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
235109r 
  Marginalia: Wynton’.
236109v 
237110r 
238110v 
239111r 
240111v 
241112r 
  Heading: Explic’ Wynton’.
242112vStatute of Exeter, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12)Exon’ 
243113r 
  Marginalia: Exon’.
244113v 
245114r 
246114vExon’ 
247115rStatute of Exeter, pt. 2, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12)Art’li Exon’ 
  Marginalia: Artic’li Exon’.
248115v 
249116r 
250116v 
251117r 
252117vP 
253118rQ 
254118v 
255119rStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106) 
  Heading: Incip’ stat’ de Empt’ terrar’.
  Marginalia: de Empt’ terrar’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
256119v 
257120rCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:101–2) 
  Heading: Incipiunt articuli contra prohibicioni R’i allocandi.
258120v 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’, unfinished.
259121rExtenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
  Heading: Incipiunt extenta manerii.
  Marginalia: Statuta p’hi’coni’ de Extenta man’ii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
260121v 
261122r 
262122v 
263123rView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
  Heading: Incipit visus Franci plegii.
  Marginalia: visis F pleggii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
264123v 
265124r 
266124vDe militibus, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:229) 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta de Militibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’, unfinished.
267125r 
  Marginalia: de milit’.
268125vR 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
269126rDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)S 
  Heading: Incipit modus faciendi homagium et fidelitate.
  Marginalia: de homagio & fi’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’, unfinished.
270126v 
271127rAssize of bread and ale, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
  Marginalia: De assisa pan’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’, unfinished.
272127v 
273128r(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) Sequitur assisa cervisie. (2) Sequitur Lucrum pistoris.
  Marginalia: Ass’a s’visie Luc’m pistorie.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘Q’ and ‘F’, unfinished.
274128vModus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
  Heading: Incipit modus calumpniandi Esson’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘H’, unfinished.
275129r 
  Marginalia: modus cal’niandi esson’.
276129vDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
  Heading: Incip’ dies communes in Banco.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’, unfinished.
277130rStatute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
  Heading: Incipit modus mesurandi terram.
  Marginalia: dies co’nes in b de mesura’ terr’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
278130v 
  Note: ?Page missing.
279131r 
280131vDe quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107) 
  Heading: Incipit novum quo Waranto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’, unfinished.
281132rDe anno et die, 40 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:7) 
  Heading: Incip’ Bre’ de anno et die in anno bisextili.
  Marginalia: quo Waranto de A’o bisextili.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’, unfinished.
282132vDe moneta, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis]) 
  Heading: Incip’ stat’ de moneta.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’, unfinished.
283133r 
  Marginalia: de moneta.
284133vT 
  Note: (1) Carryover indicating quire break. (2) ?Page missing.
285134rU 
286134v 
287135r 
288135vStatute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:98–100) 
  Heading: Incip’ statut’ de mercatoribus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
289136r 
  Marginalia: de m’catoribz.
290136v 
291137r 
292137v 
293138r 
294138vDe viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51) 
  Heading: Incip’ statut’ de Religiosis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’, unfinished.
295139r 
296139v 
297140rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble. (S.R. 1:45–7) 
  Heading: Incip’ statut’ Glouc’.
  Marginalia: Glouc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
298140v 
299141r 
300141vX 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
301142rY 
302142v 
303143r 
304143v 
305144r 
  Marginalia: Appel.
306144v 
307145r 
308145v 
309146r 
310146v 
311147r‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50) 
  Heading: Incipiunt explanaciones eorumdem.
  Marginalia: Explan’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
312147v 
313148rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble. (S.R. 1:45–7) 
  Heading: Incip’ stat’ quo Waranto.
  Marginalia: quo War’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’, unfinished.
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319151rJudicium Essoniorum. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Incipit iudicium Esson’.
  Marginalia: Iudi’m Esson’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished. (2) For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 78–9, citing many manuscripts, including this one.
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  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’, unfinished.
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  Marginalia: [Yes].
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  Note: Decorated initial ‘T’, unfinished.
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  Marginalia: [Yes].
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  Marginalia: Qualit’ iurat’ distringi debe’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’, unfinished.
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  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’, unfinished.
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  Marginalia: In quibus pl’i t’ non et lusq ter’ concedendu.
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341162rJuduciu’ esson’ 
342162vJudiciu’ esson’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’, unfinished.
343163rJudiciu’ esson’ 
344163vJudiciu’ esson’ 
345164rJusticiu’ esson’ 
346164vJusticiu’ esson’ 
347165rJusticiu’ esson’ 
348165vHengham magna. (Not in S.R.)Justiciu’ esson’ 
  Heading: Incipit summa magna Hengham.
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’ with floral scrollwork, unfinished. (2) For this text see Baker, English Legal Manuscripts 64–5, 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.
349166rMagna Hengham 
  Note: Pen test.
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  Marginalia: [In upper margin] ?ius Fuit h.
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
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  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
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438210vCadit Assisa. (Not in S.R.)Magna Hengham 
  Heading: Explic’ summa magna Hengham Incip’ summa Cadit assisa.
  Note: For this text see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, 77–8, citing many manuscripts, including this one.
439211rCadit assisa 
440211vCadit assisa 
441212rCadit ass’a 
442212vCadit ass’a 
443213rCadit ass’a 
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446214vCadit assisa 
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454218vCadit ass’a 
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456219vCadit ass’a 
  Marginalia: [In lower margin] ?Dna hib’n’.
  Note: The carryover in the lower right-hand corner does not carry over. Some text seems to be missing.
457220rExposicio vocabulorum. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Hic incipiunt exposiciones vocabulorum.
  Note: This would seem to be related to, if it is not the same as, the text that is printed in Cartularies of St. Mary’s Abbey Dublin, ed. John T. Gilbert, Rolls Series (London 1884), 1:375-7. For the work, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 62, with references to many manuscripts, to which add this one. This version has a preamble with the incipit: ‘Quicumque habent de domino Rege litteras subscriptas’, before proceeding to ‘Sok hoc est’, etc..
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  Heading: (1) Mensuracio terrarum. (2) Statutum de decimis.
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  Heading: De nutrimentis.
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481232rOfficium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:40–1) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de Coronatoribus.
  Note: The text breaks off after a couple of lines at the bottom of the page, followed by two blank pages, but then continues without a break on fol. 233r.
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489236rForms (16th c.) 
  Note: 3 forms in a much later informal hands: (1) Beginning of a royal document temp. Henry VIII, (2) Private patent charter form, perhaps temp. Elizabeth, (3) Note of the delivery of a letter mentioning, it would seem, the princess Mary.
490236vBlank except for erasures 
  Note: 3 lines of erased text that might be legible under uv.
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492237vNotes of ownership 
  Note: These record the ownership of the Freshfield family noted in Baker’s provenance.
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  Note: There may be pencilled writing on this page that was later erased. If so, it might have been a draft of what is on fol. 237v.
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548265vNote (17th c.) 
  Note: Seems to record the clandestine marriage of John Hooper and his wife Anne. Much detail. Deserves more attention.
549266rBlank except for header?Manory Annie 
  Note: That the script suggests the 15th century seems clear. That it records a person named ‘Mavery Amen’, as Baker suggests, seems unlikely. Neither ‘Mavery’ as a first or surname or ‘Amen’ as a surname is recorded in the standard dictionaries of British names. ‘Mavery’ is occasionally found today as a woman’s first name. It seems to be an extension of ‘Mave’, which is also a woman’s name. That someone so recorded was a woman is possible, but seems unlikely. What is written here could also be ‘Manory’. That may be form of ‘Mal(l)ory’, with a substitution of liquids. As to ‘Amen’, we think that we see a dot over the third minim in what Baker read as an ‘m’. If that is right, perhaps we should be thinking ‘Anie’ with a mark of suspension, which would give us ‘Annie’. That may be ‘Enniaun’, an old Welsh name, ultimately from Latin ‘Annianus’. ‘Mal(l)ory’ can also be Welsh (‘Maelor’), even if that fact tells us nothing about the author of the Le Morte d’Arthur, who would have been a contemporary of our putative Maelore ap Enniaun.
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551no fol., no sig.Inside back cover 
552no fol., no sig.Back cover