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HLS MS No. 19

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

ca. 1386

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:13369351

 

 

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here.

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 46 reads as follows:

“46 STATUTA NOVA MS. 19.

“Late C.xiv, 90ff., illum. initial. At the end is a commission of 10 Richard II.

“Belonged to William Buttery (d. 1535), adm. Lincoln’s Inn 1497; ‘Liber Richardi Heydon ex dono Wellelmi Boteri’, i.e. Richard Heydon (d. 1554), adm. Lincoln’s Inn 1522; ‘Heydon ex dono Butery anno xvii° H. viii, vii die Julii’ (1525); ‘Imo liber Radolpheum [sic] Hopkins generosi’ (later C.xvi); probably no. 1399 in Sir Samuel Meyrick’s sale, S. 23 July 1871; acquired by George Dunn in Dec. 1887; his sale, 12 Feb. 1913, no. 267; bought privately by HLS.

Census, I, 1025, no. 19.”

Pencilled notes by George Dunn are found on seq. 4 which give his date of acquisition and argue for a date of c. 1387. The first and third ownership notes that Baker quotes are found on seq. 20; the second is found at the top of fol. 1v.

The manuscript measures approximately 290 X 198 mm.

The binding is modern and undistinguished, with marbled pastedowns and endpapers, in fair condition (both covers are quite loose). The spine was not photographed. The basically blank leaves at the beginning and end were probably added when the manuscript was bound. If that is right, then the binding is 19th century because Dunn’s notes are on the front endpaper. There is evidence that the manuscript was trimmed slightly at the bottom for binding.

The main manuscript has 90 folios and is foliated in black ink, initially in Roman numerals. A second set of foliation marks in red ink begins at the bottom of fol. 9r and continues through 48r; this red foliation may have been trimmed or erased on the other quires. At fol. 76, the black foliation changes to Hindu-Arabic numerals and a later hand. The initial capitularia section is foliated separately, also in black Hindu-Arabic numerals and a later hand. The digital foliation follows that in the manuscript, giving us two foliations with the front and back end papers unfoliated.

The manuscript has 12 regular quaternions with one or two shorter quires in the middle (f. 49–58). The carryover on f. 54 would suggest that these are a ternion and a duernion. The signature marks would suggest that f. 49–56v are a regular quaternion with a bifolium that was added to accommodate the first of the two ordinances about herring. That possibility is supported by the fact that the dorse of fol. 58 is blank. The end papers were bifolia but a folio has been cut out of the initial one. Signature marks can be discerned on the first four folios of many of the quires, although some have been nearly or entirely erased. This gives us the following collation:

Collation: i (unfoliated, a second endpaper has probably been cut out), 1–88 (f. 1–8, f. 1–54), 92 (f. 57–58), 10–138 (f. 59–90), ii (unfoliated).

The initial ‘C’ of 1 Edw. 3 is decorated in dark red and blue and what may be gold leaf extending into a decorative border in red and blue around the entire text. The initial ‘R’ of 1 Ric. 2 at fol. 75r is nearly as elaborate, red and blue with a semi-border beside the text and red scrollwork issuing into the margins. Other major initials are decorated in red or blue with scrollwork of the opposite color issuing into the margins; a few of these initials were left undrawn. There are red paragraph marks throughout, and major headings are bisected by red lines. There are no miniatures.

Most, perhaps all, of the folios of the main manuscript are laid out in pencil with lines for a header, 44 or 45 lines of text, and a rather large space at the bottom.

The condition of the manuscript is generally very good, with clear and legible handwriting. As a pencilled note in a modern hand on seq. 201 notes, fol. 17, 18, 19 and 58 are cut off at the bottom (fol. 58 quite substantially). There does not, however seem to be anything missing from the text.

The header of the capitularia is written in a florid hand of the 18th or 19th centuries. The foliation in the capitularia and in the latter part of the main manuscript is also written in later hand of uncertain date, but probably not totally modern.

There are marginalia throughout the manuscript, but not on every page. These marginalia vary as to their date and content. For example, on fol. 76r opposite c. 9 of 1 Ric. 2 a hand of the early fifteenth century has referenced a scire facias case in Y.B. Hil., 5 Hen. 5. Later on the same page opposite c. 12, the same hand has glossed ‘baston de Flete’ as ‘gardeyn del flete’. In the upper right-hand corner of fol. 89, there is a much more elaborate note in a hand of roughly the same period that cross-references a statute found on fol. 20. We have not attempted to transcribe all these marginalia, but a transcription and analysis of them would certainly be valuable.

Like HLS MS 170, MS 19 contains a number of items from the early years of Edward III that are not found in S.R. These seem be ordinances rather than statutes in the modern sense, or writs and mandates that implement statutes. It is hard to imagine that they are not published somewhere, but we have so far been unable to find most of them. Even more peculiar is the inclusion in MS 19 of a copy of the statute of York of 12 Edward II, the only item that antedates 1 Edw. 3. Since this item is between a statute of 11 Edward 3 and 14 Edward 3, it seems likely that its inclusion is just a mistake.

The last datable item in the manuscript is the ‘commission’ of 10 Ric. 2. There is nothing that would indicate a date any later than that. Hence our approximate date: ca. 1386.

 

Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
5f. 1r0Capitularia 
21f. 1r1Querela [concerning the Despensers], 1 Edw. 3, stat. 1, preamble (S.R. 1:251) 
24f. 2v21 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255 
27f. 4r3?Commons petition concerning the Despensers (not in S.R.) 
29f. 5r4Writ implementing 1 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1 (perambulation of the forest) (not in S.R.) 
30f. 5v5Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257 
34f. 7v64 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:261 
38f. 9v75 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:265 
42f. 11v89 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:269 
45f. 13r99 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:273 
47f. 14r10?Ordinance concerning purveyance (Not in S.R.) 
48f. 14v11Undated royal mandate to all bailiffs concerning provisions for the household (Not in S.R. ) 
48f. 14v1210 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:275) 
49f. 15r1310 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:278 
50f. 15v1410 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:276 
52f. 16v1511 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:280 
53f. 17r16Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 [N.B.], stat. 1 (S.R. 1:177 
55f. 18r17Royal writ concerning sheriffs (Not in S.R.) 
55f. 18r1814 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:281 
65f. 23r1914 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:289 
68f. 24v2014 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:292 ) 
68f. 24v2114 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:292 
71f. 26r2215 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:295 
72f. 26v2315 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:297) 
74f. 27v2418 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:299) 
76f. 28v2518 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:300 
76f. 28v2618 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:302 
79f. 30r2720 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:303 
81f. 31r28Oath of the justices, 20 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:305 
82f. 31v29Ordinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:307 
84f. 32v30Statute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:311 
90f. 35v31Statutum de pannis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:314 
94f. 37v32Statute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:316 
99f. 40r33Ordinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6 (S.R. 1:324 
102f. 41v34Statutum de forma levationis decime-quinte, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 7 (S.R. 1:327 
104f. 42v35Ordinance concerning the staple, 26 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
106f. 43v36Statute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:329 
109f. 45r37Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:332 
121f. 51r38Ordinatio de feodis maiorum et constabularium stapule, ?28 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:343 
123f. 52r3928 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:345 
128f. 54v4031 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:349 
131f. 56r41Ordinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:355 
133f. 57r42Ordinatio facta de allece vendend 
137f. 59r4334 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:364 
142f. 61v44Ordinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:369 
144f. 62v4536 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:371 
149f. 65r46De perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:376 
151f. 66r47Statutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:378 
156f. 68v4838 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:383 
158f. 69v4938 Edw. 3, stat.2 (S.R. 1:385 
160f. 70v5042 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:388 
162f. 71v5143 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:390 
165f. 73r5245 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:393) 
165f. 73r5347 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:395 ) 
165f. 73r54De perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:396 
169f. 75r551 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:1 
173f. 77r56Statute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:6 
178f. 79v572 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:13 
178f. 79v583 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:13 
181f. 81r59Statute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:16) 
182f. 81v605 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:17 
187f. 84r616 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:26 
190f. 85v626 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:30 
191f. 86r637 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:31 
194f. 87v648 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:36 
195f. 88r659 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:38 
197f. 89r66Commission to a large number of people with regard to the ?household, 10 Ric. 2 

 

Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
1no fol., no sig.Front cover 
2no fol., no sig.Inside front cover, with bookplate, From the Library of George Dunn, Gift of the Alumni of the Harvard Law School 
3no fol., no sig.Modern marbled endpaper 
4no fol., no sig.Modern endpaper with library markings and notes by George Dunn 
51rCapitularia 
  Heading: Statutes of King Edward the 3rd (& King Richard the 2nd).
  Note: (1) Heading in florid 18th or 19th-century hand. (2) The source of these capitularia is probably not the texts in the ms. On fol. 6v, the capitularia give the chapters of a ‘statute of Ireland’ of 36 Edw. 3. That is not the text that is in the main ms., which is 36 Edw. 3, stat. 1, as given in S.R. and which has nothing to do with Ireland
61v 
72r 
82v 
93r 
103v 
114r 
124v 
135r 
145v 
156r 
166v 
177r 
187v 
198r 
  Note: In the lower right-hand corner there is a note in a 16th-century hand beginning (in modern spelling) ‘Right worshipfull and my good friend’, partially rubbed out. Probably legible under uv.
208vBlank, except for indications of ownership 
211r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (concerning the Despensers). (S.R. 1:251–4)anno primo 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’.
221vanno 
232rprimoa 2 
242v1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum al honour de dieu.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
253rprimo 
263vanno 
  Note: Marginalia and corrections in different hand/ink; these continue throughout the MS.
274r?Commons petition concerning the Despensers. (Not in S.R.)primoa 4 
  Heading: Incipit statutum E iij apud Westm’ anno primo.
  Note: (1) This document is clearly related to the documents printed in PROME concerning the exile of Despensers. The king granted the petition (that the exile be renewed), but this document does not have the style of a petition. Which text of the petition is closest (there are a number of conflicting texts) requires further exploration. (2) Decorated initial ‘A’.
284vanno 
295rWrit implementing 1 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1. (Not in S.R.)primo 
  Heading: Explicit statutum come le despenser le second. Incipit patens de perambulac’one Foreste anno primo.
  Note: (1) The writ is tested by the king at Westminster, 3 March 1327. (2) Decorated initial ‘E’.
305vStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Northampton’ anno secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
316rsecundo 
326vanno 
337rsecundo 
347v4 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:261–5)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum S’c’e Kateryne anno quarto apud Westm’ editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
358rquarto 
368vanno 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
379rquartob 1 (very faint) 
389v5 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:265–9) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ anno quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
3910rquintob 2 
4010vanno 
4111rquinto 
4211v9 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:269–72)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ de Anno Nono apud Ebor’ de vendic’o’e victual’.
  Marginalia: In a somewhat later hand following an erased note in the same hand: ‘Carta hic anno sexto stat’ de le Staple usque ad hoc etc.&rsquo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) The note seems to suggest that the writer wants a statute or ordinance from year 6 concerning the staple included. A reference to such a document may be found in Adaline Louise Jenckes, The Origin, the Organization and the Location of the Staple of England (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1908) App., p. 59.
4312rnonob 4 
4412vanno 
4513r9 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:273–4)nono 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Ebor’ eode’ anno de moneta Anglie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
4613vanno 
4714r10 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1. (S.R. 276–7)decimo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ anno decimo.
  Note: This is the text of 5 Edw. 3, c. 2 (S.R. 265–6), which in turn recites 4 Edw. 3, c. 3-4 (S.R. 262–3). 5 Edw. 3, c. 2 was then repeated in 10 Edw. 3 stat. 2, c. 1.
4814v(1) Undated royal mandate to all bailiffs concerning provisions for the household. (2) 10 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] 1:275)anno 
  Heading: (1) Co’missio facta provisoribz iuxta statutum anted’c’m. (2) Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ eodem anno.
  Note: (1) The undated royal mandate to all bailiffs both within and without of liberties to cooperate with Robert Mauleverer in obtaining provisions for the household is not found in S.R., PROME, Cal. Pat. R. or Cal. Close R. (2) Decorated initials ‘R’ and ‘P’.
4915r10 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:278–80)decimo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Notyngh’m de cibar’ utend’ eod’m anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
5015v10 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:276–8)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ eodem anno de provisoribz.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) The heading is misleading; the text has nothing to do with provisors as that term is normally understood. This version of the statute omits c. 1, which has already been given above. It includes and numbers the unnumbered ‘articles’ that follow the text of the statute in S.R. up to, and including, the memorandum that the articles are not be taken as a statute.
5116rdecimo 
5216v11 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:280–1)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno undecimo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
5317rStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2 [N.B.], stat. 1. (S.R. 1:177–9)xijo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Ebor’ anno duodecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
5417vanno 
5518r(1) Royal writ concerning sheriffs. (2) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] 1:281–9)xiiijo 
  Heading: (1) Breve de vicecomite eligendo factum eodem Anno xijmo. (2) Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ editu’ anno quartodecimo.
  Note: (1) The royal writ concerning sheriffs is addressed to the coroners and knights in the county of ?Cornwall (‘C’) who are about to hold the next county court. It is tested by the duke of Cornwall at Kingston in year 12 without a day or month. It is not found in S.R. or PROME. (2) Decorated initials ‘R’ and ‘A’.
5618vanno 
5719rxiiijo 
5819vanno 
5920rxiiijo 
6020vanno 
6121rxiiijo 
6221vanno 
6322rxiiij 
6422vanno 
6523r14 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:289–92)xiiijo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ anno eodem.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
6623vanno 
6724rxiiij 
6824v(1) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (2) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. [1] 1:292 [2] 1:292–4)anno 
  Heading: (1) Incipit statutu’ t’cium apud Westm’ factum et prerogativa Angl’ penes Franc’ eodem anno. (2) Incipit statut’ iiijm pro clero Angl’ apud Westm’ eode’ anno.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘E’ and ‘E’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
6925rxiiijd 1 
7025vanno 
7126r15 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:295–6)xiiijod 2 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
7226v15 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:297)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ editu’ eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
7327rxxvod 3 
7427v18 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:299)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum pro clero anno decimo octavo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
7528rxviijo 
7628v(1) 18 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (2) 18 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. [1] 1:300–1 [2] 1:302–3)anno 
  Heading: (1) Incipit statutu’ de anno eodem ap’d Westm’ editum. (2) Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘P’.
7729rxviijo 
7829vanno 
7930r20 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:303–5)xviijo 
  Heading: Incipit ordinacio Justic’ anno eodem decimo viijm.
  Marginalia: Carta hic [begin insert] de anno xviij [end insert] stat’ de ministris le Roi en Irland’ etc. quod sic incipit Edward par la grace etc. salutz: Saches etc.
  Note: (1) The text, which is attributed here to year 18, is basically the same (except that it is addressed to sheriff of Cumberland and not those of London) as that which is contained in S.R. under year 20. The annotator apparently wants included another text that he knows from year 18 and that concerns Ireland. (2) Decorated initial ‘E’.
8030vanno xviijo 
8131rOath of the justices, 20 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:305–6)anno vicesimo 
  Heading: Incipit sacramentu’ Justic’ de anno vicesimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
8231vOrdinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:307–9)anno 
  Heading: Incipit ordinacio de s’vientibz anno vicesimo iijo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
8332rxxo tercio 
8432vStatute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:311–13)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ de s’vientibz anno vicesimo quinto.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
8533rxxo quintoe 1 
8633vanno 
8734rxxo quinto 
8834vanno 
8935rxxo quintoe 3 
9035vStatutum de pannis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:314–16)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ scd’m apud Westm’ de advocac’o’ibz a’o eodem.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
9136rxxo quintoe 4 
9236vanno 
9337rxxo quinto 
9437vStatute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:316–18)anno 
  Heading: Incipit aliud statutu’ apud Westm’ eodem Anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
9538rxxo quinto 
9638vanno 
9739rxxo quinto 
9839vanno 
9940rOrdinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6. (S.R. 1:324–26)xxo quinto 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ pro clero de anno vicesimo quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
10040vanno 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
10141rxxo quinto?f 1 
10241vStatutum de forma levationis decime-quinte, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 7. (S.R. 1:327–8)anno 
  Heading: Incip’ stat’m de forma levac’o’is quindene eod’ anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
10342rxxo quinto?f 2 
10442vOrdinance concerning the staple, 26 Edw. 3. (Not in S.R.)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum editu’ apud Westm’ anno xxo sexto.
  Note: (1) In the form of a royal writ, dated at Westminster 10 Dec. without a regnal year, this ordinance is similar to, but not the same as, the Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (2) Decorated initial ‘E’.
10543rxxo sexto?f 3 
10643vStatute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:329–31)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de provisoribz Westm’ anno vicesimo vijmo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
10744rxxmo septimo?f 4 
10844vanno 
10945rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:332–42)xxvijo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ stapule anno vicesimo septimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
11045vanno 
11146rxxo septimo 
11246vanno 
11347rxxo septimo 
11447vanno 
11548rxxo septimo 
11648vanno 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
11749rxxmo septimog 1 
11849vanno 
11950rxxmo septimog 2 
12050vanno 
12151rOrdinatio de feodis maiorum et constabularium stapule, ?28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:343–44)xxmo septimog 3 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ de feodis ministror’ stapule anno eode’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
12251vanno 
12352r28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:345–9)xxmo octavog 4 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ anno vicesimo octavo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
12452vanno 
12553rxx octano 
12653vanno 
12754rxxmo octano 
12854v31 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:349–53)anno xxxjo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ anno tricesimo primo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘R’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break. (3) Header partly in a different hand.
12955rxxxmo primo 
13055vanno xxxjo 
13156rOrdinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:355–6) 
  Heading: Ordinacio de pisse [sic] salso [sic] apud Westm’ eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
13256vanno 
13357rOrdinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:353–5)xxxmo primo 
  Heading: Ordinac’o de allece eodem anno apud Westm’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
13457vanno 
13558rxxx p’mo 
  Marginalia: Carta hic ordinacio de allece facta anno quinto trigesimo etc. quod sic incipit Coment qe nadgairs [begin underscore] a procurement dascuns etc. [end underscore] et habetur [begin cross-out] aliud [end cross-out] [begin insert] illud idem [end insert] stat’ de allece folio quarto sequente.
  Note: (1) Normally when the annotator says ‘Carta hic’ he seems to mean that the document that he mentions should be inserted here. Since this quire seems to be an insertion to get in this ordinance about herring, he may have thought that the later ordinance on the same topic should be included as well, but then realized that the ordinance that he had in mind was already in the text. (2) Lower half of page cut out.
13658vBlank 
13759r34 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:364–9)(1) vij quaterna (2) xxxmo quarto h 1 
  Note: (1) The fact that the header calls this quire 7 suggests, as we had already suspected, that the two previous quires were inserts. (2) Decorated initial ‘C’. (3) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
13859vanno 
13960rtricesimo iiijtoh 2 
14060vanno 
14161rtricesimo iiijtoh 3 
14261vOrdinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:369–70)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud West’ de allece a’o xxxvto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
14362rxxx quintoh 4 
14462v36 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:371–6)anno 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
14563rxxxvj 
14663vanno 
14764rxxxmo sexto 
14864vanno 
14965rDe perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:376–8)xxvjto 
  Heading: Incipit carta perdonacionis eodem anno edita.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
15065vanno 
15166rStatutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:378–83)xxxmo octavo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de anno tricesimo octavo.
  Note: (1) The statute is misdated in the heading. (2) Decorated initial ‘L’.
15266vanno 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
15367rxxxmo octavoj 1 
15467vanno 
15568rxxxmo viijvoj 2 
15668v38 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:383–5)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ de anno tricesimo octavo E tercij.
  Note: (1) Here it is the text of statute that is misdated, at least according to the date given in S.R. (2) Decorated initial ‘N’.
15769rxxxmo octavo 
15869v38 Edw. 3, stat.2. (S.R. 1:385–7)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ anno tricesimo nono.
  Note: (1) Once more, the heading misdates the staute. (2) Decorated initial ‘P’.
15970rxxmo nonoj 4 (very faint) 
16070v42 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:388–90)annoanno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ anno quadragesimo sc’do.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
16171rxlij 
16271v43 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:390–2)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ de anno quadragesimo t’cio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
16372rxliijo 
16472vanno E xliijo 
  Note: Header partly in a different hand.
16573r(1) 45 Edw. 3. (2) 47 Edw. 3. (3) De perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3. (S.R. [1] 1:393 [2] 1:395 [3] 1:396–8) 
  Heading: (1) Incipit statutum ap’d Westm’ editu’ anno xl quarto. (2) Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ editu’ anno xl septimo. (3) Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ anno quinquagesimo.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘C’, ‘P’, and ‘D’.
16673vanno 
16774rquinquagesimo 
16874v 
  Heading: Expliciunt om’ia statuta tempore E iij post conquestum.
16975r1 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:1–5)anno primoa 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘R’.
17075vanno 
17176rprimob 
17276vanno 
17377rStatute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:6–11)secundoc 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ Gloucestr’ anno Ric’i secundi secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
17477vanno 
17578rsecundod 
17678vanno 
17779rsecundo 
17879v(1) 2 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (2) 3 Ric. 2. (S.R. [1] 2:12 [2] 2:13–15)anno 
  Heading: (1) Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ editum eodem anno secundo. (2) Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ editu’ anno tercio.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘R’ and ‘R’.
17980rt’cio 
18080vanno 
18181rStatute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:16)quarto 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud North’m’t’ anno quarto.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘R’. (2) Note in lower right-hand margin, possibly legible under uv.
18281v5 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:17–23)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ apud Westm’ editum anno quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
18382rquinto 
18482vanno 
18583rquintoa 
18683vanno 
18784r6 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:26–30)sextob 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ anno sexto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
18884vanno 
18985rsextoc 
  Note: Page torn; text unaffected.
19085v6 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:30–31) 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ eodem anno Ric’i ij.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
19186r7 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:31–36)septimod 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editu’ anno septimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
19286vanno 
19387rseptimo 
19487v8 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:36–7)anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editu’ Anno Octavo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
19588r9 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:38–9)octavo 
  Heading: Incipit statutu’ editu’ apud Westm’ anno nono Ric’i sc’di.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘n’ where it ought to go.
19688vanno 
19789rCommission to a large number of people with regard to the ?household, 10 Ric. 2. (Not in S.R.)nono 
  Heading: Explicit statutu’ de anno nono Ric’i sc’di. Incipit Co’mission de anno decimo Regis Ric’i secundi.
  Note: (1) The commission is dated 19 November, and there is no reason to doubt that the regnal year is that given in the heading, 10 Ric. 2. It is probably connected with the ‘Wonderful’ Parliament, which met in the autumn of 1386. It deserves more attention than we have been able to give it. (2) No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘r’ where it ought to go.
19889v 
19990r 
20090v 
  Heading: Explicit Co’missio.
201no fol., no sig.Blank, except for modern notes about torn folios 
202no fol., no sig.Blank 
203no fol., no sig.Blank 
204no fol., no sig.Blank 
205no fol., no sig.Inside back cover 
206no fol., no sig.Back cover