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HLS MS No. 20

England. Statutes, 8 Edw. 3 to 11 Hen. 6

ca. 1433

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:13363903

 

 

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here.

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 47 reads as follows:

“47 STATUTA NOVA, 8 EDWARD III TO 11 HENRY VI
“MS. 20.

“Mid-C.xv, 133 ff. Preceded by part of an index, from Mayntenance to Pardon only. Imperfect at beginning and end.

“Acquired by George Dunn in Dec. 1887; his sale, S. 12 Feb. 1913, no. 269; bought privately by HLS.

“Census, I, 1026, no. 20.”

The manuscript measures approximately 280 X 200 mm.

The binding is English green morocco with gilt borders, ca. 1880–1890, in good condition. The basically blank leaves at the beginning and end were probably added at the time of the binding.

There are two pencilled foliations that are relatively complete, beginning with the first folio of the calendar and not including the endpapers. They are in a 19th-century hand and seem to have been made when George Dunn had the manuscript rebound. One of them is in the upper right-hand corner. It contains some corrections, some of which are reflected in a second foliation that appears in the same place irregularly. If the corrections are taken into account both of them run from 1 to 133 and correspond to what we got when we foliated the manuscript digitally. The second relatively complete pencilled foliation is in the bottom center. It does not always correspond to the one in the upper right-hand corner. This foliation seems to represent the order in which Dunn found the manuscript. He then moved folios around to correspond to the chronological order, and had the manuscript bound in this order.

The fourth foliation, written top center in pen and ink with a quill, but not medieval, does not begin until our fol. 95, where it gives the number 134. It continues, with one major interruption at our fol. 99–106, to the end of the manuscript which is marked as fol. 166. The presence of the gap suggests that when this foliation was made there already were quires out of order, and this suggestion is confirmed by the bottom center foliation. The fact that this older foliation runs to fol. 166 suggests that between the time that this foliation was made and time when Dunn got the manuscript 34 folios were lost. We says ‘suggests’ because the older foliation is not complete. (It may have been complete at one time; there is evidence that the manuscript was trimmed at the top when it was bound, perhaps even when it acquired the current binding.)

It is likely that a large number of the missing folios were at the beginning of the manuscript. As already noted, the calendar is fragmentary, running from ‘Mayntenance’ to ‘Pardon’. Those lemmata take up four folios. A crude estimate would suggest that as many as 20 folios could be missing here. The first statute begins in the middle of 8 Edward III. Manuscripts that begin in 1 Edward III frequently contain quite a bit of material from the years 1–7. Hence, all of the missing folios could have been at the beginning. Unfortunately, we know that they were not. In addition to at least one folio that is missing at the end (11 Hen. 6 is not quite complete), there is at least one folio missing after our fol. 23, 32, 35, 61, 66, 75, and 129. In the case of the last-named, there are probably a minimum of two folios missing. In the case of fol. 32, treated in more detail below, there may be three folios missing. In all these cases the missing folios result in missing text.

If the manuscript were disbound, it would probably be possible to reconstruct the original quiring. Since disbinding is unlikely to happen any time soon, we have attempted to state the quiring as it is now. The current binding is quite tight, and the quire breaks are not visible. There are no signature marks. We have relied on the carryovers and the indications that Dunn moved quires. With so much missing and with the obvious evidence of rearrangement of material which probably led to some quires being reconstructed, our statement can only be approximate.

Collation: 14 (f. 1–4), 26 (f. 5–10), 38 (f. 11–18), 42 (f. 19–20), 54 (f. 21–24), 66 (f. 25–30), ii (f. 31–32), 74 (f. 33–36), 8–108 (f. 37–60), 116 (f. 61–66), 128 (f. 67–75), 133 (f. 76–78), 144 (f. 79–82), 158 (f. 83–90), 16–174 (f. 91–98), 188 (f. 99–106), 193 (f. 107–109), 204 (f. 108–111), 23–248 (f. 112–129), 234 (f. 130–133).

There is no obvious break between quires 2 and 3, so the division here is arbitrary. Dunn moved quire 4 to its present position where it clearly belongs both because of the continuity of the text and because fol. 20v has a carryover to fol. 21r. There are gaps in the text of quire 5 between fol. 21 and 22 and between fol. 23 and 24. In this case we can reconstruct how the loss of text occurred. There was a bifolium (21a and 23a, if you will) that is now lost. Since 24v has has a carryover to 25r, we can say with reasonable confidence that quire 5 was originally a ternion.

We marked quire 6 as a ternion followed by two folios tipped in. That is not the only possibility, but what is going on here is not regular. There are gaps in the text following fol. 31v, 32r, and 32v. All three pages have carryovers in a medieval script, the first two in a style slightly different from the one that marks quire breaks in the rest of the manuscript. None of these carryovers is picked up on the following page. At a minimum that indicates that at least the first two and perhaps the third mark gaps in the text of considerable antiquity. We might hypothesize that these mark original scribal or binding errors that were later corrected on folios that are now missing. (It is possible that these carryovers are picked up later, but we have not found them, and it seems unlikely that we missed them.)

Dunn moved quires 7–10 to their present position, where they clearly belong chronologically. There is a gap in the text following fol. 35; hence, quire 7 may have been reconstructed in a way that cannot be discerned without disbinding. Quire 8 may also be reconstructed. Statutes of Richard 2 begin on fol. 40r, and changes of ruler usually begin a new quire in medieval statute books. A gathering of 3 folios and another of 5 would, however, be quite unusual; the entire quire was all in one place when Dunn found it, and the carryover on fol. 44v is picked up on fol. 45r. Quires 9 and 10 are regular quaternions, with carryovers that are picked up on the succeeding page.

Dunn moved quires 11–13 to their present position where they clearly belong chronologically. There is a gap in the text following the first folio of quire 11 (fol. 61) and another following the last folio of the quire (fol. 66), where there is also a carryover that is not picked up on the following page. At least two folios are missing, but it cannot have been a bifolium granted the position of the gaps. How the quire is currently constructed cannot be discerned without disbinding the manuscript. Quire 12 appears to be a regular quaternion. There is no carryover at the end, but text is missing following the last folio (fol. 74). Statutes of Henry IV begin quire 13, which ends (fol. 78v) with a carryover that is picked up on the succeeding page. Without determining how quire 13 is currently structured, we can imagine it was originally a duernion with the now-missing folio at the beginning, although that would mean that Henry IV began in mid-quire.

Dunn moved quires 14–17 to their current position where they clearly belong chronologically. Quires 14 and 15 have carryovers that are picked up on the following page. As we have marked the quiring, statutes of Henry V begin in the middle of quire 16, but the fact that quire 17 has older foliation, and the preceding and subsequent quires do not, suggests that both 16 and 17 are regular duernions.

Dunn moved quire 18 to its current position where it clearly belongs chronologically. The last folio (106v) has a carryover that is picked up on the following page.

Dunn left quires 19–23 where he found them. They are all marked with the older foliation. Quire 19 is now a gathering of three folios, but we frequently find that a folio has been cut out at the end of a reign. Quire 20, a duernion, begins statutes of Henry VI. It has a carryover that is picked up on the following page. Quire 21, a quaternion, also has a carryover picked up on the following page. Quire 22, also a quaternion, has a carryover that is not picked up on the following page. On the basis of what is in S.R. for these years of Henry VI there is probably more than one folio missing here. Since we are at the beginning of the quire that gap may have been matched by folios at the end of the quire. Something is clearly missing at the end, because the manuscript ends in mid-sentence.

Spaces were left for decorated intial capitals throughout the manuscript, but none were drawn. In some cases, the scribe added a small letter where the capital ought to have been.

The manuscript is written in an English legal hand, long lines, 45 to a full page. The script of the index/calendar may be in a style a bit later than that of the main text, but it is not obviously later than that of the last statute (1433). The folios are laid out in pencil with lines for a header, 45 lines of text, and a large space at the bottom.

Although several pages of the manuscript are missing, the condition of what remains is quite good. The handwriting is clear and legible, obviously professional.

Notes in Dunn’s handwriting, most identifying statutes, are pencilled in English throughout the manuscript. At the end is a longer pencilled addition in French, which fills in some of the missing text in 11 Hen. 6.

The last datable item in the main collection is the statute 11 Hen. 6. Other than the fact that text is missing at the end of the manuscript, there is nothing that would indicate a date any later than that. Hence our approximate date of ca. 1433. This may be a bit too early, but it seems likely that it is closer to right than Dunn’s estimate of ca. 1450.

There are no indications of provenance prior to Dunn’s note of his acquisition in 1887. It is possible that some existed on end papers that were discarded when Dunn had the manuscript rebound, but Dunn was not one to throw things out that indicated medieval or even early modern ownership. What we must imagine is that Dunn acquired a manuscript that was a total mess. If it was bound at all (it may have been just a stack of unbound quires), the binding was not doing its job. We cannot criticize him for rearranging the manuscript and having it bound. A modern codicologist, of course, would have left a better record of what the quiring was like when he found the manuscript and what, if anything, was done to remake the quires.

If we try to extrapolate back to what manuscript was like in the fifteenth century, we note that a fine piece of professional writing was never completed. Illustrations were clearly contemplated which are not there. Two, possibly three, botches around folios 31 and 32 were noticed. Perhaps they were corrected on individual folios that were later lost because the manuscript was not immediately bound; perhaps they were never corrected. We certainly cannot prove that this was a manuscript that was bespoke and never picked up. (Perhaps the person who ordered it died or fell on bad times.) It is, however, possible that that is what happened.

The only evidence that the manuscript was ever used is that a calendar/index was put in in what may be a slightly later script. That same hand may also be the one responsible for the explicit at the end of the statutes of Edward III and the insertion of the short extract from the Modus tenendi parliamentum. All these things could, however, have been done in the scriptorium that was making up the manuscript.

We imagine that unbound quires of the manuscript were lying around, and pieces of it went missing. Someone in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century (it is unlikely to have been any earlier than that) foliated what was left of it, but more was lost before Dunn acquired it.

What we can say with reasonable confidence is that this manuscript was designed to be a high-quality production, perhaps a display manuscript, that never served its original purpose. There is nothing in it that needs be associated with the practice of law. The slight differences in content between this manuscript and others containing similar material may point to a merchant or a town as the person or entity that originally ordered it. Lawyers may have looked it in subsequent years, but it was such a mess that no one wanted it. It would have taken too much work to put it in a condition that would make it useable as statute-book. It is only when someone was interested in it because it was medieval that anything was done to rescue it. The person who did that was George Dunn.

 

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  Seq. Fol. Label Header  
 1Font cover 
 2Inside front cover, marbled, with bookplate, From the Library of George Dunn, Gift of the Alumni of the Harvard Law School 
 3Blank marbled page 
 4Blank 
 5Library reference marks 
 6Blank 
 71rCalendar of New StatutesNovor’ statutor’ 
Marginalia: (1) Mayntenance, (2) Marschall de bank le Roy, (3) Marschalsie, (4) Marchandisez eskyppez, (5) Vide.
Note: Pencilled additions in 19th-century hand has written ‘Calendare’ above the header and has transcribed the first entry in the calendar.
 81vCalendare 
Marginalia: (1) Marchau’tz engloys, (2) Marchauntz estaungez.
Note: The capital ‘C’ in the header, indicated here in pencil in a later hand, is missing throughout this section.
 92rNovor’ Statutor’ 
Marginalia: (1) Mariners, (2) Meer, (3) Melcombe, (4) Mendynantz.
 102valendare [sic] 
Marginalia: (1) Mensongez, (2) Merke & reprisell, (3) Mesprisio’n, (4) Mesurez.
 113rNovor’ Statutor’ 
Marginalia: (1) Vide, (2) Money.
 123valendare [sic] 
Marginalia: (1) Vide, (2) Mortemayn’, (3) Multiplicac’o’n, (3) Nati in partibz transmarinis, (5) Niefs, (6) Vide, (7) Nisi primo, (8) Norway, (9) Novell’.
 134rNovor’ Statutor’ 
Marginalia: (1) Nouncleyms, (2) Nounpleyns, (3) Nounsuyts, (4) Nountenir, (5) Nusauns, (6) Officers, (7) Oier & t’miner, (8) Orpheours.
 144valendare [sic] 
Marginalia: (1) Oxenford’, (2) Pakker, (3) Panell’, (4) Vide, (5) Pape, (6) Pardon’.
 155rWrit appointing places where staple of wool and leather should be held, ?8 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.)E iij 
Note: (1) This page begins in the middle of the item. (2) Pencilled notes in 19th-century hand assigns it to 8 Edw. 3 and says that it is not in Ruffhead. (3) It is dated in CUL, Ii.6.10, fol. 94r on 16 September anno 6, whereas the date here is on the same day but anno 7. See Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, p. 401. It would also seem to be in CUL, Gg.5.7, fol. 50v. (Baker did not itemize the Edward III statutes in this manuscript, presumably because they had already been done in vol. 3 of A catalogue of the manuscripts preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge, vol. 3 (Cambridge 1856), p. 187 (no. 71).) Baker notes that this item was revoked in year 8, as is indicated by the following item in CUL, Ii.6.10
 165vWrit to the bishop of London against ‘communes malefactores’, 8 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.)Anno octavo 
Heading: Sentencia facta in comunes malefactores Anno octavo E iij.
Note: (1) Pencilled note: ‘Not in Ruffhead’. (2) Dated at Gloucester, year 8, this would seem to be the same as the writ contained in CUL, Gg.5.7, fol. 51v, noted in A catalogue of the manuscripts preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge, vol. 3 (Cambridge 1856) p. 187 (no. 72).
 176r(1) Writ revoking the previous writ about the staple (2) 9 Edw. 3, stat. 2 [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 1:273–4 ]E iij 
Heading: Statutum apud Ebor’ editum Anno nono E iij.
Note: (1) Pencilled note in 19th-century hand describing the statute. (2) The first new section lacks a heading.
 186v9 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:269–72)Anno nono 
Heading: Incipit statutum de vendicione victualium Anno nono E iij editum apud Ebor’.
 197rE iij 
 207vWrit to the mayor and bailiffs of Kingston upon Hull that 9 Edw. 3, stat. 1, be proclaimed and observed, undated (Not in S.R.)Anno nono 
Heading: Breve de perambulacione statutorum predictorum.
Note: It is unclear why this is called ‘breve de perambulacione’, but there is no doubt that it is as decribed above.
 218r(1) Mandate (royal, undated) to all bailiffs concerning provisions for the household; (2) 10 Edw. 3, stat. 1 [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 1:275 ]E iij 
Heading: (1) Commissio facto [sic] provisoribus iuxta statutum ante dictum. (2) Incipit statutum de forma perdonaconis cartarum A’o xo E iij.
Note: Item (1) is an undated royal mandate to all bailiffs both within and without of liberties to cooperate with Robert Mauleverer in obtaining provisions for the household. Not found in S.R., PROME, Cal. Pat. R. or Cal. Close R. Also in HLS MS 19.
 228v10 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:276–8)Anno decimo 
Heading: Aliud statutum factum fuit eodem anno ?quomodo serviretur magnatibus et aliis populorum gentibus [qmo s’viretur magnatibz & al’ ppl’orum gent’] de cibariis set nihil valet nunc. Et ideo non scribatur.
Note: 19th-century pencilled note in margin ‘Rufhead p. 214’. Contemporary note next to c. 1: ‘vacat hic set postea est’. The Ruffhead reference is probably to p. 221 of vol. 1 the 1763 edition, which, in turn, refers to the appendix, which is in a later volume. Although the heading seems corrupt, it probably refers to S.R. 10 Edw. 3, stat. 3, p. 278–80. If that is right, then the statute that is here lacks a heading, which is found when the statute is repeated on the next page.
 239r10 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:276–8)E iij 
Heading: Aliud statutum de eodem anno.
Note: This statute appears twice, as is noted in the marginalia to the preceding statute.
 249v(1) 11 Edw. 3 (2) Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 [S.R. (1) 1:280–1 (2) 1:177–9 ]Anno vicesimo 
Heading: (1) Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno xjo E iij. (2) Incipit statutum editum apud Ebor’ Anno duodecimo E iij.
Note: The statute here called ‘12 Edw. 3’ is in fact 12 Edw. 2.
 2510rxijo E iij 
 2610v(1) Breve de vicecomite eligendo, ?12 Edw. 3 (2) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 2 [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 1:289–92]Anno xiiij 
Heading: (1) Breve de vicecomite eligendo facto eodem anno. (2) Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno xiiijo E iij.
Note: The first item is an undated writ addressed to the coroners and knights of E[?ssex] concerning the misdeeds of the sheriffs. Perhaps related to MS 19, fol. 18r, which is addressed to Cornwall.
 2711rE iij 
 2811vAnno quartodecimo 
 2912rE iij 
 3012vAnno quartodecimo 
 3113r14 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:292)E iij 
Heading: Incipit aliud statutum eodem anno factum apud Westm’.
 3213vAnno xiiijo 
 3314rE iij 
 3414v14 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:292–4)Anno xiiij 
Heading: Aliud statutum eodem Anno editum pro clero Anglie apud Westm’.
 3515rE iij 
 3615v(1) 15 Edw. 3, stat. 2; (2) Ordinances concerning Ireland [S.R. (1) 1:297 (2) Not in S.R. ]Anno xv 
Heading: (1) Et nota quod Anno quintodecimo in quidena pasche eiusdem Regis erat quoddam statutum editum & postea revocatum ut patet in brevi sequente. (2) Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno xvij E iij.
Note: (1) The first item is the revocation of 15 Edw. 3, stat. 1. The text is approximately the same as that in S.R. except that it is addressed to the sheriff of Cornwall rather than that of Lincoln. (2) The second item is not a statute of year 17. It would seem to be related to, but it is not the same thing as, the petitions in Parliament with answers of 16 Edw. 3 printed in Henry F. Berry, ed., Statutes and Ordinances, and Acts of the Parliament of Ireland: King John to Henry V (Dublin 1907) 332–363.
 3716r15 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:297–8)xvij E iij 
Heading: Expliciunt statuta hibernie Anno xvij. Aliud statutum Anglie eodem Anno.
Note: The text of 15 Edw. 3 contains several more lines after the end of the statute as printed in S.R.
 3816v18 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:300–1)Anno xvij 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno xviij E iij.
 3917rAnno xviij E iij 
 4017v(1) 18 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (2) 20 Edw. 3 [S.R. (1) 1:302–3 (2) 1:303–5 ]Anno xviij 
Heading: (1) Aliud statutum editum eodem Anno apud Westm’. (2) Statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno vicesimo E iij.
 4118rAnno xxo E iij 
 4218v(1) Oath of the justices, 20 Edw. 3 (2) Oath of the clerks of the chancery, 20 Edw. 3 [S.R. (1) 1:305–6 (2) 1:306 ]Anno xxo 
Heading: (1) Incipit Sacramentum Justiciarorum eodem Anno. (2) Sacramentum clericorum de Cancellaria.
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 4319rOrdinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:307–9)E iij xxiijo 
Heading: Ordinacio facta de sevientibus Anno xxiijo apud Westm’.
 4419vStatute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:311–13)Anno vicesimo quinto 
Heading: Incipit statutum de servientibus Anno vicesimo quinto Edwardi tertij.
 4520rStatute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:316–18)E iij 
Heading: Statutum de avocacionibus editum eodem anno apud Westm’ etc.
 4620vAnno xxv 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 4721rStatute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:329–31)E iij 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis E iij xxvij.
 4821vAnno xxvij 
Note: The page ends in paragraph 5 of the statute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1. One[?] fol. is probably missing.
 4922rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:332–42)E iij 
Note: The page begins in paragraph 2 of the Ordinance of the staple.
 5022vAnno xxvij 
 5123rE iij 
 5223vAnno xxvij 
Note: The page ends in the middle of the Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. One[?] fol. is probably missing.
 5324r28 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:345–9)E iij 
Note: The page begins in the middle of 28 Edw. 3.
 5424vAnno xxviij [sic] 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 5525r31 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:349–53)E iij 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ anno xxxj E iij.
Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘a’ where it ought to go.
 5625vAnno xxxi 
 5726rE iij 
 5826vOrdinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:355–6)Anno xxxi 
Heading: Ordinacio facta apud Westm’ de pisce salso eodem anno.
 5927r‘Ordinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:353–5)E iij 
Heading: Ordinacio de allece eodem Anno apud Westm’ editum Anno E iij xxxi.
 6027vAnno xxxi 
 6128r34 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:364–9)Anno xxxiiij 
Heading: Incipit Statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno xxxiiij E iij.
 6228vAnno xxxiiij 
 6329rE iij 
 6429vAnno xxxiiij 
 6530rOrdinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:369–70)E iij 
Heading: Incipit secundm statutum de allece apud Westm’ Anno xxxv editum E iij.
 6630vOrdinatio facta pro statu terre Hibernie, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:357–64)Anno xxxv 
Heading: Statutum Hibernie editum apud Westm’ Anno xxxv E iij.
Note: The text says 35 Edw. 3, but this is 31 Edw. 3 per S.R.
 6731rE iij 
 6831vAnno xxxv 
 6932rE iij 
 7032vAnno xxxv 
Note: (1) Carryover indicating quire break. (2) The page ends in the middle of 35 Edw. 3.
 7133r36 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:371–6)E iij 
Note: The page begins in the middle of 36 Edw. 3, stat. 1, the text beginning on S.R. 372. One fol. is probably missing.
 7233vAnno xxxvj 
 7334rE iij 
 7434vStatutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:378–83)Anno xxxvij 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ Anno xxxvij E iij editum.
 7535rE iij 
 7635vAnno xxxvij 
Note: The page ends in the middle of Statutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3.
 7736r(1) 38 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (2) 38 Edw. 3, stat.2 [S.R. (1) 1:383–5 (2) 1:385–7 ]E iij 
Heading: (1) No heading. (2) Aliud Statutum apud Westm’ editum eodem Anno etc.
Note: (1) The page begins in the middle of 38 Edw. 3, stat 1. One fol. is probably missing. (2) The text of stat. 2 seems to be complete, but also seems to vary from that given in S.R.
 7836vAnno xxxviij 
 7937r43 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:390–2)xliij E iij 
Heading: Aliud statutum de Stapul’ apud Westm’ editum Anno xliij E iij.
 8037v[None] 
 8138r(1) 45 Edw. 3 (2) 47 Edw. 3 [S.R. (1) 1:393 (2) 1:395 ]xlv E iij 
Heading: (1) Statutum apud Westm’ editum anno xl quinto E iij. (2) Statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno quadragesimo septimo E iij.
 8238vDe perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:396–8)Anno xlvij 
Heading: Statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno quinquagesimo E iij.
 8339rAnno quinquagesimo E iij 
 8439vModus tenendi parliamentum (extract) (Not in S.R.)Anno lmo E iij 
Heading: (1) Expliciunt omnia statuta Regis Edwardi terci a conquestu Anglie. (2) Ordinacio parliamenti et pena inde.
Note: The second item, written in a slightly later hand, comes from the section of the Modus, De inchoatione parliamenti (Hardy ed., p. 29). Incipit: Primo die parliamenti vocabuntur burgenses. Explicit: ad valenciam unius comitis [sic] vel unius baronie ut predictum est. A substantial gap follows to the end of the page.
 8540r1 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:1–5)Anno primo Richardi sc’di 
Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘R’ where it ought to go.
 8640vAnno primo 
 8741rRic’ sc’di 
 8841vStatute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:6–11)Anno primo 
Heading: Incipit Statutum editum apud Gloucestre’ Anno Regni Regis Ricardi secundi post conquestum Anglie secundo.
 8942rR sc’di 
 9042vAnno sc’do 
 9143rR sc’di 
 9243v(1) 2 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (2) 3 Ric. 2 [S.R. (1) 2:12 (2) 2:13–15 ]Anno sc’do et tercio 
Heading: (1) Incipit aliud statutum editum apud Westm’ eodem Anno secundo. (2) Incipit Statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Ricardi secundi tercio.
 9344rRicardi ij 
 9444vStatute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:16)Anno iij 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Norhampton’ editum Anno quarto Ric’ secundi.
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 9545r‘Statute of Absentees’ [Ireland] (Not in S.R.)Anno quarto R ij 
Heading: Ordinacio hibernie.
Note: The text given here seems to largely correspond to the royal answer given in PROME, parliament at Westminster, January, 1380, item 42.
 9645v5 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:17–23)ordinacio hib’nie 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno quinto R[?egis, ?egni] Ric’ Secundi.
 9746rAnno quinto 
 9846vAnno vto 
 9947rRic’ ij 
 10047vAnno quinto 
 10148r5 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:23–26)Ric’ ij 
Heading: Incipit aliud statutum eodem anno editum apud Westm’.
 10248vAnno quinto 
 10349r6 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:26–30)Ric’ ij 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno Sexto Reg[?is, ?ni]’ Ric’.
 10449vAnno sexto 
 10550rRic’ ij 
 10650v6 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:30–31)Anno sexto 
Heading: Aliud statutum eodem Anno apud Westm’ editum.
 10751r7 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:31–36)Ric’i ij 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno Septimo R[?egis, ?egni] Ric’i Sc’di.
 10851vAnno septimo 
 10952rRic’i ij 
 11052vAnno septimo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 11153r8 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:36–7)Ric’i ij 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis R ij octavo.
 11253v9 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:38–9)Anno octavo 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno Nono R[?egis, ?egni] Ric’ ij.
 11354rRic’i Sc’di ixo 
 11454v10 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:39–43)Anno decimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Ric’i ij decimo.
 11555rRic’i ij 
 11655v2:39–5511 Ric. 2 (S.R. )A’o undecimo 
Note: The missing initial begins a text without a heading.
 11756rRic’i Sc’di 
 11856vAnno undecimo 
 11957rRic’i sc’di 
 12057vAnno undecimo 
 12158rRic’i sc’di 
 12258vAnno undecimo 
 12359rRic’i secundi 
 12459vAnno undecimo 
 12560r12 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:55–60)Ric’i ij 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Cantebriggiam editum Anno regni regis R ij duodecimo.
 12660vAnno duodecimo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 12761rRic’i ij 
 12861vAnno duodecimo 
Note: The page ends in the middle of 12 Ric. 2.
 12962r13 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:61–68)Ric’i ij 
Note: The page begins in the middle of 13 Ric. 2, stat. 1. One fol. is probably missing.
 13062vAnno terciodecimo 
 13163rRic’i ij 
 13263vAnno t’ciodecimo 
 13364r13 Ric. 2, stat. 3 (S.R. 2:74–75)Ric’i ij 
Heading: Aliud statutum editum eodem Anno apud W.
 13464v13 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:68–74)Anno terciodecimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum de cartis impetrandis et provisoribus editum eodem A’o xiij apud Westm’.
Note: The descender of the p is crossed as if ‘imperetrandis’ were meant, but that can’t be right. The ‘carte’ in question are those of pardon.
 13565rRic’i sc’di 
 13665vAnno tercidecimo 
 13766r14 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:76–77)Ric’i sc’di 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis R ij quartodecimo.
 13866vAnno Quartodecimo 
Note: (1) The page ends in the middle of 14 Ric. 2. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
 13967r15 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:78–82)Ric’i ij 
Note: The page begins in the middle of the statute of 15 Ric. 2. One fol. is probably missing.
 14067v16 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:82–87)Anno Sextodecimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Wynton’ editum Anno regni regis R ij Sextodecimo.
 14168rRic’i sc’di 
 14268vAnno Sextodecimo 
 14369rRic’i Sc’di 
 14469vAnno Sextodecimo 
 14570r17 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:87–92)Ric’i Sc’do 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud West’m editum Anno regni regis Ric’i decimo septimo.
 14670vAnno decimo septimo 
 14771rRic’i sc’di 
 14871v20 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:92–94)Anno vicesimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni Ric’i ij vicesimo.
 14972r21 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:94–110)Ric’i sc’di 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis Ric’i ij xxjo.
 15072vAnno vicesimo primo 
 15173rRic’i Sc’di 
 15273vAnno vicesimo primo 
 15374rRic’i sc’di 
 15474vAnno vicesimo primo 
 15575rRic’i Sc’di 
 15675vAnno vicesimo primo 
Note: The page ends in the middle of 21 Ric. 2.
 15776r1 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:111–19)Henrici quarti 
Note: The page begins in the middle of 1 Hen. 4. One fol. is probably missing.
 15876vAnno primo 
 15977rHenrici Quarti 
 16077vAnno primo 
 16178r2 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:120–31)Henrici Quarti 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henrici quarti Secundo.
 16278vAnno Secundo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 16379rHenrici Quarti 
 16479vAnno Sc’di 
 16580rHenciri Quarti 
 16680vAnno Sc’do 
 16781r4 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:132–43)Henrici Quarti 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henrici Quarti Quarto.
 16881vAnno Quarto 
 16982rHenrici Quarti 
 17082vAnno Quarto 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 17183rHenrici Quarti 
 17283v5 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:143–8)Anno Quinto 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis Henrici iiijti Quinto.
 17384rHenrici Quarti 
 17484vAnno Quinto 
 17585rHenrici iiijti 
 17685v6 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:148–50)Anno Sexto 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Coventre editum Anno regni regis H iiijti Sexto.
 17786r7 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:150–8)Henrici iiijti 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis H iiijti Septimo.
 17886vAnno Septimo 
 17987rHenrici Quarti 
 18087vAnno Septimo 
 18188rHenrici Quarti 
 18288vAnno Septimo 
 18389rHenrici Quarti 
 18489v9 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:158–61)Anno Nono 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Glouc’ Anno regni regis Henrici Quarti Nono.
 18590rHenrici Quarti 
 18690v11 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:162–6)Anno undecimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis Henrici iiijti undecimo.
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 18791rHenrici Quarti 
 18891vAnno undecimo 
 18992rHenrici Quarti 
 19092v13 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:166–9)Anno Terciodecimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henrici Quarti Terciodecimo editum.
 19193rHenrici Quarti 
 19293vAnno Terciodecimo 
 19394r1 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:170–4)Anno primo Henrici Quinti 
 19494vAnno primo 
 19595rHenrici Quinti 
 19695v2 Hen. 5, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:175–87)Anno primo 
Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Leycestre edita Anno regni henrici Quinti Secundo post conquestum.
 19796rHenrici Quinti 
 19896vAnno Sc’do 
 19997rHenrici Quinti 
 20097vAnno Sc’do 
 20198rHenrici Quinti 
 20298vAnno Secundo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 20399rHenrici Quinti 
 20499vAnno Sc’do 
 205100rHenrici Quinti 
 206100vAnno Sc’do 
 207101r2 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:187–90)Henrici Quinti 
Heading: Incipit Aliud statutum apud Westm’ eodem Anno editum.
 208101vAnno Secundo 
 209102r3 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:191)Henrici Quinti 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henrici vti post conquestum editum tercio.
 210102v4 Hen. 5, aka 3 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:192–6)Anno tercio 
Heading: Incipit aliud statutum eodem anno tercio apud Westm’ editum.
 211103rHenrici Quinti 
 212103vAnno Tercio 
 213104r4 Hen. 5, aka 4 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:196–200)Henrici Quinti 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis H vti Quarto editum.
 214104vAnno Quarto 
 215105rHenrici Quinti 
 216105vAnno Quarto 
 217106r(1) 5 Hen. 5 (2) 7 Hen. 5 [S.R. (1) 2:200 (2) 2:201–2 ]Henrici vti A’o vto 
Heading: (1) Ad parliamentum tentum apud Westm’ sextodecimo die Novembris Anno regni Regis H. vti post conquestum quinto editum fuit quedam ordinacio prout in brevi sequente plenius continetur. (2) Ad parliamentum tentum apud Westm’ sextodecimo die Octobris Anno Septimo Regis Henrici Quinti edita fuerunt quedam ordinacio et statutum prout in brevi sequente plenius continetur.
 218106v(1) Ordinance concerning Lancaster (2) 8 Hen. 5 [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 2:203 ]Anno octavo 
Heading: (1) Ad parliamentum tentum apud Westm’ secundo die Decembris Anno regni Regis H. quinti post conquestum Octavo edita fuit quedam ordinacio prout in brevi sequenti [sic] continetur. (2) Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni H vti Octavo.
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 219107r9 Hen. 5, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:204–9)Henrici quinti 
Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud W. edita Anno regni regis Henrici vti etc Nono.
 220107vAnno ixo 
 221108r9 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:209–12)Henrici Quinti 
Heading: Incipiunt statutua apud Westm’ eodem Anno edita.
 222108vAnno Nono 
 223109rHenrici quinti 
 224109vAnno Nono 
 225110r1 & 2 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:213–16)Anno primo H vjti 
 226110vAnno primo 
 227111r2 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:216–27)Henr’ Sexti 
Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ anno Secundo H Sexti etc.
 228111vAnno Sc’do 
 229112rHenrici Sexti 
 230112vAnno Sc’do 
 231113rHenrici Sexti 
 232113vAnno Sc’do 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 233114rHenrici Sexti 
 234114vAnno Sc’do 
 235115r3 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:227–8)Henrici Sexti Anno T’cio 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis Henrici Sexti post conquestum tercio.
 236115v4 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:229–32)Anno quarto 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud layc’ editum Anno regni regis H vjti post conquestum quarto.
 237116rHenrici Sexto 
 238116v6 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:232–8)Anno Sexto 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis H vj post conquestum Sexto.
 239117rHenrici Sexti 
 240117vAnno Sexto 
 241118rHenrici Sexti 
 242118vAnno Sexto 
 243119r8 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:238–62)Henrici Sexti 
Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis H vjti post conquestum octavo.
 244119vAnno Octavo 
 245120rHenrici Sexti 
 246120vAnno Octavo 
 247121rHenrici Sexti 
 248121vAnno Octavo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
 249122rHenrici Sexti 
 250122vAnno Octavo 
 251123rHenrici Sexti 
 252123vAnno Octavo 
 253124rHenrici Sexti 
 254124vAnno Octavo 
 255125rHenrici Sexti 
 256125vAnno Octavo 
 257126rHenrici Sexti 
 258126vAnno Octavo 
 259127rHenr’ Sexti 
 260127vAnno Octavo 
 261128r9 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:263–72)Henrici Sexti 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis H vjti post coquestum Anglie nono.
 262128vAnno Nono 
 263129rHenrici Sexti 
 264129vAnno Nono 
Note: (1) Carryover indicating quire break. (2) The page ends in the middle of 9 Hen. 6.
 265130r10 Hen. 6[, stat. 1 and 2] (S.R. 2:272–77)Henrici Sexti 
Note: (1) The page begins in the middle of 10 Hen. 6, stat 1. Two fols. are probably missing, as is suggested by the pencilled note at the bottom of the preceding page. (2) Statute 2 of this year is tacked on at the end without an obvious division.
 266130vAnno Decimo 
 267131rHenrici Sexti 
 268131v11 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:278–288)Anno undecimo 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno regni regis H vjti undecimo.
 269132rHenrici Sexti 
 270132vAnno Undecimo 
 271133rHenrici Sexti 
 272133vAnno Undecimo 
Note: (1) The page ends in the middle of 11 Hen. 6. (2) The statute is filled out with pencilled notes in 19th century hand at the bottom of the page.
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 280Marbled inside back cover 
 281Back cover