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HLS MS No. 21

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6. Modus tenendi parliamentum. Magna Carta.

ca. 1445 (?ca. 1450)

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.Libr:13056169

 

 

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. The former HOLLIS description was quite full and useful; some of it, however, was misleading and had been public for some time. We quote from it here both for the information that it contained and in order to correct it.

“Title: Statuta nova, ca. 1440

“Provenance: ‘Beauchamp’ (perhaps Henry de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick (d. 1445) from label on ff. 1); ‘William Fletewoode’ (i.e. the serjeant at law); acquired by George Dunn in July 1886 (who inserted in 1902 a document on paper (12 April 1589) signed by Fletewoode and Mathew Dale); his sale at Sotheby (no. 275) 12 Feb. 1913; bought privately by HLS.

“Summary: Contains statutes covering the regnal years 1 Edward III to 23 Henry VI (ff. 1 r.–225 v.). Preceded by an alphabetical index. Followed by, in a later hand, Magna Carta, and an imperfect Modus tenendi perliamentum (ff. 227–232 r.).

“Notes: Written in a legal hand in Law-French and Latin, long lines, 39 to a full page.

“Rubricated in blue and red throughout. At the beginning of the reign of each king, an initial miniature shows the King seated in royal robes holding a sceptre. That of Edward I is larger than the others. There are 97 painted and illuminated ornamental initials with floral marginal decorations.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 105 reads as follows:

“48 STATUTA NOVA, 1 EDWARD III TO 23 HENRY VI

“MS. 21.

“Mid-C.xv, 233 ff., illum, initials and borders, miniatures of kings. Followed by alphabetical index, and, in a later hand, Magna Carta and an imperfect Modus tenendi parliamentum.

“‘Beauchamp’ (C.xv, in a label on fo. 1): perhaps Henry de Beauchamp (d. 1445), earl of Warwick; ‘William Fletewoode’, i.e. the serjeant at law (d. 1594); acquired by George Dunn in July 1886; his sale, S. 12 Feb. 1913, no. 275 (with plate in catalogue, showing fo. lr); bought privately by HLS.

“Census, I, 1026, no. 21; N. Pronay and J. Taylor, Parliamentary Texts of the Later Middle Ages (Oxford, 1980), 202.”

Baker’s (and before him the Sotheby catalogue’s) suggestion that the ‘Beauchamp’ inserted in the floral work on the bottom of our fol. 1r is Henry de Beauchamp, duke of Warwick (ODNB, s.n.), is possible, but the fact that he died on 11 June 1446 (when he was barely 22) is a bit difficult to reconcile with the presence of the statutes from 1445 in the main manuscript and even more difficult to reconcile with the fact that the index contains at least one reference to 23 Hen. 6 in the proper alphabetical order. The elaborate illustrations in the manuscript certainly suggest that it was made for someone who did not lack for funds. With some hesitation we suggest that the ‘Beauchamp’ is more likely to be Henry’s distant cousin John (c.1400–1475), who was a soldier and administrator in this period and who ultimately became first Baron Beauchamp of Powick. See ODNB, s.n. The title went extinct with the death of John’s son Richard in 1503, and one can imagine how a manuscript like this one might well have been sold, ultimately to come into the hands of William Fletewoode in the Elizabethan period. Fletewoode’s signature appears at the bottom of fol. 1r.

The largely non-statutory section at the end also suggests that the original owner was not a practicing lawyer. A practicing lawyer would almost certainly already have had a copy of Magna Carta (and others of what came to be called the Statuta vetera). The Modus tenendi parliamentum is not normally found in medieval statute books. (The only copies in Baker’s Cambridge Legal Manuscripts are in Lord Littleton’s collection of materials on parliament from the 17th century, although a short extract from it is found in HLS MS 20 and the whole text in MS 32.) And while the short, fanciful chronology of the rulers of Alexandria could be found tucked into the back of any medieval manuscript, it is more appropriate for a display manuscript than for a lawyer’s working book.

The only indication to the contrary is the marginalia on fol. 130r, which seem to be emphasizing the terms of an inquest that the parliament had ordered into the endowments of hospitals. The marginalia are written in what seems to be a fifteenth-century hand. We should remember, however, that John Beauchamp was deeply involved in adminstration. There is no reason why he might not have had occasion to look up such a statute or to have someone working for him look it and note it for him. Indeed, since Beauchamp was at one point the Lord Treasurer, he might well have been interested in this statute in his official capacity.

The manuscript measures approximately 280 X 203 mm.

The binding dates from 1990, uncovered birch boards with a pigskin spine. The report of the modern binder, Nancy Southworth, tipped in at the end of the manuscript, gives the full details. There is evidence that the manuscript was trimmed at the top for binding in some earlier period.

We begin with corrections to the former HOLLIS cataloguing. The last statute in the manuscript is 23 Hen. 6 (1445). Hence, the approximate date of the manuscript must be at least 1445 and not ca. 1440. There is no image in the manuscript that can be identified with Edward I. The larger image of a king to which the description refers (our fol. 1r) is almost certainly a stylized image of Edward III, since it appears on the first folio of statutes of Edward III. More troubling is the fact that the description said that the ‘alphabetical index’ precedes the collection of statutes. Since the manuscript was rebound in 1990, it is possible that the index was misplaced in the rebinding, but the fact that Baker, who saw the manuscript in the 1980s, says that it follows the collection of statutes makes it virtually certain that the HOLLIS description was wrong in this respect.

Once we realized that the HOLLIS description was unreliable, we decided to discard its folio references. There is no foliation in the manuscript, either ancient or modern. The HOLLIS description said that the collection of statutes is on fol. 1–225 followed by ‘Magna Carta and an imperfect Modus tenendi parliamentum’ on fol. 227–232. Our first digital foliation attempted to reproduce this foliation, but when we did it, fol. 1r appeared in the middle of 8 Edw. 3. If we left out the index and started the foliation with 1 Edw. 3, the final section with Magna Carta and the Modus (which actually appear in reverse order) begins on fol. 203r.

It seemed best to abandon the former HOLLIS foliation and refoliate the manuscript digitally, beginning with 1 Edw. 3 and omitting the modern end papers, the document signed by Fletewood and Dale, and the binder’s report, all of which are clearly later additions to the manuscript. Foliating this way gave us a basic collection of statutes from fol. 1r to fol. 202v. The index follows immediately on fol. 203r and runs to 233v. Fol. 234 is blank, as is 235r. The incomplete Modus begins on 235v, followed by Magna Carta, beginning on 238r and running to 240r. Fol. 240v and 241r are blank, but 241v contains an extract from an apocryphal chronology of the rulers of Alexandria ending with St. Katherine’s father, Costus. The modern end papers follow, which we did not foliate. As already mentioned, the binder’s report from 1990 is tipped in at the end.

The HOLLIS description said, and still says, that George Dunn had the Fletewoode and Dale document tipped into the manuscript in 1902. There is no reference in the manuscript to support that statement, but unlike the foliation (which seemed to be the result of miscounting) and the references to the order of the material (which seemed to be simply confused), this is the kind of thing that probably at one time had some support, such as a note by Dunn folded into the manuscript. That note seems now to be lost, possibly when the manuscript was rebound, but we are inclined to believe it. The document is certainly tipped in. It is not connected to any quire other than by modern binders.

What this document is doing there is something of a puzzle. There is good reason to believe that Fletewoode owned the manuscript. His signature appears at the bottom of fol. 1r. What is puzzling is why he would have left this document in the manuscript. The whole point of the document seems to be to provide evidence that a subsidy was paid. It has both Fletewoode’s and Dale’s seals on it in addition to their signatures. Perhaps the man who paid the tax never picked it up or perhaps he never paid. There are notes at the bottom of the document that seem to record the payments of the tax by others. (The raised seals on the facing page have been partially cut out and folded to face their corresponding signatures; They need to be checked on the physical manuscript.)

The quiring of the manuscript is fairly regular and straightforward. After an initial bifolium of modern endpapers and the tipped-in tax receipt, there follow 21 quires, all regular quaternions, except for one (no. 19), which lacks a folio. All but quire 8 have carryovers on the last folio set up in a quite distinctive way. Quire 23 is a quinterion with an additional folio tipped in. The additional folio has a carryover that was not filled in until the 19th century. There follow three more regular quaternions, of which only the first has a carryover. There follow four quaternions, which contain the index/calendar, also without carryovers. The last medieval quire, an addition that seems to be contemporary with rest of the manuscript and which contains an extract from the Modus tenendi parliamentum, a copy of the 1297 version of Magna Carta, and a chronology of the rulers of Alexandria, looks like a quaternion lacking one folio. The manuscript closes with a bifolium of modern end papers with the binder’s report tipped in at the end. This gives us the following collation:

Collation: 12 (unfoliated), i (unfoliated, tipped in), 2–188 (fol. 1–136), 198 (f. 137–143, lacks 1 after 143), 20–228 (fol. 144–167), 2310 + i (tipped in) (f. 168–178), 24–308 (f. 179–234), 318 (fol. 235–241, lacks 1 after 241), 322 (unfoliated), i (unfoliated, tipped in).

There is material that is out of order in quire 8. The preceding quire ends with c. 5 of 37 Edw. 3 (fol. 48v). The new quire begins (fol. 49r) with the end of 50 Edw. 3 and the beginning of 1 Ric. 2, which continues on the verso. Fol. 50r has c. 16–18 of 37 Edw. 3 and the beginning of 38 Edw. 3. Edward III statutes then continue in chronological order until we reach fol. 55v, which ends in the middle of 50 Edw. 3. Fol. 56r–v contains c. 8–15 of 37 Edw. 3 (misnumbered 36 in the heading of fol. 56v). Quire 9 begins on fol. 57r with the continuation of 1 Ric. 2. The mistake was noticed early on. Fol. 48v contains, in the usual quite distinctive style, a carryover indicating a quire break that refers us to the first words fol. 50r. Fol. 49v also contains a carryover, again in the usual style, that refers us to the first words on fol. 57r. (Fol. 51v also has a carryover, not in the usual style, perhaps to emphasize that this folio does carry over. Fol. 56v has no carryover, but it does have a floriated design in drypoint or pencil that points to the bottom margin, perhaps to indicate ‘go back’.)

While it is possible that the scribe copied the material in the wrong order, it seems much more likely that he was working with quires that were not sewn, or not permanently sewn. When quire 8 was permanently sewn the outer bifolium was folded in the wrong way, which resulted in what should have been the last folio of the quire appearing at the beginning and what should have been the first folio appearing at the end. The scribe who was putting in the carryovers noticed this, but did not want to resew (have resewn) quire 8 and so put in the unusual carryover on fol. 49v. The error could have corrected when the manuscript was rebound in 1990, but apparently the binder, like her predecessor 590 years earlier, did not want to resew the quire.

The missing folio after fol. 143 has, unfortunately, a simple explanation. It should have contained the end of 9 Hen. 5 and the beginning of 1 Hen. 6. That folio would also have contained an image of Henry VI. It seems likely that the folio was taken out because of the image.

The unusual quire 23 needs a more complicated explanation. The binder reports that it is a quinternion (more about this below). She does not mention the additional folio, which seems to be tipped in. We can explain the unusual size of the quire if we imagine that a quire had already been begun for 14 Hen. 6, which starts the next quire. The scribe, who was not necessarily a different scribe from the one who had been doing quire 24, realized when he began quire 23 that he was going to need more than a quaternion to get in all of the long 11 Hen. 6, so he had a quinternion made up. He did not finish 11 Hen. 6 in the quinternion, so he put what was left of it on an extra folio, which was then tipped in after the quinternion. He put in a box for the continuation at the bottom of the added folio, but did not fill it in. It was not filled in until the 19th century, and what was filled in in pencil is hard to read and even harder to make sense of. It is not a continuation to fol. 179r. It may be related to the fact that the text at the end of 11 Hen. 6 is a bit different from that in S.R

It remains to see if we can reconcile our quiring with what the binder says about it in her report: “There are 29 signatures, 15 sewing holes 5 from the 19th century, 4 leaves per signature, except: sig 18 has 7 pgs,sigs 20 and 21 have 8 leaves, 22 has 5 leaves, and 29 has 7 pgs. . . . The last signature had been cut into single sheets and these were rejoined with vellum.” Most of the report is devoted to describing technically, and in considerable detail, the handsome piece of binding work that she did. Clearly, no one told her how important it is to leave a precise description of what she found when she disbound the quires. As it is, we can reconcile what she says with what we found if we assume that she made a couple of mistakes and used somewhat unusual terminology: First, she did not count the endpapers that she herself added. Second, she started by counting only those quires that contained the main manuscript. Those add up to 29, and the fact that what are almost certainly her quire numbers in the lower-left hand corner of the our quires 27–30, which she numbered 26–29, supports that proposition. Normally when she says ‘leaves’, she means bifolia, just as when she says ‘pages’ she means folios. Thus, when she says that quire 29 has 7 pages, she means that it has 7 folios, and the quire to which she is referring is her quire 30 (our 31). That she made up this quire out of single sheets that she found at the end of manuscript seems plausible. All we have to do to make this make sense is to assume that she forgot that her initial count of the quires did not include the last one. The only way that we can explain what she meant when she said that quires 20 and 21 (our 21 and 22) have 8 leaves is that here she is using ‘leaf’ in its more normal meaning of a single folio. As noted above, quire 22 (our 23) does seem to be a quinternion; she did not mention the additional folio which seems to be tipped in at the end.

The HOLLIS description of the art-work is accurate other than its identification of the first minature of a king being that of Edward I and its omitting the fact the folio that would have contained the miniature of Henry VI is missing. We did not count the number of illuminated initials; it could be as many as 97. We might add that lines of text that do not run out to the margin are filled in with red and blue streamers out to margin, an example of medieval ‘horror vacui’ that makes the overall impression of the manuscript very colorful.

The folios of the main manuscript are laid out in drypoint with lines for a header, a text block, and a large space at the bottom. There are 39 long lines of text on the full pages. Drypoint horizontal lines for the text are not visible on the images. The scribes may have done it by eye. If they did, they did a good job.

The general condition of the manuscript is good. We found one page, fol. 136r, where the painting has some bleeding, perhaps because of exposure to water or humidity. There may be others; we did not look for them systematically.

The last datable item in the main collection is the statute of 23 Hen. 6; hence our approximate date, ca. 1445. That 23 Hen. 6 was written in different hand from that of the preceding statutes of Henry VI suggests that most of the statute book was substantially complete before 1445. Since the index contains references to 23 Hen. 6, we might want to date its composition a bit later. Hence, our queried date of ca. 1450 in parentheses. The fact that fol. 4r refers to Edward III as ‘nunc rex’ suggests that the statute of Northampton, and perhaps other statutes of Edward’s time, were copied from a manuscript that dated from that time.

 

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  Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
  1Front cover 
  2Inside front cover 
  3Modern end paper. Library reference marks 
  4Blank 
  5Blank 
  6Blank 
  7Blank 
Note: Folio tipped in.
  8Certification of subsidy paid, 12 April 1589 
Note: (1) Certification to the Lord Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer by William Fletewood and Mathew Dale, comissioners for the taxing and levying of the subsidy in the borough of Southwark, that John Wite, gent., has paid. Dated 12 April 1589. See the introduction. (2) Notes of sums at bottom, probably of those who owed for the subsidy. (3) Raised seals, possibly embossed backwards by accident, have been partially cut out and folded to face their corresponding signatures.
  91r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:251–4)Anno primo 
Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’ with detailed miniature and floral border. A scroll at the bottom of the border reads ‘Beauchamp’. (2) The lower margin is signed ‘Will’m Fletewoode’.
  101vAnno primo 
  112rE tercij 
  122v1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)Anno primo 
Heading: Aliud Statutum apud Westmonasterium eodem anno Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  133rE tercij 
  143vAnno primo 
  154rStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)E tercij 
Heading: Statutum apud Norhampton’ Anno eiusdem nunc Regis ijo Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  164vAnno ijdo 
  175rE tercij 
  185vAnno sc’do 
  196r4 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:261–5)E tercij 
Heading: Statutum apud Westmonasterium Anno quarto Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  206vAnno quarto 
  217rE tercij 
  227v5 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:265–9)Anno q’into 
Heading: Statutum apud Westmonasterium Anno quinto Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  238rE tercij 
Note: This folio looks as if it got separated from its quire at some point but was later joined back to its stub by a professional repair that looks modern. Neither the quiring nor the continuation of the text is affected.
  248vAnno quinto 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  259rE tercij 
  269v9 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:273–4)Anno q’into 
Heading: Statutum apud Eboracum Anno nono Editum.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) To the header someone has added ‘et nono’ in pencilled calligraphy.
  2710rE tercij 
  2810v9 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:269–72)Anno ixo 
Heading: Statutum eodem Anno Nono Ibidem Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  2911rE tercij 
  3011v10 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:275)Anno ixo et xo 
Heading: Statutum apud Westmonasterium Anno decimo editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  3112r10 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:276–8) 
Heading: Aliud statutum apud Westm’ eodem Anno editum.
Note: (1) The version of the statute given here lacks the first two and last paragraphs of the version in S.R.. (2) Decorated initial ‘C’.
  3212vAnno xo 
  3313r(1) 11 Edw. 3; (2) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 1 [S.R. (1) 1:280–1 (2) 1:281–9]E tercij 
Heading: (1) Statutum apud Westm’ Anno undecimo Editum. (2) Statutum apud Westm’ anno Quartodecimo Editum.
Note: Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘A’.
  3413vAnno xiiijo 
  3514rE tercij 
  3614vAnno xiiijo 
  3715rE tercij 
  3815v 
  3916r 
  4016v 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  4117r 
  4217v(1) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 3; (2) 14 Edw. 3, stat. 4 [S.R. (1) 1:292 (2) 1:292–4]Anno xiiijo 
Heading: (1) Prerogativa Regis in eodem parliamento ibidem Recitata. (2) Statutum de clero eodem Anno Quartodecimo ibidem editum.
Note: Decorated initials ‘L’ and ‘E’.
  4318r 
  4418v14 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:289–92)Anno xiiijo 
Heading: Statutum prelatorum apud Westm’ eodem anno editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  4519r 
  4619vOrdinatio de statu terre Hibernie, 17 Edw. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:193–4)Anno xvij 
Heading: Statutum apud Notyng’ anno decimo septimo editum etc.
Note: (1) The wording differs somewhat from the text found in S.R., and does not contain the attestation clause. Statutes and Ordinances, and Acts of the Parliament of Ireland. 1: King John to Henry V, 1:293–94, gives only the English translation found in S.R., and does not give anything under 17 Edward III. It is, however, ascribed to 17 Edward III both here and in HLS MS 170. These witnesses may be mistaken, but further exploration is called for. (2) Decorated initial ‘E’.
  4720r15 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:297)Anno xviij 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Anno decimo octavo editum.
Note: (1) This item is also found in HLS MS 170, where it is attributed to year 17. While the text is close to some of the concerns expressed in PROME under the parliament of year 17 (1343), there can, however, be little doubt that it is to be ascribed to the parliament of 1341 in year 15. The wording is almost exactly same as that found in items 55–61 of the roll of that parliament. (2)Decorated initial ‘F’.
  4820v(1) 18 Edw. 3, stat. 1; (2) 18 Edw. 3, stat. 2 [S.R. (1) 1:299 (2) 1:300–1]Anno xviijo 
Heading: (1) Aliud Statutum apud Westmonasteriu’ eodem Anno editum etc. (2) Aliud statutum apud Westmonasteriu’ eodem Anno editum.
Note: Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘F’.
  4921r 
  5021v18 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:302–3)Anno xviijo 
Heading: Statutum apud Westmonasterium eodem Anno editum.
  5122r20 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:303–5) 
Heading: Statutum contra Iusticiarios anno vicesimo editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  5222vAnno xxmo 
  5323rOrdinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:307–9)Anno 
Heading: Statutum de operaris anno vicesimo Tercio apud Westm’ editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
  5423vStatute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:311–13) 
Heading: Statutum contra servientes Anno vicesimo quinto editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  5524rAnno xxvto 
  5624v 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  5725rOrdinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6. (S.R. 1:324–26)Anno xxvto 
Heading: Aliud statutum apud Westmonasterium eodem Anno editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  5825vAnno 
  5926rxxvto 
  6026vStatutum de pannis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:314–16)Anno 
Heading: Statutum de pannis apud Westmonasterium eodem anno editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  6127rxxvto 
  6227v25 Edw. 3, stat. 5. (S.R. 1:319–24)Anno 
Heading: Aliud statutum apud Westmonasterium eodem anno editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  6328rxxv 
  6428vAnno 
  6529rxxvo 
  6629vAnno 
  6730rOrdinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6. (S.R. 1:324–26)xxvo 
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading. (3) This would seem to duplicate the statute given above on fol. 25r with a slightly different preamble.
  6830vAnno xxvo 
  6931rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:332–42)Anno xxvijo 
Heading: Incipit statutum de Stapula lanarum Anno xxvijo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  7031vAnno 
  7132rxxvijo 
  7232vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  7333rxxvij 
  7433vAnno 
  7534rxxvij 
  7634vAnno 
  7735rxxvij 
  7835vAnno 
  7936rxxvij 
  8036vStatute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:329–31)Anno 
Heading: Incipit Statutum Westm’ Anno xxvij Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  8137rxxvij 
  8237vAnno 
  8338r28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:345–9)xxvij 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ anno xxviij Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  8438vAnno 
  8539rxxviij 
  8639vAnno 
  8740rxxviij 
  8840v31 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:349–53)Anno 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ Anno xxxjmo Editum.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  8941rxxxi 
  9041vAnno 
  9142rOrdinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:353–5)xxxi 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ Anno xxxjo de allece factum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  9242vAnno 
  9343rOrdinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:355–6)xxxi 
Heading: Incipit Statutum de pisce salito de Blakeney eodem Anno.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  9443vAnno 
  9544r34 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:364–9)xxxiiij 
Heading: Incipit Statutum factum apud [Westmonasterium] Anno regni regis E tercii tricesimo iiijto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  9644vAnno 
  9745rxxxiiij 
  9845vAnno 
  9946rxxxiiij 
  10046vOrdinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:369–70)Anno 
Heading: Incipit alia ordinacio facta de allece Anno E tercii xxxmo quinto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  10147rDe perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:376–8)xxxv 
Heading: Incipit perdonacio facta communitati Anno etc tricesimo sexto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  10247vAnno 
  10348rStatutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:378–83)xxxvi 
Heading: Statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno tricesimo septimo.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘L’. (2) A page is missing. It can probably be found at fol. 47.
  10448vAnno 
Note: (1) The page ends in the middle of 37 Edw. 3. (2) A carryover, indicating quire break, refers, as it should, to beginning of fol. 57r. See the introduction.
  10549r1 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:1–5)Primo 
Heading: Anno primo R[?egis, ?egni] Ricardi Scundi.
Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘R’ with a detailed miniature and floral border. (2) The page begins with the end of 50 Edw. 3. It belongs after fol. 55 See the introduction.
  10649vAnno 
Note: A carryover refers, as it should, to beginning of fol. 57r. See the introduction.
  10750r(1) Statutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3; (2) 38 Edw. 3, stat. 1 [S.R. (1) 1:378–83 (2) 1:383–5]xxxviij 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno tricesimo octavo.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) The page begins in the middle of 37 Edw. 3.
  10850vAnno 
  10951r38 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:385–7)xxxviij 
Heading: Aliud Statutum Editum apud Westm’ eodem Anno.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  11051vAnno 
  11152r42 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:388–90)xxxviij 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Westm’ Anno quadragesimo Secundo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  11252vAnno 
  11353r43 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:390–2)xliijo 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Westm’ Anno quadragesimo tercio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  11453vAnno 
  11554rxliijo 
  11654v(1) 45 Edw. 3; (2) 47 Edw. 3 [S.R. (1) 1:393 (2) 1:395]Anno 
Heading: (1) Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno quadragesimo quinto. (2) Statutum Editum apud Westm’ Anno quadragesimo septimo.
Note: Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘P’.
  11755rDe perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:396–8)xlvto xlvijo lmo 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno quinquagesimo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
  11855vAnno 
Note: The page ends in the middle of 50 Edw. 3. The rest of the statute can be found at fol. 49r. See the introduction.
  11956r37 Edw. 3, c. 8–16. (S.R. 1:376–8)xxxvi 
Note: This folio belongs after fol. 48. See the introduction.
  12056vAnno 
  12157r1 Ric. 2 (cont’d). (S.R. 2:1–5)Primo Ric’i 
Note: The page begins in the middle of 1 Ric. 2. See the introduction.
  12257vAnno 
  12358rStatute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:6–11)P’imo Ric’i 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Glouc’ Anno ij Ricardi Secundi.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  12458vAnno 
  12559rSecundi Ric’i 
  12659vAnno 
  12760r2 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:12)Secundi Ric’i 
Heading: Aliud Statutum Editum eodem Anno apud Westm’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  12860v3 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:13–15)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno tercio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  12961rTercio Ric’i 
  13061vStatute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:16)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Northampton’ Anno quarto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  13162r5 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:17–23)quarto Ric’i 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Westm’ Anno quinto Ricardi secundi.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  13262vAnno 
  13363rquinto Ric’i 
  13463vAnno 
  13564rquinto Ric’i 
  13664vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  13765r5 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:23–26)quinto Ric’i 
Heading: Aliud Statutum Editum apud Westm’ eodem Anno etc.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  13865vAnno 
  13966rquinto Ric’i 
  14066v6 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:26–30)Anno 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno sexto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  14167rSexto Ric’i 
  14267vAnno 
  14368r6 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:30–31)Sexto Ric’i 
Heading: Aliud Statutum Apud Westm’ Editu eodem anno.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  14468vAnno 
  14569r7 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:31–36) 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno Septimo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  14669vAnno 
  14770rSeptimo Ric’i 
  14870vAnno 
  14971r8 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:36–7)Octavo Ric’i 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno Ricardi octavo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  15071v9 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:38–9)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno Nono.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  15172rNono Ric’i 
  15272v10 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:39–43)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Westm’ Anno decimo.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  15373rdecimo Ric’i 
  15473vAnno 
  15574r11 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:39–55)undecimo Ric’i 
Heading: Statutum Apud Westm’ Anno Undecimo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  15674vAnno 
  15775rUndecimo Ric’i 
  15875vAnno 
  15976rUndecimo Ric’i 
  16076vAnno 
  16177rUndecimo Ric’i 
  16277vAnno 
  16378rUndecimo Ric’i 
  16478vAnno 
  16579rUndecimo Ric’i 
  16679v12 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:55–60)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Apud Cantebrigg’ Anno xijo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  16780rDuodecimo Ric’i 
  16880vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  16981rDuodecismo Ric’i 
  17081vAnno 
  17182r13 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:61–68)xiijmo Ric’i 
Heading: Statuta apud Westm’ Edita anno terciodecimo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  17282vAnno 
  17383rxiijmo Ric’i 
  17483vAnno 
  17584rxiijmo Ric’i 
  17684vAnno 
  17785r13 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:68–74)xiijmo Ric’i 
Heading: Des chartres de pardoun & provisours en mesme le perlement faitz.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  17885vAnno 
  17986rxiijmo Ric’i 
  18086v14 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:76–77)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Editum apud Westm’ Anno quarto decimo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  18187r15 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:78–82) 
Heading: Statutum Apud Westm’ Editum Anno quinto decimo.
  18287vAnno 
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  18388rxvmo Ric’i 
  18488vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  18589r16 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:82–87)xvmo Ric’i 
Heading: Incipit Statutum Editum Apud Wynton’ Anno regni regis R xvjmo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  18689vAnno 
  18790rxvimo Ric’i 
  18890vAnno 
  18991rxvimo Ric’i 
  19091v17 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:87–92)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud West’ Editum Anno xvijmo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
  19192rxvijmo Ric’i 
  19292vAnno 
  19393r20 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:92–94)xxmo Ric’i 
Heading: Incipit Statutum Apud Westm’ Editum Anno xxo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
  19493vAnno 
  19594r21 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:94–110)xximo Ric’i 
Heading: Incipit Statutum Apud Westm’ inceptu’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
  19694vAnno 
  19795rxximo Ric’i 
Marginalia: questiones.
Note: It is striking that one of the few pieces of marginalia in this manuscript should mark the recital of the ‘Ten Questions to the Justices’ in this parliament, which questions were deemed by the commons, selected serjeants, and the justices to have been answered ‘duly and lawfully’ .
  19895vAnno 
  19996rxximo Ric’i 
  20096vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  20197rxximo Ric’i 
  20297vAnno 
  20398rxximo Ric’i 
  20498vAnno 
  20599rxximo Ric’i 
  20699vAnno 
  207100r1 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:111–19)Primo H iiijti 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno primo Regis H quarti.
Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’ with a detailed miniature and floral border.
  208100vAnno 
  209101rPrimo H iiijti 
  210101vAnno 
  211102rPrimo H iiijti 
  212102vAnno 
  213103rPrimo H iiijti 
  214103vAnno 
  215104r2 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:120–31)Primo H iiijti 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ editum anno secundo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  216104vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  217105rSeucndo H iiijti 
  218105vAnno 
  219106rSecundo H iiijti 
  220106vAnno 
  221107rSecundo H iiijti 
  222107vAnno 
  223108rSecundo H iiijti 
  224108vAnno 
  225109rSecundo H iiijti 
  226109vAnno 
  227110r4 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:132–43) 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno quarto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  228110vAnno 
  229111riiijto H iiijti 
  230111vAnno 
  231112riiijto H iiijti 
  232112vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  233113riiijto H iiijti 
  234113vAnno 
  235114riiijti H iiijti 
  236114vAnno 
  237115r5 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:143–8)quinto H iiijti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ editum anno quinto Henrici quarti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  238115vAnno 
  239116rQuinto H iiijti 
  240116vAnno 
  241117rQuinto H iiijti 
  242117v6 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:148–50)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Apud Coventre Editum Anno sexto H quarti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  243118r7 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:150–8)Sexto H iiijti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno vijmo H quarti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  244118vAnno 
  245119rSeptimo H iiijti 
  246119vAnno 
  247120rSeptimo H iiijti 
  248120vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  249121rSeptimo H iiijti 
  250121vAnno 
  251122r9 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:158–61)Nono H iiijti 
Heading: Statutum apud Glouc’ Editum Anno Nono Henr’ iiijti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  252122vAnno 
  253123r11 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:162–6)Nono H iiijti 
Heading: Statutu apud Westm’ Editum Anno Undecimo H iiijti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
  254123vAnno 
  255124rxjo H iiijti 
  256124vAnno 
  257125r13 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:166–9)xjmo H iiijti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno xiijmo Henr’ quarti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘M’.
  258125vAnno 
  259126rxiijmo H iiijti 
  260126vAnno 
  261127r1 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:170–4)Primo H quinti 
Heading: Statuta Anno Regni Regis H quinti post conquestum Anglie primo.
Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’ with a detailed miniature and floral border.
  262127vAnno 
  263128rP’imo H quinti 
  264128vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  265129r2 Hen. 5, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:175–87)Secundo H quinti 
Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Leycest’ Anno regni regis H quinti post conquestum secundo.
Marginalia: Notes emphasize the provisions of c. 1 concerning the inquests into hospital endowments.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  266129vAnno 
  267130rSecundo H quinti 
  268130vAnno 
  269131rSecundo H quinti 
  270131vAnno 
  271132rSecundo quinti 
  272132vAnno 
  273133rSecu’do H quinti 
  274133vAnno 
  275134rSecu’do H quinti 
  276134v2 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:187–90)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ eodem anno Secundo Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  277135rSecu’do H quinti 
  278135v3 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:191)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Henrici quinti apud Westm’ Editum Anno tercio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
  279136r4 Hen. 5, aka 3 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:192–6)Tercio H quinti 
Heading: Statutum Henrici quinti apud Westm’ Editum Anno tercio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  280136vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  281137rTercio H quinti 
  282137vAnno 
  283138r4 Hen. 5, aka 4 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:196–200)Quarto H quinti 
Heading: Statutum Henrici quinti apud Westm’ Anno iiijto Editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  284138vAnno 
  285139rQuarto H quinti 
  286139v5 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:200)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Anno quinto H quinti Editum.
  287140r7 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:201–2)Quinti H quinti et septimo 
Heading: Ordinacio et statututum apud Westm’ edita Anno vijo H quinti.
Note: Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘A’.
  288140v(1) Extension of 7 Hen. 5 to the next parliament; (2) 8 Hen. 5 [S.R. (1) Not in S.R. (2) 2:203]Anno 
Heading: (1) Ordinacio facta apud Westm’ Anno Octavo Henrici quinti. (2) Per peticionem in parliamento.
Note: (1) The first item is an implementation of item 24 in PROME for the parliament of 1420. (2) It is possible that the scribe got the headings reversed. The first heading seems more appropriate for the second item and the second for the first. (3) Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘I’.
  289141r9 Hen. 5, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:204–9)Octavo H quinti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno nono Henrici quinti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  290141vAnno 
  291142rNono H quinti 
  292142vAnno 
  293143rNono H quinti 
  294143v9 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:209–12)Anno 
Heading: Statuta de alio parliamento eodem Anno tento etc.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) The page ends in the middle of 9 Hen. 5, stat 2.
  295144r1 & 2 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:213–16)p’imo H Sexti 
Note: The page begins in the middle of 1 Hen. 6. The first full chapter is 1 Hen. 6, c. 3, S.R. 214. One fol. is probably missing.
  296144v2 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:216–27)Anno 
Heading: Statutum Apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henrici vjti secundo editum.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  297145rSecundo H sexti 
  298145vAnno 
  299146rSecu’do H Sexti 
  300146vAnno 
  301147rSecu’do H Sexti 
  302147vAnno 
  303148rSecu’do H Sexti 
  304148vAnno 
  305149rSecu’do H Sexti 
  306149vWrit concerning provisions for the king’s household and other matters. (Not in S.R.)Anno 
Heading: Statutum de emptoribus et provisoribus victualium ad hospicium domini Regis et Regine [in parliamento] tento apud Westm’ xxo die Februarii Anno Regni Regis Henrici Sexti post conquestum Secundo.
Note: (1) The writ refers to the ‘statute’ as having been passed in parliament on 20 February. That would put it in the second session of parliament of 2 Henry 6, which met from 14 January to 28 February, 1424. The writ itself is undated. It is, of course, in Latin. It is very long, and some of its provisions seem to Latinizations of items in the statute of 2 Hen. 6, S.R. 2:216–27. There are also references to the household in PROME for this parliament, but nothing that seems quite on point. This document deserves more attention than we have been able to give it. (2) Decorated initial ‘H’.
  307150rSecu’do H Sexti 
  308150vAnno 
  309151rSecu’do H Sexti 
  310151vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  311152r3 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:227–8)Secu’do H Sexti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henrici Sexti Tercio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  312152vAnno 
  313153r4 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:229–32)Tercio et quarto H Sexti 
Heading: Statuta apud leyc’ edita Anno regni Regis Henrici vjti quarto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  314153vAnno 
  315154rQuarto H Sexti 
  316154vAnno 
  317155r6 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:232–8)vjto H Sexti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno regni regis H Sexti Sexto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  318155vAnno 
  319156rSexto H Sexti 
  320156vAnno 
  321157rSexto H Sexti 
  322157v8 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:238–62)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno Octavo H Sexti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  323158rOctavo H Sexti 
  324158vAnno 
  325159rOctavo H Sexti 
  326159vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  327160rOctavo H Sexti 
  328160vAnno 
  329161rOctavo H Sexti 
  330161vAnno 
  331162rOctavo H Sexti 
  332162vAnno 
  333163rOctavo H Sexti 
  334163vAnno 
  335164rOctavo H Sexti 
  336164vAnno 
  337165rOctavo H Sexti 
  338165vAnno 
  339166rOctavo H Sexti 
  340166vAnno 
  341167rOctavo H Sexti 
  342167vAnno 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  343168r9 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:263–72)Nono H Sexti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno Nono Henrici Sexti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  344168vAnno 
  345169rNono H Sexti 
  346169vAnno 
  347170rNono H Sexti 
  348170vAnno 
  349171rNono H Sexti 
  350171vAnno 
  351172rNono H Sexti 
  352172v10 Hen. 6[, stat. 1]. (S.R. 2:272–76)Anno 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ Editum Anno decimo Henrici Sexti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  353173rDecimo H Sexti 
  354173vAnno 
  355174r11 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:277)Decimo H Sexti 
Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno xjo H sexti.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  356174vAnno 
  357175rundecimo H Sexti 
  358175vAnno 
  359176rundecimo H Sexti 
  360176vAnno 
  361177rundecimo H Sexti 
  362177vAnno 
  363178rundecimo H Sexti 
  364178vAnno xjo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break. The carried-over text is not entered in a medieval hand. A 19th-century hand has added some words that are hard to read and do not seem to be the carried-over text. See the introduction .
  365179r14 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:289–94)Henrici vjti 
Note: The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
  366179vAnno xiiijo 
  367180rHenrici vjti 
  368180vAnno xiiijo 
  369181r15 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:295–300)Henrici vjti 
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
  370181vAnno xvo 
  371182rHenrici vjti 
  372182vAnno xvo 
  373183rHenrici vjti 
  374183v18 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:301–15)Anno xviijo 
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
  375184rHenrici vjti 
  376184vAnno xviijo 
  377185rHenrici vjti 
  378185vAnno xviijo 
  379186rHenrici vjti 
  380186vAnno xviijo 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  381187rHenrici vjti 
  382187vAnno xviijo 
  383188rHenrici vjti 
  384188vAnno xviijo 
  385189rHenrici vjti 
  386189v20 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:315–25)anno xxo 
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
  387190rHenrici vjti 
  388190vAnno xxo 
  389191rHenrici vjti 
  390191vAnno xxo 
  391192rHenrici vjti 
  392192vAnno xxo 
  393193rHenrici vjti 
  394193vanno xxo 
  395194r23 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:326–43)Henrici vjti 
Heading: Incipiunt Statutua Regis Henrici Sexti de Anno vicesimo tercio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  396194vAnno xxiijo 
  397195rHenrici vjti 
  398195vAnno xxiijo 
  399196rHenrici vjti 
  400196vAnno xxiijo 
  401197rHenrici vjti 
  402197vAnno xxiijo 
  403198rHenrici vjti 
  404198vAnno xxiijo 
  405199rHenrici Sexti 
  406199vAnno xxiijo 
  407200rHenrici Sexti 
  408200vAnno xxiijo 
  409201rHenrici vjti 
  410201vAnno xxiijo 
  411202rHenrici vjti 
  412202vAnno xxiijo 
  413203rAlphabetical Index26 
Marginalia: (1) Accusements, (2) Accomptes, (3) Addicions, (4) Ad’inistratours, (5) Admirall.
  414203v 
Marginalia: (1) Aide de Roy, (2) Alienac’o’n, (3) Aliens, (4) Ambidext, (5) Amerciament, (6) Apparell.
  415204r 
Marginalia: (1) Appell, (2) App’ntice, (3) Approp’acio’n des Esglises, (4) Armure, (5) Arraie, (6) Arrestis.
  416204v 
Marginalia: (1) Arsure de measo’n, (2) Artificers, (3) Assache, (3) Assise.
  417205r 
Marginalia: (1) Assise, (2) Atteint, (3) Attournes.
  418205v 
Marginalia: (1) Attourneys, (2) Avermentis, (3) Aumage.
  419206r 
Marginalia: (1) Almage, (2) Auncell, (3) Auru’ Regine, (4) Bailees, (5) Bastardie, (6) Berbys, (7) Berwyk, (8) Benpleder.
  420206v 
Marginalia: (1) Bigamie, (2) Blees, (3) Boteler le Roy, (4) Brauderers, (5) Brees, (6) Brevez, (7) Breto’ns, (8) Bullio’n.
  421207r 
Marginalia: (1) Bure et Formage, (2) Caleys, (3) Cere, (4) Cestr’, (5) Chaceours, (6) Chall de Jurrour, (7) Champertie, (8) Chapleyns, (9) Chapit’s des maso’ns, (10) Chartres de pardo’n.
  422207v 
Marginalia: (1) Chartres de perdo’n, (2) Chastell, (3) Cippes, (4) Cirografer, (5) Cisteux, (6) Clerk del corone, (7) Clerk de court’ le Roy, (8) Clerk del Escheqer, (9) Clerk destat’ marchaunt, (10) Clerk de market, (11) Clerk de vic’ (12) Clerk des universitees.
  423208r 
Marginalia: (1) Clerk des universitees, (2) Cokett des leyns, (3) Collette dez ministrez, (4) Collettours, (5) Collusio’n, (6) Co’ie Bank, (7) Co’ialtees, (8) Co’missioners et lour co’missions.
  424208v 
Marginalia: (1) Co’missioners et lour co’missions, (2) Concelements, (3) Confederacie, (4) Conisaunce, (5) Conspiracie.
  425209r 
Marginalia: (1) Constable et marchal, (2) Consultac’o’n, (3) Convocac’o’ns, (4) Cordwyns, (5) Coron, (6) Corpus cu’ causa, (7) Comite, (8) Countours de messong’, (9) Count’plee de voucher, (10) Crikes, (11) Cunage.
  426209v 
Marginalia: (1) Cunage, (2) Custome, (3) Custumers et lour countrollers.
  427210r 
Marginalia: (1) Custumers et lour countrollers, (2) Decies tantu’, (3) Defaut, (4) Deliv’ance, (5) Dames, (6) Denmark, (7) Dette, (8) Disines.
Note: The fact that ‘dames’ is out of alphabetical order, quite unusual for this index, suggests that the scribe may have been thinking ‘demoiselle’.
  428210v 
Marginalia: (1) Disines, (2) Disceit, (3) Discontinuance, (4) Distres, (5) Dorchestre, (6) Draps, (7) Duresse, (8) Eleccio’n.
  429211r27 
Marginalia: (1) Eleccio’n, (2) Encu’bent, (3) Enditem’ts, (4) Englet’re, (5) Entre sur disseisine.
  430211v 
Marginalia: (1) Entre sur diss’ine, (2) Errour, (3) Eschaungez.
  431212r 
Marginalia: (1) Escheqer, (2) Eschetour.
  432212v 
Marginalia: (1) Eschetour, (2) Eskippeso’n, (3) Esso’n, (4) Etatutz merc’bz et del Estaple, (5) Esteyn’, (6) Estretes, (7) Evesqes, (8) Elbe, (9) Executours, (10) Execut’o’n.
  433213r 
Marginalia: (1) Exemplificacions, (2) Exigendi, (3) Expenses, (4) Extort’o’ns, (5) Fairez, (6) Faitours, (7) Fauco’n, (8) Faux count’ et mensong’, (9) Faux iugt’, (10) Feoffem’nt’, (11) Felonie.
  434213v 
Marginalia: (1) Felonie, (2) Fermes.
  435214r 
Marginalia: (1) Ferre, (2) Fetes, (3) File de leyne, (4) Fines pur transgressiouns, (5) Fynes de terre, (6) Flete, (7) Forcible entre, (8) Forest de Dene, (9) Forest, (10) Foreine sutys.
  436214v 
Marginalia: (1) Forein plees, (2) Forfetures, (3) Forger des fetes, (4) Formage et bure, (5) Forstallers, (6) Fourcher, (7) Forme de count, (8) Frank elecc’o’n.
  437215r 
Marginalia: (1) Frerees, (2) Frette dez niefs, (3) Galys.
  438215v 
Marginalia: (1) Galys, (2) Gaoll et lour deliv’aunce, (3) Gaolers, (4) Gardeyn’, (7) Gastoyn’, (8) Gauge dez vinez et autres licours, (9) Gildes de fraternitees.
  439216r 
Marginalia: (1) Glendour, (2) Gorces, (3) Guerre, (4) Harauk, (5) Heedpens, (6) Heresie, (7) Herefordshire, (8) Hibernia.
Note: Head pence are a type of tax that the sheriff of Northumberland is forbidden to levy in the cited statute.
  440216v 
Marginalia: (1) Hibernia, (2) Hospitall, (3) Hostillers, (4) Hostis, (5) Housebote, (6) Hugh le dispenser, (7) Hundr’, (8) Hunters, (9) Idemptitate nominis.
  441217r 
Marginalia: (1) Idemptitat’ no’is, (2) Insurrect’o’n des co’es, (3) Ireland’s, (4) Juelles, (5) Jugem’tis, (6) Jur’ dutru’, (7) Jurours, (8) Justicez de lun bank et del autr’, (9) Justice de bank le Roy, (10) Justicez dass’.
  442217v 
Marginalia: (1) Justicez dass’, (2) Justices de Gaol deliv’er, (3) Justicez doier et t’miner, (4) Justicez de Nisi p’ius, (5) Justices de peas.
  443218r 
Marginalia: Justices de peas.
  444218v 
Marginalia: (1) Justicez de peas, (2) Keels, (3) Laborers et artificers.
  445219r28 
Marginalia: Laborers et artificers.
  446219v 
Marginalia: (1) Laborers et artificers, (2) Layns, (3) Lancastr’, (4) Launcegays, (5) Ley, (6) Letters, (7) Libell, (8) Lib’tees, (9) Liens penals, (10) Livere des draps.
  447220r 
Marginalia: (1) Livere dez draps, (2) Livere de companie, (3) Lollard’, (4) Lumbard’, (5) Lieutenaunt, (6) Maintenaunce, (7) M’shal de bank le R, (8) Marchalsie, (9) Maynprs’.
Note: The last entry is added in the bottom margin in what may be a different hand.
  448220v 
Marginalia: (1) Marchandisez eskippez, (2) Marchauntz Englois.
  449221r 
Marginalia: Marchaunts estaungez.
  450221v 
Marginalia: (1) Marchaunts estaunges, (2) Marin’s, (3) Meere, (4) Melcome, (5) Mendimaunts, (6) Mensong’s, (7) Merke et reprisell, (8) Mesp’isio’n’, (9) Mesurez.
  451222r 
Marginalia: (1) Mesurez, (2) Money.
  452222v 
Marginalia: (1) Money, (2) Mortmayn’, (3) Multiplicac’, (4) Nati in partibz transmarinis, (5) Niefs, (6) Nisi p’ius.
  453223r 
Marginalia: (1) Nisi prius, (2) Norwey, (3) Novell, (4) Nouncleym’, (5) Nounplevyn’, (6) Nounsuyte, (7) Nountenur’, (8) Nusance, (9) Officers, (10) Oier et t’m’er.
  454223v 
Marginalia: (1) Orfeours, (2) Oxenford’, (3) Pakker, (4) Pannels, (5) Pape.
  455224r 
Marginalia: (1) Pape, (2) Pardo’n, (3) Parlement, (4) Passage.
  456224v 
Marginalia: (1) Passage, (2) Patenmakers, (3) Patentz, (4) Patentz, (5) Pellure, (6) Peticions au Roy, (7) Piers de roialme.
  457225r 
Marginalia: (1) Pipe del escheqer, (2) Plees, (3) Poundage et tonage, (4) Pountis [ponts], (5) P’ndre des profitz, (6) Presentem’t al Esglise, (7) Priours aliens, (8) Procedendo, (9) Processe.
  458225v 
Marginalia: (1) Processe, (2) Prohibic’o’n.
  459226r 
Marginalia: (1) Prohibic’o’n, (2) Proceccions, (3) Provisio’n.
  460226v 
Marginalia: (1) Provisio’n, (2) Purchace, (3) Purgac’o’n, (4) Purveours.
  461227r29 
Marginalia: (1) Purveours, (2) Quare impedit.
  462227v 
Marginalia: (1) Quare impedit, (2) Quinsim, (3) Rayne, (4) Rape, (5) Resceit, (6) Record’.
  463228r 
Marginalia: (1) Recorde, (2) Resonable aide, (3) Restituc’o’n. (4) Riotours et Routys, (5) Riott’s et Routis, (6) Ryvers.
  464228v 
Marginalia: (1) Rumperie s’r le meer, (2) Rumpours de truez, (3) Salarie dez prestees, (4) Samons, (5) Sariaunt’s darmes, (6) Sauscondit’s, (7) Seignours, (8) Seint esglise, (9) Seintuary, (10) Seinturez, (11) Seneschal et marshal, (12) Sercheour.
  465229r 
Marginalia: (1) Sercheour, (2) Sewers, (3) Silva sedua, (4) Sondeours, (5) Southesc’, (6) Southvis’, (7) Spic’ie, (8) Staple.
  466229v 
Marginalia: Staple.
  467230r 
Marginalia: Staple.
  468230v 
Marginalia: Staple.
  469231r 
Marginalia: (1) Staple, (2) Sub pena, (3) Subside, (4) Suerte, (5) Su’monce del Pipe, (6) Tanners, (7) Tanverners.
  470231v 
Marginalia: (1) Taxes, (2) Temporaltes dez Eve’q’s, (3) Testez de Detez, (4) Thravez, (5) Thrummez, (6) Tourne dez vic’ (7) Trailebast’, (8) Treso’n.
Note: ‘Thrummez’ according the cited statute, is apparently a technical term for threads cut off from the bottom of the unwoven part of woven cloth and exported to Flanders without paying customs. Not in Baker, Manual or AND, but see OED s.v. ‘thrum’.
  471232r 
Marginalia: (1) Treso’n, (2) Trespasse, (3) Triall, (4) Trielbez, (5) Tronour, (6) Vagarantz.
  472232v 
Marginalia: (1) Vert cere, (2) Vesture et pelour, (3) Viscountz, (4) Villeins, (5) Vinez.
  473233r 
Marginalia: (1) Vinez, (2) Vitaillers.
  474233v 
Marginalia: (1) Utlagez, (2) Wast, (3) Wexchandelers, (4) Wynchestr’, (5) Wrek de meere, (6) Wursted’.
  475234rBlank 
  476234vBlank 
  477235rBlank 
  478235vModus tenendi parliamentum. (Not in S.R.) 
Note: (1) Incipit ‘Hic describitur quomodo parliamentum’ as in T.D. Hardy ed. p. 3. Explicit: ‘De consensu parliamenti et non retro parliamentum’, as in id. p. 21. Full analysis has not been done, but this looks very much like the standard text begun but not completed. (2) This section is written in a more informal, probably slightly later script. It is not laid out in the same way as the main manuscript (no headers, no illustrations) and is clearly a separate section and probably a later addition.
  479236r 
  480236v 
  481237r 
  482237v 
  483238rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19) 
  484238v 
  485239r 
  486239v 
  487240r 
  488240vBlank 
  489241rBlank 
  490241vChronology of Rulers of Alexandria up to St. Katherine. (Not in S.R.) 
Note: Incipit: ‘Alexandria maior primo erat fundata per quendam ducem nomine Babel’. Explicit: [Costus] ‘Regnavit in Alexandria sexaginta et tribus annis’. Below this is ‘et seq.’ (thanks to Elizabeth Kamali for deciphering this for us). Though there are some slight parallels with the Golden Legend and the Latin Vulgate Vita published by Einekel in EETS 80 and more fully by d’Ardenne and Dobson in EETS SS7 (1981), there are more parallels with Capgrave’s Life of Saint Katherine, ch. 9–11, which has most of the detail but is much longer. It is striking that our manuscript seems to be almost exactly contemporary with Capgrave, who is usually thought to have composed his life in 1445. This at-present unidentified text of 21 wide-measure lines deserves more attention than we have been able to give it.
  491Blank modern end paper 
  492Blank modern end paper 
  493Blank modern end paper 
  494Blank modern end paper 
  495Binder’s report, Nancy Southworth, 1990 
  496Blank 
  497Inside back cover 
  498Back cover