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HLS MS No. 29

Calendar; Modus Tenendi Parliamentum;
Office of the Steward; Index of Statutes;
England. Statutes 1 Edw. 3 to 20 Ric. 2 (MS 29)
England. Statutes 1 Hen. 4 to 8 Edw. 4 (MS 30)

ca. 1468 (?ca. 1502)



Manuscripts 29 and 30 may originally have been bound as one. They are now bound separately, but they clearly belong together and have traditionally been, and are best, described together.

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

“Title: Statuta nova, 1326-1469

“Provenance:[As in Baker.]

“Description: 2 v. ([216], [229] leaves): vellum ; 25 cm.

“Summary: At the beginning is a calendar and index to statutes from Magna Carta to 23 Henry VI (1441-1444), covering Accusations to Xpien courte, followed by the Modus Tenendi Parliamentum, in Latin and law-French. The statutes covered are from 1 Edward II to 8 Edward IV and begin on fo. 71.

“Spine title: Statutes from I ED III to VII & VIII ED IV

“Notes: Written in long lines, 36 to a full page.

“Statutes contain illuminated initials in colors and gold with floreated borders at the beginning of each reign. The Calendar is in red and black.

“Bound in English green morocco with gilt back and borders.

“First volume numbered HLS MS 29, second volume numbered HLS MS 30.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 56 reads as follows:


“MSS. 29–30.

“C.xv, 216 + 229 ff., now bound in two volumes, illum, initials and borders. Preceded by a calendar; Modus tenendi parliamentum; an index of statutes to 23 Henry VI, from Accusations to Xp̄ien courte.

“Calendar includes obit for Richard Pigot (d. 1483), serjeant at law; belonged to Christopher Crispe (entries of births of his children, 1535-1539); later belonged to Bertram (d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham (MS. 187 in App.), and to his son the 5th earl; his sale, S. 1 May 1899, no. 119, to Leighton for George Dunn; his sale, S. 12 Feb. 1913, no. 271; bought privately by HLS.

Census, I, 1028, nos. 29-30; N. Pronay and J. Taylor, Parliamentary Texts of the later Middle Ages (1980), 202.”

We begin by correcting the HOLLIS entry. 1 Edw. 3 is 1327, not 1326, if one uses new style years, as are used throughout HOLLIS. The last session of the parliament of 7 & 8 Edw. 4 was in June of 1468, so that date should be the terminus post quem rather than 1469. The order of the material is as given in Baker, not as given in HOLLIS, i.e., Calendar, followed by Modus tenendi, and then Index of statutes. Neither HOLLIS nor Baker mentions the treatise on the office of the steward of England, which appears between the Modus and the Index. As will appear more fully below, both HOLLIS and Baker seem to be mistaken in identifying the obit on fol. 4v as being that of Richard Pigot, the serjeant who died in 1483.

The bindings of both manuscripts are the same and quite handsome, leather (‘English green morocco’ in HOLLIS, our image does not suggest green, but the color in the image is misleading) covers tooled with floreated designs filled in gold on the borders of the covers. The spines have gold details of flowers and Greek keys with blocks of red behind the titles. Marbled paper with bookplates appear inside both covers. The binding on both volumes is in good condition. The bindings probably date from the 19th century.

Both volumes are written in long lines, 36 to a full page. Statutes contain illuminated initials in colors and gold with floreated borders at the beginning of each reign. Paragraph marks throughout are in red and blue. The initial Calendar in MS 29 is more elaborate in its decoration: red, blue, and gold ink mixed with black throughout and large gold capitals.

We did not search systematically for marginal notes on the statutes. There are some. There seem to be few, if any, on the statutes of Edward III. We found a one in 5 Ric. 2, two more in 13 Ric. Beginning with 16 Ric. 2, they are quite extensive, a brief summary of the contents of each chapter. This runs to the end of Richard II. A similar set of summaries is found in 2 Hen. 4, another in 2 Hen. 5 stat. 1, but few, if any, thereafter. The script of these marginalia is more informal than that of the base text, but the hand is not so informal that it has to have been done by an owner. They may be copied from other manuscripts.

There is a modern pencilled foliation in the upper-right hand corner on a very few of the folios of MS 29 (e.g., fol. 71r). It begins with the Calendar and ends with the last folio in MS 29 on which there is medieval writing. It corresponds to the digital foliation that we have used. We did not find any foliation in MS 30 and have used a digital foliation that corresponds to that of MS 29.

The quiring in both manuscripts is mostly regular quaternions with what seem to be bifolia for freestanding endpapers at the beginning of both manuscripts and at the end of MS 29 and a duernion for the same purpose at the end of MS 30. There are three six-folio quires and one ten-folio. Two quires have been bound out of order in MS 30. Collation follows:

MS 29: 12 (unfoliated), 26 (fol. 1–6), 3–278 (f. 7–214), 282 (f. 215–216), 292 (unfoliated).

MS 30: 12 (unfoliated), 2–218 (f. 1–159, lacks 1 after 2 and ?126, two quires switched after f. 79), 226 (f. 159–164), 248 (f. 165–180), 2510 (f. 181–190), 26–298 (f. 191–222), 306 (f. 223–227, lacks 1 after 227), 314 (unfoliated).

The Calendar on fol. 1r–6v is a perpetual lunar calendar, typical of those used in England in the later Middle Ages. The saints are decidedly in the English pattern. We have not checked to determine whether there are any indications of regional saints. It is laid out in six columns, the first of which is the ‘golden number’, the second the dominical letter, the third the day of the month in Roman reckoning, and the fourth the name of the saint or feast celebrated on that day. The fifth marks, somewhat irregularly, whether the feast has a vigil. The sixth is a ‘d’, which marks some, but not all the feasts, that are in red. It may stand for ‘duplex’, but that would not correspond to the feasts that were, in the pre-1962 Roman Catholic liturgy, ‘doubles’. It may indicate those feasts on which the faithful were supposed to observe a dominical day of rest. The other peculiarity that we have noticed is that a day for Easter is marked on 27 March, something that should not appear in a single-year perpetual calendar. Easter fell on 27 March in 1440 and not again until 1502. The former seems too early for our calendar, the latter may be too late.

Folio 4v notes the death of a Richard Pigot in a different script. If we accept Baker’s identification of the Richard Pigot in question as being the serjeant of that name, the calendar must date from before his death in 1483. There are reasons, however, to doubt the identification. Richard Pigot, the serjeant, died on 3 June 1483. (The evidence for that in Baker, Men of Court, 2:1277, is solid.) The note on fol. 4v is not easy to read (it may be in the same hand that notes the birth of Crispe’s children), but it is next to 6 August and seems to say: ‘Obitus Ricardus Pygott generosus anno domini M C xxvi littera dominicali tunc existente ?G et anno regni Henrici viij xviij.’ The dominical letter in 1526 was G. The letter given in the manuscript could be ‘E’, in which case it is wrong. Everything else tracks with 6 August 1526, a generation later than the death of Richard Pigot the serjeant.

As Baker notes, the Calendar also contains (fol. 2v) notes of the births of the children of one Christopher Crispe in the years 1535–1539. The eldest and heir presumptive, Henry, was born at a place that Crispe calls ‘Copton’, which may be Copt Hewick in Yorks., WR. That may provide a connection with Richard Pigot, the serjeant. Copt Hewick is 2 miles east of Ripon, Pigot’s place of origin. Pigot remained associated with Yorkshire throughout his long career. It is possible that the obit is that of his son, but this needs more exploration.

To return to the problem of the date of the calendar: we can now no longer be sure that it antedates 1483. The hand seems to antedate 1502, but it is a book hand and calendars tend to be conservative in their style. The decoration is definitely more elaborate than that in the rest of the manuscript, with extensive use of red and blue and the initial ‘KL’ in gold leaf. It may well be a later addition; there is nothing that connects it with the rest of the manuscript. Hence, we would say that it definitely dates from before 1526, perhaps 1502, although Easter also fell on 27 March in 1513 and 1524.

The tract on the office of the steward of England appears to be the same as that printed in L. W. Vernon-Harcourt, His Grace the Steward and Trial of Peers (London 1907) 164–7 (trans. in id., p. 148–51). The incipit and explicit are the same with minor spelling variations. (Incipit: ‘Hic annotatur quis sit Sesencallus Anglie et quid eius officium. Senescallia anglie pertinent ad comitivam leycestre et pertinuit ab antiquo’. Explicit: ‘tanquam inimicus publicus Regis et regni decollatus apud le Glakelowe in Com’ Warr’’.) How far the whole text differs from what Vernon-Harcourt printed we have not explored. Whether we should attribute this tract to the reign of Edward II, as Vernon-Harcourt does with some hesitation (p. 144), is a matter about which we may have some doubt. Vernon-Harcourt dates one of his manuscripts to the reign of Richard II, the other three to the fifteenth century, as, of course, this one is.

As is well known, Lettou and Machlinia printed in 1481 an abridgement of the statues, which was arranged by keywords in alphabetical order. The Index of Statutes in this manuscript has the same arrangement, but it is not the same as that in the printed edition, nor is it the same as that in HLS MS 10. Whether it is, in some sense, an ancestor of part of that in the printed edition is a question that is worth exploring. All of the statutes in the collection were in existence before 1481. What we cannot tell for sure, granted the uncertainty of the date of the collection, is whether the Index was made before or after the printed edition. It seems more likely, however, that it antedates 1481.

After the statutes of 7 & 8 Edw. 4, there is written in a more informal hand, probably of the late 15th century, a version of Judicium pillorie. After a Latin heading, the text is in English and is quite different from that given for Judicium pillorie in S.R. 1:201 ff. It gives what is described as ‘the assize’ of the miller, the baker, the brewer, and the butcher. There is room on fol. 227v for more text, but the fact that all of the subheadings begin with ‘b’ suggests that the list may not be complete. We may be skeptical of the suggestion in the heading that these provisions were somehow ‘enacted’ in Edward III’s last parliament. There are no recorded statutes for that parliament, and the rolls of it do not suggest that there was any discussion of this topic. Who the ‘king of the market’ mentioned in the heading was deserves more attention than we have been able to give it, as does the whole text.

The analysis of the statutes in both volumes shows that the contents of the statutes tracks closely the contents of S.R. for the monarchs in question. There are no statutes that are not in S.R. We have not checked to see if anything in S.R. is missing, but if there is, it is something quite minor. This fact, coupled with the probable but not certain connection with Pigot, suggests that this is very much a lawyer’s statute book. Its contents seem to have been derived immediately or mediately from the statute roll. It is a high-quality production, something that a serjeant could have afforded.

The analysis of MS 29 follows. For technical reasons, the analysis of MS 30 is found on a separate page.


Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
8–19f. 1r–6v1Calendar of feast days and saints’ days from January to December 
20–32f. 7r–13r2Modus tenendi parliamentum (Not in S.R.) 
32–35f. 13r–14v3On the Office of the Steward of England (Not in S.R.) 
36–140f. 15r–67r4Index of Statutes 
148–152f. 71r–73r51 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:251–4) 
152–155f. 73r–74v61 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255–7) 
155–161f. 74v–77v7Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257–61) 
161–166f. 77v–80r84 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:261–5) 
166–171f. 80r–82v95 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:265–9) 
171–173f. 82v–83v109 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:273–4) 
173–177f. 83v–85v119 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:269–72) 
177–178f. 85v–86r1210 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:275) 
178–180f. 86r–87r1310 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:276–8) 
180–181f. 87r–87v1411 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:280–1) 
181–194f. 87v–94r1514 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:281–9) 
194–195f. 94r–94v1614 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:292) 
195–197f. 94v–95v1714 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:292–4) 
197–200f. 95v–97r1814 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:289–92) 
200–202f. 97r–98r1917 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:299) 
202–203f. 98r–98v2015 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:297–8) 
203–204f. 98v–99r2118 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:299) 
204–206f. 99r–100r2218 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:300–1) 
206–208f. 100r–101r2318 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:302–3) 
208–210f. 101r–102r2420 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:303–5) 
210–212f. 102r–103r25Ordinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:307–9) 
213–217f. 103v–105v26Statute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:311–13) 
217–220f. 105v–107r27Ordinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6 (S.R. 1:324–26) 
220–223f. 107r–108v28Statutum de pannis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:314–16) 
223–230f. 108v–112r2925 Edw. 3, stat. 5 (S.R. 1:319–24) 
230–231f. 112r–112v30Statute pro hiis qui nati sunt in partibus transmarinis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:310) 
231–236f. 112v–115r31Statute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:316–18) 
236–240f. 115r–117r32Statute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:329–31) 
240–256f. 117r–125r33Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:332–42) 
256–257f. 125r–125v34Ordinatio de feodis maiorum et constabularium stapule, ?28 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:343–44) 
257–263f. 125v–128v3528 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:345–9) 
263–268f. 128v–131r3631 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:349–53) 
268–270f. 131r–132r37Ordinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:353–5) 
270–277f. 132r–135v3834 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:364–9) 
277–279f. 135v–136v39Ordinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:369–70) 
279–286f. 136v–140r4036 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:371–6) 
286–288f. 140r–141r41Carta De perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:376–8) 
288–291f. 141r–142v42Statutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:378–83) 
291–293f. 142v–143v4338 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. ) 
293–296f. 143v–145r4438 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:385–7) 
296–298f. 145r–146r4542 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:388–90) 
298–302f. 146r–148r4643 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:390–2) 
302–303f. 148r–148v4745 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:393) 
303–303f. 148v–148v4847 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:395) 
303–307f. 148v–150v49De perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:396–8) 
307–313f. 150v–153v501 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:1–5) 
313–318f. 153v–156r51Statute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:6–11) 
318–320f. 156r–157r522 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:12) 
320–323f. 157r–158v533 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:13–15) 
323–324f. 158v–159r54Statute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:16) 
324–333f. 159r–163v555 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:17–23) 
333–337f. 163v–165v565 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:23–26) 
337–342f. 165v–168r576 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:26–30) 
342–344f. 168r–169r586 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:30–31) 
344–349f. 169r–171v597 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:31–36) 
349–351f. 171v–172v608 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:36–7) 
351–353f. 172v–173v619 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:38–9) 
353–368f. 173v–181r6211 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:39–55) 
368–375f. 181r–184v6312 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:55–60) 
375–384f. 184v–189r6413 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:61–68) 
384–391f. 189r–192v6513 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:68–74) 
391–394f. 192v–194r6614 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:76–77) 
394–400f. 194r–197r6715 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:78–82) 
400–406f. 197r–200r6816 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:82–87) 
406–412f. 200r–203r6917 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:87–92) 
412–437f. 203r–215v7021 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:94–110) 
437–439f. 215v–216v7120 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:92–94) 


Detailed Contents

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  Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
  2Front cover 
  3Inside front cover, marbled, with bookplates: From the Library of the Earl of Ashburnham, Appendix No. CLXXXVII, May 1897; From the Library of George Dunn of Woolley Hall Near Maidenhead 
  4Library reference marks 
  81rCalendar of feast days and saints’ days from January to December 
Note: Elaborately laid out with gold leaf and decorated capitals, with notes of births and deaths in an informal hand.
Note: Notes in an informal hand of the births of the children of one Christopher Crispe in the years 1535–1539. See the introduction.
Note: Note in the ?same informal hand of the death of a Richard Pigot, 6 August 1526. See the introduction.
  207rModus tenendi parliamentum. (Not in S.R.) 
Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’ with floral scrollwork in margins. (2) Decorated initial ‘A’.
  3213rOn the Office of the Steward of England. (Not in S.R.) 
Heading: (1) Explicit modus parliamenti. (2) Hic annotatur quis sit Sesencallus Anglie et quid eius officium.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘S’. (2) For the tract on the office of the steward of England, see the introduction.
  3615rIndex of Statutes 
Heading: Incipit Calendare o’nu’ statutuor’ a principio magne carte usqs in annu’ XXm H VIti cum eodem Anno XXmo.
Marginalia: (1) l’ra A, (2) Accusacions, (3) Accomptez.
Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘Q’, vaguely floral.
Marginalia: (1) Addicions, (2) Administratours, (3) Admirall, (4) Aide de Roy.
Marginalia: (1) Alienac’o’n, (2) Aliens.
Marginalia: (1) Ambidext’, (2) Amerciament, (3) Apparayll, (4) Appell.
Marginalia: (1) Apprentice, (2) Appropriac’o’n dez Esglises.
Marginalia: (1) Armure, (2) Arraye, (3) Arestez.
Marginalia: (1) Arsure dez measons, (2) Artificacers et laborers.
Marginalia: Assache.
Marginalia: Assises.
Marginalia: (1) Ass’ de mordamic’, (2) Ass’ ultie presentac’o’is.
Marginalia: (1) Ass’ de Noisaunce, (2) Atteynt, (3) Esson’.
Marginalia: Attournes.
Marginalia: (1) Averementes, (2) Aunage.
Marginalia: (1) Auncell, (2) Auru’ Regine, (3) l’ra B, (4) Baillyf, (5) Bastardie.
Note: Decorated initial ‘B’.
Marginalia: (1) Berbites, (2) Berwyke, (3) Beaupleder, (4) Bigamye, (5) Blees, (6) Boteler’ de Roy.
Marginalia: (1) Browderers, (2) Brees, (3) Bref, (4) Brito’ns.
Marginalia: (1) Bullion, (2) Bure et Furmage, (3) l’ra C, (4) Caleys, (5) Cere, (6) Cestre, (7) Chaceours, (8) Chalange de jurroure.
Marginalia: (1) Champartie, (2) Chapeleyns, (3) Chapiters dez masons, (4) Chaters de pardo’n.
Marginalia: (1) Chastels, (2) Cippes, (3) Cirografer’, (4) Cisternx, (5) Clerke del crone.
Marginalia: (1) Clerkes des courtz de Roy, (2) Clerkes de lescheker, (3) Clerke destat’ marchaunt’, (4) Clerk de market, (5) Clerke de viscunt, (6) Clerkes des universitees.
Marginalia: (1) Coket dez laynes, (2) Collecte dez Ministres, (3) Collectours, (4) Colus[ioun] des terres, (5) Co’en banke.
Marginalia: (1) Coi’altes, (2) Co’myssioners et lour co’myssyons.
Marginalia: (1) Concelementz, (2) Confederacies, (3) Conus, (3) Conspiratours, (4) Constable.
Marginalia: (1) Consultac’on, (2) Convocac’ons, (3) Cordewayners, (4) Corone, (5) Coroner, (6) Corpus cu’ causa.
Marginalia: (1) Comite, (2) Comitours dez mensangez, (3) Count’ple de voucher et de garr’, (4) Crekes, (5) Cimage.
Marginalia: Custums.
Marginalia: (1) Custumers et Countrollers, (2) Cessavit, (3) Cui in vita.
Marginalia: (1) Certificat, (2) Co’es plees, (3) Ch’ge de measo’n de Religio’n, (4) Contra forma collacionis, (5) Chamb’dekyns, (6) Conspiratours, (7) Contra forma’ feoffame’ti, (8) l’ra D, (9) Decies t’m, (10) Defaute.
Marginalia: (1) Delyveraunce, (2) Dames, (3) Denemark, (4) Dette.
Marginalia: (1) Dismes, (2) Desceit, (3) Discontinuance, (4) Distresse, (5) Dorchester, (6) Drap’s.
Marginalia: (1) Drap’s, (2) Duresse, (3) Dower, (4) l’ra E, (5) Elecc’o’n.
Marginalia: (1) Encombent, (2) Enditementz.
Marginalia: (1) Englishere, (2) Englet’re, (3) Enquestes, (4) Entre one Force, (5) Errour.
Marginalia: Eschaungez.
Marginalia: (1) Escheker, (2) Eschetours.
Marginalia: (1) Eskippeson’, (2) Esson’, (3) Estatut marchant et destaple.
Marginalia: (1) Esteyn’, (2) Estretes, (3) Evesqz, (4) Ewes, (5) Executours.
Marginalia: (1) Execuc’o’n, (2) Exemplificac’o’ns, (3) Exigend’, (4) Expensis.
Marginalia: (1) Extorc’o’ns, (2) Eschete, (3) Eschap’ de laro’n, (4) Estreppeme’t, (5) Ex parte talis, (6) l’ra F, (7) Fayres, (2) Faitours, (3) Faucon’.
Marginalia: Faux Countez et mensonges, (2) Faux iuge’t, (3) Feffementz, (4) Felonie.
Marginalia: (1) Fermes, (2) Ferre.
Marginalia: (1) Faitez, (2) File de layn’, (3) Fyme et ordure, (4) Fynes, (5) Fynes de t’re, (6) Flete.
Marginalia: (1) Forcible entre, (2) Forest de Dene, (3) Forest, (4) Foreyn suytes, (5) Forfeitures.
Marginalia: (1) Forger dez Faitez, (2) Formage et Bure, (3) Forstallers, (4) Fourcher, (5) Fraunchis’.
Marginalia: (1) Frank elecc’o’n, (2) Freres, (3) Frette dez Nyefs, (4) l’ra G, (5) Galees.
Marginalia: (1) Gaols et lour delyveraunces, (2) Gardeyn de Flete, (3) Gascoyn, (4) Gauges des vyns.
Marginalia: (1) Gyldes et Fraternitees, (2) Glendour’, (3) Guerre, (4) Garde a Roy.
Marginalia: (1) Garde all’ co’en persone, (2) Garde Waste, (3) Garde ravyse, (4) Garde engette, (5) Garde de droit, (6) Garde du sokage, (7) Garde dez temperaltees, (8) Garrouste.
Marginalia: (1) Heryng, (2) Heresie, (3) Hibernia.
Marginalia: (1) Hospitals, (2) Hostilers, (3) Hostes, (4) Housebots et haybots, (5) Hugh despens’.
Marginalia: (1) Hundr’, (2) Hunters, (3) l’ra I, (4) Idemptitate nominis, (5) Insurreccons dez co’ens, (6) Irroys, (7) Juelles, (8) Jugementz.
Marginalia: (1) Justice de Nisi prius, (2) Justic’ de pees.
Marginalia: (1) Justic’ dass’, (2) Justice de Gaole delyverer, (3) Justic’ doier et terminer.
Marginalia: (1) Justice de Nisi prius, (2) Justic’ de pees.
Marginalia: (1) Joyndre de mys, (2) Justice en Eire.
Marginalia: (1) Ingressus, (2) Issue, (3) Keels, (4) Kedels, (5) Laborers et artificers, (4) Layns, (5) Lancastre, (6) Launcegays, (7) Ley gage.
Marginalia: (1) Letters, (2) Lebell, (3) Liberteez, (4) Leyns penals, (5) Lyvere dez Draps.
Marginalia: (1) Lyverye de companye, (2) Lollardes, (3) Lumbardes, (4) Lieutenaunt, (5) Lymitac’o’n dez bryefs, (6) Lestaple.
Marginalia: (1) Mayntenaunce, (2) Marchall de bank le Roy, (3) Marchalsie.
Marginalia: (1) Marchandisez eskippes, (2) Marchantz engleys.
Marginalia: (1) Marchauntz estraunges.
Marginalia: (1) Mariners, (2) Meer, (3) Melcombe.
Marginalia: (1) Mendynantez (2) Mensongez, (3) Merke et reprisell, (4) Mesprisyo’n, (5) Mesures.
Marginalia: Money.
Marginalia: (1) Mortmayn, (2) Multiplicac’o’n, (3) Murage, (4) Maheymes, (5) Mesne.
Marginalia: (1) Maynpernours, (2) Martyns, (3) l’ra N, (4) Natum partibz transmarinis, (5) Niefs, (6) Norwey, (7) Nisi prius.
Marginalia: (1) Novell, (2) Nouncleyme, (3) Nounplevyn, (4) Nounsuyte, (5) Nountenure, (6) Nusaunce, (7) Ne Iniuste Vexes.
Marginalia: (1) Officers, (2) Officium vic’, (3) Officium coronatoris, (4) Oiers et termyner’, (5) Orpheours.
Marginalia: (1) Odio et Atia, (2) Oxonford’s, (3) Ordinares, (4) l’ra P, (5) Pakker.
Marginalia: (1) Panell, (2) Pape, (3) Pardo’n, (4) Parliamentz.
Marginalia: (1) Passage, (2) Pateynmakers.
Marginalia: (1) Patentes, (2) Pollure, (3) Petic’o’ns du Roy, (4) Piers du Roialme.
Marginalia: (1) Pipe dell Escheker, (2) Pleer, (3) Poundage et tonnage, (4) Pomites, (5) Procheours.
Marginalia: (1) Prendre dez profitez, (2) Presentement all esgl’se, (3) Priours aliens, (4) Procedendo, (5) Processe.
Marginalia: (1) Prohibuc’o’n, (2) Protecc’o’ns, (3) Provisio’n.
Marginalia: (1) Purchace, (2) Purgac’o’n, (3) Purveiours.
Marginalia: (1) Priorite de Feffement, (2) Purpresture, (3) Precipe in capito.
Marginalia: (1) Quare Impedit, (2) Quynsym’, (3) Quarentene, (4) Q’d ei deforciat, (5) Q’d promittat, (6) l’ra R, (7) Royigne, (8) Rape.
Marginalia: (1) Resceit, (2) Recordes.
Marginalia: (1) Resonable Aide, (2) Restituc’o’n, (3) Riotes et Routes.
Marginalia: (1) Ryvers, (2) Robb’ye sur le meers, (3) Rumpours dez Trowes, (4) Relyef’, (5) Redissi’n, (6) Replevyn et on nemy, (7) Retourne.
Marginalia: (1) Salarye dez Chapelayns, (2) Salmons, (3) Serjauntes darmes, (4) Sauscondites, (5) Seygnours, (6) Seynt esglise.
Marginalia: (1) Seyntuarie, (2) Seyntures, (3) Seneschall et marschall, (4) Sercheour’.
Marginalia: (1) Sewers, (2) Silva sidua, (3) Sowdeours, (4) Southeschetour, (5) South vic’, (6) Spicere, (7) Staple.
Marginalia: Sub pena.
Marginalia: (1) Subsidie, (2) Suerte, (3) Som’ del pipe, (4) Suours.
Marginalia: (1) Scutagiu’, (2) Secta faciend’s, (3) Seism’ le Roy, (4) Silva sidua, (5) l’ra T, (6) Taverners, (7) Tanners, (8) Taxes.
Marginalia: (1) Temporaltees dez Enesqz, (2) Testes dez fetes, (3) Thraves, (4) Thromes, (5) Tourne dez vic’, (6) Travers.
Marginalia: (1) Traylbasto’n, (2) Treso’n, (3) Trans.
Marginalia: (1) Tryall, (2) Trewes, (3) Tronour’, (4) Tener per Chartell gard’, (5) Tolle.
Marginalia: (1) Tayll, (2) Tesmoignes, (3) l’ra V, (4) Vagarauntez, (5) Vert cere, (6) Vestur’ et pellour’, (7) Viscountes.
Marginalia: (1) Vylleyns, (2) Vyns.
Marginalia: Vytayllers.
Marginalia: (1) Vilager, (2) Wast, (3) Wexchaundelers, (4) Wynchestre.
Marginalia: (1) Wrek de mere, (2) Worsted’s, (3) Usure, (4) Voucher, (5) Wareyn’, (6) Venerye, (7) Visus t’re.
Heading: Explicit Calendar’.
Marginalia: Xpien court.
  14871r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:251–4)Anno primo E. t’cii10 
Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’ with floral border. (2) Modern foliation ‘71’.
  15072rprimo E. iii 
  15273r1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)primo E. iii 
Heading: Aliud Statut’ eodem anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  15474rprimo E. iii 
  15574vStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Norh’t’ a’o sc’do.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  15675riido E. iii 
  15876rsc’do E iii 
  16077rsc’do E. iii 
  16177v4 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:261–5)anno 
Heading: Statut’ anno quarto edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  16278riiiito E. iii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  16479riiiito E. iii11 
  16680r5 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:265–9)v E. iii 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Westm’ anno vto edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘W’.
  16881rv E. iii 
  17082rv E. iii 
  17182v9 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:273–4)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Ebor’ a’o ixo edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  17283rix E iii 
  17383v9 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:269–72)anno 
Heading: Aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  17484rix E iii 
  17685rixo E iii 
  17785v10 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:275)anno 
Heading: Statut’ anno decimo edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  17886r10 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:276–8)x E iii 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  18087r11 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:280–1)x E iii12 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o xio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  18187v14 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:281–9)Statut’ anno xiiii edit’anno 
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  18489rxiiii E iii 
  18690rxiiii E iii 
  18891rxiiiio E iii 
  19092rxiiiio E iii 
  19293rxiiii E iii 
  19494r14 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:292)xiiiio E iii 
Heading: Prerogativa Regis eod’ a’o.
Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
  19594v14 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:292–4)anno 
Heading: Statut’ de clero eod’m a’o.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  19695rxiiiio E iii 
  19795v14 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:289–92)anno 
Heading: Statut’ prelator’ eod’m a’o edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  19896rxiiii E iii 
  20097r17 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:299)xvii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ hib’n’ anno xviio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  20298r15 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:297–8)xviii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Westm’ anno xviiio.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘F’. (2) The statute here called 18 Edw. 3 is actually 15 Edw. 3, stat. 3.
  20398v18 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:299)anno 
Heading: aliud eod’m anno.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  20499r18 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:300–1)xviii E iii 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
  206100r18 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:302–3)xviii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ de clero e’d’m a’o.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  208101r20 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:303–5)xxo E iii 
Heading: Statut’ contra Justic’ xxo edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  210102rOrdinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:307–9) 
Heading: Statut’ de operariis anno xxiiio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  212103rxxiii E iii14 
  213103vStatute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:311–13)anno 
Heading: Statut’ de servientib’z anno xxvto.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  214104rxxvo E iii 
  216105rxxvo E iii 
Note: A footnote/insertion is indicated by a t-cross.
  217105vOrdinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6. (S.R. 1:324–26) 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  218106rxxvo E iii 
  220107rStatutum de pannis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:314–16)xxxvo E iii 
Heading: Statut’ de pannis eod’m a’o.
Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
  222108rxxvo E iii 
  223108v25 Edw. 3, stat. 5. (S.R. 1:319–24)anno 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  224109rxxv E iii 
  226110rxxvo E iii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  228111rxxv E iii15 
  230112rStatute pro hiis qui nati sunt in partibus transmarinis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:310)xxv E iii 
Heading: Statut’ de natis ex’ra regnu’ eod’ a’o.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  231112vStatute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:316–18)anno 
Heading: Statut’ de ad voc’ eod’m a’o.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  232113rxxv E iii 
  234114rxxvo E iii 
  236115rStatute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:329–31)xxvii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Westm’ a’o xxviio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  238116rxxvii E iii 
  240117rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:332–42)xxvii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ de stapula eod’m a’o.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  242118rxxviio E iii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  244119rxxviio E iii16 
  246120rxxvii E iii 
  248121rxxviio E iii 
  250122rxxvii E iii 
  252123rxxvii E iii 
  254124rxxvii E iii 
  256125rOrdinatio de feodis maiorum et constabularium stapule, ?28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:343–44)xxvii E iii 
Heading: Ordinac’o de feod’s maior’ et con’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  257125v28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:345–9)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xxviiio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  258126rxxviiio E iii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  260127rxxviii E iii 
  262128rxxviii E iii 
  263128v31 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:349–53)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ edit’ a’o xxxio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  264129rxxxio E iii 
  266130rxxxi E iii 
  268131rOrdinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:353–5)xxxi E iii 
Heading: Statut’ de allece eod’m anno.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  270132r34 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:364–9)xxxiiii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o xxxiiiito edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  272133rxxxiiii E iii 
  274134rxxxiiii E iii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  276135rxxxiiii E iii18 
  277135vOrdinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:369–70)anno 
Heading: Statut’ de allece eod’m a’o edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  278136rxxxiiii E iii 
  279136v36 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:371–6)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o xxxvito.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  280137rxxxvi E iii 
  282138rxxxvi E iii 
  284139rxxxvio E iii 
  286140rCarta De perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:376–8)xxxvi E iii 
Heading: Carta perdon’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  288141rStatutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:378–83)xxxvii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o xxxviio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
  290142rxxxvii E iii 
  291142v38 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. )anno 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Westm’ anno xxxviiio.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  292143rxxxviii E iii 
  293143v38 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:385–7)anno 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  294144rxxxviii E iii 
  296145r42 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:388–90)xliio E iii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xliio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  298146r43 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:390–2)xliii E iii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xliiio.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  300147rxliii E iii 
  302148r45 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:393)xlv E iii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o xlv edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  303148v(1) 47 Edw. 3; (2) De perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3 [S.R. (1) 1:395 (2) 1:396–8]anno 
Heading: (1) Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xlviio. (2) Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o Lo edit’.
Note: Decorated initials ‘P’ and ‘D’.
  304149rl E iii 
  306150rlo E iii 
  307150v1 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:1–5)anno 
Heading: Expliciu’n statut’ Regis E t’cii p’ conquest’ Incipit stat’ Regis Ric’i iidi p’ conqu’ a’o primo.
Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘R’ with floral border. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  308151rprimo R ii20 
  310152rprimo R ii 
  312153rprimo R ii 
  313153vStatute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:6–11)anno 
Heading: Statut’ anno iido ap’d Glouc’ edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  314154riido R ii 
  316155rii R ii 
  318156r2 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:12)ii R ii 
Heading: aliud statut’ apud Westm’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  320157r3 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:13–15)t’cio R ii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o t’cio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  322158rt’cio R ii 
  323158vStatute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:16)anno 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Norh’t a’o iiiito edit’.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘R’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  324159r5 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:17–23)iiii et v R ii21 
Heading: Statut’ anno quinto edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  326160rv R ii 
  328161rv R ii 
  330162rv R ii 
  332163rv R ii 
  333163v5 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:23–26)anno 
Heading: aliud Statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  334164rv R ii 
  336165rv R ii 
  337165v6 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:26–30)anno 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Westm’ anno vito edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  338166rvio R iii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  340167rvito R ii 
  342168r6 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:30–31)vi R ii 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  344169r7 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:31–36)vii R ii 
Heading: Statut’ a’o vii edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
  346170rvii R ii 
  348171rvii R ii 
  349171v8 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:36–7)anno 
Heading: Statut’ anno octavo etc’.
  350172rviii R ii 
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  351172v9 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:38–9)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o ix edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  352173rix R ii 
  353173v11 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:39–55)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ a’o xio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  354174rxio R ii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  356175rxi R ii23 
  358176rxi R ii 
  360177rxi R ii 
  362178rxi R ii 
  364179rxi R ii 
  366180rxi R ii 
  368181r12 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:55–60)xii R ii 
Heading: Statut’ ap’d Cantebr’ a’o xiio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  370182rxii R ii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  372183rxii R ii24 
  374184rxii R ii 
  375184v13 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:61–68)anno 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xiiio edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  376185rxiii R ii 
  378186rxiii R ii 
  380187rxiii R ii 
  382188rxiii R ii 
  384189r13 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:68–74)xiii R ii 
Heading: aliud statut’ eod’m anno edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  386190rxiii R ii 
  388191rxiii R ii 
  390192rxiii R ii 
  391192v14 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:76–77)Anno 
Heading: Stat’ apud Westm’ an’o xiiiimo edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  392193rxiiiio R ii 
  394194r15 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:78–82)xvo R ii 
Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xvmo edit’.
Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
  396195rxv R ii 
  398196rxv R ii 
  399196vAnno xv 
  400197r16 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:82–87)Anno xvi R ii 
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
  402198rxvi R ii 
  404199rxvio R iidi 
  406200r17 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:87–92)xviio R ii 
Heading: Statutum apud Westmonasterium editu’ Anno xviimo.
Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  408201rxviio R ii26 
  410202rxviio R ii 
  412203r21 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:94–110)xxio R ii 
Heading: Incipiu’t statuta R Ricardi secundi vicesimo primo edita.
Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
  414204rxxio R ii 
  416205rxxio R ii 
  418206rxxio R iidi 
  420207rxxio R ii 
Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
  422208rxxio R ii27 
  424209rxxio R ii 
  426210rxxio R ii 
  428211rxxio R ii 
  430212rxxio R ii 
  432213rxxio R ii 
  434214rxxio R ii 
  436215rxxio R ii 
  437215v20 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:92–94)Anno 
Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ Anno regni’ Regis Ric’i sc’di vicesimo editum.
Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘L’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
  438216rxxo R ii 
Note: Modern foliation ‘216’.
Heading: Expliciunt statut’ Regis Ric’i Sc’di.
  445Blank marbled endpaper 
  446Inside back cover, with bookplates: From the Library of George Dunn, Gift of the Alumni of the Harvard Law School 
  447Back cover