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HLS MS No. 32

England. Statutes Magna Carta to 9 Edw. 3 (27 Edw. 3)

ca. 1335 (ca. 1353)

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12561376

 

 

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. That cataloguing is fuller than most, and parts of it are worth repeating here:

“Summary: Eight leaves of tables precede the text. Then follow: Magna Carta; Chartre de la Forest, Sentence sur les Chartres; Chartres par le Roi H fitz Iehan: Lestatutz de Merton, Marleberge, Westmonster I, Gloucestre, Westmonster II, Akatours de terre, religions, Escheker, Destresces del Eschequer, Machantz, Wincestre, Assise de Pain, Champartours, Conspiraturs, Chivalers, Viscontes; Estatut Deuerwik (York) I, Ordenance de les Tenures Dengl., Feez Dengleterre, la Moneie, Homage a France, Gardes et Reliefs; Nouels Articles ordinez sur les Chartres des Fraunchises (1299); Vewe de Frauncplegge, Lestatut des Atteintes; Nouels Estatuz faits en temps nostre Seignur le Roi Edward tiers . . . Come Hugh le Despanser . . . , Estatuz de Westm., Northampton, West. (1329, 1330) Euerwik (1335). Here ends the work of the original scribe, written probably in 1335.

“Notes: Last ten folios added at end in later hand, giving Lestatuz de lestaple, in French, with a Latin preamble (1353-1354).

“In law French by an English scribe, written in long lines, 29 to a full page, with a grotesque initial in pen and ink on the first folio.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 58 reads as follows:

“STATUTA VETERA

“MS. 32.

“C.xiv, 140 ff.

“‘Iste liber constat Thome de Rotsee’ (C.xv), and again but with ‘Thome de Rotse’ altered to ‘Mone, et ipse in custodia sua pro isto libro alium librum Johannis Soper de Staunton [Taunton]’ (John Soper of Taunton was a member of Strand Inn before 1524); later belonged to the Rev. Lewis Stephens DD (d. 1747); ‘Donum Reverendissimi Ludovici Stephens Sanctae Theologiae Professoris Francis[co] Gregors' (cf. no. 16, above); acquired by George Dunn in Feb. 1897; his sale, S. 11 Feb. 1913, no. 159; bought privately by HLS.

Census, I, 1028, no. 32.”

The manuscript is approximately 235 X 76 mm.

Bound in parchment of uncertain date.

The foliation is modern, beginning with the capitularia of Magna Carta, which is in French as is the text the charter itself, and omitting the first two folios, the second of which contains notes of accounts in English in a hand that is roughly contemporary with the manuscript. The note of the gift of the Rev. Lewis Stephens is at the top of fol. 1r. The notes concerning Thomas Rotsee are on fol. 140v and are preceded by contemporary notes of accounts

The quiring comprises an initial bifolium followed by 16 complete, regular quaternia through fol. 128v. The 12 remaining folios appear to be a quaternion bracketed by two bifolia (although the number 12 allows for many other possibilities, and lacking signatures and carryovers figuring out the quiring from the images is a chancy proposition). This leaves us with the following collation:

12 (unfoliated), 2-178 (f. 17–128), 182 (f. 129-130), 198 (f. 131-138), 202(f. 139-140).

There is no illumination. A few of the initial majuscules are decorated in pen and ink; more have a space for a decorated initial that is not decorated.

The script of the base manuscript is a fine script, less cursive than many English semi-cursive scripts. It ends on fol. 128v. The final items are added in a script that is somewhat faded and more cursive.

The condition of the manuscript is generally good.

All of the statutes are given in French, including Magna Carta and the statute of Westminster II, which are normally given in Latin. The regnal years added to the French names of the statutes in another hand are in Latin.

In the middle of a collection of statutes temp. incert. are two headings that seem to be related and which contain a brief treatise on tenures and what we would call estates. The first heading is ‘Ci comence lordenance de les tenures Dengl[eterre]’ (fol. 93r), the second ‘Des feez des Dengleterre’ (fol. 95r). The latter we probably should amend either by taking out the second ‘des’ or adding ‘terres’ after it.1 The contents are entirely in French, and are related to, but not a translation of, Diffinitio tenementorum, an extract, largely from Bracton, that appears in HLS MS 10. They are also related to, though so far as we can tell, not just a translation of, the treatise Distinctio tenementorum, which appears in CUL, MS Add. 3129 and Add. 8870, and a number of other manuscripts noted in Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts, at 569. For treatises written in French, the obvious parallel is the Old Tenures, which appears in a number of manuscripts and was frequently printed in the early modern period. This is not, however, that treatise, nor is it extracts from it, but an independent treatise. We have so far been unable to identify any other copies of this particular treatise. Incipit under the first heading: ‘Pur ceo quil y sount plusours maneres de fees dount lez pluis renomez sount fez de chivaler et grauntz serianties les queux fez sount purveus a la defens du roialme’. Explicit: ‘et le sokeman ne gist autre bref qe le petit bref de droit’. Incipit under second heading: ‘Feservice est a tenir certeins tenements du chief seignur donant a lui la value des tenements par an’. Explicit: ‘quant un home tent a la volonte son seignur com son neif’.

1 A corrector actually inserted something after the second ‘des’, but then he, or someone else, rubbed it out.

A number of facts point to the manuscript’s having been made for a student who was at a rather elementary level: (1) the manuscript is almost entirely in French, (2) it lacks a number of statutes, a fact that is noted at the end (fol. 140r), (3) it contains a rather elementary treatise on tenures, and (4) it is later associated with a man who was in one of the Inns of Chancery and never seems to have gone beyond that. Item (1), however, could also point in the direction of a merchant, as does the fact that the only addition to the manuscript is the ordinance of the Staple. Whether we take this as the book of fledgling lawyer or Chancery clerk or of a merchant, it is clearly, despite the quality of the script, at the opposite end of the social spectrum from, to take the polar opposite, HLS MS 12.

 

Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
24–35f. 9r–14v1Magna Carta (S.R. 1:114–19) 
35–41f. 14v–17v2Forest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:120–2) 
41–42f. 17v–18r3Sentencia lata super Cartas (S.R. 1:06) 
43– 43f. 18v–18v4Carta confirmationis, 21 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:28) 
43–44f. 18v–19r5Confirmatio cartarum, 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:122–4) 
44–50f. 19r–22r6Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
50–65f. 22r–29v7Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
65–91f. 29v–42v8Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
91–99f. 42v–46v9Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:45–50) 
99–100f. 46v–47r10‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
100–160f. 47r–77r11Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
161–162f. 77v–78r12Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
162–164f. 78r–79r13Statute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
164–167f. 79r–80v14‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 (semel) – (ter)) 
168–169f. 81r–81v15Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 (ter) – 198) 
169–175f. 81v–84v16Statute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:98–100) 
175–180f. 84v–87r17Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
180–182f. 87r–88r18Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
182–183f. 88r–88v19Statute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
183–183f. 88v–88v20Statute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
184–185f. 89r–89v21De militibus, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:229) 
185–187f. 89v–90v22Statute of Sheriffs, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:174–5) 
187–191f. 90v–92v23Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:177–9) 
192–196f. 93r–95r24Les tenures d’Engleterre (S.R. Not in S.R.) 
196–196f. 95r–95r25Les feez d’Engleterre (S.R. Not in S.R.) 
196–197f. 95r–95v26Statutum de moneta, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:219 (semel) – 219 (bis)) 
197–198f. 95v–96r27Statutum de homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
198–199f. 96r–96v28Statutum de wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
200–211f. 97r–102v29Articuli super cartas, 28 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:136–41) 
211–212f. 102v–103r30View of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
213–215f. 103v–104v31Statute of Westminster IV, 14 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:180–1) 
216–224f. 105r–109r321 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:251–4) 
224–229f. 109r–111v331 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255–7) 
230–238f. 112r–116r34Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257–61) 
239–248f. 116v–121r354 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:261–5) 
248–256f. 121r–125r365 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:265–9) 
257–263f. 125v–128v379 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:273–4) 
264–283f. 129r–138v38Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:332–42) 

 

Detailed Contents

Clicking on the sequence number will open that sequence in the PDS in a new tab or window.

 

Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
1Spine 
2Front cover 
3Inside front cover. HLL bookplate and George Dunn’s 
4Blank 
5Blank 
6Sums in a faint medieval hand 
  Note: Possible monogram ‘JP’.
7George Dunn’s note of acquisition 
  Note: Single word written in an a medieval hand at top. Hard to decipher. Possible monogram ?J_.
81rContents and capitularia 
  Heading: En cett volume sount contenuz tauntz ses estatutz.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
91v 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Additions in a different ink.
102r 
  Heading: Ci comencent les chapitres de la g’’unt chartre.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
112v 
  Heading: Ci comencent les chapitres de la Forest.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
123r 
  Heading: (1) Ci comencent les chapitres de Merton’. (2) Ci comencent les chapitres de Marleb’ge.
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
133v 
  Heading: Ci comencent les chapitres de Westm’ p’m’: faitz lan tiere le Roy E Fitz de Roy H.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
144r 
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
154v 
  Heading: Ci comencent les chapitres de Gloucestre.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
165r 
  Heading: Ci comencent les chapitres de Westm’ Second.
175v 
  Heading: Les chapitres del estatut de akat’’s de t’re.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
186r 
  Heading: (1) Les chapitres del estatut de Religious. (2) Les chapitres del estatut del Eschequer. (3) Les chapitres de les destresces del eschequer.
196v 
  Heading: (1) Ci comencent les chapitres de marchant. (2) Les chapitres del estatut de Winton’. (3) Les chapitres del estatut des chivalers.
207r 
  Heading: (1) Les chapitres del estatut de Ruole des Viscontes. (2) Les chapitres del estatut de Deuerwik. (3) Les chapitres des tenures D’engleterre.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
217v 
  Heading: (1) La diffuntion des diuers feez. (2) Des chapitres de homage et de feaute. (3) Les chapitres des nouvels articles sur les grauntz chartres ordeinez.
228r 
  Heading: (1) Les chapitres del estatut de atteintes. (2) Les chapitres del estatut Come Hugh.
238v 
  Heading: Les chapitres de Westm’ sisme al honour.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
249rMagna Carta. (S.R. 1:114–19)la g’’unt chart’ 
  Note: (1) Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’, unfinished. (2) Header in different hand/ink.
259vLa graunt 
2610rChartre 
  Note: Marginalia in a different hand/ink.
2710vLa graunt 
2811rChartre 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
2911vLa graunt 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
3012rChartre 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
3112vLa graunt 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
3213rchartre 
3313vla gr’n’t 
3414rchartre 
3514vForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)la g’’unt 
  Heading: Ci comence la chartre de la Forest.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’, unfinished.
3615rchartre 
3715vForest 
3816rForest 
3916vForest 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
4017rForest 
4117vSentencia lata super Cartas. (S.R. 1:06)Forest 
  Heading: Ci comence la sentence sur les chartres.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’, unfinished.
4218rSentence 
4318v(1) Carta confirmationis, 21 Hen. 3. (2) Confirmatio cartarum, 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. [1] 1:28[2] 1:122–4%) 
  Heading: (1) Le conferment des chartres par le Roi H: fitz le Roy Johan lan de son’ Regne xxij. (2) Le confermement fait par le Roi E.
  Note: (1) Additions in a different ink. (2) No decorated initial capitals.
4419rProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Merton’: fait lan xx’e le Roy Henri fitz le Roy John.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinishedAdditions in a different ink.
4519vMerton’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
4620rMerton’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
4720vMerton’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
4821rmerton’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
4921vMerton’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
5022rStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25)Merton’ 
  Heading: Ci comence les estatutz de Marleb’ge: fait lan lij le Roy Henr’ fitz le Roy John.
  Note: (1) Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital.
5122vMarleb’ge 
5223rMarleb’ge 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
5323vMarleb’ge 
5424rMarleb’ge 
5524vMarleb’ge 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
5625rMarleb’ge 
5725vMarleb’ge 
5826rMarleb’ge 
5926vMarleb’ge 
  Note: Marginalia in a different hand/ink.
6027rMarleb’ge 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
6127vMarleb’ge 
  Note: Corner of page torn; text unaffected.
6228rMarleb’ge 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
6328vMarleb’ge 
6429rMarleb’ge 
  Note: (1) Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Additions in a different ink.
6529vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39)Ci comence lestatut de Westm’ p’mer: faitz en te’ps le Roy E p’m’ fitz le Roy H lan iij de s. RegneWestm’ 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital.
6630rPrimer 
6730vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
6831rPrimu’ 
6931vWestm’ 
7032rPrimu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
7132vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
7233rpr’mu’ 
  Note: Header and marginalia in different hand/ink.
7333vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
7434rPrimu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
7534vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
7635rPrimu’ 
7735vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
7836rPrimu’ 
7936vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
8037rPrimu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
8137vWestm’ 
8238rPrimu’ 
8338vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
8439rPrimu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
8539vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
8640rPrimu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
8740vWestm’ 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
8841rPrimu’ 
8941vWestm’ 
9042rPrimu’ 
9142vStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:45–50)Westm’ 
  Heading: Ci comencent les estatutz de Gloucestr’: faitz lan vjme le Roy E fitz l’ Roy John.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished. (2) ‘le roy John’ should clearly be ‘le roy Henri’%
9243rGlouc’ 
9343vGlouc’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
9444rGlouc’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
9544vGlouc’ 
9645rGlouc’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
9745vGlouc’ 
  Note: Header and additions in different ink.
9846rGlouc’ 
  Note: Header and additions in a different ink.
9946v‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50) 
  Heading: Ici comencent lexplanations de Gloucestre.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
10047rStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Westm’ Secound.
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
10147vWestm’ 
10248rScd’m 
10348vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
10449rScd’m 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
10549vWestm’ 
10650rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia and additions in different hand/ink.
10750vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
10851rScd’m 
10951vWestm’ 
11052rScd’m 
11152vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
11253rScd’m 
11353vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
11454rScd’m 
11554vWestm’ 
11655rScd’m 
11755vWestm’ 
11856rScd’m 
11956vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
12057rScd’m 
12157vWestm’ 
12258rMercator’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
12358vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
12459rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
12559vWestm’ 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
12660rScd’m 
12760vWestm’ 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Additions in a different ink.
12861rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
12961vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
13062rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
13162vWestm’ 
13263rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
13363vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
13464rscd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
13564vWestm’ 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
13665rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia and corrections in different hand/ink.
13765vWestm’ 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
13866rscd’m 
13966vWestm’ 
14067rScd’m 
14167vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
14268rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
14368vWestm’ 
14469rScd’m 
14569vWestm’ 
14670rScd’m 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
14770vWestm’ 
14871rScd’m 
14971vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
15072rscd’m 
15172vWestm’ 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
15273rScd’m 
15373vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
15474rScd’m 
15574vWestm’ 
15675rScd’m 
15775vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
15876rscd’m 
15976vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia and additions in different hand/ink.
16077rScd’m 
  Heading: Explic’.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
16177vStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de akatours de t’re: Westm’ tierce R Quia emptores t’r??.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
16278rStatute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51) 
  Heading: (1) Explic’. (2) Ci comence lestatut de Religious.
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital.
16378vde religiosis 
  Note: Header in different hand/ink.
16479r‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut del escheker.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘l’ where it ought to go.
16579v 
16680r 
16780v 
16881rDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
  Heading: Ci comence les destresces del eschequer.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘p’ where it ought to go.
16981vStatute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:98–100)Statu’m 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de marchantz.
  Note: (1) Header in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘p’ where it ought to go.
17082rMercator’ 
  Note: Header and detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
17182vMarchauntz 
  Note: (1) Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
17283rmarchauntz 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
17383vLestatut 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
17484rde march’ 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
17584vStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8)Statutu’ 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Wincestre.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
17685rWinton’ 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
17785vStatutu’ 
17886rWinton’ 
17986vStatutu’ 
18087rAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200)Winton’ 
  Heading: Ci comence lassise de pain et de c’veise.
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital.
18187v 
18288rStatute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de champtours.
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital.
18388vStatute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de conspiraturs.
  Note: (1) Statute divided into two sections. (2) No elaborate initial where expected.
18489rDe militibus, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:229) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut des chiualers.
  Note: (1) No elaborate initial where expected. (2) The statute is translated into French.
18589vStatute of Sheriffs, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:174–5) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Ruole des Viscontes.
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
18690r 
18790vStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9)Statutu’ 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut Deuerwik primer: Fait lan XIme le Roy Edward seconde.
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital.
18891rEbor’ p’m’ 
18991vStatutu’ 
19092rEbor’ p’m’ 
19192vStatutu’ Ebor’ p’m’ 
  Note: Header (partly) and marginalia in different hand/ink.
19293rLes tenures d’Engleterre. (Not in S.R.)dez tenures dengleterre 
  Heading: Ci comence lordenance de les tenures Dengl’.
  Note: (1) Header in different hand/ink. (2) Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished. (3) For the treatise given here, see the introduction
19393vDes tenures 
  Note: Header in different hand/ink.
19494rDengleterre 
19594vDes tenures 
19695r(1) Les feez d’Engleterre. (2) Statutum de moneta, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] 1:219 [semel] – 219 [bis])auncienes 
  Heading: (1) Des feez des Dengleterre. (2) La composition de la moneie.
  Note: One decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished; one missing, indicated by the scribe with a letter ‘p’.
19795vStatutum de homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
  Heading: La manere de faire homage et feaute.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘q’ where it ought to go.
19896rStatutum de wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
  Heading: Des gardes et reliefs prendre.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘v’ where it ought to go.
19996v 
20097rArticuli super cartas, 28 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:136–41) 
  Heading: Ci comencent les nouvels articles ordeinez sur les chartres des Fraunchises: en tend’ le Roi Edward prim’ lan de son’ regne XXvij.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
20197vles nouvels articles 
20298rsur les chartres 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
20398v 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
20499rsur les chartres 
20599vles nouvels articles 
206100rsur les chartres 
207100v 
208101rsur les chartres 
209101vles nouvels articles 
210102rsur les chartres 
211102vView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Vewe de Frauncplegge.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
212103r 
213103vStatute of Westminster IV, 14 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:180–1) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut des atteintes.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’, unfinished.
214104r 
215104v 
  Heading: Ci finist lestatut des atteintes.
  Note: Additions in a different ink.
216105r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:251–4) 
  Heading: Ci comencent les nouels estatuz faitz en temps nostre seignur le Roi Edward tierz apres le conquest a son primier parlement: anno primo Regni sui.
  Note: (1) No decorated initial capital. (2) The regnal year is added to the heading in a different hand
217105vWestm’ 
218106rquintu’ 
219106vWestm’ 
220107rquint’ 
221107vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
222108rquintu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
223108vWestm’ 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
224109r1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)quintu’ 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Westm’ vjme Al honour: Eodem anno primo.
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘a’ where it ought to go. (3) The regnal year in the heading is added in another hand.
225109vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
226110rsextu’ 
227110vWestm’ 
228111rsextu’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
229111vNorthampton’ 
230112rStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61) 
  Heading: Ci comencent les estatutz faitz a Norht’: Anno secundo Regis E tertij.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘n’ where it ought to go.
231112vNortht’ 
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
232113rNortht’ 
233113vNortht’ 
234114rNortht’ 
235114vNortht’ 
236115rNortht’ 
237115vNortht’ 
238116rNortht’ 
239116v4 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:261–5) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Westm’ Septisme: Anno quarto Regis E tertij.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘a’ where it ought to go.
240117r 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
241117vWestm’ 
242118rseptim’ 
243118vWestm’ 
244119rseptim’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
245119vWestm’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
246120rseptim’ 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
247120vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
248121r5 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:265–9) 
  Heading: Ci comence lestatut de Westm’ vtisme: Anno quinto Regis E tertij.
  Note: (1) Marginalia in different hand/ink. (2) No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘a’ where it ought to go. (3) This should be statute of Westminster VIII, according to the numbering here, but it seems to be statute of Westminster VI, but it is Westminster VIII in the headers. The regnal year is added in 2 different hands
249121vWestm’ viii 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
250122r 
251122vWestm’ viiire 
252123r 
253123vWestm’ viii 
254124r 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink.
255124vWestm viii 
256125r 
  Note: Marginalia in different hand/ink.
257125v9 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:273–4) 
  Heading: Hic incipit novu’ statutu’ Eboraci’: anno ix.
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘c’ where it ought to go.
258126r 
259126vLestatut 
260127rDeverwik’ 
261127vle nouel estatut 
262128rDeverwik’ 
263128v 
  Heading: Explicit stat’ Ebor’ novum.
264129rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:332–42) 
  Heading: Issi commence lestatutz de lestaple dez leins: Faitz a West’ lan le Roy E terce de son Reg[n]e dengletere xxvij et de frannce xiiij.
265129v 
266130r 
267130v 
268131r 
269131v 
270132r 
271132v 
272133r 
  Note: Detailed marginalia in different hand/ink next to c. 10 of the Ordinance.
273133v 
  Note: Marginal ‘vacat’ in different hand/ink next to c. 11 of the ordinance .
274134r 
275134v 
276135r 
277135v 
278136r 
279136v 
280137r 
281137v 
282138r 
283138v 
  Note: Ends with c. 28 and does not include the Ordinance about fees (S.R. 1:342).
284139rBlank 
285139vBlank 
286140rList in informal hand of items, mostly statutes, that do not seem to be included in the manuscript as we now have it 
  Note: Large area on lower outer corner missing. No text seems to be lost.
287140v(1) List of monarchs from William I to Richard II and (except for Richard II) the number of years of their reigns. (2) Notes of ownership (see the introduction). 
288Inside back cover 
289Back cover