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HLS MS No. 40

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 23 Hen. 6

ca. 1442 (1461–2)



<Preliminary introduction>

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. The following items are worth repeating:

“Description : 362 leaves : vellum ; 22 cm.

“Summary : Contains statutes in law-French and Latin from 1 Edward III to 23 Henry VI. Preceded by an index from Assisa to Xp̄ien courte. Statutes of 1 Edward IV added in a different hand. Probably written by Preston.

“Notes : Written by an English scribe in a legal hand, long lines, 33 to full page.

“Numerous ornamental pen letters with marginal decorations.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 65 reads as follows:


“MS. 40.

“Mid-C.xv, 362 ff., doeskin over wooden boards. Preceded by an index from Assisa to Xp̄ien courte. Statutes of 1 Edward IV added in a different hand.

“‘Qui carmen scripsit Prestun dominus benedixit’ (C.xv, at the end of Ric. II and 8 Hen. VI); ‘Henricus Bossevile possessor’ (c. 1600); acquired by George Dunn in Dec. 1898; his sale, S. 12 Feb. 1913, no. 274; bought privately by HLS.

Census, I, 1030, no. 40.”

As will be seen below, both Baker and HOLLIS seem to miscount the total number of folios.

The manuscript measures approximately 220 X 170 mm.

The doeskin-and-board binding is of considerable antiquity. The doeskin is pock-marked. It is peeling on the spine. The covers are folded over onto the boards on the inside leaving a considerable amount of the boards exposed. If we assume that the front and back endpapers were added when the manuscript was most recently bound, we can date the binding from before 1461–2, because the back endpapers have the statute of 1 Edw. 4 of that date.

There are decorated initial capitals beginning each statute up to 23 Hen. 6. They are of a standard style in red and blue with scrollwork in the margins and of good, but not notably high, quality. In some of the early statutes of Edward III, the headers, the chapter numbers, and the first words in litterae notabiliores in the text seem to be covered in a very light colored wash, which looks orange on the images. If this was part of the decorative scheme it soon ceases.

The script of the text throughout is a semi-cursive one, characteristic of what we find in English legal manuscripts of the mid-fifteenth century, and clearly professional. More than one hand seems to be at work, but differentiating among them is not easy. We are inclined to think most of the text of the statutes up to 8 Hen. 6 was the work of one hand. It seems to change for the statutes after that and to change again for the statute of 1 Edw. 4. The text of the index is probably the product of a different hand, but in a similar style.

The keywords and the marginalia of the index are written in litterae notabiliores. The script of these is quite different from that of the main text. Whether it is the same hand writing in very different style or another hand we are unsure. The same litterae notabiliores are also used for the headers, headings, and the chapter markings in the margin of much of the text and also for the first word of the chapters of statutes within the text. These are less distinctive after 8 Hen. 6, and not distinctive at all in 1 Edw. 4. Much of the text up to 8 Hen. 6 also has marginalia in a more informal script. Whether and how these marginalia are connected to the index requires more exploration.

There is no foliation either ancient or modern that we can see on the images. The foliation which both HOLLIS and Baker are assuming excludes the initial, mostly blank, parchment endpapers. If it is asumed to end before the back endpapers, that would give us 364 folios rather than the 362 found in both Baker and HOLLIS. We continued this foliation digitally into the back endpapers in order to incorporate the later-added statute of 1 Edw. 4.

The manuscript has mostly regular quaternions preceded and followed by the endpapers, which are duernions. A stretch in the middle breaks the regularity. It seems to include one tipped-in folio (fol. 273) and what appears to be a stub after fol. 277. There are what seem to be binding strings between fol. 288 and 289, which is where we would expect to find if that quire were a quinternion. Taking all this into account, we get the following collation:

14 (seq. 4–11), 2–358 (f. 1–272), 364 (f. 273–277, 1 tipped in [f. 273]), 378 (f. 278–283) 3810 (f. 284–293), 39–478 (f. 294–365), 484 (f. 366–369).

What happened with quires 36–38 seems relatively clear. The long text of 8 Hen. 6 was made up independently of the base manuscript out of irregular quires, a duernion, a quaternion, and a quinternion. It was joined to an already existing quire that had writing on just the first folio, the end of 6 Hen. 6. The rest of the quire was removed and the single folio was joined to the duernion that began 8 Hen. 6. What we see at the end of the duernion is the stub of the folio that got tipped in at the beginning. That this is what happened is supported by the facts that fol. 273r has a note in the upper right-hand corner (although this note is illegible on the images), that fol. 273v has a carryover at the bottom right (unusual for a folio that is not the end of a quire), and that fol. 278r continues c. 8 of 8 Hen. 6 from fol. 277v without anything missing from the text.

The explicit of 8 Hen. 6 on fol. 293r (fol. 293v is blank) is written in particularly elaborate litterae notabiliores. Below it in the same script we find: ‘Qui carmen scripsit Prestun dominus benedixit’. The same verse in the same script is found with the explicit at the end of the statutes of Richard II (fol. 176r). HOLLIS suggests that Prestun (Preston) is the name of the scribe, without making clear what he was the scribe of. Perhaps we should be more cautious. What the line says is that Prestun wrote the ‘carmen’, presumably the verse that we are reading. (It also says that the Lord ‘has blessed’ [‘benedixit’] Prestun, rather than the normal ‘may the Lord bless’ [‘benedicat’]). Of course, if it said that, then the final verb would not rhyme with ‘scripsit’.)

It is probably safe to say that Prestun also wrote the text in litterae notabiliores in the index, most of the keywords and the explicit. He certainly seems to have been responsible for most, if not all, of the incipits, explicits, and headers in the statutes up to 8 Hen. 6 and at least some of the chapter numbers in the margin and at least some of the litterae notabiliores within the text that mark the beginnings of the chapters of the statutes. (This is particularly noticeable at the beginning of the statutes of Edward III, where it looks as if he may have written over an already existing text.) Whether he is responsible for all of the litterae notabiliores in the statutes is not certain. Even less certain is whether his is also the hand of the main text.

That the manuscript was added to over time seems clear. At a minimum the statute of 1 Edw. 4 at the very end of the manuscript after three blank pages was a later addition. There is twenty year gap between the last consecutive statute, 23 Hen. 6, and this one. Prestun’s explicit after the last statute of Richard II may indicate that at one time the manuscript stopped there, although the main hand is almost certainly later than 1399. There does seem to be a change of style and perhaps of hand after 8 Hen. 6. Prestun’s explicit may indicate that the manuscript at one time stopped there, though the fact that 8 Hen. 6 was at one time on separate quires may cast doubt on that proposition. That the alphabetical index was added to the manuscript from sources other than the manuscript also seems clear. Like the index in HLS MS 170, to which it a striking resemblance, it includes many references to statutes that antedate anything that is the manuscript. That Prestun was involved in the making of the index seems clear.

Certainty is not possible. It seems likely, however, that assembly of the main contents of this manuscript occurred in the 1440s and that it was bound at that time. Alternatively, we might want to push the assembly, and perhaps the binding, back to the 1430s (8 Hen. 6). The discovery of a reference in the index to a statute after that date would preclude that possibility, but we have not so far discovered any such reference. Under either possibility, the statute of 1 Edw. 4 is a decidedly later addition.

Turning to the alphabetical index, we have laid out the lemmata in the Detailed Contents below. It is clear, as just noted, that this index was made up independently of the collection of statutes in the manuscript. It contains many references to statutes prior to 1 Edw. 3, the first statute in the manuscript. With one exception so far discovered, the last reference in the index is to 3 Hen. 5. That exception, pretty clearly a later addition, is to 8 Hen. 6, one of the possible dates that we have suggested for the assembly of the manuscript.

So far as we been able to discover, the index is largely the same as that in MS 170. With two exceptions, the lemmata are the same, and they proceed in the same order. Again with a couple of exceptions and so far as we have been able to discover, the statutory references that accompany the lemmata are the same. The parallels in the headings include such unusual items as a mysterious lemma ‘Novelx’ (MS 40, fol. 9v; MS 170, fol. 309v), a garbled abridgement of the statutes of Richard II that followed the Peasants’ Revolt (MS 40, fol. 13r; MS 170, fol. 316r), and a correction of a statutory reference from 4 Hen. 4 to 5 Hen. 4 (MS 40, fol. 9r; MS 170, fol. 308v). The exceptions in the lemmata are ‘Hunters’, citing 13 Ric. 2 [stat. 1] c. 16 (MS 40, fol. 7v) and ‘Corone de Royalme Taille’, citing 7 Hen. 4 c. 2 (MS 40, fol. 4v), neither of which in MS 170. The lemma ‘Hunters’ is already in both manuscripts as ‘Veners’ (MS 40, fol. 12v; MS 170, fol. 315v), citing 13 Ric. 2 c. 14 (c. 13 in S.R.). ‘Hunters’ and ‘Corone de Royalme Taille’ could well have been later additions to MS 40. MS 170 seems to be slightly earlier than MS 40 (last statute 8 Hen. 6, itself a later addition). The only things so far discovered in the index in MS 170 that are not in MS 40 are two additional citations to statutes in what is obviously a different hand (MS 170, fol. 314v, under ‘Usure’).

It seems likely that both indices are derived ultimately from a common source that was made shortly after 3 Hen. 5 (1415–16). This common source also seems to have been in fairly wide circulation. MS 185 shares many, but not all, of the same lemmata and statutory citations, but MS 185 has additions to and subtractions from the base text. (See the Introduction to MS 185.)


Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
12–36f. 1r–13r1Alphabetical index of statutes 
44–48f. 17r–19r21 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:251–4) 
48–51f. 19r–20v3?Commons petition concerning the Despensers (Not in S.R.) 
51–54f. 20v–22r41 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255–7) 
54–55f. 22r–22v51 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255–7) 
55–61f. 22v–25v6Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257–61) 
61–65f. 25v–27v74 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:261–5) 
66–70f. 28r–30r85 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:265–9) 
70–71f. 30r–30v9Implementation of the Staute of Northampton c. 2, 5 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
71–72f. 30v–31r10Writ transmitting the previous item to the sheriff of York (Not in S.R.) 
72–73f. 31r–31v11Sentencia lata in communes malefactores, 8 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
73–75f. 31v–32v129 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:273–4) 
75–79f. 32v–34v139 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:269–72) 
79–80f. 34v–35r1410 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:275) 
80–82f. 35r–36r1510 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:276–8) 
82f. 36r16Statutum de frangentibus prisonam, 23 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:113) 
82–83f. 36r–36v1711 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:280–1) 
83–86f. 36v–38r18Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:177–9) 
86–87f. 38r–38v19Breve de vicecomite eligendo, ?12 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
87–99f. 38v–44v2014 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:281–9) 
99–103f. 44v–46v2114 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:289–92) 
103–104f. 46v–47r2214 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:292) 
104–107f. 47r–48v2314 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:292–4) 
107–108f. 48v–49r2415 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:295–6) 
108–110f. 49r–50r2518 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:302–3) 
110–112f. 50r–51r26Ordinatio de statu terre Hibernie, 17 Edw. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:193–4) 
112–114f. 51r–52r2718 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:300–1) 
114–116f. 52r–53r2815 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:297–8) 
116f. 53r2918 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:299) 
116–117f. 53r–53v30Oath of the justices, 20 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:305–6) 
117f. 53v31Oath of the clerks of the chancery, 20 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:306) 
118–120f. 54r–55r3220 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:303–5) 
121–124f. 55v–57r33Ordinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:307–9) 
124–131f. 57r–60v34Statute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:311–13) 
131–133f. 60v–61v35Statutum pro hiis qui nati sunt in partibus transmarinis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:310) 
133–137f. 61v–63v36Statute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:316–18) 
137–143f. 63v–66v3725 Edw. 3, stat. 5 (S.R. 1:319–24) 
143–147f. 66v–68v38Ordinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6 (S.R. 1:324–26) 
147–149f. 68v–69v39Statutum de forma levationis decime-quinte, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 7 (S.R. 1:327–8) 
149–152f. 69v–71r4026 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
152–156f. 71r–73r41Statute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:329–31) 
156–171f. 73r–80v42Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:332–42) 
171f. 80v43Ordinance establishing a staple at Kingston-upon-Hull, 28 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R) 
171–172f. 80v–81r44Ordinance of the staple, ?28 Edw. 3 (?22 Sep. 1354) (Not in S.R) 
172–173f. 81r–81v45Ordinatio de feodis maiorum et constabularium stapule, ?27 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:343–4) 
173–175f. 81v–82v46Statute of Staple Amendments, 28 Edw. 3, c. 13-15 (S.R. 1:348–9) 
175–180f. 82v–85r4728 Edw. 3 (first part) (S.R. 1:345–8) 
180–184f. 85r–87r4831 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:349–53) 
184–186f. 87r–88r49Ordinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:355–6) 
186–189f. 88r–89v50Ordinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:353–5) 
189–196f. 89v–93r5134 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:364–9) 
196–198f. 93r–94r52Ordinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:369–70) 
198–208f. 94r–99r53Ordinatio facta pro statu terre Hibernie, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:357–64) 
208–215f. 99r–102v5436 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:371–6) 
215–217f. 102v–103v55De perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:376–8) 
217–223f. 103v–106v56Statutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:378–83) 
223–226f. 106v–108r5738 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:383–5) 
226f. 108r58‘Article’ of 38 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R) 
226–229f. 108r–109v5938 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:385–7) 
229–232f. 109v–111r6042 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:388–90) 
232–235f. 111r–112v6143 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:390–2) 
235–236f. 112v–113r6245 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:393) 
236f. 113r6347 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:395) 
236–239f. 113r–114v64De perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:396–8) 
242–248f. 116r–119r651 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:1–5) 
248–256f. 119r–123r66Statute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:6–11) 
256–257f. 123r–123v672 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:12) 
257–261f. 123v–125v683 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:13–15) 
261–262f. 125v–126r69Statute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:16) 
263–272f. 126v–131r705 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:17–23) 
272–277f. 131r–133v715 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:23–26) 
277–282f. 133v–136r726 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:26–30) 
282–284f. 136r–137r736 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:30–31) 
284–290f. 137r–140r747 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:31–36) 
290–292f. 140r–141r758 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:36–7) 
292–294f. 141r–142r769 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:38–9) 
294–317f. 142r–153v7711 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:39–55) 
317–324f. 153v–157r7812 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:55–60) 
324–337f. 157r–163v7913 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:61–68) 
337–339f. 163v–164v8013 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:68–74) 
339–342f. 164v–166r8114 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:76–77) 
342–347f. 166r–168v8215 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:78–82) 
347–354f. 168v–172r8316 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:82–87) 
354–358f. 172r–174r8417 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:87–92) 
358–360f. 174r–175r8520 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:92–94) 
360–362f. 175r–176r8621 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:94–110) 
364–378f. 177r–184r871 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:111–19) 
378–396f. 184r–193r882 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:120–31) 
396–414f. 193r–202r894 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:132–43) 
414–421f. 202r–205v905 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:143–8) 
421–424f. 205v–207r916 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:148–50) 
424–437f. 207r–213v927 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:150–8) 
437–441f. 213v–215v939 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:158–61) 
441–447f. 215v–218v9411 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:162–6) 
447–453f. 218v–221v9513 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:166–9) 
453–463f. 221v–226v961 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:170–4) 
463–483f. 226v–236v972 Hen. 5, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:175–87) 
483–490f. 236v–240r982 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:187–90) 
490–491f. 240r–240v993 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:191) 
491–496f. 240v–243r1004 Hen. 5, aka 3 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:192–6) 
496–504f. 243r–247r1014 Hen. 5, aka 4 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:196–200) 
504f. 247r1025 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:200) 
504–506f. 247r–248r1037 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:201–2) 
506–507f. 248r–248v104Writ to the chancellor of Lancaster (Not in S.R.) 
507–508f. 248v–249r1058 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:203) 
508–515f. 249r–252v1069 Hen. 5, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:204–9) 
516f. 253r107Writ on the exchange of gold for silver money and vice versa (Not in S.R) 
516–521f. 253r–255v1089 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:209–12) 
524–527f. 257r–258v1091 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:213–16) 
527–540f. 258v–265r1102 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:216–27) 
540–542f. 265r–266r1113 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:227–8) 
542–547f. 266r–268v1124 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:229–32) 
548–557f. 269r–273v1136 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:232–8) 
558–596f. 274r–293r1148 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:238–62) 
598–613f. 294r–301v1159 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:263–72) 
613–621f. 301v–305v11610 Hen. 6[, stat. 1] (S.R. 2:272–6) 
621–641f. 305v–315v11711 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:278–288) 
641–651f. 315v–320v11814 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:289–94) 
651–660f. 320v–325r11915 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:295–300) 
660–691f. 325r–340v12018 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:301–15) 
691–712f. 340v–351r12120 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:315–25) 
713–738f. 351v–364r12223 Hen. 6 (S.R. 2:326–43) 
742–745f. 366r–367v1231 Edw. 4 (S.R. 2:380–91) 


Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
1no fol., no sig.Spine 
2no fol., no sig.Front cover 
3no fol., no sig.Inside front cover, with bookplate, From the Library of George Dunn, Gift of the Alumni of the Harvard Law School 
4no fol., no sig.Blank 
5no fol., no sig.Blank 
6no fol., no sig.Blank 
7no fol., no sig.Blank 
8no fol., no sig.Blank except for pencilled notes and contents by George Dunn 
9no fol., no sig.Blank 
10no fol., no sig.Blank 
11no fol., no sig.Blank 
121rAlphabetical index of statutesq’ i 
  Marginalia: Assisa.
  Note: (1) At top in a script that Baker dates c. 1600: ‘Henricus Bossevile possessor’. (2) A preliminary transcription of the lemmata is given below as marginalia. Square brackets indicate our additions; parentheses indicate that the lemma is extended into the citation, but is needed to make the lemma more precise. Many of the lemmata have streamers running to the citations of the statutes to which the lemma refers. The system of references sometimes produces, if we use S.R. chapter numbers, citations that do not seem to be relevant. Either the maker of the index was using a different way of referring to the chapters, or he made a number of mistakes. The two possibilities are not mutually exclusive. Virtually the same alphabetical index is also found in MS 170.
  Marginalia: (1) Assisa, (2) Assisa no dis et mort’auncestre, (3) Assisa ult’ present’.
  Marginalia: (1) Assise de nousance vers celuy qi leva la noisance et son aliens, (2) Approwement, (3) Amesurement, (4) Accompt, (5) Age preer, (6) Alienacion dez tenementz tenuz de Roy en chef saunz license, (7) Apropriacion de eglises, (8) Atteint, (9) Artificers.
  Note: ‘Atteint’ is our lemma for 12 specific entries all of which concern attaint, and many of which deal with essoins and attaint.
  Marginalia: (1) Adhuc artific’s, (2) Avower, (3) Attorne’s, (4) Admiralx, (5) Addicions en breves etc’ ou cap’ et exigend gisent, (6) Appelle.
  Marginalia: (1) Adhuc Appells, (2) Accusement, (3) Apparaill, (4) Armere, (5) Arraye dez panell.
173vB., C. 
  Marginalia: (1) Bastardie, (2) Bien pleder, (3) Bygamye, (4) Botillere, (5) Qe Bretons soient voidez, (6) Bre’ sub pena, (7) B[r]ief de dette soit porte en mesme le counte ou le contract se fist, (8) Contre ple (de vouche), (9) Champertie, (10) Cessione, (11) Contre ple de Garr’.
  Marginalia: (1) Cui in vita, (2) Certification’, (3) Contra formam collacionis, (4) Conspiracie, (5) Co’ies plees, (6) Charge des mesonz de relig’, (7) Customers et autres offices en lestaple, (8) Custumez et subsides dez leyns et auters marchanndisez.
  Marginalia: (1) Custum’, (2) Constabl’ et marchall dengl’, (3) Constabl’ etc’, (4) Clerk de la Corone del bank le Roy, (5) Corone de Royalme Taille, (6) Chamb’dekyns removez, (7) Commissioners.
  Marginalia: (1) Conservatours, (2) Contra formam feoffamenti, (3) Consultacion’, (4) Clerk de lestaple, (5) Dower, (6) decies tantum, (7) Disceite en ple de terre, (8) Dismes, (9) Draps.
  Marginalia: (1) lestatut des draps de Ray’ [sic], (2) Drap’s, (3) Drap’s, (4) Dette, (5) Eschete, (6) Erroure, (7) Enditement, (8) Estat’ marchant, (9) Et apres discontinue, (10) Exon’.
  Marginalia: (1) Esson’, (2) Esson’ Stat’ voc’ modus calumniandi Esson’, (3) Esson’ voc’ iudicium esson’, (4) Esson’ de service le Roy, (5) Esson’, (6) Eschape, (7) Estrapement, (8) Ex parte talis, (9) Executors, (10) Englesh’ie ouste, (11) Eyde de Roye, (12) Eschetour.
  Marginalia: (1) Eyde, (2) Entre, (3) Frank eleccion, (4) Faux Jugement, (5) Fines, (6) Forest, (7) Feyrs, (8) Forstaller, (9) Faucon’, (10) Ferre ne soit mesne hors du royalme, (11) Fymes et autres males odures oustes, (12) Frers quex ameisnent enfantz etc’, (13) Faitez.
  Marginalia: (1) Felonie, (2) Fraunch, (3) Garde al Roy, (4) Garde a comune per[’]e [?persone], (5) Garde waste.
  Marginalia: (1) Garde ravise’, (2) Gardein engette, (3) Garde accion, (4) Garde de Sokage, (5) Garde dez (temporaltes tempore vacacionis), (6) Garr’ ouste [ref. Gloucester c. 3, 7, Westminster II c. 1, etc.], (7) Galeys, (8) Gardeyn (de Flete), (9) Hunters, (10) Housbote et haybote, (11) Hundr’.
  Marginalia: (1) Heresie, (2) Hospitall, (3) Juris de vt’m, (4) Joyndre (le mys en bref de droit), (5) Justice de pees, (6) Justic’ en Eyre, (7) Iustic’ dass’ et Gaole deliverer, (8) Justic’ pro commission’.
278vK., L. 
  Marginalia: (1) Ingressus, (2) Issue de priour perpetuell et datif coment il sera trie [ref. 9 Ric. 2 c. 4], (3) Idemptitate, (4) Kydels, (5) Liverez, (6) Libertas, (7) Lib’tates et consuetudines civitat’ burgorum et villarum, (8) Ley gage, (9) Limitacion’, (10) Laborers.
289rM.q ii 
  Marginalia: (1) Lestaple, (2) Mortemayn, (3) Murage, (4) Maymez [ref. 5 Hen. 4 c. 5, 6; see note], (5) Mesne, (6) Marchall, (7) Moneta, (8) M’chantes aliens.
  Note: In both this manuscript and in MS 170 the regnal year of the statute referenced under ‘Maymez’ is corrected from 4 to 5 Hen. 4. 5 Hen. 4 is the relevant statute in S.R.
  Marginalia: (1) Adhuc m’chantz Aliens, (2) Mayntenaunc’, (3) Mesours et payses, (4) Maynprisez, (5) Mespricon’, (6) Maryners, (7) Ne iniuste vexes, (8) ?Novelx [ref. Westminster I c. 27, 2 Edw. 3 c. 5, ‘quere statutum’ 2 Ric. 2 c. 12 (not a c. in S.R.); see note], (9) Non’ clame ouste, (10) Nounplevyn ouste, (11) Noun tenure.
  Note: None of statutes referenced under ‘Novelx’ seems related related to anything that might be described as ‘Novelx’. 2 Ric. 2 c. 6 does confirm 2 Edw. 3 c. 3, and the latter might be thought to be related to Westminster I c. 9. They all deal with a general duty of all subjects to pursue felons, but it is hard to see how that might be described as ‘Novelx’, or something that got corrupted to ‘Novelx’. MS 170 reads the same. The scribe of MS 185 was puzzled and wrote an N with a space and the same references.
3010rO., P. 
  Marginalia: (1) Nisi prius, (2) Nati in partibus transmarinis, (3) Nati in partibus transmarinis, (4) Oyer et terminer etc., (5) Offic’ Vic’ (6) Offic’ coronat’, (7) Odio et atia etc., (8) Ordinares, (9) Purveyours le Roye.
  Marginalia: (1) Adhuc purveiours de Roy etc., (2) Proteccions, (3) Pardoun’, (4) Pardon’, (5) Pardoun’, (6) Provisours, (7) Priorite de feffement, (8) Purprestures, (9) Precipe in capita, (10) Passage.
3211rQ., R. 
  Marginalia: (1) Adhuc passage, (2) Parlement, (3) Peticions, (4) Prohibicions, (5) Quare deforceat, (6) Quod promittat, (7) Quare impedit, (8) Relief, (9) Redissein’.
  Marginalia: (1) Replevyn, (2) Reple’sable, (3) Risceit, (4) Retourne Irreple’sable, (5) Retourne des viscontez, (6) Rob’desmen, (7) Routez et Ryottez, (8) Rasure rotulor’, (9) Restauracion, (10) Relig’ apport’ outre meers etc’ [ref. Carlisle, 35 Edw. 1, stat. 1], (11) Scutagm’, (12) Secta faciendi, (13) Salmons, (14) del Seneschall et marchall le Roy et coment ils tiendr’ lour plees etc’.
  Note: A reference to 8 Hen. 6, c. 14 is tucked in below ‘Routez et Ryottez’. It looks like a later addtion.
3412rT., V. 
  Marginalia: (1) Seiseine le Roy par cause de forfaiture de garde et auters title et coment il sera sue hors de sa mayn, (2) Seiseine le Roy par cause etc et coment ut supra, (3) Seiseine le Roy ut supra, (4) Salarie dez prestez, (5) Silva cidua, (6) Tenur pur chastell garde, (7) Tolle, (8) Taylle, (9) Tesmoignez (et le proces vers eux), (10) Taxe, (11) Treson’, (12) Tourne’ de viscount, (13) Trailbaston, (14) Usure non currant versus aliquem infra etatem, (15) Waste, (16) Wreke.
  Marginalia: (1) Voucher de foreyn, (2) Utlagarie’ de Felonie, (3) De Visu terre, (4) Utlagarie en ple personell, (5) War’, (6) Viscontez southvicontz et lour ministrez, (7) Veners [ref. 13 Ric. 2, c. 14 (c. 13 in S.R.)], (8) Vert Cere, (9) De Vyns et gauge dez vinz.
  Heading: Expliciunt Capitula.
  Marginalia: (1) Vyllenage, (2) Pardon des Insurreccions dez vyllayns et manummissions obligez relessez et auters lienx faitz en temps de Rumour et riote des vyllayns et as auters soient irretez et tenuz pur null’ anno xo [R ii] co ijo, (3) Vitelers, (4) Xp̄ien’ courte.
  Note: (1) The abridgement of the statute beginning ‘Pardon’ is quite curious. There is no statute of 10 Ric. 2 that deals with this issue. What the abridgement seems to be is a rather jumbled abridgement of 5 Ric. 2, c. 5 and 6. Chapter 5 contains the pardon (extended in 6 Ric. 2, c. 3); chapter 6 what is in effect the annulment of instruments made under duress during the time of the Peasants’ Revolt. It would be a bit clearer if we added ‘as villeyns’ before ‘et as auters’, and ‘auters lienx’ has to be amended to ‘auters lienz’ to track the words of the statute. A slightly different version is found in MS 170. (2) In margin in another hand between ‘Pardon’ and ‘Vitelers’: ‘breve de utrum ao xiiijo E co xvjo’.
3914vBlank except for pencilled layout 
4015rBlank except for pencilled layout 
4417r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:251–4)Yes (lower right) 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta E t’cii Anno primo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘T’.
4618rPrimoYes (lower right) 
4819r?Commons petition concerning the Despensers. (Not in S.R.)Primo 
  Heading: Explicit statutum Come Hugh le Despens’r et Incipit aliud Stat’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) This text is also found in found HLS MS 19 and 170. In the latter there is a note about it.
5020rPrimoYes (lower right) 
5120v1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)Anno 
  Heading: Explicit statutum Come nadgairs Incipit aliud Stat’ ap’d W edit’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
5422r1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)Primo 
  Heading: Incipit patens de perambulacione anno primo etc.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
5522vStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)Anno primo 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Northampton’ Anno secundo editum etc’c’c’c’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
5623rAnno sc’dm 
6025rSc’do(1) q’ iiii, (2) yes (lower right) 
6125v4 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:261–5)Anno quarto 
  Heading: Explicit Statutum de North’ anno secundo Incipit statutum anno iiiio apud Westm’ edit.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
6527vA’o Quarto 
6628r5 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:265–9)Anno quintoa 
  Heading: Explicit Statutum de Anno quarto Incipit Statutum de anno vto in crastmo s’ti a?? editum apud Westm’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
7030rStatute of oyer and terminer, ?2 Edw. 3. (Not in S.R.)Quinto 
  Heading: Explicit Statutum de anno quinto Incipit Statutum de audiendo et terminando anno secundo editum sed anno quinto proclamatum fuit primo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) This item, in French, would seem to be related to the statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3, c. 2, but it is not the same text, and is more specifically focused on commissions of oyer and terminer rather than, as is the statute, on charters of pardon. It is more closely related in its subject-matter, but not in its wording, to 4 Edw. 3, c. 2 (S.R. 1:262–3). Its curious heading given above. The explicit reads: ‘Iste articulus editus erat apud Norht’ et in Cancellariam missus in billa quadam anno regni E. tercii secundo’. Its form is like what it found in PROME as the result of common petitions, but this item is not in PROME, Cal. Pat. R., or Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts. What seems to be reference to it, but not the text, is found in Cal. Close R.: 1330–1333, p. 561–568 (12 May 1332).
7130vWrit to the sheriff of York elaborating on statute of Northampton c. 3, dated 16 December 5 Edw. 3 (1331). (Not in S.R.)A’o Quinto 
  Heading: Incipit concordia facta apud Westm’ Anno r’r’ E tercii quinto.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) The text, which is mostly in French, is not the same as that of the statute, nor does it cite the statute, but like the statute, it concerns those who oppose with force the work of the king’s justices and minsters. Although this item is not in PROME (or in Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts), its form is like what it found in PROME as the result of common petitions. It, and the previous item, may be connected with the Michaelmas parliament of 1331.
7231rSentencia lata in communes malefactores, 8 Edw. 3. (Not in S.R.)Anno viiio 
  Heading: Sentencia lata in co’es malefactores anno viiio.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘R’. (2) The document is in the form of a writ addressed to the bishop of London. See Baker Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 401, for what seems to be the same writ. Cf. id. at 92, for the same writ with different addressees, a date of 16 Mar. (1334), 8 Edw. 3, and references to the Patent Rolls and Rymer, Foedera 4:596.
7331v9 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:273–4)Anno Nono 
  Heading: Explicit sentencia lata in communes malefactores Incipit Statutum de Scrutinio et escambeo moneta Anno nono.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
7532v9 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:269–72)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de venditione victualium Anno nono factum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
7633rNono E iii (two hands)(1) q’ v, (2) b 
7834rNonob ii 
7934v10 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:275)Anno Xo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno decimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
8035r10 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:276–8)decimo E iiib iii 
  Heading: Incipit aliud statutum apud Westm’ anno decimo editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
8236r(1) Statutum de frangentibus prisonam, 23 Edw. 1. (2) 11 Edw. 3. (S.R. [1] 1:113, [2] 1:280–1)decimob iiii 
  Heading: (1) Explicit statutum de providentibus Regis Ordinacio de prisonibus prisona fugentibus factum Anno su’dicto. (2) Incipit Statutum de pannis laneis utendis Anno xio factum.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘D’ and ‘A’. (2) Coke’s Second Institute attributes the statute ‘De frangentibus prisonam’ to 1 Edw. 2. One cannot, perhaps, have the confidence of the editors of S.R. in attributing it to Edw. 1.
8336vStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9)Anno XIo 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum apud Ebor’ anno duodecimo factum.
  Note: The text is unmistakably that of the statute of York of Edward II. Its position here may be due to confusion, perhaps coupled with the damnatio memoriae of that king in this period.
8437rAnno xiio E iii (two hands) 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
8638rBreve de vicecomite eligendo, ?12 Edw. 3. (Not in S.R.)Xiio 
  Heading: Breve de vicec’ eligendo facto eodem anno.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘R’. (2) The document is in the form of a writ addressed to the coroners of particular county. Not in Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts; we have yet to find a printed text. The same item is found in HLS MS 20, fol. 10v, where there is a more extensive note.
8738v14 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:281–9)Anno Xiiiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de Anno quartodecimo apud Westm’ editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
9241rXiiiio(1) q’ vi, (2) c i 
9442rXiiiioc ii 
9643rXiiiic iii 
9844rXiiiioc iiii 
9944v14 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:289–92)Anno 
  Heading: Explicit statutum apud Westm’ editum Incipit aliud statutum pro cleo eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
10246rXiiiio E iii 
10346v14 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:292)Anno 
  Heading: Incipiunt prerogativa Angl’ penes Frauncia’ et tercium statutum eiusdem anni apud Westm’ factum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
10447r14 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:292–4)Xiiiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum quartum eodem anno pro clero editum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
10748v15 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:295–6)A’o Xiiiio 
  Heading: Et novo q’d anno quintodecimo in quindenea Pasche eiusdem Regis erat quoddam statutum editum et postea revocatum ut patet in brevi sequenti.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
10849r18 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:302–3)Anno Xviiio(1) q’ vii, (2) d i 
  Heading: Incipit statutum pro clero apud Westm’ editum anno xviii etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
11050rOrdinatio de statu terre Hibernie, 17 Edw. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:193–4)Xviiiod ii 
  Heading: Explicit stat’ pro clero anno xviii editum apud Westm’ Incipit statutum apud Notyngham editum pro scat’ terre hib’n’ anno xviiio etc’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘L’ (2) Called ‘Statute of Nottingham’, 17 Edw. 3 (1343), here and in HLS MS 21 and 170, the text corresponds to that found in S.R. under 17 Edw. 2 (1323–4).
11251r18 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:300–1)xviiiod iii 
  Heading: Explicit st’ hib’nia apud Not’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
11452r15 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:297–8)xviiiod iiii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum eodem anno etc’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘F’. (2) MS gives the wrong year.
11653r(1) 18 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (2) Oath of the justices, 20 Edw. 3. (S.R. [1] 1:299 [2] 1:305–6)xviiio 
  Heading: (1) Sequitur declaracio exigendor’ de qua superius fit mentio eodem Anno. (2) Sacramentum Justic’ eodem anno factum.
11753vOath of the clerks of the chancery, 20 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:306)A’o xviiiio 
  Heading: Et nota’ q’d ordinacio et Sacr’m Iustic’ permissa irrotulent’ in rotulis Cancellar’ clausis etc’ Sacru’ cl’cor’ cancellar’ eodem anno factum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘B’.
11854r20 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:303–5)Anno XXmoiii P 
  Heading: Incipit ordinacio Justic’ apud Westm’ anno vicesimo editum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’Decorated initial ‘E’.
  Heading: Explicit ordinacio Iusticiaror’ apud Westm’ editum.
12155vOrdinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:307–9)Anno xxiiio 
  Heading: [cont’d] Anno vicesimo Incipit statutum primum apud Westm’ de servientibus et operaris Anno xxiii factum Super quod’ prox’ sequens statutum Anno xxv de servientibus et operariis dependit per ipsum Regem etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
12356vA’o XXiiio 
12457rStatute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:311–13)Anno XXVto(1) q’ viii, (2) [e] 
  Heading: Explicit Statutum de operariis et servient’ anno xxiiio Incipit aliud statutum de eisd’ anno xxvo editum.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) The folio is folded over where the second signature mark should be, but there is no reason to doubt that it is there.
12658rxxvoe ii 
12859rxxvoe iii 
13060rxxvoe [trimmed] 
13160vStatutum pro hiis qui nati sunt in partibus transmarinis, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:310)Anno 
  Heading: Explicit etc Incipit Statutum de hiis qui nati sunt in partibus transmarinis editum eodem Anno etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
13361vStatute of provisors, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:316–18)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de provisoribus eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
13763v25 Edw. 3, stat. 5. (S.R. 1:319–24)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de provisoribus victualium.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
14065rxxvo(1) q’ ix, (2) f i 
14266rxxv (different ink/?hand)f [trimmed] 
14366vOrdinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6. (S.R. 1:324–26)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit quedam ordinacio per statuta cleri edita anno supradicto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
14467rxxvf iii 
14668rxxvf iiii 
14768vStatutum de forma levationis decime-quinte, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 7. (S.R. 1:327–8)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit forma levac’o’is decimo et quintedecimo editum apud W anno eodem.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
14969vWrit to the mayor and bailiffs of York concerning the staple, ?6 Edw. 3. (Not in S.R.)Anno xxvito 
  Heading: Incipit statutum factum apud Westm’ anno vicesimo sexto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) The writ is dated on 16 Sep. in year 26. The contents are similar to, but not the same as, the ordinance of the Staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. There are five other examples of this writ in our collection, no two of which have the same date. See the Summary of Contents, SL_24, for discussion and a suggestion that this text belongs to 6 Edw. 3.
15170vA’o xxvito 
15271rStatute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:329–31)Anno xxviio 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de e??antibus iudicia Cur’ Regis Anno xxvii E iii apud Westm’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
15673rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:332–42)xxviio(1) q’ x, (2) g i 
  Heading: Statutum stap’li anno sup’d’to.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
15874rxxviiog ii 
16075rxxviiog iii 
16276rxxviiog iiii 
17180v(1) Ordinance establishing a staple at Kingston-upon-Hull, 28 Edw. 3. (2) Ordinance of the staple, ?28 Edw. 3 (?22 Sep. 1354). (S.R. [1] Not in S.R [2] Not in S.)Anno xxviiio 
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘E’ and ‘F’. (2) The first ordinance, which purports to have been passed in the parliament of 28 Edw. 3 (1354), was, in fact, a ordinance of the Council that was deemed to have been ratified by the parliament. For the details, see the introduction to the parliament of April, 1354, in PROME. The ordinance of the Staple, of the previous year had located the staple at at York, not at Hull, as prescribed in this ordinace. Hull did not become a staple town statutorily until 43 Edw. 3 (1369) c. 1. (3) The second ordinance purports to have been adopted by the Council on the Monday after St Matthew, ‘last passed’. If we are still in 28 Edw. 3, this would be 22 Sep. 1354. The ordinance mentions both the staple at Canterbury and that at Newcastle. We have yet to find a printed text of either of these ordinances.
17281rOrdinatio de feodis maiorum et constabularium stapule, ?27 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:343–44)xxviiio(1) q’ xi, (2) h i 
  Heading: Incipit Ordinacio de feod’ maior’ et Constabular’ Stapular’ edita anno xxmoviiio etc’ etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
17381vStatute of Staple Amendments, 28 Edw. 3, c. 13-15. (S.R. 1:348–9)Anno 
  Heading: Sequitur aliud Statutum quor’d’ articulor’ pro statutum Stapula supradictum editor’ etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
17482rxxviiioh ii 
17582v28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:345–9)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit aliud statutum de anno r’r’ E iii post conqu’ xxviiio etc’.
17683rxxviiioh iii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
17884rxxviiioh iiii 
17984vA’o xxviiio 
18085r31 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:349–53)Anno XXXimo 
  Heading: Incipit aliud Statutum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
18487rOrdinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:355–6)XXXio 
  Heading: Incipit ordinacio de pisce salito etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
18688rOrdinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:353–5)XXXio 
  Heading: Incipit ordinacio de allece vendendi editum Anno supradicto etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
18889rXXXio(1) q’ xii, (2) i 1 
18989v34 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:364–9)Anno XXXiiiito 
  Heading: Incipit aliud statutum de anno XXXiiiio etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
19090rXXXiiiioi 2 
19291rXXXiiiioi 3 
19492rXXXiiiiomaybe [folded] 
19592vA’o XXXiiiio 
19693rOrdinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:369–70)Anno XXXvto 
  Heading: Incipit ord’ de allece edita Anno r’r’ E iii a conquestu tricesimo quinto etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
19894rOrdinatio facta pro statu terre Hibernie, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:357–64)XXXvo 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum pro statu terre Hibernie editum eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
20497rXXXvo(1) q’ xiii, (2) k 1 
20698rXXXvok 2 
20798vA’o XXXvo 
20899r36 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:371–6)Anno XXXvitok 3 
  Heading: Incipit Stat’ de anno xxxvi.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
210100rXXXviok 4 [?more] 
215102vDe perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:376–8)Anno 
  Heading: Carta perdon’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
217103vStatutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:378–83)Anno XXXViio 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de anno xxxvii apud Westm’ editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
219104vAnno(1) q’ xiiii, (2) l 1 
222106rXXXviiol 2 
223106v38 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:383–5)Anno XXXviiio 
  Heading: Statutum de anno XXXviiio apud W.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
224107rXXXviiiol 3 
225107vA’o XXXviiio 
226108r(1) ‘Article’ of 38 Edw. 3. (2) 38 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R [2] 1:385–7)Anno XXXiXl 4 
  Heading: (1) Alius articulus eodem anno. (2) Incipit aliud statutum de Anno XXXviii apud Westmon’ editum.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘A’ and ‘P’. (2) The ‘article’ would seem to be the same as the French text given on fol. 30r concerning the implementation of the statute of Northampton.
229109v42 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:388–90)A’o XXXViii 
  Heading: Statutum de anno xliio apud W editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
230110rAnno xliio 
231110vA’o xliio 
232111r43 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:390–2)Anno xliiio 
  Heading: Statut’ de anno xliii incipient’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
235112v45 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:393)Anno xlv 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de anno xlvo apud W.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
236113r(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 xlviio(1) q’ xv, (2) m 1 
  Heading: (1) Statutum de anno xlvii editum etc’. (2) Incipit statutum de anno quinquagesimo editum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘P’ and ‘D’.
237113vAnno lo 
238114rm 2 
  Heading: Expliciunt omnia statuta Edwardi Tercii etc’.
240115rBlankm 3 
242116r1 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:1–5)m 4 
  Heading: Incipiunt Statuta R Ric’i.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
248119rStatute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:6–11)primo 
  Heading: Statuta edita apud Glouc’ Anno Sc’do.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
252121rSecundo(1) qu’ xvi, (2) n 1 
254122rSc’don 2 
256123r2 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:12)Sc’don 3 
  Heading: Statutum apud W editum eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
257123v3 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:13–15)Anno sc’do ?? 
  Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno t’cio etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
258124rAnno Tercio 
261125vStatute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:16)Anno Tercio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Northampton’ Anno quarto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
262126rAnno quarto 
263126v5 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:17–23)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ Anno R iidi quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
268129rQuinto(1) qu’ xvii, (2) yes 
270130rQuintoo 2 [trimmed] 
272131r5 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:23–26)Quinto 
  Heading: Aliud Statutum eodem Anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
274132rQuintoo 4 
277133v6 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:26–30)Anno 
  Heading: Incipit aliud Statutum Anno Sexto apud Westm’ editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
278134rSexto R 
280135rVIto R 
282136r6 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:30–31)VIto R iid’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’ begins a text without a heading.
284137r7 Ric. 2. (S.R. )Anno Septimo(1) qu’ xvi [trimmed], (2) p 1 
  Heading: Aliud Statutum Anno Septimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
290140r8 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:36–7)Septimop 4 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de anno octavo Ric’ secundi.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
291140vAnno Octavo 
292141r9 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:38–9)Octavo Anno nono Incip’ 
  Heading: Incipit Statutum de Anno Nono apud Westm’ editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
294142r11 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:39–55)Nono 
  Heading: Statutum de anno undecimo Regis Ricardi Secundi etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
300145rUndecimo(1) qu’ xix, (2) q 1 
302146rUndecimoq 2 
304147rUndecimoq 3 
306148rUndecimoq 4 
316153rUndecimo(1) qu’ xx, (2) r 1 
317153v12 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:55–60)Anno 
  Heading: Stat’ de anno xiio etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
318154rDuodecimor 2 
320155rduodecimor 3 
322156rduodecimor 4 
323156vAnno duodecimo 
324157r13 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:61–68)Anno Terciodecimo 
  Heading: Statutum de Anno xiiio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
326158rxiii Ric’i 
328159rxiii R iid’ 
330160rxiii R iid’ 
332161rxiiio Ric’(1) qu’ xxi, (2) s 1 
334162rxiiios 2 
336163rxiiios 3 
337163v13 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:68–74)xiiio 
  Heading: Incipit quedam ??ssio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
338164rxiiios 4 
339164v14 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:76–77)xiiio 
  Heading: Incipiunt Statuta apud W de’ anno xiiiio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
340165rAnno xiiiio 
342166r15 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:78–82)Anno xvo 
  Heading: Anno xv.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
347168v16 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:82–87)XVo 
  Heading: Statut’ apud Westm’ anno xvi etc’.
348169rAnno XVIo(1) xxii, (2) t 1 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
350170rxvit 2 
352171rxvit 3 
354172r17 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:87–92)Anno XVIIo R iid’t 4 
  Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ De’ anno XVIIo Ric’i iid etidum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
358174r20 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:92–94)Anno XXo Ric’i iid’ 
  Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ anno vicesimo etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
360175r21 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:94–110)XXo 
  Heading: Pardonacio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
361175vAnno XXI R iidi 
  Heading: Expliciunt omnia Statuta edita Tempore Regis Ricardi secundi post conquestum Anglie etc’.
  Note: Below the heading, also written in litterae notabiliores: ‘Qui carmen scripsit Prestun dominus benedixit’. See the Introduction.
364177r1 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:111–19)Anno primo Henrici quarti(1) xxiii, (2) v 1 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘H’.
365177vAnno primo 
366178rH quartiv 2 
367178vAnno primo 
368179rH iiiitiv 3 
369179vAnno primo 
370180rH iiiitiv 4 
371180vAnno primo 
372181rH iiiiti 
373181vAnno primo 
374182rH quarti 
375182vAnno primo 
376183rH iiiiti 
377183vAnno primo 
378184r2 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:120–31)H iiiti 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta de Anno Henrici quarti Secundo etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
379184vAnno Secundo 
380185rH quarti(1) [trimmed], (2) x 1 
  Note: Top corner torn, signature mark missing.
381185vAnno Sc’do 
382186rH iiiitix 2 
383186vAnno Secundo 
384187rH iiiitix 3 
385187vAnno secundo 
386188rH iiiitix 4 
387188vAnno Sc’do 
388189rH iiiiti 
389189vAnno Sc’do 
390190rH iiiiti 
391190vAnno sc’do 
392191rH quarti 
393191vAnno sc’do 
394192rH iiiiti 
395192vAnno sc’do 
396193r4 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:132–43)H Quarti(1) xxv, (2) y 1 
  Heading: Stat’ de anno iiiio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
397193vAnno Quarto 
398194rH iiiitiy 2 
399194vAnno Quarto 
400195rH iiiitiy 3 
401195vAnno quarto 
402196rH iiiitiy 4 
403196vAnno quarto 
404197rH quarti 
405197vAnno quarto 
406198rHenrici quarti 
407198vAnno quarto 
408199rHenrici iiiiti 
409199vAnno quarto 
410200rHenrici quarti 
411200vAnno Quarto 
412201rHenrici quarti(1) xxvi, (2) ii 1 
413201vAnno Quarto H iiiiti 
414202r5 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:143–8)Anno Quinto(1) ii, (2) ii 2 
  Heading: Incipiunt Statuta apud Wesm’ Anno Regis Henrici quarti quinto edita.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
415202vAnno Quinto 
416203rH iiiiti(1) iii, (2) 1 3 
417203vAnno Quinto 
418204rH iiiiti(1) iiii, (2) i 4  
419204vAnno quinto 
420205rHenrici Quarti 
421205v6 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:148–50)Anno Quarto H iiiiti 
  Heading: Incipit statuta de Anno H iiiiti sexto apud Coventre.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
422206rAnno Sexto H iiiiti 
423206vAnno Sexto 
424207r7 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:150–8)Henrici Quarti 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ Anno viio H iiiiti editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
425207vAnno Septimo 
426208rHenrici quarti 
427208vAnno Septimo 
428209rHenrici quarti(1) xxvii, (2) 2 1 
429209vAnno Septimo 
430210rH iiiiti2 2 
431210vAnno viio 
432211rH iiiiti2 3 
433211vAnno viio 
434212rH iiiiti2 4 
435212vAnno Viio 
436213rH iiiiti 
437213v9 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:158–61)Anno Nono 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Gloucestre Anno Henrici Quarti nono editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
438214rHenrici Quarti 
439214vAnno Nono 
440215rH iiiiti 
441215v11 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:162–6)Anno XIo 
  Heading: Incipit Statuta de Anno XIo edita.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
442216rHenrici quarti 
443216vAnno XIo 
444217rHenrici quarti(1) xxviii, (2) 3 1 
445217vAnno Undecimo 
446218rHenrici quarti(1) ii, (2) 3 2 
447218v13 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:166–9)Anno Undecimo 
  Heading: Incipiunt Statuta apud Westm’ Anno regni regis Henri’ iiiiti Xiiio etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘M’.
448219rAnno Xiiio H iiiiti(1) iii, (2) 3 - 3 
449219vAnno H iiiiti 
450220rXIIIo(1) iiii, (2) 3 4 
451220vAnno H iiiiti 
453221v1 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:170–4) 
  Heading: Incipiunt Statuta de Anno rr Henrici Quinti primo apud Westm’ edita etc’.
454222rAnno Henric’ Vti primo 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
455222vAnno H quinti 
457223vAnno H Vt 
459224vAnno H quinti 
460225rprimo(1) xxix, (2) 4 1 
461225vAnno H quinti 
462226rprimo4 2 
463226v2 Hen. 5, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:175–87)Anno Anno H Vti 
  Heading: Stat’ de Anno iido H quinti.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
464227rprimo et sc’do4 3 
465227vAnno H Vti 
  Note: Several pages cut.
466228rSc’do4 4 
467228vAnno H Vti 
469229vAnno H Vti 
471230vAnno H Vti 
473231vAnno H quinti 
475232vAnno H quinti 
  Note: Missing pageCarryover indicating quire break.
476233rSc’do5 2 
477233vAnno H Vti 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
478234rSecundo(1) xxx, (2) 5 3 
479234vAnno H Vti 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
480235rSc’do5 3 [sic] 
481235vAnno H Vti 
482236rSc’do5 4 
483236v2 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:187–90)Anno H iido 
  Heading: Explicit.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
484237rAnno H quinti sc’do 
485237vAnno H Vti Sc’do 
486238rAnno H quinti Sc’do 
489239vAnno H Vti Tercio 
490240r3 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:191)H Vti iiido 
  Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ anno tercio editum etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
491240v4 Hen. 5, aka 3 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:192–6)Anno Henrici quinti 
  Heading: Aliud statutum eodem Anno etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
492241rAnno H Vti iiio (1) qu’ xxxi, (2) 6 1 
493241vAnno H Vti 
494242riiio6 2 
495242vAnno H quinti 
496243r4 Hen. 5, aka 4 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:196–200)iiiio6 3 
  Heading: Explicit etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
497243vAnno H Quinti 
498244rQuarto6 4 
499244vAnno H Quinti 
501245vAnno H Quinti 
503246vAnno H Quinti iiiito 
504247r(1) 5 Hen. 5. (2) 7 Hen. 5. (S.R. [1] 2:200 [2] 2:201–2)Anno H Quinti Quinto 
  Heading: De Anno quinto.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘R’ and ‘R’, the second of which begins a text without a heading.
505247vAnno H Quinti Septimo 
506248rWrit to the chancellor of Lancaster. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Statut’ de anno H V Viiio.
  Note: 1) Decorated initial ‘H’. (2) The writ is tested by Humphrey duke of Gloucester in year 8. It concerns various misdeeds in the palatinate of Lancaster.
507248v8 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:203)Anno H Quinti Octavo 
  Heading: Aliud statutum de anno H Vti octavo editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
508249r9 Hen. 5, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:204–9)Anno H. V Nono(1) qu’ xxx[trimmed], (2) 7 1 
  Heading: Statutum de anno nono apud Westm’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
509249vAnno H Quinti 
510250rNono[?]7 2 
512251rNono7 3 
513251vAnno H Quinti 
514252rNono7 4 
515252vAnno Henrici Quinti 
516253r(1) Writ on the exchange of gold for silver money and vice versa. (2) 9 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. [1] Not in S.R [2] 2:209–12)Nono 
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘H’ and ‘A’. (2) The writ is addressed to the sheriffs of Nottingham and Derby, recites a statute of 20 Edw. 3, and is tested by what looks like ‘J ?Suce ead’’on 26 January without a year.
517253vAnno H Quinti 
519254vAnno H Quinti 
521255vAnno H Quinti Nono 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta de H quinto.
522256rBlank except for pencilled layout 
523256vBlank except for pencilled layout 
524257r1 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:213–16)Anno primo H sextia 1 
  Heading: Incipiunt Statuta R H VIti edita Anno primo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
526258rAnno primo H vitia ii 
527258v2 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:216–27) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum editum apud Westm’ anno secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
528259rAnno sc’do H vitia iii 
530260rAnno sc’do H vitia iiii 
532261rAnno sc’do H viti 
534262rAnno sc’do H viti 
536263rAnno sc’do H viti 
538264rAnno sc’do H viti 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
540265r3 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:227–8)b 1 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno tercio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
541265vAnno t’cio H viti 
542266r4 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:229–32)b ii 
  Heading: Statutum apud leyc’ Anno quarto editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
543266vAnno quarto H Viti 
544267rb iii 
546268rAnno iiiito H vitib iiii 
547268vAnno quarto H Viti 
548269r6 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:232–8)Anno sexto 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno sexto etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
550270rAnno sexto 
552271rAnno sexto 
554272rAnno sexto 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
556273rAnno sexto 
557273vAnno sexto 
558274r8 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:238–62)Anno Viiio Henrici Sexti(1) xxxii, (2) 8 i 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
559274vAnno H Sexti 
560275rviiio8 ii 
561275vAnno H viti 
562276rViiio8 iii 
563276vAnno H Sexti 
564277rOctavo8 iiii 
565277vAnno H VI 
567278vAnno H VIti 
569279vAnno H Sexti 
571280vAnno H VIti 
573281vAnno H Sexti 
574282rOctavo(1) xxxiii, (2) 9 i 
575282vAnno H VIti 
576283rOctavo9 ii 
577283vanno H VIti 
578284rOctavo9 iii 
579284vanno Henrici Sexti 
580285rOctavo9 iiii 
581285vAnno H Sexti 
582286rAnno H vi Viiio 
583286vAnno H vi 
  Heading: Expliciunt Statuta de Anno H viti viiio.
  Note: Below the heading, also written in litterae notabiliores: ‘Qui carmen scripsit Prestun dominus benedixit’. See the Introduction.
  Note: Blank except for carryover indicating quire break.
598294r9 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:263–72)Anno Nono H sextit i 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
600295rixo+ i 
602296rixo+ ii 
604297rixo+ iiii 
613301v10 Hen. 6[, stat. 1]. (S.R. 2:272–6)Anno 
  Heading: St’ apud Westm’ Anno decimo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
614302rdecimoa i 
616303rdecimoa ii 
618304rdecimoa iii 
620305ra iiii 
621305v11 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:278–288)Anno 
  Heading: Statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno XIo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
630310rXIob i 
632311rXIob ii 
634312rXIob iii 
636313rXIob iiii 
641315v14 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:289–94)Anno 
  Heading: Statuta apud Westm’ Anno xiiiio incipientur.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
646318rxiiiioc i 
648319rc ii 
650320rxiiiioc iii 
651320v15 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:295–300)Anno 
  Heading: Statutum apud Westm editum Anno XVo etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
652321rXVoc iiii 
660325r18 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:301–15)XVo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno XViiio.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
662326rXViiiod i 
664327rXViiiod ii 
666328rxviiiod iii 
668329rxviiiod iiii 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
678334rxviiioe i 
680335rXViiioe ii 
682336rxviiioe iii 
684337rXViiioe iiii 
691340v20 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:315–25)Anno 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta Henrici sexti Anno XXo apud Westm’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
694342rvicesimof i 
696343rvicesimof 2 
698344rvicesimof iii 
700345rXXof iiii 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
710350rVicesimog i 
712351rVicesimog ii 
713351v23 Hen. 6. (S.R. 2:326–43)A’o 
  Heading: Incipit statuta Henrici Sexti Anno XXiiio apud Westm’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
714352rXXiiiog iii 
716353rXXiiiog iiii 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
726358rAnno XXiiio 
742366r1 Edw. 4. (S.R. 2:380–91)Statut’ edit’ anno po E quarto 
746368rBlank except for pencilled layout 
747368vBlank except for informal header 
  Note: Possible note of ownership.
748369rBlank except for informal markings 
  Note: ?“Johannes l h” at bottom.
750no fol., no sig.Fragment with reference to 3 statutes 
751no fol., no sig.Fragment verso 
752no fol., no sig.Inside back cover 
753no fol., no sig.Back cover