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HLS MS No. 42

England. Statutes, 1 Edw. 3 to 9 Hen. 5

ca. 1421



<Preliminary introduction>

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

“Description: 350 leaves : vellum ; 20 cm.

“Summary: Preceded by an index from Accusations to Worstede. Contains statutes from 1 Edward III to 9 Henry V.

“Notes: Written in a secretarial hand, by an English scribe, long lines, 26 to a full page.

“On a blank fly-leaf before the first folio of the table are tracings in ink from the border design; the blank folio at the end of the statutes of Edward III has a full-length contemporary figure of the king crowned and in royal robes in ink (unfinished).

“Bound in early 18c. English brown calf.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 67 reads as follows:


“MS. 42.

“Early C.xv, 350 ff., illum. initials and borders. Preceded by an index from Accusations to Worstede.

“Probably belonged to Charles Fairfax (d. 1673); Thomas Thorpe catalogue of MSS. (Suppl., 1836), no. 585 (which says it came from Fairfax collection); bought by Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS. 9129); his sale, S. 8 June 1898, no. 403, to Ellis for George Dunn; his sale, S. 12 Feb. 1913, no. 270 (with plate in catalogue); bought privately by HLS.

Census, 1, 1030, no. 42; ELM, II, 22.”

We do not know what HOLLIS means when it describes the script of this manuscript as ‘secretarial’. See further below.

The manuscript measures approximately 220 X 150 mm.

The binding boards are covered in brown calfskin, with decoration on the spine and knotted clasps. The leather does not fully cover the insides of the binding. We have no reason to doubt the HOLLIS date of early 18th century. The binding is in good condition. There is evidence that the manuscript was trimmed at the top and bottom for binding. The endpapers at the front and back were probably added when the manuscript was bound.

The decoration is of a standard style and of good quality: red and blue paragraph marks throughout, initial capitals in red and blue ink with scroll-work in the margins on each statute, and multi-colored initial capitals with gold leaf and floral borders at the beginning of the statutes for each king. The ink tracing of the floral border on fol. 1r that appears on seq. 5 facing fol. 1r, noted in HOLLIS, is probably from a later time. The line-drawing of the king at prayer on fol. 182r, also noted in HOLLIS, may not be by the same artist who did the rest of the decoration. It is, perhaps, to be connected with the general pardon of 50 Edw. 3 that precedes it.

The script of the manuscript is a typical English semi-cursive legal one. It is clearly professional work. There is nothing about it that would lead us to date it any later than the first quarter of the 15th century. It is possible that the entire manuscript, save for an occasional marginal note, is written in the same hand; it is certainly written in the same script.

There is no foliation in the manuscript, either ancient or modern. Leaving out the initial endpapers, the main medieval text contains 350 folios, as Baker and HOLLIS note. We have extended the foliation digitally to 354 to incorporate the medieval folios at the end that are marked with pencilled layout, stopping short of the early modern endpapers.

We have found no signature marks, but most of the quires in the text of the statutes have a carryover on the last page each quire. Using these as a guide, the statutory text is made up mostly of regular quaternions with one ternion towards the end and one at the end. The alphabetical index lacks carryovers, but its 62 folios map nicely into seven quaternions and one ternion. Quire 8 may originally have been a quinternion because one or two folios have clearly been cut out of it, but no text seems to have been lost. The endpapers were bifolia out of which one was cut at the beginning and one at the end. That gives us the following tentative collation:

12 (seq. 4–9, lacks 1 before seq. 4), 2–78 (f. 1–47), 8?10 (f. 48–56, ?lacks 2 after fol. 54), 96 (f. 57–62), 10–378 (f. 63–286), 386 (f. 287–292), 39–458 (f. 293–348), 466 (f. 349–354), 472 (seq. 718–723, lacks 1 after seq. 723).

The alphabetical index is written in a professional hand, perhaps the same hand as the one that wrote the main text. If it is not, it is certainly contemporary with it. The layout of the index is a bit different from that used in other alphabetical indices of statutes. The lemma appears at the top of the entries to which it refers. These are written below it in wide measure, with the citation tucked in at the end usually with a streamer in the regular ink shifting it over to the right.

The decorative pattern could be work of the artist who was responsible for the main manuscript. It has red and blue paragraph marks throughout, ultimately extended to embrace all the entries connected with each lemma. The initial capital for the first entry for each letter of the alphabet is decorated in red and blue ink with scroll-work in the margin. The first capital at the beginning of the index is decorated in color and gold leaf with a floral border.

We have as yet found no citations to any statutes prior to Edward III. We have found citations to statutes of 1, 2, 6, and 8 Hen. 6. There are probably more citations to statutes of Henry VI. Hence, the index could not have been composed from the contents of the manuscript, which ends with 9 Hen. 5.

There are a large number of lemmata, running, roughly alphabetically, from ‘Accusacions’ to ‘Wursted’. In the Detailed Contents, we have included preliminary transcriptions of them, marked as marginalia. There are 312 lemmata, about 50% more than the average (200) found in MS 40, 170, and 185. We have argued in the introductions to those manuscripts that the indices found in them are all variants on the same text, and hence not drawn from the contents of the manuscript. Not only do the lemmata in this manuscript differ from the common pattern of MS 40, 170, and 185, the index also differs in what it cites, and in the fact that it includes abridgements of all of the statutes, whereas the abridgements in MS 40, 170 and 185 are highly selective. In this regard, this index is more like that in MS 10, which we have already argued is an ancestor of that printed by Lettou and Mechlina in 1481. It is not, however, nearly so close to the printed abridgement as is the index in MS 10. Also unlike the index in MS 10, this one, as noted above, does not seem to include any citations to statutes earlier than Edward III.

The index in this manuscript bears the closest resemblance to that in MS 21. Like that in MS 21, this index has lemmata from ‘Accusacions’ (‘Accusements’ in MS 21) to ‘Wursted’. MS 21 has a few more lemmata than does this manuscript (316 vs. 312), and we have found a few later citations in MS 21 (23 Hen. 6 vs. 8 Hen. 6). The overlap, however, is substantial. The wording and citations in the seven entries in the lemma ‘Accusacions’/‘Accusements’ is the same, save for minor scribal variations and errors. There are seven lemmata in this manuscript that are not found MS 21, and eleven in MS 21 that are not found in this manuscript.1 Hence, there are 305 that they have in common, and, with one exception, they proceed in the same order.2 Although more work is needed in comparing the texts of the two abridgements, it seems reasonably clear that they are derived from a common source. That source may also be one of the sources of the index in MS 10, but exploration of that possibility must await another day.

1. MS 42 only: ‘Clerk du mardi’, ‘Enquestes’, ‘Entre ove force’, ‘Fime & ordure’, ‘Prescheours’, ‘Suours’, ‘Travers’. MS 21 only: ‘Crikes’, ‘Forein plees’, ‘Gaolers’, ‘Gardeyn’’, ‘Heedpence’, ‘Herefordshire’, ‘M’shal de bank le R’, ‘Maynpr’s’’, ‘Marchandisez eskippez’, ‘Meere’, ‘Seint esglise’. MS 42 has an entry ‘Englesherie’ whereas that in MS 21 is ‘Englet’re’. The first two entries under these lemmata are the same. MS 21 adds a reference to the statute of 7 Hen. 4 providing for succession to the crown.

2. ‘Entre sur disseisine’ appears in alphabetical order in MS 42; it follows ‘Entre ove force’, out of alphabetical order, in MS 21.

Prior to the probable ownership of Charles Fairfax in the 17th century, we have no names to which we can attach the manuscript. A late 16th- or early 17th-century owner entered a learned note on fol. 92r where he gives the membrane number of the statute roll in which 10 Edw. 3, stat. 3, appears and then, it would seem, asks us to compare it with an entry on the Close Rolls for 9 Edw. 2. In the medieval period, probably in the mid-15th century, someone wrote next to c. 5 of 16 Ric. 2: ‘L’estat’t de p’munir’ / Nota bene’ (fol. 248v). This is one of only two HLS statute manuscripts (the other being MS 185) that contains the so-far-unidentified ‘Articles’ on the Merciless Parliament (fol. 219v–228r). This is not much to go on, but when we couple these scraps of evidence with the high quality of manuscript, we may speculate that the original owner was someone of quite high status who was interested as much in the political as in the more strictly legal.


Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
10–131f. 1r–61v1Alphabetical index of statutes 
134–141f. 63r–66v21 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:251–4) 
141–147f. 66v–69v31 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255–7) 
147–156f. 69v–74r4Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257–61) 
156–165f. 74r–78v54 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:261–5) 
165–175f. 78v–83v65 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:265–9) 
175f. 83v7Commissio maiori et ballivis, 6 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
175–182f. 83v–87r89 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:269–72) 
182–185f. 87r–88v99 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:273–4) 
185–188f. 88v–90r1010 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:276–8) 
188–190f. 90r–91r1110 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1 (variant) (Not in S.R. as such) 
190–192f. 91r–92r1210 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:275) 
192–194f. 92r–93r1310 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:278–80) 
194–195f. 93r–93v1411 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:280–1) 
195–214f. 93v–103r1514 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:281–9) 
214–219f. 103r–105v1614 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:289–92) 
219–221f. 105v–106v1714 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:292) 
221–225f. 106v–108v1814 Edw. 3, stat. 4 (S.R. 1:292–4) 
225–228f. 108v–110r19Statute of Nottingham, 17 Edw. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:193–4) 
228–231f. 110r–111v2018 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:300–1) 
231–234f. 111v–113r2118 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:302–3) 
234–235f. 113r–113v2218 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:299) 
235–238f. 113v–115r23Ordinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:307–9) 
238–249f. 115r–120v24Statute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:311–13) 
249–260f. 120v–126r2525 Edw. 3, stat. 5 (S.R. 1:319–24) 
260–264f. 126r–128r26Ordinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6 (S.R. 1:324–26) 
264–287f. 128r–139v27Ordinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:332–42) 
287–293f. 139v–142v28Statute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:329–31) 
293–303f. 142v–147v2928 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:345–9) 
303–309f. 147v–150v3031 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:349–53) 
309–313f. 150v–152v31Ordinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:353–5) 
313–316f. 152v–154r32Ordinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3 (S.R. 1:355–6) 
316–325f. 154r–158v3334 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:364–9) 
325–328f. 158v–160r34Ordinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:369–70) 
328–331f. 160r–161v35De perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:376–8) 
331–340f. 161v–166r3636 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:371–6) 
340–349f. 166r–170v37Statutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:378–83) 
350–353f. 171r–172v3838 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:383–5) 
353–357f. 172v–174v3938 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:385–7) 
358–360f. 175r–176r40Ordinance on the rights of patrons of churches, 38 Edw. 3 (Not in S.R.) 
360–364f. 176r–178r4142 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:388–90) 
364–368f. 178r–180r4243 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:390–2) 
369–370f. 180v–181r4345 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:393) 
370–371f. 181r–181v4447 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:395) 
371–375f. 181v–183v45De perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:396–8) 
382–390f. 187r–191r461 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:1–5) 
390–400f. 191r–196r47Statute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:6–11) 
400–401f. 196r–196v482 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:12) 
402–406f. 197r–199r493 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:13–15) 
406–407f. 199r–199v50Statute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:16) 
407–418f. 199v–205r515 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:17–23) 
418–423f. 205r–207v525 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:23–26) 
423–427f. 207v–209v536 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:26–30) 
427–430f. 209v–211r546 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:30–31) 
430–437f. 211r–214v557 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:31–36) 
437–439f. 214v–215v568 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:36–7) 
439–442f. 215v–217r579 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:38–9) 
442–447f. 217r–219v5811 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:39–55) 
447–464f. 219v–228r59‘Articles’ on the Merciless Parliament, 11 Ric. 2 (Not in S.R.) 
464–472f. 228r–232r6012 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:55–60) 
472–484f. 232r–238r6113 Ric. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:61–68) 
484–493f. 238r–242v6213 Ric. 2, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:68–74) 
493–496f. 242v–244r6314 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:76–77) 
496–503f. 244r–247v6415 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:78–82) 
503–510f. 247v–251r6516 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:82–87) 
510–516f. 251r–254r6617 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:87–92) 
516–519f. 254r–255v6720 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:92–94) 
519–545f. 255v–268v6821 Ric. 2 (S.R. 2:94–110) 
550–563f. 271r–277v691 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:111–19) 
563–582f. 277v–287r702 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:120–31) 
582–600f. 287r–296r714 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:132–43) 
600–609f. 296r–300v725 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:143–8) 
609–612f. 300v–302r736 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:148–50) 
613–627f. 302v–309v747 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:150–8) 
627–631f. 309v–311v759 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:158–61) 
631–637f. 311v–314v7611 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:162–6) 
637–642f. 314v–317r7713 Hen. 4 (S.R. 2:166–9) 
643–651f. 317v–321v781 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:170–4) 
651–672f. 321v–332r792 Hen. 5, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:175–87) 
672–677f. 332r–334v802 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:187–90) 
677–679f. 334v–335v813 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:191) 
679–685f. 335v–338v824 Hen. 5, aka 3 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:192–6) 
685–692f. 338v–342r834 Hen. 5, aka 4 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:196–200) 
692–693f. 342r–342v845 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:200) 
693–695f. 342v–343v857 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:201–2) 
695f. 343v868 Hen. 5 (S.R. 2:203) 
695–697f. 343v–344v87Writ to the chancellor of Lancaster, 8 Hen. 5 (Not in S.R. as such) 
697–705f. 344v–348v889 Hen. 5, stat. 1 (S.R. 2:204–9) 
705–709f. 348v–350v899 Hen. 5, stat. 2 (S.R. 2:209–12) 


Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header  
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.Library reference marks and notes by George Dunn 
5no fol., no sig.Blank 
6no fol., no sig.Blank 
7no fol., no sig.Blank 
8no fol., no sig.Blank 
9no fol., no sig.Notes and tracing 
  Note: ‘585’; ‘Phillips MS 9129’; ink-tracing of the floral border design from the next folio.
101rAlphabetical index of statutes 
  Marginalia: (1) Accusacions, (2) Accompts.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘N’, floral, with 3-sided border around text.
  Marginalia: (1) Addicions, (2) Admensuratours, (3) Admirall, (4) Aide du Roy, (5) Alienacion’.
  Marginalia: (1) Aliens, (2) Ambidexter, (3) Amerciament.
  Marginalia: (1) Apparaill, (2) Appell, (3) Apprentice.
  Marginalia: (1) Appropriacion, (2) Armure, (3) Arraie, (4) Arrestez.
  Marginalia: (1) Arsure de meason’, (2) Artificers, (3) Assache, (4) Assisez.
  Marginalia: Atteint.
  Marginalia: Attourneys.
  Marginalia: (1) Averement, (2) Aunage [i.e., ‘alnage’].
  Marginalia: (1) Auncell, (2) Aurum Regine.
  Marginalia: (1) Baylees, (2) Bastardie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘B’.
  Marginalia: (1) Berbez, (2) Berwyk, (3) Benpleder, (4) Bigamye, (5) Blees, (6) Bateler le Roy.
  Marginalia: (1) Brauderers [i.e., English ‘embroiderers’], (2) Brees [i.e., ‘brase’, Latin ‘brasium’], (3) Brevez, (4) Bretons, (5) Bullion’.
  Marginalia: Bure & Formage.
  Marginalia: (1) Caleys, (2) Cere, (3) Cestre, (4) Chaceours, (5) Challenge du jurrour’, (6) Champertie, (7) Chapelleyns.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
  Marginalia: (1) Chapiters dez measons, (2) Charters de p’don.
  Marginalia: (1) Chastell, (2) Cippes, (3) Ciragrafer, (4) Cisteux, (5) Clerk del Corone, (6) Clerk de Court du Roy, (7) Clerk del Eschequer, (8) Clerk de lestatuit marchaunt, (9) Clerk de market.
  Marginalia: (1) Clerk du mardi, (2) Clerk du vic’, (3) Clerkez dez universitees, (4) Cokett dez leyns.
  Marginalia: (1) Collette dez ministrez, (2) Collettours, (3) Collusion, (4) Co’ie Bank, (5) Cominaltees, (6) Comissioners & lour Commissions.
  Marginalia: (1) Concelement, (2) Confederacie, (3) Conisaunce, (4) Conspiracie, (5) Constable & marchall.
  Marginalia: (1) Consultacion, (2) Convocacions, (3) Cordwiners, (4) Coron’, (5) Corpus cum causa, (6) Count’, (7) Countours dez messongez, (8) Counterple de voucher.
  Marginalia: (1) Cunage [see note], (2) Custome.
  Note: ?Coinage; see Baker, Manual of Law French, s.v. ‘cune’, with statutory references.
  Marginalia: Custumers et Countrollours.
  Note: The lemma and abridgement ‘Chall’ de Jurrour’ is entered in another hand without decoration.
  Marginalia: (1) Decies tantum, (2) Defaut, (3) Deliverauncez, (4) Damez, (5) Denmark.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  Marginalia: (1) Dette, (2) Dismez, (3) Disceit, (4) Discontinuance.
  Marginalia: (1) Distresse, (2) Dorchestre, (3) Draps, (4) Duresse.
  Marginalia: (1) Enquestes, (2) Entre ove force, (3) Entre sur dissie’, (4) Eleccion’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
  Marginalia: (1) Encumbent, (2) Enditementz.
  Marginalia: (1) Englesherie, (2) Errour, (3) Eschaungez.
  Marginalia: Eschequer.
  Marginalia: Eschetours.
  Marginalia: (1) Eskippeson’ [i.e., English ‘shipment’], (2) Esson’, (3) Estatuit marchaunt del estaple, (4) Esteyne.
  Marginalia: (1) Estretez, (2) Evesquez, (3) Ewe, (4) Executours, (5) Execucion, (6) Exemplificacions.
  Marginalia: (1) Exigend, (2) Expense, (3) Extorcions.
  Marginalia: (1) Faires, (2) Faitours, (3) Faucon’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  Marginalia: (1) Faux Count[ers] & messonge, (2) Faux iugementz, (3) Feffementz, (4) Felonye.
  Marginalia: Fermez.
  Marginalia: (1) Ferr’, (2) Fetez, (3) File de leyne, (4) Fime & ordure, (5) Fines pur trans, (6) Finez de terre.
  Marginalia: (1) Flete, (2) Forcible entre, (3) Forest de dene, (4) Forest, (5) Foreyn suitez, (6) Forfetours.
  Marginalia: (1) Forger dez fetez, (2) Formage & Bure, (3) Forstallers.
  Marginalia: (1) Fourchere, (2) Fourme de accompt, (3) Fraunchisez, (4) Frerez, (5) Frette dez Nefs.
5523vBlank except for index keyword 
  Marginalia: Galois.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
  Marginalia: Gaoll.
  Marginalia: (1) Gascoigne, (2) Gauge dez vinez & autrez licours.
  Marginalia: (1) Gildez et fraternitez, (2) Glendour, (3) Gorcez [see note], (4) Guerre.
  Note: English ‘weirs’; see AND, s.v. ‘gors’, meaning 2.
  Marginalia: (1) Harank, (2) Heresie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
  Marginalia: Hibernia.
  Marginalia: (1) Hospitall, (2) Hostelers, (3) Hostez, (4) Housebote, (5) Hugh le dispenser, (6) Hundredez.
  Marginalia: Hunters.
  Marginalia: (1) Idempditate nominis, (2) Insurreccions dez Co’es, (3) Ireland, (4) Juellez, (5) Jugement, (6) Juris dutrum, (7) Jurrours.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  Marginalia: (1) Justic’ dune Bank & del autre, (2) Justic’ de Bank le Roy, (3) Justic’ dassisez.
  Marginalia: (1) Justic’ de gaoll deliverer, (2) Justic’ doier & terminer.
  Marginalia: (1) Justic’ de Nisi prius, (2) Justic’ de peas.
  Marginalia: Keels.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘K’.
  Marginalia: Laborers & artificers.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
  Marginalia: (1) Layns, (2) Lancastre, (3) Launcegais [see note], (4) Ley, (5) Letters, (6) Libell, (7) Liberteez, (8) Liens penals.
  Note: See OED s.v. lancegay.
  Marginalia: (1) Livere dez draps, (2) Livere de companye, (3) Lollard, (4) Lumbard.
  Marginalia: Lieutenaunt.
  Marginalia: (1) Maintenaunc’, (2) Marchalcie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
  Marginalia: Marchauntz Englois.
  Marginalia: Marchauntz estraungez.
  Marginalia: Marinis de mear.
  Marginalia: (1) Melcome [Dorset], (2) Mendinauntz, (3) Mensonge, (4) Merk & reprisell, (5) Mesprision’.
  Marginalia: (1) Mesprision, (2) Mesurez.
  Marginalia: Money.
  Marginalia: (1) Mortmayn, (2) Multiplicacion.
  Marginalia: (1) Nati in partibus transmarinis, (2) Niefs, (3) Nisi prius.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  Marginalia: (1) Norwey, (2) Novell, (3) Nouncleyme, (4) Nounplevyn, (5) Nounsuite, (6) Nountenure, (7) Nusaunce.
  Marginalia: Officers.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
  Marginalia: (1) Oier & terminer, (2) Orpheours.
  Marginalia: Oxinford.
  Marginalia: (1) Pakker, (2) Panellez, (3) Pape, (4) Pardon’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘M’.
  Marginalia: Parlement.
  Marginalia: (1) Passage, (2) Patenmakers, (3) Patentz.
  Marginalia: (1) Pellure, (2) Peticions a Roy.
  Marginalia: (1) Piers de Roialme, (2) Pipe del Eschequer, (3) Plees, (4) Poundage & tonage, (5) Pountz, (6) Prescheours, (7) Prendre dez profitz.
  Marginalia: Presentement al esglise, (2) Priours aliens, (3) Procedendo, (4) Processe.
  Marginalia: (1) Prohibicion, (2) Protecctions.
  Marginalia: Provision’.
  Marginalia: Purchace.
  Marginalia: (1) Purgacion, (2) Purveiours.
  Marginalia: (1) Quare impedit, (2) Quinzisme.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
  Marginalia: Rayne.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
  Marginalia: (1) Rape, (2) Resceit, (3) Record.
  Marginalia: (1) Resonable aide, (2) Restitucion’, (3) Riotours.
  Marginalia: (1) Ryvers, (2) Roberiez sur le mear, (3) Rumpours dez trewez.
  Marginalia: (1) Salarie dez prestrez, (2) Samons, (3) Sergeauntz darmez.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
  Marginalia: (1) Saufcondit’, (2) Seignours, (3) Seynturez, (4) Seneshall & marshall, (5) Sercheours.
  Marginalia: (1) Sewers, (2) Silva cedua, (3) Sondeours.
  Marginalia: (1) Southeschetour, (2) Southvisc’, (3) Spicerie, (4) Staple.
  Note: Tear at bottom of page; text unaffected.
  Note: One folio is missing after this one.
  Marginalia: (1) Sub pena, (2) Subsidie, (3) Suerte.
  Marginalia: (1) So’mons del pipe [see note], (2) Suours.
  Note: Cross-references the lemma ‘Estretes’ where the term is not found, but the citations are to statutes that seem to deal with entries on the pipe rolls.
12156vBlank except for pencilled layout 
  Marginalia: (1) Tanners, (2) Taverners, (3) Taxes, (4) Temporalteez dez Evesquez, (5) Testez dez setez [i.e., English ‘heads of arrows’].
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
  Marginalia: (1) Thravez [i.e., English ‘thraves’], (2) Thru’mez [see note], (3) Tournez dez visc’, (4) Travers, (5) Trailebaston’, (6) Treason’.
  Note: ‘Thrummez’, according to the cited statute, 8 Hen. 6, c. 22, is apparently a technical term for threads cut off from the bottom of the unwoven part of woven cloth and exported to Flanders without paying customs. Not in Baker, Manual of Law French or AND, but see OED s.v. ‘thrum’.
  Marginalia: (1) Trespasse, (2) Triall.
  Marginalia: (1) Trewez, (2) Tronour [i.e., ‘trovour’].
  Marginalia: (1) Vagarauntz, (2) Vert cere, (3) Vesture & pellour, (4) Viscountz.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
  Marginalia: (1) Villeyne, (2) Vynez.
  Marginalia: Vitallers.
  Marginalia: Utlagez.
  Marginalia: (1) Wast, (2) Wexchaundelers, (3) Wynchestre.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘B’.
  Marginalia: (1) Wreke de mear, (2) Worstede.
13262rBlank except for pencilled layout 
13362vBlank except for pencilled layout 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘C’, floral, with border around text.
13563vAnno primo 
13664rE tercii 
13764vAnno primo 
13865rE tercii 
13965vAnno primo 
14066rE tercii 
14166v1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)Anno primo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum al honure de dieux de eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
14267rE tercii 
14367vAnno primo 
14468rE tercii 
14568vAnno primo 
14669rE tercii 
14769vStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)Anno secundo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de Norhampton’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
14870rE tercii 
14970vAnno sc’do 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
15071rE tercii 
15171vanno secundo 
15272rE tercii 
15372vAnno secundo 
15473rE tercii 
15573vAnno secundo 
15674r4 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:261–5)E tercii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
15774vAnno iiiito 
15875rE tercii 
15975vAnno iiiito 
16076rE tercii 
16176vAnno iiiito 
16277rE tercii 
16377vAnno iiiito 
16478rE tercii 
16578v5 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:265–9)Anno quinto 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
16679rE tercii 
16779vAnno q’into 
16880rE tercii 
16980vAnno quinto 
17081rE tercii 
17181vAnno quinto 
17282rE tercii 
17382vAnno quinto 
17483rE tercii 
17583v(1) Writ to the mayor and bailiffs of York concerning the staple, ?6 Edw. 3. (2) 9 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. [1] Not in S.R. [2] 1:269–72)Anno vito 
  Heading: (1) Commissio facta maiori et ballivis Ebor’ Anno vio. (2) Incipit statutum Ebor’ Anno nono.
  Note: (1) Decorated initials ‘E’ and ‘C’. (2) The first item breaks off in mid-sentence and is incomplete. There are five other examples of this writ in our collection, four of which are complete, and 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.
17684rE tercii 
17784vAnno ixo 
17885rE tercii 
17985vAnno ixo 
18086rE tercii 
18186vAnno ixo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
18287r9 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:273–4)E tercii 
  Heading: Statutum de Ebor’ Anno ixo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
18387vAnno ixo 
18488rE tercii 
18588v10 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:276–8)Anno ix & xo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ anno decimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
18689rE tercii 
18789vAnno x 
18890r10 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1 (variant). (Not in S.R. as such)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ Anno decimo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) This item is another version of 10 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1, which has just been given, substantially as it is in S.R. This version is somewhat confused in that it attributes the statute of 4 Edw. 3, c. 3–4, which is recited in 10 Edw. 3, stat. 2, c. 1, to the tenth year of the king’s reign. There may be other variations from the official text.
18990vAnno xo 
19091r10 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:275)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ de anno decimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
19191vAnno xo 
19292r10 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:278–80)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Notyngh’ Anno decimo.
  Marginalia: Heavy notes in an informal hand.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) The identification of this statute with Nottingham is not in S.R.
19392vAnno xo 
19493r11 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:280–1)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ de Anno undecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
19593v14 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:281–9)Anno xiiiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ Anno quarto decimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
19694rE tercii 
19794vAnno xiiiio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
19895rE tercii 
19995vAnno xiiiio 
20096rE tercii 
20196vAnno xiiiio 
20297rE tercii 
20397vAnno xiiiio 
20498rE tercii 
20598vAnno xiiiio 
20699rE tercii 
20799vAnno xiiiio 
208100rE tercii 
209100vAnno xiiiio 
210101rE tercii 
211101vAnno xiiiio 
212102rE tercii 
213102vAnno xiiiio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
214103r14 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:289–92)E tercii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
215103vAnno xiiiio 
216104rE tercii 
217104vAnno xiiiio 
218105rE tercii 
219105v14 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:292)Anno xiiiio 
  Heading: Aliud statutum eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
220106rE tercii 
221106v14 Edw. 3, stat. 4. (S.R. 1:292–4)Anno xiiiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de eodem anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
222107rE tercii 
223107vAnno xiiiio 
224108rE tercii 
225108vStatute of Nottingham, 17 Edw. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:193–4)Anno xvo 
  Heading: Statutum factum in Anno quintodecimo revocatur eodem anno xvo. Incipit statutum hibernie Anno decimo septimo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) For the attribution of this ordinance to 17 Edw. 3 rather than 17 Edw. 2, see the note on the same statute in HLS MS 21.
226109rE tercii 
227109vAnno xviio 
228110r18 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:300–1)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ Anno decimo octavo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
229110vAnno xviiio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
230111rE tercii 
231111v18 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:302–3)Anno xviiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum factum Westm’ Anno xviii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
232112rE tercii 
233112vAnno xviiio 
234113r18 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:299)E tercii 
  Heading: Declaracio exigentorum facta eodem Anno etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
235113vOrdinance of labourers, 23 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:307–9)Anno xxiiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ de operar’ et servientibus Anno xxiii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
236114rE tercii 
237114vAnno xxiiio 
238115rStatute of labourers, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:311–13)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de operaris Anno vicesimo quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
239115vAnno xxvto 
240116rE tercii 
241116vAnno xxvto 
242117rE tercii 
243117vAnno xxvto 
244118rE tercii 
245118vAnno xxvto 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
246119rE tercii 
247119vAnno xxvto 
248120rE tercii 
249120v25 Edw. 3, stat. 5. (S.R. 1:319–24)Anno xxvto 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ Anno xxvto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
250121rE tercii 
251121vAnno xxvto 
252122rE tercii 
253122vAnno xxvto 
254123rE tercii 
255123vAnno xxvto 
256124rE tercii 
257124vAnno xxvto 
258125rE tercii 
259125vAnno xxvto 
260126rOrdinance for the clergy, 25 Edw. 3, stat. 6. (S.R. 1:324–26)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ pro clero Anno xxvto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
261126vAnno xxvto 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
262127rE tercii 
263127vAnno xxvto 
264128rOrdinance of the staple, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:332–42)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de stapula lanar’ Anno xxviio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
265128vAnno xxviio 
266129rE tercii 
267129vAnno xxviio 
268130rE tercii 
269130vAnno xxviio 
270131rE tercii 
271131vAnn xxviio 
272132rE tercii 
273132vAnno xxviio 
274133rE tercii 
275133vAnno xxviio 
276134rE tercii 
277134vAnno xxviio 
  Marginalia: Flourishes in margin.
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
278135rE tercii 
279135vAnno xxviio 
280136rE tercii 
281136vAnno xxviio 
282137rE tercii 
283137vAnno xxviio 
284138rE tercii 
285138vAnno xxviio 
286139rE tercii 
287139vStatute of praemunire, 27 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:329–31)anno xxviio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westmonasterii Anno xxviio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
288140rE tercii 
289140vAnno xxviio 
290141rE tercii 
291141vAnno xxviio 
292142rE tercii 
293142v28 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:345–9)Anno xxviiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Westm’ Anno XXViiio.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘N’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
294143rE tercii 
295143vAnno xxviiio 
296144rE tercii 
297144vAnno xxviiio 
298145rE tercii 
299145vAnno xxviiio 
300146rE tercii 
301146vAnno xxviiio 
302147rE tercii 
303147v31 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:349–53)Anno xxxio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de Anno xxxio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
304148rE tercii 
305148vAnno xxxio 
306149rE tercii 
307149vAnno xxxio 
308150rE tercii 
309150vOrdinatio facta de allece vendend’, 31 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:353–5)Anno xxxio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum West’ Anno XXXio de Allece.
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
310151rE tercii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
311151vAnno xxxio 
312152rE tercii 
313152vOrdinatio de pisce salito de Blakeney [Norf], 31 Edw. 3, stat. 3. (S.R. 1:355–6)Anno xxxio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de pisce salito de blakeney eodem Anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
314153rE tercii 
315153vAnno xxxio 
316154r34 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:364–9)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum factum apud Westm’ Anno tricesimo quarto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
317154vAnno xxxiiiito 
318155rE tercii 
319155vAnno xxxiiiito 
320156rE tercii 
321156vAnno xxxiiiito 
322157rE tercii 
323157vanno xxxiiiito 
324158rE tercii 
325158vOrdinatio facta de allece, 35 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:369–70)Anno xxxvto 
  Heading: Incipit alia ordinacio de allece Anno tricesimo quinto.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘E’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
326159rE tercii 
327159vAnno xxxiiiito 
328160rDe perdona facta communitati regni Anglie, 36 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:376–8)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit perdonacio facta co’it’i Anno tricesimo sexto apud etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
329160vAnno xxxvito 
330161rE tercii 
331161v36 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:371–6)Anno xxxvito 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de providenciis Regis et Regine eodem Anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
332162rE tercii 
333162vAnno xxxvito 
334163rE tercii 
335163vAnno xxxvito 
336164rE tercii 
337164vAnno xxxvito 
338165rE tercii 
339165vAnno xxxvito 
340166rStatutum de victu et vestitu, 37 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:378–83)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ factum Anno tricesimo septimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
341166vanno xxxviio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
342167rE tercii 
343167vAnno xxviio 
344168rE tercii 
345168vAnno xxxviio 
346169rE tercii 
347169vAnno xxxviio 
348170rE tercii 
349170vAnno xxxviio 
350171r38 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:383–5)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit statutum factum apud Westm’ Anno tricesimo octavo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
351171vAnno xxxviiio 
352172rE tercii 
353172v38 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:385–7)Anno xxxviiio 
  Heading: Incipit ordinacio facta Anno tricesimo octavo etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
354173rE tercii 
355173vAnno xxxviiio 
356174rE tercii 
357174vAnno xxxviiio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
358175rOrdinance on the rights of patrons of churches, 38 Edw. 3. (Not in S.R.)E tercii 
  Heading: Incipit alia ordinacio facta eodem Anno tricesimo octavo etc’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) This item is probably to be connected with the revision of the statute of Provisors, 38 Edw. 3, stat. 2, which immediately precedes it. It is in Latin and contains a justification of the rights of patrons. Not in PROME. We have yet to find a printed text. Incipit: ‘’Cum notorium sit et cognitum’. Explicit: ‘de deliberacione consilii nostri duximus demandand’’.
359175vAnno xxxviiio 
360176r42 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:388–90)E tercii 
  Heading: Statutum de anno quadragesimo secundo etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
361176vanno xliido 
362177rE tercii 
363177vAnno xliido 
364178r43 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:390–2)E tercii 
  Heading: Statutum editum apud W Anno quadragesimo tercio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
365178vAnno xliiio 
366179rE tercii 
367179vAnno xliiio 
368180rE tercii 
369180v45 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:393)Anno xlvto 
  Heading: Statutum factum apud Westm’ Anno quadragesimo quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
370181r47 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:395)Incipit statutum de Anno quadragesimo septimoE tercii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
371181vDe perdonacionibus et gratiis factis per Regem communitati regni sui Anglie, 50 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:396–8)Anno xlviio & lo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum factum apud Westm’ Anno quinquagesimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
372182rE tercii 
373182vAnno lo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
374183rE tercii 
375183vAnno lo E tercii 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta editum E tercii post conquestum.
376184rIllustration of kneeling king 
381186vBlank except for pencilled layout 
382187r1 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:1–5)Ricardi Secundi 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘R’ with floral border.
383187vAnno primo 
384188rRicardi secundi 
385188vAnno primo 
386189rRicardi secundi 
387189vAnno primo 
388190rRicardi secundi 
389190vAnno primo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
390191rStatute of Gloucester, 2 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:6–11)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Glouc’ Anno secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
391191vAnno secundo 
392192rRicardi secundi 
393192vAnno secundo 
394193rRicardi secundi 
395193vAnno secundo 
396194rRicardi secundi 
397194vAnno secundo 
398195rRicardi secundi 
399195vAnno secundo 
400196r2 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:12)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Statutum factum apud Westm’ in quindena pasche eodem Anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
401196vAnno secundo 
402197r3 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:13–15)Ricardi sc’di 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westmonasterium editum editum Anno Ric’i sc’di tercio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
403197vAnno tercio 
404198rRicardi secundi 
405198vAnno tercio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
406199rStatute of Northampton, 4 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:16)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Norhampton’ editum Anno quarto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
407199v5 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:17–23)Anno quarto 
  Heading: Incipit statutum editum Anno regni Regis R quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
408200rRicardi secundi 
409200vAnno quinto 
410201rRicardi secundi 
411201vAnno quinto 
412202rRicardi secundi 
413202vAnno quinto 
414203rRicardi secundi 
415203vAnno quinto 
416204rRicardi secundo 
417204vAnno quinto 
418205r5 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:23–26)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit aliud statutum eodem Anno editum apud Westm’.
419205vAnno quinto 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
420206rRicardi secundi 
421206vAnno quinto 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
422207rRicardi secundi 
423207v6 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:26–30)Anno quinto 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ anno sexto Regis R editum.
424208rRicardi secundi 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
425208vAnno vito 
426209rRicardi secundi 
427209v6 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:30–31)Anno vito 
  Heading: Aliud statutum apud Westm’ eodem anno editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
428210rRicardi secundi 
429210vAnno viito 
430211r7 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:31–36)Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno septimoRicardi secundi 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
431211vAnno viito 
432212rRicardi secundi 
433212vAnno viito 
434213rRicardi secundi 
435213vanno viito 
436214rRicardi secundi 
437214v8 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:36–7)Anno viiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno octavo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
438215rRicardi secundi 
439215v9 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:38–9)Anno ixo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ anno nono editum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
440216rRicardi secundi 
441216vAnno ixo 
442217r11 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:39–55)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Statutum editu apud Westm’ Anno undecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
443217vAnno xio 
444218rRicardi secundi 
445218vAnno xio 
446219rRicardi secundi 
447219v‘Articles’ on the Merciless Parliament, 11 Ric. 2. (Not in S.R.)Anno xio 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) The decorated capital begins a text without a heading. (3) That this item is to be connected with the ‘Merciless Parliament’ of 1388, the statute of which appears above, seems virtually certain. That it is neither the statute of that parliament nor an extact from the rolls of that parliament (PROME) is certain. That a document of this length connected with a parliament that has been the subject of much historical investigation has not hitherto come to light and been edited seems almost inconceivable. We have not yet, however, been able to find it. Incipit: ‘Pur quoy notre seigneur le Roy voillant qe les correccions et redres’ de defautes et mesprisiones’. Explicit: ‘nient countreesteant lestatut avaundit’.
448220rRicardi secundi 
449220vAnno xio 
450221rRicardi secundi 
451221vAnno xio 
452222rRicardi secundi 
453222vAnno xio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
454223rRicardi secundi 
455223vAnno xio 
456224rRicardi secundi 
457224vAnno xio 
458225rRicardi secundi 
459225vAnno xio 
460226rRicardi secundi 
461226vAnno xio 
462227rRicardi secundi 
463227vAnno xio 
464228r12 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:55–60)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Cantebr’ editum anno duodecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
465228vAnno xiio 
466229rRicardi secundi 
467229vAnno xiio 
468230rRicardi secundi 
469230vAnno xiio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
470231rRicardi secundi 
  Marginalia: Later-added correction.
471231vAnno xiio 
472232r13 Ric. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:61–68)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum Anno terciodecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
473232vAnno xiiio 
474233rRicardi secundi 
475233vAnno xiiio 
476234rRicardi secundi 
477234vAnno xiiio 
478235rRicardi secundi 
479235vAnno xiiio 
480236rRicardi secundi 
481236vAnno xiiio 
482237rRicardi secundi 
483237vAnno xiiio 
484238r13 Ric. 2, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:68–74)Ric’i Sc’di 
  Heading: Aliud statutum de provisoribus editum eodem Anno.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
485238vAnno sc’di 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
486239rRicardi secundi 
487239vAnno xiiio 
488240rRicardi secundi 
489240vAnno xiiio 
490241rRicardi secundi 
491241vAnno xiiio 
492242rRicardi secundi 
493242v14 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:76–77)Anno xiiio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno quadrodecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
494243rRicardi secundi 
495243vAnno xiiiio 
496244r15 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:78–82)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Statut’ de anno quintodecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
497244vAnno xvo 
498245rRicardi secundi 
499245vAnno xvo 
500246rRicardi secundi 
501246vAnno xvo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
502247rRicardi secundi 
503247v16 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:82–87)Anno xvio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Wynton’ de Anno sextodecimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
504248rRicardi secundi 
505248vAnno xvio 
  Marginalia: L’estat’t de p’munir’/Nota bene.
506249rRicardi secundi 
507249vAnno xvio 
508250rRicardi secundi 
509250vAnno xvio 
510251r17 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:87–92)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno decimo septimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
511251vAnno xviio 
512252rRicardi secundi 
513252vAnno xviio 
514253rRicardi secundi 
515253vAnno xviio 
516254r20 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:92–94)Ricardi secundi 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno vicesimo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
517254vAnno xxo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
518255rRicardi secundi 
519255v21 Ric. 2. (S.R. 2:94–110)Anno xxio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Salop’ editum Anno vicesimo primo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
520256rRicardi secundi 
521256vAnno xxio 
522257rRicardi secundi 
523257vBlank except for headerAnno xxio 
524258rRicardi secundi 
525258vAnno xxio 
526259rRicardi secundi 
527259vAnno xxio 
528260rRicardi secundi 
529260vAnno xxio 
530261rRicardi secundi 
531261vAnno xxio 
532262rRicardi secundi 
533262vAnno xxio 
534263rRicardi secundi 
535263vAnno xxio 
536264rRicardi secundi 
537264vAnno xxio 
538265rRicardi secundi 
539265vAnno xxio 
540266rRicardi secundi 
541266vAnno xxio 
542267rRicardi secundi 
543267vAnno xxio 
544268rRicardi secundi 
545268vBlank except for header and part of the first lineAnno xxio. Ric’i iidi 
546269rBlank except for pencilled layout 
547269vBlank except for pencilled layout 
548270rBlank except for pencilled layout 
549270vBlank except for pencilled layout 
550271r1 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:111–19)Henrici iiiiti 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’ with floral border around text.
551271vAnno primo 
552272rHenrici iiiiti 
553272vAnno primo 
554273rHenrici iiiiti 
555273vAnno primo 
556274rHenrici iiiiti 
557274vAnno primo 
558275rHenrici iiiiti 
559275vAnno primo 
560276rHenrici iiiiti 
561276vAnno primo 
562277rHenrici iiiiti 
563277v2 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:120–31)Anno primo 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Anno primo Regis Henrici quarti Incipit statutum de Anno secundo eiusdem Regis.
564278rHenrici iiiiti 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
565278vAnno secundo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
566279rHenrici iiiiti 
567279vAnno secundo 
568280rHenrici iiiiti 
569280vAnno secundo 
570281rHenrici iiiiti 
571281vAnno secundo 
572282rHenrici iiiiti 
573282vAnno secundo 
574283rHenrici iiiiti 
575283vanno secundo 
576284rHenrici iiiiti 
577284vAnno secundo 
578285rHenrici iiiiti 
579285vAnno secundo 
580286rHenrici iiiiti 
581286vAnno secundo 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
582287r4 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:132–43)Henrici iiiiti 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Anno secundo Regis Henrici quarti Incipit statutum de Anno Quarto eiusdem Regis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
583287vAnno quarto 
584288rHenrici iiiiti 
585288vAnno iiiito 
586289rHenrici iiiiti 
587289vAnno iiiito 
588290rHenrici iiiiti 
589290vAnno iiiito 
590291rHenrici iiiiti 
591291vAnno iiiito 
592292rHenrici iiiiti 
593292vAnno iiiito 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
594293rHenrici iiiiti 
595293vanno iiiito 
596294rHenrici iiiiti 
597294vAnno iiiito 
598295rHenrici iiiiti 
599295vAnno iiiito 
600296r5 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:143–8)Henrici iiiiti 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Anno quarto Regis Henrici quarti Incipit statutum de Anno quinto eiusdem Regis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
601296vAnno quinto 
602297rHenrici iiiiti 
603297vAnno quinto 
604298rHenrici iiiiti 
605298vAnno quinto 
606299rHenrici iiiiti 
607299vAnno quinto 
608300rHenrici iiiiti 
609300v6 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:148–50)Anno vito 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Anno quinto Regis Henrici quarti Incipit statutum de Anno sexto eiusdem Regis.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
610301rHenrici iiiito 
611301vAnno vito 
612302rHenrici iiiito 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Anno sexto Regis Henrici quarti.
613302v7 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:150–8)Anno viio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de Anno septimo eiusdem Regis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
614303rHenrici iiiiti 
615303vAnno viio 
616304rHenrici iiiiti 
617304vAnno viio 
618305rHenrici iiiiti 
619305vAnno viio 
620306rHenrici iiiiti 
621306vAnno viio 
622307rHenrici iiiiti 
623307vAnno viio 
624308rHenrici iiiiti 
625308vAnno viio 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
626309rHenrici iiiiti 
627309v9 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:158–61)Anno ixo 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Gloucestr’ edita anno nono.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
628310rHenrici iiiiti 
629310vAnno ixo 
630311rHenrici iiiiti 
631311v11 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:162–6)Anno xio 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Anno Nono Regis Henrici Quarti Incipit Statutum de Anno undecimo eiusdem Regis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
632312rHenrici iiiiti 
633312vAnno xio 
634313rHenrici iiiiti 
635313vAnno xio 
636314rHenrici iiiiti 
637314v13 Hen. 4. (S.R. 2:166–9)Anno xio 
  Heading: Explicit Statutum de Anno undecimo Regis H quarti Incipit Statutum de Anno tercidecimo eiusdem Regis.
638315rHenrici iiiiti 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘M’.
639315vAnno xiiio 
640316rHenrici iiiiti 
641316vAnno xiiio 
642317rHenrici iiiiti 
643317v1 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:170–4)Anno primo 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Regis Henrici quarti. Incipit statuta Regis Henrici quinti.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘H’ with floral border around text.
644318rHenrici quinti 
645318vAnno primo 
646319rHenrici quinti 
647319vanno primo 
648320rHenrici quinti 
649320vAnno primo 
650321rHenrici quinti 
651321v2 Hen. 5, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:175–87)Anno primo & sc’do 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud leycestr’ edita anno sc’do.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
652322rAnno primo secundo 
653322vanno secundo 
654323rHenrici quinti 
655323vAnno secundo 
656324rHenrici quinti 
657324vanno secundo 
658325rHenrici quinti 
659325vAnno secundo 
660326rHenrici quinti 
661326vanno secundo 
662327rHenrici quinti 
663327vAnno secundo 
664328rHenrici quinti 
665328vAnno secundo 
666329rHenrici quinti 
667329vAnno secundo 
668330rHenrici quinti 
669330vAnno secundo 
670331rHenrici quinti 
671331vAnno secundo 
672332r2 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:187–90)Henrici quinti 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Westm’ edita eodem anno secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
673332vAnno secundo 
674333rHenrici quinti 
675333vAnno secundo 
676334rHenrici quinti 
677334v3 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:191)Anno secundo 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno tercio.
678335rHenrici quinti 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
679335v4 Hen. 5, aka 3 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:192–6)Anno tercio 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Westm’ edita eodem anno tercio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
680336rHenrici quinti 
681336vAnno tercio 
682337rHenrici quinti 
683337vAnno tercio 
684338rHenrici quinti 
685338v4 Hen. 5, aka 4 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:196–200)Anno tercio 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud West’ edita anno quarto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
686339rHenrici quinti 
687339vAnno quarto 
688340rHenrici quinti 
689340vAnno quarto 
690341rHenrici quinti 
691341vAnno quarto 
692342r5 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:200)Henrici quinti 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno quinto.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
693342v7 Hen. 5. (S.R. 2:201–2)Anno quarto & viito 
  Heading: Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno viio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
694343rHenrici quinti 
695343v(1) 8 Hen. 5. (2) Writ to the chancellor of Lancaster, 8 Hen. 5. (S.R. [1] 2:203 [2] Not in S.R. as suc)Anno viio & viiio 
  Heading: (1) Incipit statutum apud Westm’ editum anno octavo. (2) Incipiunt statuta apud Westm’ edita anno octavo.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’. (2) The writ to the chancellor of Lancaster is also found in HLS MS 40. Not in Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts. The text is substantially the same as that in 7 Hen. 5, c. 1. Article XIII (no. 24) of PROME for the parliament of December 1420 (8 Hen. 5) suggests that the ordinance of 7 Hen. 5 was renewed in that parliament.
696344rHenrici quinti 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
697344v9 Hen. 5, stat. 1. (S.R. 2:204–9)Henrici viiio 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Westm’ edita anno nono.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
698345rHenrici quinti 
699345vAnno ixo 
700346rHenrici quinti 
701346vAnno ixo 
702347rHenrici quinti 
703347vAnno ixo 
704348rHenrici quinti 
705348v9 Hen. 5, stat. 2. (S.R. 2:209–12)Anno ixo 
  Heading: Incipiunt statuta apud Westm’ edita anno ix.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
706349rHenrici quinti 
707349vAnno ixo 
708350rHenrici quinti 
709350vAnno ixo Henrici quinti 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Regis Henrici quinti.
710351rBlank except for pencilled layout 
711351vBlank except for pencilled layout 
712352rBlank except for pencilled layout 
713352vBlank except for pencilled layout 
714353rBlank except for pencilled layout 
715353vBlank except for pencilled layout 
716354rBlank except for pencilled layout 
717354vBlank except for pencilled layout 
718no fol., no sig.Blank 
719no fol., no sig.Blank 
720no fol., no sig.Blank 
721no fol., no sig.Blank 
722no fol., no sig.Blank 
723no fol., no sig.Blank except for library markings 
  Note: Blank except for library or bookseller’s marks.
724no fol., no sig.Inside back cover 
725no fol., no sig.Back cover