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HLS MS No. 54

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 2 Edw. 3

ca. 1328

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12723199

 

 

<Preliminary introduction>

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

“Provenance: ‘Henricus Salmon tunc possydet librum teste Edmundo S. cum multis alis quos nunc perscribere mora est’ (16c.); ‘Mr. Robarte Radclyff of Tyckencot is the right possessor of this booke’ (late 16c.); ‘Elizabeth Gressham’ (ca. 1600); armorial bookplate of Edward Hailstone (d. 1890); his sale at Sotheby (no. 1726) on 23 April 1891 to William Ridler; bought from him by George Dunn in Feb. 1892 (Dunn’s book label with arms: Per Fesse Azure And Gules A Wolf Salient Erminois And In Chief Three Estoiles or); his sale at Sotheby (no. 166) on 11 Feb. 1913 to HLS.

“Description: 156 leaves : vellum ; 15 cm.

“Summary: Contains a magna carta and some Irish statutes at the end.

“Notes : Written by an English scribe, long lines, 27 to a full page.

“Illuminated initials.

“Publications: Barker, Nicholas, ‘A Register of writs and the scales binder’, The Book Collector, v.21, no. 3 (Autumn 1972), 356-379; cf. 375.”

The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 77 reads as follows:

“STATUTA VETERA

“MS. 54.

“C.xiv, 156 ff., binding of stamped calf (with a gothic T) over oak boards, attributed to the Scales binder (C.xv). Some Irish statutes at the end.

“‘Henricus Salmon tunc possydet librum, teste Edmundo S. cum multis aliis quos nunc perscribere mora est’ (C.xvi); ‘Mr Robarte Radclyff of Tyckencot is the right possessor of this booke’ (late C.xvi); ‘Elizabeth Gressham’ (c. 1600); label with arms, Per fesse azure and gules a wolf salient erminois and in chief three estoiles or [WILSON]; armorial book- plate of Edward Hailstone (d. 1890); his sale, S. 23 April 1891, no. 1726, to Ridler; bought from him by George Dunn, Feb. 1892; his sale, S. 11 Feb. 1913, no. 166; bought privately by HLS.

Census, I, 1033, no. 54.”

The HOLLIS description seems to attribute the arms (Per fesse azure and gules, etc.) that are pasted in on a label on the inside front to George Dunn. There is no reason to think that they are. Baker seems to think that they belonged to Elizabeth Gressham (Wilson), or to someone in between her and Hailstone. The total folios given by both Baker and HOLLIS does not correspond to any standard way of counting folios. As discussed below, 162 fols. is probably the most enlightening way of putting it. Perhaps most important, the ‘Irish statutes at the end’ promised by both Baker and HOLLIS turn out to be just a copy of the Statutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:5), fol. 153v. There is nothing before or after it that has anything to do with Ireland.

The manuscript is approximately 150 X 100 mm.

The script is legible and consistent throughout the contents, capitularium, and most of the main text. There is no reason to doubt that this script is contemporary with the last datable item in the text, 1328. A second, and probably somewhat later, hand begins on fol. 148 with Districciones Scaccarii and continues through the end of the main manuscript on fol. 154. Additional hands wrote the notes and pen trials on fol. 155–162. There are occasional additions to the text in a different hand, e.g., fol. 93r.

Red and blue ink is used to draw the large decorated capitals and the paragraph marks. There are no decorated capitals or paragraph marks after fol. 148. There are no illustrations anywhere.

The calf-and-board binding appears to be in good condition for its age. It has been identified as the work of the ‘Scales Binder’, who operated in the 15th century. See the reference in the HOLLIS cataloguing, above. It is stamped with a design of trefoils set in crosshatched diamonds; the back cover has ‘T’ stamped on it.

That fol. 148 through 154 originally had a separate existence but were brought into the manuscript when it was bound in the 15th century seems reasonably clear. They contain a duplicate copy of Statutum Hibernie de coheredibus, fol. 153v, a statute that already appears in the manuscript in a slightly different version on fol. 111r. There would be no reason to recopy what was already in the manuscript, but every reason to add this packet to the manuscript for the items that it contains that are not in the base manuscript. Further confirming that this is later addition is the fact that its contents are listed in the table of contents in a different hand. This additional packet contains an item that is quite rare in manuscript statute books, an ordinance (or ecclesiastical constitution) against malicious prosecution of writs of account and trespass. Language similar to this item is found in c. 16 of John Stratford’s provincial constitutions of London of 1342. See G. L. Bray, Records of Convocation: Canterbury 1313–1377, 218.

Damage to the manuscript would seem to include four folios missing at the beginning, two folios, which were probably blank, missing before fol. 9, and one torn out before fol. 160.

The manuscript is foliated in what is probably an early modern hand, but the hand may be as early as the binding. We have supplied that foliation in the detailed table of contents below. It indicates that four folios are missing at the beginning and two before fol. 9. It stops at fol. 137 (141 in the manuscript foliation). As noted above, HOLLIS and Baker counted 156 folios, on what basis we cannot tell. Fol. 162v has a note at the bottom that seems to say that the manuscript contains 158 folios. The foliation in the PDS reaches 156, but is one off because fol. 10 is duplicated, and does not include the final folios. Since no one seems to have gotten it quite right, it seemed best to refoliate the manuscript digitally. There are no modern endpapers. All the folios are medieval. We have therefore refoliated the manuscript digitally from front to back, arriving at a total of 162.

Signatures appear on all six folios of about half the quires separated from each other by unsigned quires. While it is possible that some of these quires are sesternions instead of ternions, that seems unlikely because almost all the quire breaks seem visibly obvious. Putting them all at six folios makes the quiring regular except for the last two.

<I have some doubts about what follows. I'm inclined to think that 160–162 were the original end of the manuscript before the two later quires were added. That would make 148–153 and 154–159 ternions, and 160–162, a duernion lacking one. It also means that something before 148 is not a ternion. CD>

Quiring/collation:

1–266 (1–155, lacks two before 20), 27?8 (f. 156–162, lacks one before 160).

We have not been able to improve on Baker’s provenance, but note that it probably could be filled out. The same pages that have the notes of provenance that Baker transcribed also have other notes of provenance that seem to have been rubbed out. Some of them are probably legible under uv. Fol. 156r has notes of a transaction on Trinity Sunday 1534 that might yield some further information about the manuscript in the 16th century.

By the time we reach the 16th century it seems that the manuscript was not in the possession of a member of the legal profession. Neither of male names that Baker has identified seems to be in his Men of Law. Prior to the 16th century, there is some, although not overwhelming, evidence that the manuscript was made for an ecclesiastic. The ordinance concerning those clerks who deliberately misread returns of sheriffs, fol. 123v, is rare, and unusual to find in a portable manuscript that seems to contain just the basics. The ordinance (or ecclesiastical constitution) against malicious prosecution of writs of account and trespass, fol. 154r, may be of ecclesiastical origin. Someone has added notes, De iuramento, on fol. 162v. All of the instances where an oath is required (seven in all) seem to be cases in ecclesiastical courts.

 

Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
6–7f. 2r–2v1Contents 
8–17f. 3r–7v2Capitularia 
26–39f. 12r–18v3Magna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:114–19) 
39–45f. 18v–21v4Forest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:120–2) 
45–53f. 21v–25v5Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
53–73f. 25v–35v6Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
73–112f. 35v–55r7Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1( (S.R. 1:26–39) 
112–122f. 55r–60r8Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:45–50) 
122–123f. 60r–60v9‘Explanation’of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
123–188f. 60v–93r10Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
188–190f. 93r–94r11Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
190–194f. 94r–96r12Statute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:126–30) 
195–198f. 96v–98r13Statute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145–7) 
198f. 98r14Statutum De consultacione, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108) 
199–206f. 98v–102r15Statute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:53–4) 
206–212f. 102r–105r16Prerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
212–218f. 105r–108r17Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
219–220f. 108v–109r18Articles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:245–6) 
220–221f. 109r–109v19Statute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
221–224f. 109v–111r20Statute De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:42–3) 
224–226f. 111r–112r21Statutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:5) 
226–228f. 112r–113r22Statute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108–9) 
228–229f. 113r–113v23Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble (S.R. 1:45–7) 
229–232f. 113v–115r24Statutum De quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:107) 
232–233f. 115r–115v25Statutum De quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:107) 
233–238f. 115v–118r26Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:177–9) 
239–240f. 118v–119r27Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
240–241f. 119r–119v28Statutum De consultacione, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108) 
241–242f. 119v–120r29Statutum de proteccionibus non allocatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217) 
242f. 120r30Ordinatio de inquisicionibus, 33 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:143) 
242–243f. 120r–120v31Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
243–244f. 120v–121r32Statute of Conspirators, ?20 Edw. 1 (Cf. S.R. 1:216) 
244–245f. 121r–121v33Statute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
245–246f. 121v–122r34Ordinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145) 
246–247f. 122r–122v35Statutum de iusticiariis assignatis, 21 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:112) 
247–249f. 122v–123v36Forma iuramenti illorum de consilio Regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:248) 
249–251f. 123v–124v37Ordinance concerning those clerks who deliberately misread returns of sheriffs (Not in S.R.) 
251–252f. 124v–125r38Statute of Carlisle, 35 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:150–2) 
252–255f. 125r–126v39Statute of Westminster IV, 14 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:180–1) 
255–256f. 126v–127r40De illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:113) 
256–258f. 127r–128r41De defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:110) 
258–259f. 128r–128v42De magnis assisis et duellis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:218) 
259–260f. 128v–129r43Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (part 1) (S.R. 1:101–2) 
260–261f. 129r–129v44Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (part 2) (S.R. 1:101–2) 
261–262f. 129v–130r45Assize of weights and measures (S.R. 1:204) 
262–263f. 130r–130v46Statutum de moneta parvum, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:220) 
263–264f. 130v–131r47Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
264–265f. 131r–131v48Dies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
265–267f. 131v–132v49View of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
267–268f. 132v–133r50De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
268–269f. 133r–133v51De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
269–270f. 133v–134r52Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
270f. 134r53Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
271–273f. 134v–135v54Judicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:201–2) 
273–275f. 135v–136v55De wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
275–277f. 136v–137v56Officium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:40–1) 
277–278f. 137v–138r57Modus exceptionum (Not in S.R.) 
278–288f. 138r–143r581 Edw. 3, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:351–4) 
288–299f. 143r–148v59Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257–61) 
299–301f. 148v–149v60Statute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108–9) 
302–304f. 150r–151r61Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198) 
304–308f. 151r–153r62‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
309–310f. 153v–154r63Statutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:5) 
310–311f. 154r–154v64?Ordinance [or Ecclesiastical Constitution] against Malicious Prosecution of Writs of Account and Trespass (Not in S.R.) 
313–316f. 155v–157v65Notes 
322–327f. 160r–162v66Notes 

 

Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header MsFol.  
1no fol., no sig.Spine 
2no fol., no sig.Front cover 
3no fol., no sig.Inside front cover 
41rBlank except for faint pencilled notes5 
51vBlank except for faint pencilled notes 
62rContents6 
  Heading: In isto Volumine tot Statuta continenta.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘M’.
72v 
83rCapitularium7 
  Heading: Capitula magna Carte.
93v 
  Heading: Capitula Carte Foreste.
104r8 
  Heading: (1) Capitula de Mertoun. (2) Capitula de Marlebergh.
114v 
  Heading: Capitula Gloucestre.
125r9 
  Heading: Capitula Westm’ primi.
135v 
146r10 
  Heading: Capitula Westm’ Scdi.
156v 
167r11 
  Heading: (1) Capitula prerogativa Reg’. (2) Capitula Wyntoun’. (3) Capitula cu’ hugh le despenser.
177v 
  Heading: Capitula Northampton.
188rBlank except for pencilled layout12 
198vBlank 
209rBlank15 
  Note: Two fols missing before this one.
219vBlank 
2210rBlank16 
2310vBlank 
2411rBlank17 
2511vBlank 
2612rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19)Magna Carta18 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’.
2712vMagna 
2813rCarta19 
2913vMagna 
3014rCarta20 
3114vMagna 
3215rCarta21 
3315vMagna 
3416rCarta22 
3516vMagna 
3617rCarta23 
3717vMagna 
3818rCarta24 
3918vForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)Carta 
  Heading: Explicit magna Carta. Et incipit Carta de Foresta.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
4019rde foresta25 
4119vCarta 
4220rDe foresta26 
4320vCarta 
4421rDe foresta27 
4521vProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4) 
  Marginalia: Explicit stat’ de foresta Et incipit stat’ de mertonii.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
4622rMertoun28 
4722vStatuta 
4823rDe mertoun27 
4923vMertoun 
5024rDe mertoun28 
5124vStatuta 
5225rmertoun29 
5325vStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25) 
  Heading: Statutum de marlebergh’ editum anno r’r’ H fil’ R’ J’ lijo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
5426rMarlebrygg’30 
5526vMarle 
5627rBergh’31 
5727vMarle 
5828rBergh’32 
5928vMarle 
6029rBergh’33 
6129vMarle 
6230rBergh’34 
6330vMarle 
6431rBergh’35 
6531vMarle 
6632rBergh’36 
6732vMarle 
6833rBergh’37 
6933vMarle 
7034rBergh’38 
7134vMarle 
7235rBergh’39 
7335vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1(. (S.R. 1:26–39)Westm’ 
  Heading: Istud stat’ erat edit’ anno primo R E fil’ H iii R fil R Joh’is.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
7436rWestm’ p’mu’40 
7536vWestm’ 
7637rp’mu’41 
7737vWestm’ 
7838rp’mu’42 
7938vWestm’ 
8039rp’mu’43 
8139vWestm’ 
8240rp’mu’44 
8340vWestm’ 
8441rp’mu’45 
8541vWestm’ 
8642rp’mu’46 
8742vWestm’ 
8843rp’mu’47 
8943vWestm’ 
9044rp’mu’48 
9144vWestm’ 
9245rp’mu’49 
9345vWestm’ 
9446rp’mu’50 
9546vWestm’ 
9647rp’mu’51 
9747vWestm’ 
9848rp’mu’52 
9948vWestm’ 
10049rp’mu’53 
10149vWestm’ 
10250rp’mu’54 
  Marginalia: Extensive additions/corrections.
10350vWestm’ 
10451rp’mu’55 
10551vWestm’ 
10652rp’mu’56 
10752vWestm’ 
10853rp’mu’57 
10953vWestm’ 
11054rp’mu’58 
11154v 
  Marginalia: vide stat W ij c xvj; xlvij.
11255rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:45–50)Gloucestr’59 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
11355vGloucestr’ 
11456rGloucestr’60 
11556vGloucestr’ 
11657rGloucestr’61 
11757vGloucestr’ 
11858rGloucestr’62 
11958vGloucestr’ 
12059rGloucestr’63 
12159vGloucestr’ 
12260r‘Explanation’of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50)64 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
12360vStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95) 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
12461rWestm’ sc’dm65 
12561vWestm’ 
12662rSc’dm66 
12762vWestm’ 
12863rSc’dm67 
12963vWestm’ 
13064rSc’dm68 
13164vWestm’ 
13265rSc’dm69 
13365vWestm’ 
13466rSc’dm70 
13566vWestm’ 
13667rSc’dm71 
13767vWestm’ 
13868rSc’dm72 
13968vWestm’ 
14069rSc’dm73 
14169vWestm’ 
14270rSc’dm74 
14370vWestm’ 
14471rSc’dm75 
14571vWestm’ 
14672rSc’dm76 
14772vWestm’ 
14873rSc’dm77 
14973vWestm’ 
15074rSc’dm78 
15174vWestm’ 
15275rSc’dm79 
15375vWestm’ 
15476rSc’dm80 
15576vWestm’ 
15677rSc’dm81 
15777vWestm’ 
15878rSc’dm82 
15978vWestm’ 
16079rSc’dm83 
16179vWestm’ 
16280rSc’dm84 
16380vWestm’ 
16481rSc’dm85 
16581vWestm’ 
16682rSc’dm86 
16782vWestm’ 
16883rSc’dm87 
16983vWestm’ 
17084rSc’dm88 
17184vWestm’ 
17285rSc’dm89 
17385vWestm’ 
17486rSc’dm90 
17586vWestm’ 
17687rSc’dm91 
17787vWestm’ 
17888rSc’dm92 
17988vWestm’ 
18089rSc’dm93 
18189vWestm’ 
18290rSc’dm94 
18390vWestm’ 
18491rSc’dm95 
18591vWestm’ 
18692rSc’dm96 
18792vWestm’ 
18893rStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106)Sc’dm97 
  Marginalia: Incipit Westm’ tercium anno xviii R E fil’ H.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
18993vWestm’ Terc’u’ 
  Note: Additions in two hands/inks.
19094rStatute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:126–30)De Finibz98 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de finibus editum Anno xxvii R E Fil’ H.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
19194vDe 
19295rFinibus99 
19395vDe 
19496rFinibus100 
19596vStatute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145–7)De c’iu’ctim feoffatis 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
19697rDe c’iu’ctim feoffat’101 
19797vDe c’iu’ctim feoffat’ 
19898r(1) Statutum De consultacione, 18 Edw. 1. (2) Statute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1. (S.R. [1] 1:108 [2] 1:53–4)De c’iu’ctim feoffat’102 
  Marginalia: De consultacionibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
19998vDe 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
20099rmercatoribus103 
20199vDe 
202100rMercatoribus104 
203100vDe 
204101rmercatoribus105 
205101vDe mercatoribus 
206102rPrerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7)prerogativa Regis106 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
207102vp’rogativa 
208103rRegis107 
209103vp’rogativa 
210104rRegis108 
211104vp’rogativa Regis 
212105rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8)Wynton’109 
  Marginalia: Statut’ de Wynton’ anno xvmo edit’ R E Fil’ H.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
213105vDe 
214106rWynton’110 
215106vDe 
216107rWynton’111 
217107vDe 
218108rWynton’112 
219108vArticles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:245–6)Articuli Wynton’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘M’.
220109rStatute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51)113 
  Heading: Incipit statutu Relig’ anno E Fil’ H vii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
221109vStatute De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:42–3)De Religiosis 
  Marginalia: Statut’ de Bigamis Anno xo E F H edit’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
222110rDe Bigamis114 
223110vDe Bigamis 
224111rStatutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:5)De Coheredibus115 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
225111vDe Coheredibus 
226112rStatute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9)De presentibus vocat’ ad Warr’m anno xximo E Fil’ H116 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
227112vDe presentibus vocat’ ad Warrant’ 
228113rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble. (S.R. 1:45–7)Statutum de quo Warranto p’o a’o xviii E Fil’ H117 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
229113vStatutum De quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107)Quo Warranto sc’do 
  Heading: Quo Warranto secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
230114rQuo Warranto sc’do118 
231114vQuo Warranto sc’do 
232115rStatutum De quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107)Quo Warranto Tercio119 
  Heading: Quo Warranto Tercio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
233115vStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9)Ebor’ p’mo 
  Heading: Statut’ de Ebor’ primo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
234116rEbor’ p’mo120 
235116vEbor’ p’mo 
236117rEbor’ p’mo121 
237117vEbor’ p’mo 
238118rEbor’ p’mo122 
239118vDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198)Dist’cco’es Sc’c’ii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
240119rStatutum De consultacione, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108)De Consultac’o’ibz123 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
241119vStatutum de proteccionibus non allocatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217)De p’teccione non Allocand’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
242120r(1) Ordinatio de inquisicionibus, 33 Edw. 1. (2) Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:143 [2] 1:217–18)De inquisic’o’ibus Calu’pniand’124 
  Note: Decorated initials ‘D’ and ‘N’.
243120vStatute of Conspirators, ?20 Edw. 1. (Cf. S.R. 1:216)De Berwyco 
  Marginalia: de Berwyco.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) This is the first paragraph of the text given in S.R., and like other copies noted there it is dated at Berwick in 20 Edw. 1.
244121rStatute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216)De Conspiratoribus125 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
245121vOrdinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145)De dist’icc’i’e Conspirator’ 
  Heading: de districcione Conspirator’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
246122rStatutum de iusticiariis assignatis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:112)De Justic’ Assignat’126 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
247122vForma iuramenti illorum de consilio Regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:248)De Justic’ assignat’ 
  Heading: De Juramento Vic’.
248123rDe Jurame’to vic’127 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
249123vOrdinance concerning those clerks who deliberately misread returns of sheriffs. (Not in S.R.)De fals[ificano] retoru’ vic’ 
  Heading: De fals[ificano] retoru’ vic’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Not in Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts and not found. The ordinance is undated but refers to a council held on 14 February 1298. The name of the first attendee is garbled: ‘venerabilis pater W. de H. archidiaconus episcopus [sic] Develyn [sic]’; but that of the second is clear: ‘W. de L. episcopus C.’, i.e., Walter Langton bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, who was treasurer at the time. Incipit: ‘Quia transgressoris punicio cuiuscumqe’. Explicit: ‘ordinacione consilii tunc fuit puniend’’.
250124rDe fals[ificano] retoru’ vic’128 
251124vStatute of Carlisle, 35 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:150–2)De karlilio 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
252125rStatute of Westminster IV, 14 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:180–1)De p’cessu in Attincta129 
  Heading: De attinct’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
253125vDe p’cessu in Attincta 
254126rDe p’cessu in Attincta130 
255126vDe illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:113)De iuratoribz ponend’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
256127rDe defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:110)De iuratoribz ponend’131 
  Heading: De Juribus defendend’.
257127vDe iuribz defendend’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
258128rDe magnis assisis et duellis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:218)De iuribz defendend’132 
  Heading: ?? duellu’ v’ magna assisa.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘O’. (2) Decorated initial ‘C’.
259128vCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (part 1). (S.R. 1:101–2)De p’hibic’o’ibus de circuspecte agatis 
  Heading: De prohibicionibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
260129rCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (part 2). (S.R. 1:101–2)Ubi iacet Regia p’hibicio133 
  Heading: Ubi iacet regia prohibicio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
261129vAssize of weights and measures. (S.R. 1:204)Ubi iacet Regia p’hibicio 
  Heading: Composicio monete : monete.
  Note: The text of the assize varies from that in S.R.
262130rStatutum de moneta parvum, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:220)Composicio monete134 
  Heading: De moneta Retonsa.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘P’ and ‘R’.
263130vDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies Co’ies in Banco 
  Heading: Dies Co’ies in banco.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
264131rDies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies Co’ies in Dote135 
  Heading: Dies communes in Dote.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
265131vView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7)Visus F’nc plegg’ 
  Heading: Visus franc’ plegii etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
266132rVisus F’nc’ plegg’136 
267132vDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)De homagio faciendo 
  Heading: Modus faciendi homagium.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Statute divided into two sections.
268133rDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)De fidelitate facienda137 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
269133vAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200)Assisa panis 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Statute divided into two sections.
270134r(1) Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (2) Judicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:199–200 [2] 1:201–2)Assisa c’vic’138 
  Heading: (1) Assisa c’vic’. (2) Judicium pillorie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
271134vJudiciu’ pillorie 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
272135rJudiciu’ pillorie139 
273135vDe wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228)De Wa’d & Releviis 
  Heading: De Ward’ & relev’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
274136rDe Ward’ & Releviis140 
275136vOfficium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:40–1)Offi’u’ Coronatoris 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
276137rOfficiu’ Coronatoris141 
277137vModus exceptionum. (Not in S.R.)De Excepc’o’ibus 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) This tract appears in a number of ‘statute books’ and elsewhere. See the extensive list given in Baker, Catalogue of Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 96–7, to which add this example. There is, so far as we are aware, no printed copy.
278138r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:351–4)sortire discendit in patriam et post illam non ad aliud r’ 
  Heading: Westm’ prim’ Regis nunc : Westm’ primum.
  Note: This statute is frequently called ‘Come Hugh le Despenser’, as it is in the capitularium, from the first words of the preamble. The meaning of the header is unclear, though the reading is not. It may be an attempt to describe in brief compass the tangled events recited in the preamble to the statute.
279138vWestm’ 
280139rp’mu’ 
281139vWestm’ 
282140rp’mu’ 
283140vWestm’ 
284141rp’mu’ 
285141vWestm’ 
286142rp’mu’ 
287142vWestm’ p’mu’ 
288143rStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)De North’m’toun 
  Note: (1) The page begins with ending of 1 Edw. 3, stat. 1, c. 8. (2) Decorated initial ‘N’.
289143vNorth’mpton 
290144rNorth’mpton’ 
291144vNorthmpton 
292145rNorth’mpton 
293145vNorthmpton’ 
294146rNorth’mpton’ 
295146vNorth’mpton’ 
296147rNorth’mpton’ 
297147vNorth’mpton’ 
298148rNorth’mpton’ 
299148vStatute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9) 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Northampton; De Forinsecis Vocatis ad Warrantum in hustengio Londoniarum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
300149r 
301149v 
302150rDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198)Districc’ones Sc’carii 
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
303150v 
304151r‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
305151vStatuta 
306152rScaccarii [pencilled] 
307152vStatuta 
308153rSc’carii 
309153vStatutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:5)Statutu’ De Hibernia 
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘r’ where it ought to go.
310154r?Ordinance [or Ecclesiastical Constitution] against Malicious Prosecution of Writs of Account and Trespass. (Not in S.R.)De Hibernia 
  Heading: De impetrantibus & delose prosequentibus brevia Regis.
  Note: (1) No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘d’ where it ought to go. (2) Not found. Not in Berry’s Statutes and Ordinances of Ireland, nor is there anything about it that seems specific to Ireland. Not in Baker’s Cambridge Legal Manuscripts. The language suggests an ordinance, although the heightened rhetoric may indicate that it is not. No clues as to date are given. Similar language is found in c. 16 of John Stratford’s provincial constitutions of 1342 (G. L. Bray, Records of Convocation: Canterbury 1313–1377, 218). Incipit: ‘Dierum invalescens malicia’. Explicit: ‘regni Anglie gubernaculum dirigit’
311154v 
312155rBlank 
313155vNotes 
  Note: (1) Pencilled notes of provenance transcribed from next page. (2) ‘Elizabeth’ near the top left-hand corner.
314156rNotes 
  Note: Notes of provenance partially transcribed on previous page, pen trials, and the name ‘Elizabeth Gressham’. One of the notes reads: ‘Henricus Salmon tunc possydet librum, teste Edmundo S. cum multis aliis quos nunc perscribere mora est’, which Baker dates to the 16th century. There are other notes that seem to have been rubbed out but that might be legible under uv.
315156vNotes 
  Note: Notes of provenance partially transcribed in pencil. One of the notes reads: ‘Mr Robarte Radclyff of Tyckencot is the right possessor of this booke’, which Baker dates to the late 16th century. There are other notes that seem to have been rubbed out but that might be legible under uv.
316157rNotes 
  Note: Notes of a transaction on Trinity Sunday 1534 not transcribed by Baker.
317157vBlank 
318158rBlank 
319158vBlank 
320159rBlank 
321159vBlank 
322160rNotes 
  Note: (1) One folio torn out before this one. (2) Pencilled notes, illegible on the images.
323160vNotes 
  Note: The folio is wrinkled and the writing faint. This may be a sample writ or instructions about one. The script may be later than that of the rest of the manuscript, but it is so faint on the images that one cannot be sure.
324161rNotes 
  Note: Continuation of the previous page.
325161vNotes 
  Note: Continuation of the previous page for two lines.
326162rBlank, except for line of text at the bottom of the page, very faint, perhaps rubbed out 
327162vNotesDe iuramento 
  Note: (1) Two texts in a script that seems later than that of the main text. The first is a text of an oath apparently sworn by the scribe of the book that he has made a faithful copy. This text deserves more attention than we have been able to give it. (2) The second is a list of seven cases where oaths are sworn in court. All the actions seem to be ecclesiastical. (3) Extra line of text at the bottom of the page indicating that book contains ?158 folios. This may be a note by the binder. It could be read more clearly under uv.
328no fol., no sig.Inside back cover, bookplate from the library of George Dunn, Gift of the alumni of the Harvard Law School 
329no fol., no sig.Back cover 
Seq. Fol. Label Header  
1no fol., no sig.Spine 
2no fol., no sig.Front cover 
3no fol., no sig.Inside front cover 
41rBlank except for faint pencilled notes 
51vBlank except for faint pencilled notes 
62rContents 
  Heading: In isto Volumine tot Statuta continenta.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘M’.
72v 
83rCapitularium 
  Heading: Capitula magna Carte.
93v 
  Heading: Capitula Carte Foreste.
104r 
  Heading: (1) Capitula de Mertoun. (2) Capitula de Marlebergh.
114v 
  Heading: Capitula Gloucestre.
125r 
  Heading: Capitula Westm’ primi.
135v 
146r 
  Heading: Capitula Westm’ Scdi.
156v 
167r 
  Heading: (1) Capitula prerogativa Reg’. (2) Capitula Wyntoun’. (3) Capitula cu’ hugh le despenser.
177v 
  Heading: Capitula Northampton.
188rBlank except for pencilled layout 
198vBlank 
209rBlank 
  Note: Two fols missing before this one.
219vBlank 
2210rBlank 
2310vBlank 
2411rBlank 
2511vBlank 
2612rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19)Magna Carta 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’.
2712vMagna 
2813rCarta 
2913vMagna 
3014rCarta 
3114vMagna 
3215rCarta 
3315vMagna 
3416rCarta 
3516vMagna 
3617rCarta 
3717vMagna 
3818rCarta 
3918vForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)Carta 
  Heading: Explicit magna Carta. Et incipit Carta de Foresta.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
4019rde foresta 
4119vCarta 
4220rDe foresta 
4320vCarta 
4421rDe foresta 
4521vProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4) 
  Marginalia: Explicit stat’ de foresta Et incipit stat’ de mertonii.
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘P’.
4622rMertoun 
4722vStatuta 
4823rDe mertoun 
4923vMertoun 
5024rDe mertoun 
5124vStatuta 
5225rmertoun 
5325vStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25) 
  Heading: Statutum de marlebergh’ editum anno r’r’ H fil’ R’ J’ lijo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
5426rMarlebrygg’ 
5526vMarle 
5627rBergh’ 
5727vMarle 
5828rBergh’ 
5928vMarle 
6029rBergh’ 
6129vMarle 
6230rBergh’ 
6330vMarle 
6431rBergh’ 
6531vMarle 
6632rBergh’ 
6732vMarle 
6833rBergh’ 
6933vMarle 
7034rBergh’ 
7134vMarle 
7235rBergh’ 
7335vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1(. (S.R. 1:26–39)Westm’ 
  Heading: Istud stat’ erat edit’ anno primo R E fil’ H iii R fil R Joh’is.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
7436rWestm’ p’mu’ 
7536vWestm’ 
7637rp’mu’ 
7737vWestm’ 
7838rp’mu’ 
7938vWestm’ 
8039rp’mu’ 
8139vWestm’ 
8240rp’mu’ 
8340vWestm’ 
8441rp’mu’ 
8541vWestm’ 
8642rp’mu’ 
8742vWestm’ 
8843rp’mu’ 
8943vWestm’ 
9044rp’mu’ 
9144vWestm’ 
9245rp’mu’ 
9345vWestm’ 
9446rp’mu’ 
9546vWestm’ 
9647rp’mu’ 
9747vWestm’ 
9848rp’mu’ 
9948vWestm’ 
10049rp’mu’ 
10149vWestm’ 
10250rp’mu’ 
  Marginalia: Extensive additions/corrections.
10350vWestm’ 
10451rp’mu’ 
10551vWestm’ 
10652rp’mu’ 
10752vWestm’ 
10853rp’mu’ 
10953vWestm’ 
11054rp’mu’ 
11154v 
  Marginalia: vide stat W ij c xvj; xlvij.
11255rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:45–50)Gloucestr’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
11355vGloucestr’ 
11456rGloucestr’ 
11556vGloucestr’ 
11657rGloucestr’ 
11757vGloucestr’ 
11858rGloucestr’ 
11958vGloucestr’ 
12059rGloucestr’ 
12159vGloucestr’ 
12260r‘Explanation’of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50) 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘P’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
12360vStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95) 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) The decorated initial begins a text without a heading.
12461rWestm’ sc’dm 
12561vWestm’ 
12662rSc’dm 
12762vWestm’ 
12863rSc’dm 
12963vWestm’ 
13064rSc’dm 
13164vWestm’ 
13265rSc’dm 
13365vWestm’ 
13466rSc’dm 
13566vWestm’ 
13667rSc’dm 
13767vWestm’ 
13868rSc’dm 
13968vWestm’ 
14069rSc’dm 
14169vWestm’ 
14270rSc’dm 
14370vWestm’ 
14471rSc’dm 
14571vWestm’ 
14672rSc’dm 
14772vWestm’ 
14873rSc’dm 
14973vWestm’ 
15074rSc’dm 
15174vWestm’ 
15275rSc’dm 
15375vWestm’ 
15476rSc’dm 
15576vWestm’ 
15677rSc’dm 
15777vWestm’ 
15878rSc’dm 
15978vWestm’ 
16079rSc’dm 
16179vWestm’ 
16280rSc’dm 
16380vWestm’ 
16481rSc’dm 
16581vWestm’ 
16682rSc’dm 
16782vWestm’ 
16883rSc’dm 
16983vWestm’ 
17084rSc’dm 
17184vWestm’ 
17285rSc’dm 
17385vWestm’ 
17486rSc’dm 
17586vWestm’ 
17687rSc’dm 
17787vWestm’ 
17888rSc’dm 
17988vWestm’ 
18089rSc’dm 
18189vWestm’ 
18290rSc’dm 
18390vWestm’ 
18491rSc’dm 
18591vWestm’ 
18692rSc’dm 
18792vWestm’ 
18893rStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106)Sc’dm 
  Marginalia: Incipit Westm’ tercium anno xviii R E fil’ H.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
18993vWestm’ Terc’u’ 
  Note: Additions in two hands/inks.
19094rStatute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:126–30)De Finibz 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de finibus editum Anno xxvii R E Fil’ H.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
19194vDe 
19295rFinibus 
19395vDe 
19496rFinibus 
19596vStatute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145–7)De c’iu’ctim feoffatis 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
19697rDe c’iu’ctim feoffat’ 
19797vDe c’iu’ctim feoffat’ 
19898r(1) Statutum De consultacione, 18 Edw. 1. (2) Statute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1. (S.R. [1] 1:108 [2] 1:53–4)De c’iu’ctim feoffat’ 
  Marginalia: De consultacionibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
19998vDe 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
20099rmercatoribus 
20199vDe 
202100rMercatoribus 
203100vDe 
204101rmercatoribus 
205101vDe mercatoribus 
206102rPrerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7)prerogativa Regis 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
207102vp’rogativa 
208103rRegis 
209103vp’rogativa 
210104rRegis 
211104vp’rogativa Regis 
212105rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8)Wynton’ 
  Marginalia: Statut’ de Wynton’ anno xvmo edit’ R E Fil’ H.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
213105vDe 
214106rWynton’ 
215106vDe 
216107rWynton’ 
217107vDe 
218108rWynton’ 
219108vArticles of inquiry on the statute of Winchester, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:245–6)Articuli Wynton’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘M’.
220109rStatute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51) 
  Heading: Incipit statutu Relig’ anno E Fil’ H vii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
221109vStatute De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:42–3)De Religiosis 
  Marginalia: Statut’ de Bigamis Anno xo E F H edit’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
222110rDe Bigamis 
223110vDe Bigamis 
224111rStatutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:5)De Coheredibus 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
225111vDe Coheredibus 
226112rStatute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9)De presentibus vocat’ ad Warr’m anno xximo E Fil’ H 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
227112vDe presentibus vocat’ ad Warrant’ 
228113rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1, preamble. (S.R. 1:45–7)Statutum de quo Warranto p’o a’o xviii E Fil’ H 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
229113vStatutum De quo warranto, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107)Quo Warranto sc’do 
  Heading: Quo Warranto secundo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
230114rQuo Warranto sc’do 
231114vQuo Warranto sc’do 
232115rStatutum De quo warranto novum, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:107)Quo Warranto Tercio 
  Heading: Quo Warranto Tercio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
233115vStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9)Ebor’ p’mo 
  Heading: Statut’ de Ebor’ primo.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
234116rEbor’ p’mo 
235116vEbor’ p’mo 
236117rEbor’ p’mo 
237117vEbor’ p’mo 
238118rEbor’ p’mo 
239118vDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198)Dist’cco’es Sc’c’ii 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
240119rStatutum De consultacione, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108)De Consultac’o’ibz 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
241119vStatutum de proteccionibus non allocatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217)De p’teccione non Allocand’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
242120r(1) Ordinatio de inquisicionibus, 33 Edw. 1. (2) Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:143 [2] 1:217–18)De inquisic’o’ibus Calu’pniand’ 
  Note: Decorated initials ‘D’ and ‘N’.
243120vStatute of Conspirators, ?20 Edw. 1. (Cf. S.R. 1:216)De Berwyco 
  Marginalia: de Berwyco.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘C’. (2) This is the first paragraph of the text given in S.R., and like other copies noted there it is dated at Berwick in 20 Edw. 1.
244121rStatute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216)De Conspiratoribus 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
245121vOrdinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145)De dist’icc’i’e Conspirator’ 
  Heading: de districcione Conspirator’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
246122rStatutum de iusticiariis assignatis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:112)De Justic’ Assignat’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
247122vForma iuramenti illorum de consilio Regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:248)De Justic’ assignat’ 
  Heading: De Juramento Vic’.
248123rDe Jurame’to vic’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
249123vOrdinance concerning those clerks who deliberately misread returns of sheriffs. (Not in S.R.)De fals[ificano] retoru’ vic’ 
  Heading: De fals[ificano] retoru’ vic’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Not in Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts and not found. The ordinance is undated but refers to a council held on 14 February 1298. The name of the first attendee is garbled: ‘venerabilis pater W. de H. archidiaconus episcopus [sic] Develyn [sic]’; but that of the second is clear: ‘W. de L. episcopus C.’, i.e., Walter Langton bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, who was treasurer at the time. Incipit: ‘Quia transgressoris punicio cuiuscumqe’. Explicit: ‘ordinacione consilii tunc fuit puniend’’.
250124rDe fals[ificano] retoru’ vic’ 
251124vStatute of Carlisle, 35 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:150–2)De karlilio 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
252125rStatute of Westminster IV, 14 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:180–1)De p’cessu in Attincta 
  Heading: De attinct’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
253125vDe p’cessu in Attincta 
254126rDe p’cessu in Attincta 
255126vDe illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:113)De iuratoribz ponend’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
256127rDe defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:110)De iuratoribz ponend’ 
  Heading: De Juribus defendend’.
257127vDe iuribz defendend’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
258128rDe magnis assisis et duellis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:218)De iuribz defendend’ 
  Heading: ?? duellu’ v’ magna assisa.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘O’. (2) Decorated initial ‘C’.
259128vCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (part 1). (S.R. 1:101–2)De p’hibic’o’ibus de circuspecte agatis 
  Heading: De prohibicionibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
260129rCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (part 2). (S.R. 1:101–2)Ubi iacet Regia p’hibicio 
  Heading: Ubi iacet regia prohibicio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
261129vAssize of weights and measures. (S.R. 1:204)Ubi iacet Regia p’hibicio 
  Heading: Composicio monete : monete.
  Note: The text of the assize varies from that in S.R.
262130rStatutum de moneta parvum, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:220)Composicio monete 
  Heading: De moneta Retonsa.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘P’ and ‘R’.
263130vDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies Co’ies in Banco 
  Heading: Dies Co’ies in banco.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
264131rDies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)Dies Co’ies in Dote 
  Heading: Dies communes in Dote.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
265131vView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7)Visus F’nc plegg’ 
  Heading: Visus franc’ plegii etc’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
266132rVisus F’nc’ plegg’ 
267132vDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)De homagio faciendo 
  Heading: Modus faciendi homagium.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Statute divided into two sections.
268133rDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)De fidelitate facienda 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
269133vAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200)Assisa panis 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) Statute divided into two sections.
270134r(1) Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (2) Judicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. [1] 1:199–200 [2] 1:201–2)Assisa c’vic’ 
  Heading: (1) Assisa c’vic’. (2) Judicium pillorie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
271134vJudiciu’ pillorie 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
272135rJudiciu’ pillorie 
273135vDe wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228)De Wa’d & Releviis 
  Heading: De Ward’ & relev’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
274136rDe Ward’ & Releviis 
275136vOfficium coronatoris, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:40–1)Offi’u’ Coronatoris 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’.
276137rOfficiu’ Coronatoris 
277137vModus exceptionum. (Not in S.R.)De Excepc’o’ibus 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) This tract appears in a number of ‘statute books’ and elsewhere. See the extensive list given in Baker, Catalogue of Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 96–7, to which add this example. There is, so far as we are aware, no printed copy.
278138r1 Edw. 3, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:351–4)sortire discendit in patriam et post illam non ad aliud r’ 
  Heading: Westm’ prim’ Regis nunc : Westm’ primum.
  Note: This statute is frequently called ‘Come Hugh le Despenser’, as it is in the capitularium, from the first words of the preamble. The meaning of the header is unclear, though the reading is not. It may be an attempt to describe in brief compass the tangled events recited in the preamble to the statute.
279138vWestm’ 
280139rp’mu’ 
281139vWestm’ 
282140rp’mu’ 
283140vWestm’ 
284141rp’mu’ 
285141vWestm’ 
286142rp’mu’ 
287142vWestm’ p’mu’ 
288143rStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)De North’m’toun 
  Note: (1) The page begins with ending of 1 Edw. 3, stat. 1, c. 8. (2) Decorated initial ‘N’.
289143vNorth’mpton 
290144rNorth’mpton’ 
291144vNorthmpton 
292145rNorth’mpton 
293145vNorthmpton’ 
294146rNorth’mpton’ 
295146vNorth’mpton’ 
296147rNorth’mpton’ 
297147vNorth’mpton’ 
298148rNorth’mpton’ 
299148vStatute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9) 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Northampton; De Forinsecis Vocatis ad Warrantum in hustengio Londoniarum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
300149r 
301149v 
302150rDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [ter] – 198)Districc’ones Sc’carii 
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
303150v 
304151r‘Statutes of the Exchequer’, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 [semel] – [ter]) 
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
305151vStatuta 
306152rScaccarii [pencilled] 
307152vStatuta 
308153rSc’carii 
309153vStatutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:5)Statutu’ De Hibernia 
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added an ‘r’ where it ought to go.
310154r?Ordinance [or Ecclesiastical Constitution] against Malicious Prosecution of Writs of Account and Trespass. (Not in S.R.)De Hibernia 
  Heading: De impetrantibus & delose prosequentibus brevia Regis.
  Note: (1) No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a ‘d’ where it ought to go. (2) Not found. Not in Berry’s Statutes and Ordinances of Ireland, nor is there anything about it that seems specific to Ireland. Not in Baker’s Cambridge Legal Manuscripts. The language suggests an ordinance, although the heightened rhetoric may indicate that it is not. No clues as to date are given. Similar language is found in c. 16 of John Stratford’s provincial constitutions of 1342 (G. L. Bray, Records of Convocation: Canterbury 1313–1377, 218). Incipit: ‘Dierum invalescens malicia’. Explicit: ‘regni Anglie gubernaculum dirigit’
311154v 
312155rBlank 
313155vNotes 
  Note: (1) Pencilled notes of provenance transcribed from next page. (2) ‘Elizabeth’ near the top left-hand corner.
314156rNotes 
  Note: Notes of provenance partially transcribed on previous page, pen trials, and the name ‘Elizabeth Gressham’. One of the notes reads: ‘Henricus Salmon tunc possydet librum, teste Edmundo S. cum multis aliis quos nunc perscribere mora est’, which Baker dates to the 16th century. There are other notes that seem to have been rubbed out but that might be legible under uv.
315156vNotes 
  Note: Notes of provenance partially transcribed in pencil. One of the notes reads: ‘Mr Robarte Radclyff of Tyckencot is the right possessor of this booke’, which Baker dates to the late 16th century. There are other notes that seem to have been rubbed out but that might be legible under uv.
316157rNotes 
  Note: Notes of a transaction on Trinity Sunday 1534 not transcribed by Baker.
317157vBlank 
318158rBlank 
319158vBlank 
320159rBlank 
321159vBlank 
322160rNotes 
  Note: (1) One folio torn out before this one. (2) Pencilled notes, illegible on the images.
323160vNotes 
  Note: The folio is wrinkled and the writing faint. This may be a sample writ or instructions about one. The script may be later than that of the rest of the manuscript, but it is so faint on the images that one cannot be sure.
324161rNotes 
  Note: Continuation of the previous page.
325161vNotes 
  Note: Continuation of the previous page for two lines.
326162rBlank, except for line of text at the bottom of the page, very faint, perhaps rubbed out 
327162vNotesDe iuramento 
  Note: (1) Two texts in a script that seems later than that of the main text. The first is a text of an oath apparently sworn by the scribe of the book that he has made a faithful copy. This text deserves more attention than we have been able to give it. (2) The second is a list of seven cases where oaths are sworn in court. All the actions seem to be ecclesiastical. (3) Extra line of text at the bottom of the page indicating that book contains ?158 folios. This may be a note by the binder. It could be read more clearly under uv.
328no fol., no sig.Inside back cover, bookplate from the library of George Dunn, Gift of the alumni of the Harvard Law School 
329no fol., no sig.Back cover