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HLS MS No. 55

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 2 Edw. 3

ca. 1328

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12763659

 

 

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Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
6–14f. 1r–5r1Capitularium 
15–16f. 5v–6r2Table of kings of England 
17–18f. 6v–7r3Ordinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145) 
19–21f. 7v–8v4Statutum de admensuratione terre, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:206–7) 
22–32f. 9r–14r5Magna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:114–19) 
32–38f. 14r–17r6Forest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:120–2) 
38–44f. 17r–20r7Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
44–60f. 20r–28r8Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
60–62f. 28r–29r9Statute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
62–70f. 29r–33r10Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:45–50) 
70–71f. 33r–33v11‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
71–103f. 33v–49v12Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
103–162f. 49v–79r13Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
163–164f. 79v–80r14Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
164–168f. 80r–82r15Statute of Exeter, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12) 
168–176f. 82r–86r16Statute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:53–4) 
176–183f. 86r–89v17Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
183–193f. 89v–94v18Statute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3 (S.R. 1:257–61) 
194–198f. 95r–97r19Statute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:126–30) 
198–200f. 97r–98r20Statute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108–9) 
200–201f. 98r–98v21Statute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
201–202f. 98v–99r22Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
202–203f. 99r–99v23Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
203–204f. 99v–100r24Dies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
204–206f. 100r–101r25Statute of waste, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:109–10) 
206–207f. 101r–101v26Statutum de antiquo dominico corone (Not in S.R.) 
207–210f. 101v–103r27Statute De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:42–3) 
210–212f. 103r–104r28Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
212–214f. 104r–105r29Statute of amortising lands, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:111) 
214–215f. 105r–105v30Statute De defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:110) 
215–219f. 105v–107v31Statute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145–7) 
219–220f. 107v–108r32Statutum de proteccionibus non allocatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217) 
220–223f. 108r–109v33Extenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
223–225f. 109v–110v34View of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
225–227f. 110v–111v35Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
227–230f. 111v–113r36Judicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:201–2) 
230–232f. 113r–114r37Statutum de wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
232–233f. 114r–114v38Statutum de homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
233–235f. 114v–115v39Statutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:5) 
235–237f. 115v–116v40Statutum de finibus et attornatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:215) 
237–238f. 116v–117r41De catallis felonum, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:230) 
238–240f. 117r–118r42Statute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
240–246f. 118r–121r43Prerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
246–248f. 121r–122r44Statutum de escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:142–3) 
248–254f. 122r–125r45Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2 (S.R. 1:177–9) 
254–255f. 125r–125v461 Edw. 3, stat. 2 (S.R. 1:255–7) 

 

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.Front pastedown with bookplates of William Hamper and George Dunn 
  Note: ‘From the Library of George Dunn of Woodley Hall Near Maidenhead’.
4no fol., no sig.Manuscript notes, possibly by Hamper, on the contents and date of the manuscript 
5no fol., no sig.Blank 
61rCapitulariumCapitula magna carte 
71v 
  Heading: (1) Capitula carte de Foresta. (2) Capitula de Merton’.
82r 
  Heading: Capitula de Marleberg’.
92v 
  Heading: Capitula p’me statuta Westm’.
103r 
113v 
  Heading: Capitula Glouc’.
124r 
  Heading: Capitula Westm’ sc’da.
134vYes 
145r 
  Note: After the capitula of Westminster II, there is a list of statutes in the manuscript followed by a list of those that it lacks. Another hand has added below this many statutes that are not in the previous list but that are in the manuscript, ending with 1 Edw. 3, stat. 2, the last statute in the manuscript, which it calls ‘Westminster IV’.
155vTable of kings of England 
  Heading: Nomina regum Anglie qui plene habuerunt regnum Anglie.
  Note: The table lists the names of the kings and number of years of their reigns. It begins with two Edwards, whose relationship to any historical King Edward is quite problematic. Fifteen pre-Conquest kings are named, ending with Edward the Confessor and Harold. What follows corresponds quite closely to a modern list of the post-Conquest kings of England. The list ends with Edward III ‘qui nunc est’. A later hand has added Richard and Henry ‘qui nunc est’, but, as the modern notes at the beginning of the manuscript point out, this is clearly a later addition, made quite a bit after the basic manuscript was made. These entries in a later hand are then crossed out.
166r 
  Note: Another later hand begins the succession of kings again with Richard II running up through Henry VII ‘qui nunc est’.
176vOrdinatio de conspiratoribus, 33 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145)De conspiratoribz 
  Note: The script of this and the next item are probably later than that of the main manuscript.
187r 
  Note: A note in a different hand on measurements of land is added at the bottom of page.
197vStatutum de admensuratione terre, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:206–7)Measures of Land [later hand, pencil] 
208r 
218v 
229rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19) 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’ with two-side border around text and a line illustration illustration in red of the king holding a sword aloft as if to strike.
239vmagn’ 
2410rCarta 
2510v 
2611rCarta 
  Note: Substantial addition marked with a cross.
2711v 
2812rCarta 
2912vmagn’ 
3013rCarta 
3113v 
3214rForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)foreste 
  Heading: Magna Carta. Statut’ de Forest’.
  Note: Hand in margin at end of Magna Carta.
3314v 
3415rForeste 
3515v 
3616rForeste 
3716v 
3817rProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4)Merton’ 
  Heading: Merton’.
  Marginalia: Merton’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
3917vStatuta 
4018rMerton’ 
4118v 
  Note: Additions written vertically.
4219rMerton’ 
  Note: Substantial addition in lower margin marked with a cross.
4319v 
4420rStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25)marl’ 
  Heading: Explicit Merton’ Incipit Marl’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
4520vMarl’ 
4621rMarl’ 
4721v 
4822rMarl’ 
4922v 
5023rMarl’ 
5123v 
5224rMarl’ 
5324v 
5425rMarl’ 
5525v 
5626rMarl’ 
5726v 
5827rMarl’ 
5927v 
6028rStatute De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51)Religiosis 
  Heading: Explicit marlebr’ Incipit de Relig’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
6128v 
6229rStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:45–50)Glouc’ 
  Heading: Gloucestr’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
6329vGlouc 
6430rcestr’ 
6530vGlou 
6631rcestre 
6731vGlou 
6832rcestr 
6932vGloucestr’ 
7033r‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50)Explanac’o’es eiusdem 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
7133vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39)Westm’ 
  Heading: Westm’ primu’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’ with a grotesque.
7234rprimu’ 
7334vWestm’ 
7435rp’m’ 
7535v 
7636rp’m’ 
7736vWestm’ 
7837rp’m’ 
7937vWestm’ 
8038rprimu’ 
8138v 
8239rp’m’ 
8339v 
8440rp’m’ 
8540v 
8641rp’m’ 
8741v 
8842rp’m’ 
8942v 
9043rp’m’ 
9143v 
9244rp’m’ 
9344v 
9445rp’m’ 
9545vWestm’ 
9646rPrimu’ 
9746vWestm’ 
9847rp’m’ 
9947vWestm’ 
10048rp’m’ 
10148vWestm’ 
10249rp’m’ 
10349vStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95)Stu de distrete Westm’ sc’dmWestm’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’ with human face in the letter and drawing in red ink in the margin of a bishop blessing.
10450rSc’dm 
10550vWestm’ 
  Note: Addition written vertically.
10651rSc’dm 
10751vWestm’ 
10852rSc’dm 
  Note: Addition written vertically.
10952vWestm’ 
11053rSc’dm 
11153vWestm’ 
11254rSc’dm 
11354vWestm’ 
11455rSc’dm 
11555v 
11656rSc’dm 
11756vWestm’ 
11857rSc’dm 
11957v 
12058rSc’dm 
12158v 
12259rSc’dm 
12359v 
12460rSc’dm 
12560v 
12661rSc’dm 
12761v 
12862rSc’dm 
12962vWestm’ 
13063rSc’dm 
13163v 
13264rSc’dm 
13364vWestm’ 
13465rSc’dm 
13565vWestm’ 
13666rSc’dm 
13766vWestm’ 
13867rSc’dm 
13967vWestm’ 
14068rSc’dm 
14168vWestm’ 
14269rSc’dm 
14369v 
14470rSc’dm 
14570vWestm’ 
14671rSc’dm 
14771v 
14872rSc’dm 
14972v 
15073rSc’dm 
15173vWestm’ 
15274rSc’dm 
15374vWestm’ 
15475rSc’dm 
15575vWestm’ 
15676rSc’dm 
15776vWestm’ 
15877rSc’dm 
15977vWestm’ 
16078rSc’dm 
16178vWestm’ 
16279rSc’dm 
  Heading: Explicit statuta Westm’ Sc’da.
  Note: Substantial additions in lower margin.
16379vStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106)Westm’ Terciu’ 
  Note: No decorated initial capital. The scribe has added a large ‘Q’ where it ought to go.
16480rStatute of Exeter, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:210–12)quia emptores terr’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Westm’ t’cia.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
16580vExon’ 
16681r 
16781vExon’ 
16882rStatute of Merchants, 11 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:53–4)Statuta de Mercatoribz 
  Heading: (1) Expliciunt statuta Exon’. (2) Statutum de Mercatoribus (pencilled, later hand).
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’ with a human face in the loop.
16982vStatuta De 
17083rMercatoribz acton Burnell 
17183v 
17284r 
17384vmercatorbz 
17485rmercatoribz 
17585v 
17686rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8)mercatoribz 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta de mercatoribz.
  Marginalia: Wintonie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
17786v 
17887r 
17987vWinton’e 
18088rStatuta 
18188vStatuta 
18289rWintonie 
18389vStatute of Northampton, 2 Edw. 3. (S.R. 1:257–61)Statuta Wintonie 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta Wintonie Incipiunt statuta Edita apud Norht’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
18490rStatuta Norht’ 
18590vNorht’ 
18691r 
18791vStatut’ 
18892rNorhampton’ 
18992v 
19093r 
19193v 
19294r 
19394vNorht’ 
19495rStatute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:126–30)De finibz 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’ with a human face in the loop.
19595vDe finibz 
19696rDe finibz 
19796vDe Finibz 
19897rStatute De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9)De vocatis ad Warr’ 
  Heading: De presentibus vocatis ad Warrantum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
19997vDe vocatis ad 
20098rStatute of conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216)Warr’ De conspiratoribz 
  Heading: Expliciunt statuta de vocatis ad Warrantum Incipiunt statuta de conspiratoribus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
20198vModus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18)De esson’ calu’pniand’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
20299rDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)calumpniand’ 
  Heading: Dies com’nes in Banco.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
20399vDies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
  Heading: In quindena st’e ?? d’es dotis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’ with grotesque.
204100rStatute of waste, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:109–10)Dies Dotis 
  Heading: De vasto facto tempore alieno.
205100vDe vasto facto 
206101rStatutum de antiquo dominico corone. (Not in S.R.) 
  Heading: Statutum de Antiquo Dominico corone.
  Note: An opinion of Anger of Ripon, chief clerk of CB, c. 1290–91. See Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 49–50, citing numerous manuscripts to which add this one.
207101vStatute De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:42–3) 
  Heading: Statutum de Bigamis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
208102r 
209102v 
210103rCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:101–2) 
  Heading: De articulis in quibus non habet locum prohibicio.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘R’. (2) As is the case in a number of other manuscripts of the text, Circumspecte agatis is here divided into two parts
211103v 
  Heading: De prohibicionibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
212104rStatute of amortising lands, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:111) 
  Heading: De terris amorti?and’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘F’.
213104v 
214105rStatute De defensione iuris, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:110) 
  Heading: De admissis ad defensione sui iuris.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
215105vStatute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145–7) 
  Heading: De coniunctim Feoffatis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
216106r 
217106v 
218107r 
219107vStatutum de proteccionibus non allocatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217) 
  Heading: Statutum de [crossed-out]prohibicionibus proteccionibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
220108rExtenta manerii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:242–3) 
  Heading: Extenta manerii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
221108vEx’nta 
222109rManerii 
223109vView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7)visus 
  Heading: Incipit visus Franciplegii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
224110rFranc’ 
225110vAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
  Heading: Assisa panis.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’. (2) The statute in S.R. is divided here into three sections with somewhat different wording.
226111r 
  Heading: Assisa cervis’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’ with human face in the loop.
227111vJudicium pillorie, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:201–2) 
  Heading: (1) Lucrum pistoris. (2) Iudicium pillorie.
  Note: Decorated initials ‘E’ and ‘S’.
228112r 
229112vYes [cut off] 
230113rStatutum de wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
  Heading: Statutum de wardis & Releviis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘O’, possibly unfinished, or faded with time.
231113vde Warde & rel’ 
232114rStatutum de homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)De homag’ 
  Heading: De Homagio & Fidelitate Faciendis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’, possibly unfinished.
233114vStatutum Hibernie de coheredibus, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:5) 
  Heading: Statutum de Hibernia per dominum Rege’ Angl’ factum.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’ with line drawing in red of a ?king holding a sword aloft.
234115r 
235115vStatutum de finibus et attornatis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:215) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum secundum de Finibus & Attornat’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
236116r 
237116vDe catallis felonum, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:230)Yes [cut off] 
  Heading: De terris & catallis in ??? capt’ & non com?? de felonia.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
238117rStatute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5)Yes [cut off] 
  Heading: De ponderibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
239117vDe pond’ 
240118rPrerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
  Heading: Statutum de prerogativis Regis.
241118vYes [cut off] 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
242119rprerogativa Reg’ 
243119vPrerog [cut off] 
244120rReg’ prerogativa Reg’ 
245120vPrerog 
246121rStatutum de escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:142–3)Regis 
  Heading: Sequitur statutum Lincoln’.
247121vLincoln’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
248122rStatute of York, 12 Edw. 2. (S.R. 1:177–9) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Ebor’.
249122vYes [cut off] 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
250123rEbor’ [cut off] 
251123vYes [cut off] 
252124rEbor’ [cut off] 
253124vEbor’ 
254125r1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. (S.R. 1:255–7)[cut off] Despens’ 
  Heading: Statutum come Hugh le Despenser.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘A’ with grotesque. (2) Although the header and the heading seem to announce that what is to follow is 1 Edw. 3, stat. 1, the text given is, in fact, that of 1 Edw. 3, stat. 2. The text is incomplete, breaking off at the beginning of c. 3 in S.R.
255125vHugh 
256no fol., no sig.Blank 
257no fol., no sig.Blank 
258no fol., no sig.Blank 
259no fol., no sig.Blank 
260no fol., no sig.Back pastedown, with bookplate, From the Library of George Dunn of Woodley Hall Near Maidenhead 
261no fol., no sig.Back cover