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HLS MS No. 58

England. Statutes, Magna Carta to 9 Edw. 2
Exposicio vocabulorum

ca. 1316

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:13418253

 

 

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Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
9–13f. 1r–3r1Capitularium of the statute of Westminster II 
17–34f. 5r–13v2Magna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:114–19) 
34–42f. 13v–17v3Forest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:120–2) 
42–52f. 17v–22v4Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:1–4) 
52–74f. 22v–33v5Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3 (S.R. 1:19–25) 
74–120f. 33v–56v6Statute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:26–39) 
120–131f. 56v–62r7Statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:45–50) 
131–133f. 62r–63r8‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:50) 
134–216f. 63v–104v9Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:71–95) 
216–219f. 104v–106r10Statute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:106) 
219–227f. 106r–110r11Statute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:96–8) 
227–235f. 110r–114r12Statute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:98–100) 
235–238f. 114r–115v13De viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:51) 
238–244f. 115v–118v14Statute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:126–30) 
244–246f. 118v–119v15De homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8) 
246–256f. 119v–124v16Provisions made in the Exchequer, 12 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:69–70) 
256–258f. 124v–125v17Districtiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 (ter) – 198) 
259–260f. 126r–126v18Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1, pt. 1 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
260–262f. 126v–127v19Circumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1, pt. 2 (S.R. 1:101–2) 
262–266f. 127v–129v20De bigamis, 4 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:42–3) 
266–268f. 129v–130v21De wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
268–269f. 130v–131r22Modus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18) 
269–271f. 131r–132r23De illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:113) 
272–274f. 132v–133v24De presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:108–9) 
274–275f. 133v–134r25Dies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
275–276f. 134r–134v26Dies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208) 
277–286f. 135r–139v27Prerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7) 
286–291f. 139v–142r28Statute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:145–7) 
292–295f. 142v–144r29De escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1 (S.R. 1:142–3) 
295–296f. 144r–144v30Statute of Conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
297–308f. 145r–150v31Articuli cleri, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 1 (S.R. 1:171–4) 
308–312f. 150v–152v32Exposicio vocabulorum (Not in S.R.) 
313–315f. 153r–154r33Statute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
315–317f. 154r–155r34Assize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200) 
317–320f. 155r–156v35View of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7) 
320–320f. 156v–156v36Statute of Conspirators, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
326–326f. 159v–159v37Form for a subpoena (Not in S.R.) 

 

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.Foredge 
4no fol., no sig.Inside front cover, with bookplate, From the Library of George Dunn of Woodley Hall Near Maidenhead 
5no fol., no sig.Library reference marks. 
  Note: Notes by George Dunn.
6no fol., no sig.Blank 
7no fol., no sig.Blank 
8no fol., no sig.Blank 
91rCapitularium of the statute of Westminster II 
101v 
112r 
  Note: Large modern note in top margin: ‘80th’.
122v 
133r 
  Heading: Explicit capitula Westm’ secundi.
143v 
  Note: Early modern hand: ‘?Litgente also I am yours to command always in all Scr?p[without the descender]itt’. The mysterious first and last words may be code for a woman’s and a man’s name.
154r 
  Note: In 16th century script: ‘Natus in mediis Anglorum finibus istum / Hugo Lorimeyre possidet ecce librum’; ‘Nomen scriptoris Hugo plenius amoris’. ‘LORIMEIR’; ‘possidet’ (in box). Signature in later script read by Baker as ‘R. Amherst’. ‘Wadham Wyndham’.
164vBlank 
175rMagna Carta, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:114–19) 
  Note: Elaborately decorated initial ‘E’ with miniature of a king.
185vmagna 
196rCarta 
206vmagna 
217rCarta 
227vmagna 
238rCarta 
248vmagna 
259rCarta 
269vmagna 
2710rCarta 
2810vmagna 
2911rCarta 
3011vmagna 
3112rCarta 
3212vmagna 
3313rCarta 
3413vForest Charter, as confirmed 25 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:120–2)Carta 
  Heading: Explicit magna Carta Incipit carta Foresta.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘E’.
3514rde Foresta 
3614vCarta 
3715rde Foresta 
3815vCarta 
3916rde Foresta 
4016vCarta 
4117rde Foresta 
4217vProvisions of Merton, 20 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:1–4)Carta 
  Heading: Explicit carta de Foresta Incipiunt provisiones de Merton’.
4318r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
4418vmerton’ 
4519rmerton’ 
4619vM’ton 
4720rMerton’ 
4820vMerton’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
4921rMerton’ 
5021vM’ton’ 
5122rM’ton’ 
5222vStatute of Marlborough, 52 Hen. 3. (S.R. 1:19–25) 
  Heading: Expliciunt provisiones de merton’ Incip’ statut’ de marlebergh’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
5323rMarlebergh’ 
5423vMarleb’gh’ 
5524rMarleb’gh’ 
5624vMarleb’gh’ 
5725rMarleb’gh’ 
5825vMarleb’gh’ 
5926rMarleb’gh’ 
6026vMarleb’gh’ 
6127rMarleb’gh’ 
6227vMarleb’gh’ 
6328rMarleb’gh’ 
6428vMarleb’gh’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
6529rMarlebergh’ 
6629vMarlebergh’ 
6730rMarleb’gh’ 
6830vMarlebergh’ 
6931rMarlebergh’ 
7031vMarlebergh’ 
7132rMarleb’gh’ 
7232vMarlebergh’ 
7333rMarlebergh’ 
7433vStatute of Westminster I, 3 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:26–39)Marleb’gh’ 
  Heading: Explic’ stat’ de marlebergh’ Incipiunt statuta Westm’ primi.
7534r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
7634vWestm’ 
7735rprimu’ 
7835vWestm’ 
7936rp’mu’ 
8036vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
8137rprimu’ 
8237vWestm’ 
8338rprimu’ 
8438vWestm’ 
8539rp’mu’ 
8639vWestm’ 
8740rp’mu’ 
8840vWestm’ 
8941rp’mu’ 
  Note: Short page.
9041vWestm’ 
9142rprimu’ 
9242vWestm’ 
9343rprimu’ 
9443vWestm’ 
9544rp’mu’ 
9644vWestm’ 
9745rp’mu 
9845vWestm’ 
9946rp’mu’ 
10046vWestm’ 
10147rprimu’ 
10247vWestm’ 
10348rp’mu’ 
10448vWestm’ 
10549rp’m’ 
10649vWestm’ 
10750rp’mu’ 
10850vWestm’ 
10951rp’mu’ 
11051vWestm’ 
11152rp’mu’ 
11252vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
11353rp’mu’ 
11453vWestm’ 
11554rp’mu’ 
11654vWestm’ 
11755rp’mu’ 
11855vWestm’ 
11956rp’mu’ 
12056vStatute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:45–50)Westm’ 
  Heading: Explic’ Westm’ primum Incipiunt statuta Gloucestre’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
12157rGlouc’ 
12257vGlouc’ 
12358rGlouc’ 
12458vGlouc’ 
12559rGlouc’ 
12659vGlouc’ 
12760rGlouc’ 
12860vGlouc’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
12961rGlouc’ 
13061vGlouc’ 
13162r‘Explanation’ of statute of Gloucester, 6 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:50)Glouc’ 
  Heading: Expliciunt Statuta Gloucestr’ Incipiunt explanaciones eiusdem.
13262vExplanac’o’es 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
13363rGlouc’ 
  Heading: Explicit explanaciones Glouc’.
13463vStatute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:71–95)Incipit Westm’ sc’dmWestm’ 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
13564rSc’dm 
13664vWestm’ 
13765rSc’dm 
13865vWestm’ 
13966rSc’dm 
14066vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
14167rSc’dm 
14267vWestm’ 
14368rSc’dm 
14468vWestm’ 
14569rSc’dm 
14669vWestm’ 
14770rSc’dm 
14870vWestm’ 
14971rSc’dm 
15071vWestm’ 
15172r 
15272vWestm’ 
15373rSc’dm 
15473vWestm’ 
15574rSc’dm 
15674vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
15775rSc’dm 
15875vWestm’ 
15976rSc’dm 
16076vWestm’ 
16177rSc’dm 
16277vWestm’ 
16378rSc’dm 
16478vWestm’ 
16579rSc’dm 
16679vWestm’ 
16780rSc’dm 
16880vWestm’ 
16981rSc’dm 
  Note: Short page.
17081vWestm’ 
17182rSc’dm 
17282vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
17383rSc’dm 
17483vWestm’ 
17584rSc’dm 
17684vWestm’ 
17785rSc’dm 
17885vWestm’ 
17986rSc’dm 
18086vWestm’ 
18187rSc’dm 
18287vWestm’ 
18388rSc’dm 
18488vWestm’ 
18589rSc’dm 
18689vWestm’ 
18790rSc’dm 
18890vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
18991rSc’dm 
19091vWestm’ 
19192rSc’dm 
19292vWestm’ 
19393rSc’dm 
19493vWestm’ 
19594rSc’dm 
19694vWestm’ 
19795rSc’dm 
19895vWestm’ 
19996rSc’dm 
20096vWestm’ 
20197rSc’dm 
20297vWestm’ 
20398rSc’dm 
20498vWestm’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
20599rSc’dm 
20699vWestm’ 
207100rSc’dm 
208100vWestm’ 
209101rSc’dm 
210101vWestm’ 
211102rSc’dm 
212102vWestm’ 
213103rSc’dm 
214103vWestm’ 
215104rSc’dm 
216104vStatute of Westminster III, 18 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:106)Westm’ 
  Heading: Explicit Westm’ secundum Incipit Westm’ tercium.
217105r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
218105v 
219106rStatute of Winchester, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:96–8) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum Wynton’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
220106vWynton’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
221107rWynton’ 
222107vWynton’ 
223108rWynton’ 
224108vWynton’ 
225109rWynton’ 
226109vWynton’ 
227110rStatute of Merchants, 13 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:98–100)m’catoribz [?different hand] 
  Heading: Explicit statutum Wynton’ Incipit statutum de mercatoribus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
228110vDe 
229111rm’catoribz 
230111vDe 
231112rm’catoribz 
232112vDe 
233113rm’catoribz 
234113vDe 
235114rDe viris religiosis, 7 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:51)m’catoribz 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de mercatoribus Incipiunt statuta Religiosor’.
  Note: No decorated initial capital.
236114vDe 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
237115rReligiosis 
238115vStatute of Fines, 27 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:126–30)de Religiosis 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de Religiosis Incipit statutum Quia fines.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
239116rQuia fines 
240116vQuia 
241117rFines 
242117vQuia 
243118rFines 
244118vDe homagio et fidelitate faciendis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:227–8)Quia Fines 
  Heading: Explicit statutum quia fines. Incipit modus faciendi homagium & fidelit’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
245119rmod’ faciendi homag’ &c’ 
246119vProvisions made in the Exchequer, 12 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:69–70)De 
  Heading: Explicit modus faciendi homagium etc’ Incipiunt statuta de scaccario.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘L’.
247120rsc’cario 
248120vDe 
249121rsc’cario 
250121vDe 
251122rsc’cario 
252122vDe 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
253123rsc’cario 
254123vDe 
255124rsc’cario 
256124vDistrictiones scaccarii, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:197 (ter) – 198)De sc’cario 
  Heading: Expliciut statutum de scaccario Incipiunt districciones scaccarii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
257125rDistricc’o’es sc’carii 
258125vDistricco’es 
  Heading: Expliciunt districciones scaccarii.
259126rCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1, pt. 1. (S.R. 1:101–2) 
  Heading: Incipit circumspecte agatis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
260126vCircumspecte agatis, 13 Edw. 1, pt. 2. (S.R. 1:101–2)Regia 
  Heading: Explicit circumspecte agatis Incipit regia prohibicio.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
261127rp’hibicio 
262127vDe bigamis, 4 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:42–3)regia p’hibicio 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de Bigamis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘I’.
263128rde bigamis 
264128vDe 
265129rbigamis 
266129vDe wardis et releviis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:228) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de wardis & releviis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘U’.
267130rDe Wardis 
268130vModus calumpniandi essoniam, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:217–18)De essonio 
  Heading: Incipit modus calumpniand’ esson’.
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘H’. (2) Carryover indicating quire break.
269131rDe illis qui debent poni in iuratis et assisis, 21 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:113)calumpniando 
  Heading: Incipit statutum quis ponatur in assisis.
270131vquis ponit’ in assisis [later addition] 
  Note: (1) Decorated initial ‘Q’, blurred. (2) Significant water damage to headers begins here. Many headers added or replaced in a later medieval hand.
271132r 
272132vDe presentibus vocatis ad warrantum, 20 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:108–9)de ponat’ [later addition] 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de vocatis ad Warent’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
273133rad warant’ [later addition] 
274133vDies communes in banco, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)dies co’es in banco [later addition] 
  Heading: Incipiunt dies communes in banco.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
275134rDies communes de dote, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:208)dies dot’ [later addition] 
  Heading: Incipiunt dies dotis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’.
276134v 
  Heading: Explicit.
277135rPrerogativa regis, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:226–7)prerogat’ R’ [later addition] 
  Heading: Incipiunt prerogativa Regis.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘D’.
278135vprerogat’ [later addition] 
279136rReg’ [later addition] 
  Note: Short page.
280136vp’rogativ’ [later addition] 
281137rYes [blurred] 
282137vp’rog’ [later addition] 
283138rReg’ 
284138vP’rog’ 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
285139rReg’ 
286139vStatute of Joint-tenants, 34 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:145–7)de co’iu’cti’ 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de coniuncti’ feoffat’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
287140rfoffat’ 
288140vde coniu’cti’ 
289141rfeoffat’ 
290141vde coniu’ctim [less formal] 
291142rfeoffatis [less formal] 
292142vDe escaetoribus, 29 Edw. 1. (S.R. 1:142–3)de 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de escaetoribus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘A’.
293143rEscheatoribz 
294143vde 
295144rStatute of Conspirators, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216)conspiratoribz 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de escatoribus Incipit statutum de conspiratoribus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
296144vconspiratoribz 
297145rArticuli cleri, 9 Edw. 2, stat. 1. (S.R. 1:171–4)Articuli cleri 
  Heading: Incipiunt articuli cleri.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘R’.
298145vArticuli 
299146rCleri 
300146vArticuli 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
301147rCleri 
302147vArticuli 
303148rCleri 
304148vArticuli 
305149rCleri 
306149vArticuli 
307150rCleri 
308150vExposicio vocabulorum. (Not in S.R.)Articuli cleri 
  Heading: incipit exposicio vocabulor’.
309151r 
  Note: Decorated initial ‘S’. (2) For the work, see Baker, Cambridge Legal Manuscripts 62, with many references to manuscripts including this one, but correct the folio reference to 151r
310151vExpositio (later hand) 
311152rvocabulorum 
312152vexposit’ vocabuloru’ 
313153rStatute of weights and measures, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:204–5) 
  Heading: Incipit statutum de ponderibus.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘N’.
314153vde ponderibz 
315154rAssize of bread and ale, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:199–200)De assisa panis & s’vis 
  Heading: Incip’ assisa panis et cervisie.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘Q’.
316154v 
317155rView of frankpledge, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:246–7)de visu Franc’ pleg’ 
  Heading: Incipit visus Franci plegii.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘P’.
318155v 
319156r 
320156vStatute of Conspirators, pt. 1, temp. incert. (S.R. 1:216) 
  Heading: Explicit statutum de champt’.
  Note: Decorated initial ‘C’.
321157rBlank except for heading 
  Heading: Magna Carta explicit.
322157vBlank 
323158rBlank 
324158vBlank 
325159rBlank 
326159vForm for a subpoena. (Not in S.R.) 
  Note: In informal hand, issued in the name of Henry VIII, who describes himself as ‘in terra ecclesie Anglie et Hibernie supremum caput’, but omitting ‘fidei defensor’, probably after 1543 and before 1547.
327160rContents 
  Note: List of statutes in an early modern hand with pencilled notes by George Dunn.
328160vContents 
  Note: List of statutes in an early modern hand with pencilled notes by George Dunn.
329no fol., no sig.Blank 
330no fol., no sig.Blank 
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334no fol., no sig.Blank 
335no fol., no sig.Blank 
336no fol., no sig.Blank 
337no fol., no sig.Blank 
338no fol., no sig.Notes 
  Note: Full page in a later style: decorated initial ‘H’ with TR-IN-IT inserted in labels and a star of David design with fleurs-de-lys in the space. Pencil scribbles to the right.
339no fol., no sig.Blank 
340no fol., no sig.Notes 
  Note: ?17th-century script: ‘Somtyme ?j have you sene in high estate full strange whan fantasy made you wene that fortune wold not change.’ Not found. Below in somewhat fainter script but same hand: ‘not chaunge not chaunge’. Below this in probably the same hand: ‘Georgius Greysley miles vic’ Com’ / p’dci Radulpho’. (Perhaps Sir George Gresley, bart. (c. 1580–1650), parliamentary sheriff of Derbyshire from 1644.) Below this a decorated capital ‘O’ in the same style as that on seq. 338 followed by ‘nimbus Xri’. To the right and faint: ‘What shold I sin[?ner]’. Below this ‘mil’ vic’ Com’’.
341no fol., no sig.Notes 
  Note: Scroll that may be a sign manual; ‘iij s iiij d’ at bottom, perhaps the price of the manuscript at one point.
342no fol., no sig.Pen trials 
343no fol., no sig.Blank 
344no fol., no sig.Blank 
345no fol., no sig.Blank 
346no fol., no sig.Blank 
347no fol., no sig.Blank 
348no fol., no sig.Blank 
349no fol., no sig.Inside back cover, with bookplate, From the Library of George Dunn, Gift of the Alumni of the Harvard Law School 
350no fol., no sig.Back cover