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[Register of writs]; [manuscript].

[Register of writs] [manuscript].
Register of writs from regnal year 13 of Richard II (1390) to regnal year 8 of Henry IV (1407). Subjects of writs include lands and manors held by various men from the King; instructions to the King's bailiffs; tenancies and inheritances; and ecclesiastical holdings and prebendaries. The register is preceded by an alphabetical index covering more than half the register (f. 1r-151v) and followed by a subject index covering the remainder of the register (f. 152v-204r). 6 writs from the reign of Mary I were added in the 16th century on blank pages before the second index (f. 204v-205v). Following the second index are three menus, written in a mix of Middle French, Middle English, and Latin, for dinners probably given at Oxford and London in 1427 and 1428. One was for the commencement of Robert Nevill, another for Robert or Richard Babthorpe, and the third for unspecified sargeants.
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
231 leaves : parchment; 256 x 174 (210 x 131) mm. bound to 272 x 190 mm.
(OCoLC)ocn705941984; (OCoLC)705941984; (PU)4952379-penndb-Voyager
Latin, Middle French, and some words in Middle English (f. 214v).
Possibly first owned by Robert Nevill, Bishop of Salisbury, or William Babthorpe; later owned by Nicolas Fowle (15th-century, effaced inscriptions, f. 151v, 214v), Thomas Thomson (late 15th-/early 16th-century inscriptions, f. 151v, 214r), and Adam Clarke (probably his spine label LXXXVIII).; Probably sold at auction at Sotheby's as part of the Clarke library, 21 May 1838.; Sold by Baynes and Co. to Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 10349, f. i recto).; Offered but not sold at auction at Sotheby's, 5 June 1899, lot 32.; Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 1 May 1903, lot 957, and at Christie's, 26 June 1996, lot 16.; Sold by Sam Fogg (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, June 1996.; Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2010.
[London, ca. 1407, 1427]
Writs -- England -- Early works to 1800.; Courts -- England -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Writs.; Judicial records.; Menus.; Manuscripts, Latin; 15th century.; 16th century.; Manuscripts, Medieval.; Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Personal Name:
Nevill, Robert,; Babthorpe, William,; Fowle, Nicolas,; Thomson, Thomas,; Clarke, Adam,; Phillipps, Thomas,; Schoenberg, Lawrence J.,
Corporate Name:
Call Number:
LJS 61
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts