Exeter College MS. 167
Statutes of Edward III, in French; England, s. xv1
The entries include the names Stephen de Bernham and Robert Crouch which, together with the mention of Colne, a common name in Essex, and Ipswich, on the Essex-Suffolk border (see History below), suggest a connection with that area.
pr. SR i. 251–396. Through the loss of the next quire our text ends in 50 Edward III ch. 3, SR i. 396b/20 (with catchword ‘parmy lez guerrez’).
One column, 27 lines. Ruled in crayon across full sheet.
A good mixed anglicana (d, e, r, s) and secretary (a, g, s) hand, legal in character, punctuated by occasional punctus elevatus.
None. Spaces with guide letters for initials remain blank.
Sewn on two bands in a stiff membrane cover with two green ribbon ties on each cover. The flyleaves (fols. i, I) are a single sheet wrapped round the spine.
Provenance and Acquisition
Unknown before the 17th century, but see item *1 above.
Among the many pen-trials on the flyleaves are (fol. 1r) ‘Willelmus Fall de Gippinwic’, s. xivin, which, if the place-name means Ipswich, may suggest that the book has an Essex connection, and (fol. ir) ‘Vinter(?) Vyner [or ‘Varners’] de Wilsingham’, s. xiv. ‘Godefreidus Haukyn’, fol. iv, s. xv2, may be an owner’s name.
On fol. 1r ‘96’ and ‘Statuta Regni ad an. 1 Ed. III ad 46 Ed: III, vide Cat. MSS Glynne Barti’ and the same number on both the spine and the front cover, refer to the catalogue of the library of Sir William Glynne (CMA ii. 49–54, no. 2020. 96), with the majority of whose manuscripts the book came to Exeter by bequest of Joseph Sandford: see MS 87, History.
Exeter library identifications are a label inside the front cover, on which are ‘Exeter’, ‘Coxe CLXVII’ (also on the outer front cover) and the book stamp.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-29: First online publication