MS. Bodl. 123
Summary Catalogue no.: 1986
Collections of Thomas Urmston, chaplain of Lymm, Cheshire; English, c. 1478 × 1489
Short texts, mostly theological and liturgical, chiefly:
Forms of citation, banns (dated 1473), excommunication (fol. 2), a will (dated 8 Feb. 1477/8, fol. 6v), an indenture of apprenticeship for John Swafield of ‘Aburtone’ (dated 1 Feb. 1479/80, fol. 86).
‘Compilata fuit summula ista anno Domini MmoCCCColix’. On fol. 51v a note of money received for priestly offices ‘syn I came to Mersay’.
Memoranda relating to distribution of indulgences and confessionalia in return for contributions to the Crusade.
Copy of part of a papal bull about the visitation of the Virgin, 3 Jan. 1480/1, added by Urmston.
See Swanson, ‘Cycle recycled’ (2013).
Form of absolution and account (dated 1489)
1 col., c. 25-35 lines, written space c. 155-75 × c. 125 mm.
Mostly written by Thomas Urmston, on whom see Swanson, ‘Cycle recycled’ (2013).
Coloured initials, rubrics.
Provenance and Acquisition
Watson suggested that the volume may have been written in Lymm (Lyme), but by 1489 Urmston was vicar of Newport Pagnell, Bucks. (Swanson, op. cit.).
‘Marmaduke Myddlyton aw this book’, 16th cent.
Acquired by 1602 (Summary Catalogue I, 85).
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)