A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

St John's College MS. 255

[Missing] A genealogical table showing Henry VI's descent from Adam


A genealogical table showing Henry VI’s descent from Adam

The final membrane, illustrating the kings from Henry IV to Henry VII, is missing. The whole was noted as missing 1980–6 and has probably been lost since at least 1971. The MS is not with Pointer’s other book, MS 252, on permanent loan to the Museum of the History of Science (Old Ashmolean), Oxford.

Physical Description

Form: roll
Dimensions (other): 11200 × 483 mm.


Origin: s. xv ex. or xv/xvi.

Provenance and Acquisition

Part of the collection of curiosities bequeathed by John Pointer in 1754; see his Oxoniensis Academia (London, 1749), 94, where ‘A large Chronological Table in Vellum of all the Kings and Princes etc., from Adam to King Henry VII’ is listed among the ‘curiosities’ of St John’s College.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.


    John Pointer, Oxoniensis Academia (London, 1749).

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2021-10: First online publication

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