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

St John's College MS 346



Language(s): Latin

'Willelmus filius Helie de Englefeld Omnibus hominibus et amicis suis salutem Vestra nouerit uniuersitas me dedisse et concessisse Willielmo cum Barba unam hidam terre In Merstona cum suis pertinenciis […] ' [in return for a mark of silver annually]


The document also refers to previous actions ‘in curia domini mei Geruasii paganelli’; Gervaise is also the first witness, the second ‘Isabel com’ uxore sua’; and the list includes ‘Alano de Witachre’, whom a pencilled note (s. xix) on the dorse identifies with a person who appears 33 Henry II, i.e. 1186.

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: Vellum. Folded and cut with two vellum tags for seals, the seals no longer present.
Dimensions (leaf): 95 mm (as folded over) × 163 mm.


12 lines of text.


Written in transitional protogothic bookhand/gothic textura.


Origin: s. xii2/2 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

The inked accession number 28330, from the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps at Middle Hill.

Purchased at Sotheby, 13 April 1981, lot 184 (a Phillipps sale) from the Leishman Fund.

Record Sources

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


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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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