Origin: 13th century, early
Hatfield Regis, Essex, Benedictine alien priory of St Mary the Virgin; cell of St Melaine, Rennes (independent from ?1254) (?): Inscription at top of fol. 171v, partly cut away by binder: "liber prioratus de h[...]". The first letter of the name is almost certainly "h", the second probably "a", then one or two letters, then a descender, then two or three letters, followed by a space, then a descender, probably r, the two letters followed by a long downstroke, probably a mark of abbrevitation - ? read "hattfeld regis". (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).