MS. Bodl. 940
Summary Catalogue no.: 27692
Collected under 118 headings. The first are ‘De recto’, ‘De recto de rationabili parte’, the last is ‘De forma donacionis’
‘Kalendarium’ added, 15th century, fol. 230v.
Lists of chapters at fols. 1, 226v.
On a fly-leaf, notes of (1) a complaint by John de Arundel, warden of the royal chapel of Tickhill, about a raid on the tithes of Harworth made by men from Nostell Priory (?1326); (2) weights and measures.
1 col., 27 lines, written space 140 × 75 mm.
Good penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 613)
Pen sketches added, 15th century. (Pächt and Alexander)
Blind-stamped leather over pasteboards, Oxford, late 16th or early 17th century.
Roll with initials ‘N.S.’: Oldham, Panels, MWa
Provenance and Acquisition
The first writ is dated 1310 (not here dated, but cf. texts in MS. Rawl. C. 246 and MS. Rawl. C. 310).
‘Johannes Paston est verus possessor istius libri’ in mirror writing; ‘Johannes Paston’; fol. i, 15th century: John Paston I, d. 1466 (cf. C. Richmond, The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century II: Fastolf's Will (1996), p. 29).
‘Cursson’ Gregorius dominatur codicus huius’, fol. 232v, early 16th century.
Presented in 1736 by Nathaniel Crynes M.A. of St John's College, Oxford.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-05-21: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, Pächt and Alexander and SC