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

MS. Bodl. Rolls 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 2967


Genealogy of the kings of England to Henry VI
Incipit: Noe vir iustus atque perfectus fuit

A genealogical roll from Noah to king Henry VI of England, with accounts (of varying length) of the persons occurring: the account of William the Conqueror begins: 'Iste Willelmus dictus Nothus post inquisicionem Anglie cum regnare cepisset, ablata est memoria damnorum & concessit insulanis suas antiquas leges'

Under Edward the Confessor is introduced a prophecy attributed to him, and an explanation of it

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: parchment
Extent: 9 membranes (one modern and some rebacked)
Dimensions (roll): 240 × 10.5-11 in.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 927, Pl. LXXXXIX

Good miniatures (drawings)

Summary Catalogue: There are four small miniatures of the Ark, the Nativity, the first Christian king (Lucius), and Augustine, and the line of archbishops of Canterbury is introduced, but no heraldry


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'Ex dono Domini Philippi Musgraue de Hartley in Westmoorland Baronetti', March 26, 1657

Record Sources

Description adapted (September 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-09-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)