MS. Aubrey 31
Summary Catalogue no.: 6543
Good miniatures partly defaced.
Brown leather on boards, 16th-cent. English work.
Provenance and Acquisition
The volume belonged to, and may have been written for, William Appulby, principal of Durham college 1404–9 (fol. 2).
It probably remained at Durham college and passed thence into the possession of Margaret Pope (d. 1538), the second wife of sir Thomas Pope, the founder of Trinity College, Oxford.
Obits of the Pope family are in the calendar. Other names that occur are Walter Bettis of Wetterden (16th cent.), Robert Dichingley, Aug. 1, 1567, Thomas Heyford, Matthew Porter (early 17th cent. fol. 217v), Edmund Knyvet (fol. 219v), Margaret Southwell (mid-17th cent., fol. 220v), and James Beltso, Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1660 (fol. 218).
After 1660 it was acquired by John Aubrey, and given by him to the Ashmolean in 1688 . Fol. 1 has "1660 Pretium 3s.".
Given by Aubrey to the Ashmolean in 1688 (inner front cover).
Digital Bodleian (8 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.