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MS. Douce 139

Summary Catalogue no.: 21713

Physical Description

Composite: three parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Coventry, Warwickshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: Twenty leaves containing documents relating to St Mary's, Coventry, detached from the end of Digby 139, were given by Douce to the Coventry antiquary, Thomas Sharpe: for the contents of these leaves see Monasticon (1818), 3. 185. They and the Chartulary of St Mary passed into the Staunton collection (see W. G. Fretton in Transactions of the Birmingham Arch. Soc. (1876) p. 38, and were no doubt burnt in the fire at Birmingham Reference Library in 1879. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Henry Ferrers. (MLGB3)

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 139 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Register of writs
Language(s): Latin
2.
Statutes of England
Language(s): Latin and French
3.
Legal treatises
Language(s): Latin and French
4.
Song with music
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English, Coventry (?)

MS. Douce 139 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Statute of Gloucester (French verse translation)
Language(s): French
2.
Leges Edwardi confessoris
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English, Coventry (?)

MS. Douce 139 – Part 3

Contents

3.
Song with music
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English, Coventry (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.