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

MS. Add. A. 30

Summary Catalogue no.: 30142

Physical Description

Composite: three parts. Parts 2 and 3 (fols. 237–255) were once a separate volume.


19th century binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

'Jehan Hepworthe', 16th cent. (fol. 255).

'Henrici Spelman', fol. 1.

Probably acquired before 1870.

MS. Add. A. 30 – Part 1 (fols. 1–236)


Texts relating to the Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem
(fols. 1–7, 12v)

Index by 'Fernandus' to the statutes and customs of the Order, in Portuguese; account of the Order, in Latin

(fol. 13)
Rubric: Ces sont les Rubriques de la Regle et des establymens de la saint Mayson del hospital de Jerusalem
(fol. 23)

Account of the order, with statutes, customs (fol. 168), etc., from about 1150 to 1346

(fols. 97–167v)

Written later:

(fols. 97–101v)

Ordinances for 1352 in Old Provençal

(fols. 101v-110v)

Ordinances for 1354 in French

(fols. 110v-116v)

Ordinances for 1356 in Old Provençal

(fols. 117–131)

Ordinances for 1373 in French

(fols. 131v-137)

Ordinances for 1382 in French

(fols. 137v-140)

Undated ordinances in French

(fols. 140v-167v)

Ordinances for 1410 in French

(fol. 219)

List of the Masters of the Order to about 1350

(fol. 223)

Treatise in French on the rights and duties of Masters of the Order

Language(s): French, Old Provençal, Portuguese

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 113 mm.


1 col., 24 lines


Additions in cursive scripts except fols. 110v-116v, in hybrida.


Coloured initials.



Origin: 1350 with additions to c. 1410 ; French, Provence (?)


Name of original scribe and owner erased, fol. 12v: 'Ista statuta sunt fratris f[erased, replaced by Petri Moronaej (?) de Villanoua (?), also erased] Qui ea fierj fecit in domo sua. que conpleta fuerunt. Anno domini Mo.ccc.L. Et costauerant. Florenos xj gillatos vij.'

'Guirardus de Pareto', 15th century (fol. 236v).

MS. Add. A. 30 – Part 2


(fol. 237)
Manual of confession
Rubric: Cy commence la Confession en Rommant
Incipit: Premierement Tu te doys deuotement agenoillier

Includes a paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer, fol. 246.

Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 15th century ; French

MS. Add. A. 30 – Part 3


(fol. 249)
Rubric: Sermo sancti Augustini Episcopi contra Iudaeos
Incipit: Vos inquam conuenio o iudei
Quodvultdeus, Sermo contra iudaeos, paganos, et arianos,

§§ 11–17, ed. PL 42, 1123–27 and CC 60, 241–50.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 15th century ; Spanish

Additional Information

Record Sources

Adapted (2017) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 2 [part 1 only], and from the Summary Catalogue (1905).

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.