MS. Holkham misc. 39
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Latin-English dictionary, with additions in Latin and English; England, early 16th century
The explanations of Latin words are given either by Latin synonyms, or in English; for A-E the words originally entered were underlined in red and additions were later made by the same hand. In the margin against many entries is a reference to Hugotio's Derivations under which the word can be found.
Short pieces in verse and prose, including:
IMEV 3940, followed by the Latin version
[two lines, with Lain translation in four lines:]
Two lines, with Latin translation:
From 'audio' to 'epiteusio', giving synonyms, examples in verse, and a few English translations.
Varying number of lines per page. Frame ruled.
Untidy cursive script.
Polished brown leather with blind and gilt tooling, the spine lettered in gilt 'VOCABULARIUM | LATINUM' and 'M. S.'; rebacked.
Provenance and Acquisition
Apparently compiled by Laurencius and transcribed by John Mendames, parson of Broomsthorpe, Norfolk, c. 1530: 'Qui fecit librum sit benedictus. Amen. Laurencius est nomen ...' (fol. 446r, on an inserted slip); 'Somtyme Sere John Mendames parson of Bronenstrope and somtyme the espytale preste of Coxfor abbe and late soul preste with William Joly dyssessed and he wrete this bokke of a trewethe' (fol. 446v). John Mendham was collated to Brunsthorpe, Norfolk, in 1529, and on his resignation in 1532 it was appropriated to Coxford Priory (see Blomefield, Norfolk, 1807 edition, VII.7).
William Jolly of Shereford: 'Thys is Wylliam Jolys booke of sherforde' (fol. 445v, cf. fols. 19v, 50v, 58v, 69v, 71r, 79v, etc.; 189v, 446v, 223r), late 16th century (cf. MS. Holkham misc. 16), with numerous other names of William Joly's relations and contemporaries: 'William Joly | Herry Joly | Thomas Joly' (fol. 206v); 'Herry Joly' (fols. 242r, 314r); 'Thomas Bull' (fol. 173v, 177v); 'Sir Roger Townsend' (fols. 180v, 181r); 'William Wyly' ?? (fol. 188v); 'Thomas Thory' (fols. 224r, 261r); 'Roberd Porter', 'Robard Porter' (fols. 252r, 312r); 'John Corby of ... ' (fol. 268r); 'Henry Tyllney ...' (fol. 269r); 'Robarde Tenysone' (fol. 304r); 'Thomas Byrde ys a fole ...' (fol. 436v).
Inscribed, 16th century: 'Inquire to Roger Hewchet of London gionier (?) dwellyng in Sente Catherine parris et ye stathes' (fol. 466r, among pen-trials).
Bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE', and signed 'Thos. Willm. Coke' (fol. 1r), formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 673.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.