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

MS. Lat. misc. d. 69

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Writing exercises

Including a copy of a statement of money owed by ‘Thomas Deram fysshemonger of London ’ dated April 1456

On a leaf added at the beginning of the volume.

Language(s): Middle English
Indenture of Lodewycus Pole to William Lyne ‘dauber’ of London

On a leaf added at the beginning of the volume.

Language(s): Middle English
Multiplication tables to 9 × 99

On a leaf added at the beginning of the volume.

Language(s): No linguistic content
Treatise on conveyancing
Rubric: Regula ad faciendum cartas Anno 35

A treatise on conveyancing of the school of William Kingsmill, with examples from Oxford and its neighbourhood. Another MS. is Lat. misc. e. 93 (cf. B.L.R. II, 1946, 146). Ends imperfect at fol. 24v mid-way through 'Indentura firme generalis facte uni et assignatis suis' (as in MS. Lat. misc. e. 103 fol. 45v; MS. Lat. misc. e. 93, fol. 33r).

Incipit: (preface) Tria sunt que pertinent ad cartas, scilicet scriptura, sigillacio, et seisina per testes aperte
Explicit: (preface) Et presens dominus rex noster est henricus sextus post conquestum anglie tricesimo quinto. … [i.e., 1457]
Language(s): Latin
Tables useful for a merchant
Rubric: here folowith dyvers reknyngs and salis of wolley
Rubric: Custom in hand of wolley
Rubric: The subsidy of wolley
Rubric: Custom in hand of fellis
Rubric: The subsidy of fellis
Rubric: The salis of wollis at Caleis
Rubric: The pris of woll sett att Caleys
Rubric: The coyne and þe name of it in Flanders
Rubric: The mesure and the course of mercery in Flanders and Seland

A blank page (fol.38) was filled in with the names of the kings of England to 1591.

Language(s): Middle English
Table showing the various possible lengths and breadths of an acre
Rubric: Incipit modus admesurandi terrae
Language(s): Latin
Recipes for avoiding pestilence

Foll.38v and 40rv are blank.

Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: bonnet (fol.1) cf. Briquet 2825; steer's head (fol.2) cf. Briquet 14448 and (fol.3) 14649; trident and circles (foll.1–28, 30–41, not identified in Briquet).
Extent: i + 42 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 130 mm.
(between fols. 7 and 28)
Dimensions (written): 165 × 100 mm.
(between fols. 30 and 39)


Fols 7-41: 1(8) (fols. 7-14), 2(6) (fols. 15-20), 3(8) (fols. 21-28), 4(6) (1 canc. and fol. 29 stuck on to the remainder of the leaf) (fols. 29, 30-34), 5(8) (6 canc.) (fols. 35-41)


30–35 long lines

Additions: Fol.29 contains the pedigree of Thomas Hulse [of Sutton Courtney (Berks.), d. 1613] (cf. Harleian Soc., lvi, pp.33–34)


Vellum binding, 16th or 17th century (?).


Origin: 1456/7 or soon after, with later additions ; English, Oxford

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Walker, 15th century (fol. 7, ‘Ric(ard)us Walker’ and the letter R enclosed by a heart surmounted by a cross)

Bought 1937.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff.


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 555 (fols. 7-41)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.