MS. Laud Misc. 253
Summary Catalogue no.: 884
Contemporary calendar (fol. 5) with additional obits; blessing of holy water with notation (fol. 11), rubrics and common prayers of the procession (fol. 12); temporale, the first Sunday in Advent including an order of the mass with long rubrics and intonations of the lessons (fol. 13-20), another order of the mass (fol. 109) after Holy Saturday with kyrie tropes, intonations of Gloria, Credo, Ite missa est, etc., prefaces and prayers after mass (from fol. 112 onwards by another hand), a treatise de diversis casibus et periculosis [sic] in missa contingentibus (fol. 119v) and a mass of the Holy Name (fol. 121v); sanctorale (fol. 169); common of the saints (fol. 215v); Quinque sunt rationes et cause quare dies sabbati magis quam alia dies celebratur de beata Maria virgine (fol. 231) with votive masses of the Virgin, holy Trinity, holy Cross, etc.; ordo ad faciendum sponsalia (fol. 246); ordo ad purificandum mulierem (fol. 250); ordo ad servitium peregrinorum faciendum (fol. 250); blessings (fol. 252v) the last of which is the benedictio oculorum infirmorum quam magister Willelmus de Montibus matricis ecclesiae lincolniensis cancellarius instituit; ritual for the Last Sacraments, etc. (fol. 253) with masses of the dead (fol. 258). Many and long rubrics.
2 col. of 42 lines
Square notation on 13-4 staves of 4 red lines.
Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 1103)
Coloured initials and borders (fols. 11, 13, 31, 123, etc.), some cut out (fols. 37, 135, 210, 233); so is the beginning of the canon.
Blind-tooled, early 18th century.
Fols. 2, 1, 268, 269, 4, 3 are fragments of a contemporary missal.
Provenance and Acquisition
In the kalendar the feasts of St. Chad and St. Erkenwald are in red.
Births and obits of the Carew family, 1485-1510, added in the calendar, including the obit of Sir William Carew, 27 May 1501: i.e. Sir William Carew of Bury St Edmunds.
'Pertinet domine margarete Carew', fol. 267: probably Margaret (d. 1525), widow of Sir William Carew.
Birth of Francis Clovyle noted in the calendar, March 1: Francis Cloyvle (d. 1562) of West Hanningfield, the son of William Clovyle, who (William) married Mary, daughter of Sir William Carew (Visitations of Essex..., ed. W. C. Metcalfe (1878), p. 37).
William Laud, by 1638.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, sent 28 June 1639.
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.