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

MS. Rawl. B. 506

Summary Catalogue no.: 11853

Physical Description

Composite: two parchment manuscripts (fols. 1-16a, 16b-62) together by the seventeenth century (both owned by Henry Jones, bishop of Meath, d. 1682), bound with paper leaves inserted by Sir James Ware (fols. [i]-[v], 63-end).
Extent: 111 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 225 mm.
Foliation: 1-15, 16a, 16b, 17-67

Binding

Bound for Sir James Ware, 17th century, rebacked.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir James Ware, 1594-1666 (for this and the following see William O'Sullivan in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature 97C/2 (1997))

Henry, Earl of Clarendon (Catalogus Manuscriptorum Angliae 2/2 no. 56).

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755.

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian.

MS. Rawl. B. 506 - Part 1 (fols. i-v)

Contents

Fols. i-ii blank except for shelfmarks.

(fol. iii recto)

Table of contents

Language(s): Latin

Fols. iii verso - v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 506 - Part 2 (fols. 1-16a)

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Genealogies relating to Ulster and elsewhere
Language(s): Irish
2. (fol. 11)
Dinnshenchas Érenn (version B; accounts of 52 places)
Language(s): Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Fols. 1-10v written by Seaán Ó Cianán (colophon, fol. 10v); fols. 11r-15v by another scribe.

Decoration

Initials. (P&A iii. 1279)

History

Origin: 14th century (in part before 1373) ; Irish

Provenance

Written for Ághamh Ó Cianán (d. 1373) (colophon, fol. 10v)

Henry Jones, bishop of Meath, d. 1682 (inscription, fol. 1r)

MS. Rawl. B. 506 - Part 3 (fols. 16b-62)

Contents

(fol. 16b)
Legal collection

Disordered: fols. 46-62 should follow fol. 39; ends incomplete at fol. 62. Text lost before fol. 40, after fol. 42, after fol. 45, and after fol. 57.

Pr. Corpus iuris Hibernici, ed. D. A. Binchy, I (1978), 81–190

Language(s): Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials.

History

Origin: 14th century (before 1390) ; Irish

Provenance

Henry Jones, bishop of Meath, d. 1682 (inscription, fols. 28r, 46r)

MS. Rawl. B. 506 - Part 4 (fols. 63-67)

Contents

Transcripts made by Sir James Ware:

(fol. 63r)

Extracts relating to the chapel of St Saviour by Waterford Cathedral.

(fol. 66r)

Transcript of charter of Theobald Walter, butler of Ireland, to the burgesses of Gowran.

(fol. 67r)

Transcript of the instrument of consecration of Christopher Bodkin, bishop of Kilmacduagh, 1533.

Remaining unfoliated paper leaves are blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 1663-1664 ; Irish

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted and abbreviated (June 2019) from Brian Ó Cuiv, Catalogue of Irish Language Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries, 2 vols (Dublin, 2001-3), I.215-23. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862-1900).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides) [part 1]
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides) [part 2]
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides) [part 3]

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