MS. Top. Kent d. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
twenty-four chapters of rules
Oath of chastity and obedience to the abbot of St. Augustine's.
Short account of the foundation of the house and grant of land by abbot Hugh for the building.
Grant by Abbot Roger (1253–74).
Rule, in English, of which an inaccurate transcript is pr. C. E. Woodruff, Archaeologia cantiana, 50 (1939), 39–45.
Grant of the church of St. Mary, Stodmarsh, to the hospital of Poor Priests, Canterbury, by the abbot and monks of St. Augustine's, and decisions of William Hunden, commissary general (appointed 1397; see Irene Josephine Churchill, Canterbury administration: the administrative machinery of the Archbishopric of Canterbury illustrated from original records (London, 1933), I, 60), regarding tithe cases concerning the hospital of St. Lawrence.
List of benefactions since the foundation.
Deeds, arranged in no apparent order, written in various hands.
Two other copies of this cartulary are Cambridge, Univ. Lib. MS. Add. 6845 (Davis 211) and Canterbury, Dean and Chapter Muniments C.20 (Davis 212), the latter described by Woodruff, art. cit.
26 long lines, fol.1 – 7v
30 – 36 long lines, fol.8 – 48v
Plain red initials, fol. 1–7v.
16th-century English calf with a stamped panel divided into compartments containing alternately a portcullis, a rose, fleur-de-lis, and the initials 'H.R.' (see J. Basil Oldham, Shrewsbury school library bindings: catalogue raisonné (Oxford, 1943), pp. 12, 13, and pl. 46, roll. 37).
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.