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MS. Top. Bucks. b. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: New Summary Catalogue 53780


Cartulary of deeds relating to Fleet Marston

A mid-16th-century cartulary originally of 16 leaves (fols. 10-25) containing copies of 56 numbered deeds, arranged chronologically (undated deeds, then temp. Edward I to temp. Henry VI); now preceded by inserted original deeds and fragments of deeds relating to Fleet Marston, 15th-16th century, in Latin and English (fols. 4-9) and followed by two pedigrees of the lords of Fleet Marston (fols. 26r, 27r). fols. 3 and 28 are the original wrappers of the cartulary, for which see below.

Language(s): Latin, Middle English, English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper, folded in folio (watermark: pot with crown and quatrefoil); inserted documents on parchment
Extent: ii + 1 + 6 (inserted documents) + 16 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ii
Dimensions (leaf): 398 × c. 285 mm.
(fols. 10-25)
Foliation: 1-30


(fols. 10-25): 1-2(8)


Origin: England ; 15th and 16th centuries

Provenance and Acquisition

William Thoms, 1803-1885, see fol. 27r and Letters and papers of the Verney family, ed. J. Bruce (1859), 5n

John Bruce, note by him dated 1863, fol. 27r.

Transferred from the Maitland Library (shelfmark N fol. 243), 1928.

MS. Top. Bucks. b. 4, fols. 3 and 28


Language(s): Latin

Missal, Use of Sarum

From the sanctorale: from St Germanus to the proper mass for the Translation of St Edmund Rich (28 May-9 June), and from the Translation of St Benedict to St Margaret (11-21 July).

The original wrappers, now fols. 3 and 28.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 410 × 285 mm.


2 col. of 36 lines, written space 275 × 180 mm.


Origin: England ; 14th century, late, or 15th century, early

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description by Matthew Holford (Jan. 2022); (fols. 3 and 28) S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957).

Last Substantive Revision

2022-01-05: Revised with reference to manuscript.