BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
[Indenture of receipt] : 1540 Feb 27
1 item ( L.) ; 60 cm. x 25 cm.
Manuscript inventory, on parchment, in a secretary hand, of ceremonial
plate and jewels collected from religious houses in Hampshire, Wiltshire,
Glocestershire, Wiltshire, and Hertfordshire by several of the King's
Commissioners for the suppression of the monasteries and turned over to the
Master of the King's Jewels. The commissioners named include Robert Southwell,
Edward Carne, John Ap Rice, and William Barnes. The sources of the plate
were some of the larger houses targeted in the 1539 Act for the
Dissolution of the Greater Monasteries and include St. Swithun's Winchester,
Amesbury, Malmesbury, Cirencester, Hailes, Pershore, and Tewksbury. The plate
listed comprises chalices; crosses; monstrances; cups; a pyx; gold mitres,
and "thirteen other Myters garnisshd with perles."
Composed of one sheet of parchment; head indented.
Signed, "by me John Williams" (Master of the King's Jewels).
Binding: modern quarter morocco case.
Phillipps MS 27412.
Bookplate: Mark Lansburgh Collection.
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872--Ownership.
Church and state--Great Britain.
Monasticism and religious orders--England.
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