BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
An Account of the Nobility of Scotland. England; last half of the
f. 1r Table of Contents
ff. 1v-21v blank
ff. 22r-27v Account of the Nobility of Scotland. "The seales here
mentioned in this booke were sett to the accord made at Barwycke, the
27th daye of February 1559 with Queen Elizabeth."
ff. 28v-29r Descent of the Scottish Kings, partly in verse, from
King Malcolm Canmore to Queen Mary, before her marriage in 1558.
f. 29v pedigree
ff. 31r-43v Proclamations reported by Richard Turpyn of Blewmantle
on the siege of Le Havre (Newhaven), dated 21st of May to August 9,
ff. 44r-78v Pedigrees of families, including Heigham, Pabenham,
Lucy, Chamberlain, Tyrrell, Hunte, Blethyn ap Maynarch, Rice ap Tewder,
Bardwolphe grave van Wolfenbuttel, William ap Jankyn, Poole, Brisko,
West, Royden, Bingham, Rodney.
ff. 79r-81r Notes on the Clopton family taken from the Tower of
London and the Rolls. This includes Sir Hugh Clopton (d. 1496) who
built New Place, where Shakespeare lived at Stratford.
ff. 81v-82v descent of Knyvett family
f. 84 "The nomber of morners accordinge to the degree of the
defunct," and other rules of etiquette.
ff. 85r-86v Abstractus Comitatum Comitatus Palatini Cestrie, a
exquisitione eiusdem per Hugonem Lupum Guilelmi Conquestoris nepotem.
ff. 87r-88r Family pedigrees
ff. 88v-103r blank
Paper; 103 ff. 303 x 210 mm. 1 column.
I (10), II (10, +1), III (3 loose leaves), IV (48), V (6), VI (4, +5),
VII (8 -4, +9), VIII(8)
Various cursive and chancery scripts. Many family crests are
illustrated within pedigrees. Bound in limp vellum.
Bought from Myers and Co. (Lot #371) in March 1952. Bequest of
James M. Osborn, 1976.
Comments: The section of proclamations contains the earliest
public reference to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, step-brother of Sir Walter
Raleigh, and famous navigator, whose name appears twice (37r, 42r) in
the list of captains fightings against Catholics at the siege of Le
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