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Collections, Legal and Historical, Fifteenth to seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.58

Scope and Contents

1. ff. 1–8. The Autumn Reading (10 Henry VII.) Of Thomas Frowyk, at the Inner Temple, on the Statute Prerogativa Regis. Imperfect at the beginning and end. (Law-French.)
2. ff. 9–28. A perfect copy of the same reading.
3. ff. 33–85. Moot Cases. (Law-French.) On f. 28 are the heads of the Lent Reading of John Hutchins, at the Middle Temple, 10 Charles I., upon the Statute 32 Henry VIII. c. 28. At the foot of the fly-leaf is written the name of 'R. Powell, Inter. Temple.' It has formed part of a larger collection.
4. ff. 86–113. Dissertationes de nuptiis. 'Marpurgi Hessorum, 1562. Mense Julio: opus eptameron.'
5. ff. 114–152. Reports of Law Cases Adjudged in 30–35 Elizabeth. It has formed part of a larger collection.
6. ff. 153–184. Appelle entre Thomas, Sire de Morley, et Johan, Count de Sarum, 1 Henry IV. A.D. 1400. A transcript of the XVIth century.
7. ff. 189–206. The Correspondence between John [Jegon] Bp . of Norwich, Robt. Redmayne, his Chancellor, and George [Abbot] Abp. of Canterbury, with the judicial processes, in the case of one William Sayer, imprisoned in the Norfolk County Gaol for ‘heretical, schismatical, and disloyal opinions.' 1612. The original documents. The Chancellor informs the Abp. that one Denny, M.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge, was executed at Thetford for similar opinions, and the Abp. intimates that if Sayer obstinately persist in them, 'the Iawe will take holde of him, as it did this last yeare upon Legate and Wightman, and frie him at the stake.'
8. ff. 208–220. Copy of the Proceedings in the Arches Court of Canterbury (by Letters of Request from the Bishop of Norwich) in an appeal between John Glover and Humfrey Roan, Clerks, both having been presented and the former inducted to the Rectory of Dallinghoe in Suffolk: and of two letters from Dr Chopley, Rector of Girton, and Ant. Harison, Chaplain to the Bp. of Norwich, in Roan's behalf, A.D. 1613, 1614.
9. ff. 221–272. The Privileges of the Baronage of England, when they sit in Parliament. By John Selden. Imperfect, many leaves having been lost.
10. ff. 273–288. The Discourse of the Emperor Charles V. to his son Philip. (Without title.) On f. 2 the Discourse breaks off with the unfinished sentence 'For every ship must have his proper' [pilot], and on f. 3 originally numbered 1) recommences 'I come now, my most deare Sonne, to discourse with you about some points perteining to the time of warre' omitting about one-third of the Discourse. A complete copy is in Mm.01.26, with a Dedication to Q. Elizabeth I, by Henry Howard, who therein professes to have taken it from the Spanish. This was Lord Henry Howard, 2nd son of the Earl of Surrey, and afterwards Earl of Northampton.
11. ff. 289–306. 'Killing no Murder; with some Additions Briefly Discoursed in Three Questions, fit for Publick View; to Deterr and Prevent Single Persons and Councils from Usurping Supreme Power. By William Allen. London. Printed, 1659.' This Tract was written, under the assumed name of William Allen, by Silas Titus, whom Charles II. rewarded with a colonel's commission, and made groom of his bed-chamber.


  • Creation: Fifteenth to seventeenth centuries


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1 volume(s) (306 leaves, some of them blank)

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In the library by the mid 1750s.

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