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Selden's Baronage of England, with a collection of notes and documents illustrating the jurisdiction, privileges, and practice of Parliament, and the limited Jurisdiction of the Crown, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.62

Scope and Contents

Interspersed amongst the notes are the following:
1. ff. 29, 30. 'The Subject of Mr Bagshott's Argument; Reader of the Middle Temple in Lent, 1639.' Whether an Act of Parliament might pass, the Spiritual Lords dissassenting, and whether a spiritual person could exercise civil jurisdiction.
2. ff. 45–49. 'A Copie of an Exemplification under the great seale of England, C Hen. IV., reciting a chartre of Hen. II. sent into Ireland, conteyninge the forme of holding Parliaments.' (Latin.)
3. f. 50. 'A forme of summons of Parliament directed to the Abp. of Canterbury in 4 Edw. III.'
4. ff. 506–55. 'Modus quo Parliamentum tenebatur Regis Edwardi filii Etheldredi Regis.'
5. ff. 60–61. 'Certaine Quaeres presented to the Judges by the High Sheriffe of Suffolke concerninge the Elections of Knights and Burgesses for the said County and the Burrough townes, to be sent to the Parliament which is to beginne Nov. 3, 1640.'
6. f. 71. Copy of Letters Patent of 12 Richard II. for the restoration of a portion of the estates of Robert Bealknap, Kt., and others, who had been condemned to death and pardoned. Tested by the King and Council, Westm., July 13.
7. ff. 72, 73. Copy of two Letters Patent of 50 Edward III. for the pardon of William, Lord Latimer. Tested, Havering atte Boure, Oct. 7 and 8.
8. ff. 84, 85. Letter of James I. to the Speaker of the House of Commons, 'that none therein shall presume to medle with any thinge concerninge the government or mysteries of state,' etc, given at our Court at Newmarkett, Dec. 3, 1621; with the Answer of the House.
9. f. 86. 'The Protestation [of the House of Commons against the restraint of their freedom of debate,] of 18 Jac., which was torne out of the Clerkes book &c.'
10. ff. 87, 88. The Address of the House of Commons to James I., representing the increase of popish recusants, intimating the causes and suggesting the remedies. Dec. 3, 1621.
11. ff. 90–92. The Remonstrance of the Commons to Charles I. on the committal of Sir Dudley Digges and Sir John Elliott. This is endorsed 'To my very worthy friend Mr Selden, at his chamber at the Inner Temple.' The 4 succeeding ff. contain what appears to be the original rough draught of the preceding Remonstrance.
12. ff. 97, 98. Rough draught of 'An Act concerning Some Liberties of Parlyament.'
13. ff. 101–111. The manner of proceeding in the House on the choice of a Speaker and on divers other occasions.
14. ff. 139–143. 'An acte [25 Hen. VIII. c. 20.] restrayning the payement of Annates or firste fruites to the Bishop of Rome, and of the electing and consecrating of Archbishops and Bishops within this Realm.'
15. f. 156. 'De veto adhibendo in Electione Episcopi.' Copy of Letters of 13 Edward II. to the Prior of St Patrick recommending Adam de Sancto Laudo for the Bishoprick of Connor, on the death of John, the late Bp. Dated, Ebor., January 1. 'Ex rotulo clauso.' Endorsed 'To Mr Litleton,' etc.


  • Creation: Seventeenth century


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1 volume(s) (159 leaves, a few of them blank)

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In the library by the mid 1750s.

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