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Catalogue of the nobility of England and collection of miscellaneous documents of the sixteenth century, Late sixteenth century

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/Ms Ee.02.12

Scope and Contents

1. A Catalogue of the nobility of England in the XVIth century, shewing what persons have previously borne each title
2. 'The Names of the Lords Presidents of the Marches of Wales as they are written in the chappel at Ludlow'
3. Pedigree of the Earls of Arundel
4. 'The content of the Gawginge Rodde', a.d. 1548
5. 'The booke of my Lord Mayres Feaste kept in the Guyldehall in the tyme of the Right Worshipfull Maister Willm. Roche Mayre of the cittie of London', 32 Hen. VIII. with the names of the guests
6. a. 'The Myse of Church Mynshull'
b. 'Rentale of Churche Mynshull'
7. 'The order of thinhabitants of Church Minshull agreed upon and confirmed a.d. 1559 concerning the occupation of the towne field with other ordinances unto the same aperteyninge'
8. 'The Dutie perteyning to the Packer of London'
9. 'The names of the Marchant Strangers I had to do with the time that I Executed the forsaide office of packershippe'
10. A copy of 'A Instruction by my Ladye the Archeduchesse of Austrich, Duches and Countesse of Bourgoign, Dowagerr of Savoy, for Thomas Gramay generall of the mynte, and John de Woesbicouke particular assayer of the mynte of fflaunders at Bruges, of such things as they shall showe to the kinge of England to whom my said Ladye hath sent them'
11. 'To the Lordes of the noble councell of the Kynge our soueraige (sic) lorde, &c.' A report of the assays of gold and silver
12. Agreement made by the said Embassadors touching the currency of the said coins in their respective States
13. 'The arraignment of the Duke of Norfolk'
14. 'Articles concerning her Majesties Offers for the disposing her lands in Monster in Ireland'
15. 'The Platt of her Majesties offer touching the peoplinge of Monnster in Irelande'
16. 'The noble mens Names of England, Anno Dni 1584'
17. The contents in English of a treatise called 'Incendium amoris'
18. 'A parable of faith, hope, and charitie'
19. Examination of Henry Barrowe before the Queen's Commissioners about a book called 'The Description of the False Church', for which he was hanged at Tyburn together with Greenwood
20. The Inquisition after the death of William Newton
21. 'An Answer by owr Quene to the Petition of the Parliament Howse for the speedy execution of the Scottyshe Queene
22. 'The Copye of a Letter describinge the wonderfull worke of God in delivering a Mayden within the cittie of Chester from a horrible kynde of torment and sickness the 10 of Februarie 1564'
23. Short memoranda of letters relating to affairs abroad; followed by 'The Coronells Reiters and captayns of the men of warr being presentlye in the service of the prince of Orenge', and the descendants from 'John of Gawnt' and 'Alfons. kinge of Castell and Lyons' respectively, to 'Marye quene of England' and 'Phillipe kinge of Spayne'
24. 'A Copie of a letter written by Stephene Gardiner bisshope of Winchester prisoner in the Tower of London to the Lorde Protectors Grace'

Scope and Contents

(1) A catalogue of the nobility of England in the sixteenth century, showing what persons have previously borne each title; (2) ‘The names of the lords presidents of the Marches of Wales as they are written in the chappel at Ludlow’; (3) pedigree of the earls of Arundel; (4) ‘The content of the gawginge rodde’, 1548; (5) ‘The booke of my lord mayres feaste kept in the guyldehall in the tyme of the right worshipfull maister Willm. Roche mayre of the cittie of London’, 32 Hen. VIII, with the names of the guests; (6) (a) ‘The myse of Church Mynshull’, (b) ‘Rentale of Churche Mynshull’; (7) ‘The order of thinhabitants of Church Minshull agreed upon and confirmed A. D. 1559 concerning the occupation of the towne field with other ordinances unto the same aperteyninge’; (8) ‘The dutie perteyning to the packer of London’; (9) ‘The names of the marchant strangers I had to do with the time that I executed the foresaide office of packershippe’; (10) a copy of ‘A instruction by my ladye the archeduchesse of Austrich, duches and countesse of Bourgoign, dowagerr of Savoy, for Thomas Gramay generall of the mynte, and John de Woesbicouke particuler assayer of the mynte of fflaunders at Bruges, of such things as they shall showe to the kinge of England to whom my said ladye hath sent them’, dated Brussels, 20 February 1512; (11) ‘To the lordes of the noble concell of the kynge our soveraige [sic] lorde, &c.’: a report of the assays of gold and silver, beginning ‘Here doth ensue the assayes of gold and of silver made in London at the goldsmithes hall the XXVIIth daye of mch the Vth yere of ... Henrye the VIIIth’; (12) agreement made by the said ambassadors concerning the currency of coins in their respective states, dated London, 4 April 1513; (13) ‘The arraignment of the duke of Norfolk’; (14) ‘Articles concerninge her majesties offers for the disposinge her lands in Monster in Ireland’; (15) ‘The platt of her majesties offer touchinge the peoplinge of Monnster in Irelande’; (16) ‘The noble mens names of England, anno dni 1584’ (17) the contents in English of a treatise called ‘Incendium amoris’, apparently neither Hampole’s nor St Bonaventura’s; this is followed by a note in a sixteenth-century hand mentioning the duty payable to the porters of London for the carriage or porterage of all merchandise from the ‘water of Thamys into the howses of strangers’ as settled in the fourteenth year of the reign of King Edward IV, by John Tate, mayor of the city of London, Humfrey Steele, recorder, and others; (18) ‘A parable of faith, hope, and charitie’, beginning ‘A certaine noble and mightie kinge had three doughters ...’; (19) examination of Henry Barrow before the queen’s commissioners about a book called ‘The description of the false church’, for which he was hanged at Tyburn together with Greenwood; (20) the inquisition after the death of William Newton; (21) ‘An answer by owr quene to the petition of the parliament howse for the speedye execution of the Scottyshe queene’, beginning ‘When I consider the profound and bottomless depth of God’s wonderful and miraculous work ...’; apparently incomplete; (22) ‘The copye of a letter describinge the wonderfull worke of God in deliveringe a mayden within the cittie of Chester from a horrible kynde of torment and sickness the 10 of Februarie 1564’ (a copy of a pamphlet published in London, 23 March 1564); (23) short memoranda of letters relating to affairs abroad; followed by ‘The coronells reiters and captayns of the men of warr being presentlye in the service of the prince of Orenge’, and the descendants from ‘John of Gawnt’ and ‘Alfons. kinge of Castell and Lyons’ respectively, to ‘Marye quene of England’ and ‘Phillipe king of Spayne’; (24) ‘A copie of a letter written by Stephene Gardiner bisshope of Winchester prisoner in the tower of London to the Lorde Protector’s grace’, beginning ‘After my most ... I cannot tell what to wryte nor howe to hold my peice in so just a cause ...’; (25) ‘The copie of a letter to the quenes majestie whiche William Smythe of the Isle of Elye presented upon serten newes which he sawe and herde in Sussex’ (complaining of the doctrine preached by Thomas Omfrey of Battle).

Dates

  • Late sixteenth century

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume) : 71 leaves.

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

In the Library by 1857.

Physical Description

Imperfect at the commencement.

Physical Facet

Paper.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.