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Nicholas Roscarrock: 'A Breife Regester or Alphabeticall Catalogue of such Saincts and sainte like persons as have graced our Island of Great Brittaine Ireland and other British Iselands'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3041

Scope and Contents

(fos 1-5: only fos 3-5 remaining, contents of missing leaves displayed in index at fo. 12) introductory matter; (fos 6-11) calendar of saints; index to fos 1-11 at fo. 12; (fos 13-14) notes on feasts and holy days; (fos 15-23) alphabetical table of saints in the 'Catalogue'; (fo. 24r) title page and sonnet to the reader; (fo. 24v) verse 'friendly warining to the reader'; (fo. 25) preface; (fos 1-402) lives of saints, alphabetically to Simon Sudbury. MS damaged and incomplete. Sources for each life supplied by author.


  • Creation: 1622 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Compiled by Roscarrock while in Lord William Howard's household at Naworth Castle. Bequeathed c. 1700 to the parish of Brent Eleigh by Edward Colman, sometime member of Trinity College, Cambridge. Purchased by the Library from the trustees of the Brent Eleigh parish library, June 1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available

Related Materials

MS Add.10046, a transcription of the MS made by Carolyn Frewer On fos 45-49v there is a copy of a list of relics at Waltham Abbey from 'the book of Waltham Abbey', now BL Harley MS 3776


On Roscarrock and his manuscript see Nicholas Orme, Nicholas Roscarrock's lives of the saints: Cornwall and Devon, Exeter, 1992.
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