Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 302 (U.6.20)
Title: Livre D'Assises
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Livre D'Assises.
Cases before Assize Courts:
Begins (1, 7 [f. 1] verso lines 1, 2): Paragraph mark Cause de dissimulacion de Rent et de terre. | Paragraph mark xxvjto de rent paragraph mark Nota quod de Rent seruice homme auoit Assisam per replicam et auoit de Rent
Ends (10, 9 [f. 111] verso line 10): qui fuit clericus dictae assise et fecit Recordum inde etc
Remarks: On i, 2 recto in an illiterate hand: anno 1028 in the corner: 10/6 | 51.
The first nine pages are occupied with legal extracts, beginning (1, 2 recto): Paragraph mark Presentacionem per Abissam per resignacionem etc | Paragraph mark Venerabili in christo patri T. dei gracia lincoln Episcopo I eadem gracia abissa | de S et eiusdem loci conuentus salutem cum omni reverencia et | (and ending [1, 5 recto line 3]): semaigne et de la cote de mesme la marche etc
The next two pages contain a table of contents which applies only as far as to f. 81.
On 1, 2 recto in a XVII. Cent. hand: 6 maij 1609 premium - ijs
On f. 29 verso in a XVI. Cent. hand: George pawmar amator (?) | Dorryte attarton erat.
The same two names occur (smeared) on f. 40 verso and on f. 89 verso. The first again on f. 42 verso.
On f. 103, in an XVIII. Cent. hand: R. Ring Jun: Dec: the 6th 1736.
This was probably Richard Ring, father of John Ring (1752-1821), who studied under Drs. Wm. and Jno. Hunter, and was chiefly associated with Dr. Edward Jenner in introducing vaccination. See Dict. Nat. Biog. xlviii. 309.
On 10, 11 verso in a XVI. Cent. hand: Henricus Dei gracia Rex Anglie.
On 10, 11 verso in another XVI. Cent. hand: Imprimis Thomas Pulton debet.
On 10, 11 verso in the same XVII. Cent. hand as on 1, 2.: Sum elize swayne emptus duo libris solidis et sex denarijs 10 maij 1609 ["et sex denarijs" obliterated].
On the same page, in a XV.-XVI. Cent. hand:... Hundred de Somersham (?).
The Bishop of Lincoln referred to on 1, 2 recto may have been Thomas Bek (or le Bec) who became Bishop of that diocese in 1343. For Thomas Bek (1282-1347), see Dict. Nat. Biog. iv. 138.
[Formerly R.7.11; R.7.93]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 8 3/8 x 6, ff. 117, originally ff. 120, well written in a rapid clerkly (French) hand, in single cols. of about 27 lines, each about 7 x 4, not ruled or margined, no signatures (probably cropped), traces of catchwords, foliation, contemporary, beginning with 1, 7. and ending 10, 9. (ff. 1-111), running titles (in parts), numerous contemporary marginalia and marginal references, clean and well preserved, much cropped, fol. sec. Presentacionem. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, faced with vellum, covered marbled-paper, quarter-bound crimson morocco, gilt panelled back, spattered edges. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 242.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 242-243.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

provenance: Richard Ring fl.1736-1752
subject: Thomas Bek 1282-1347
Bishop of Lincoln.
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