Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 505 (V.8.8)
Title: Statutes of the Realm
Images: [ MS Hunter 505 fol. 1r ] [ MS Hunter 505 fol. 114 ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Statutes of the Realm. Edward III. and Richard II. (1327-1399).
Statutes of Edward III. and Richard II. (1327-1399):
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1, 2): . Anno . primo . Edwardi . tercij | C [large gilt and blazoned initial with gestures forming floreated border] ome Hugh le despenser le pier = Statutes, Vol. i. p. 251.
Ends (27, 6 verso lines 11-13): Expliciunt Statuta edita te- | mpore Regis Ricardi Secundi post co- | nquestum graciosi [engrossed] = Statutes, Vol. ii. p. 110.
Remarks: On i, 1 recto pencilled by Dr. Young: 4 blank 224 text 4 blank.
On i, 2 recto in XVII. Cent. hands: Eximij et Preclari Militis | Liber, Johannis Markham capitalis Iusticiarij de Banca Regis | Liber Humfredi Bowrcher domini Cromwell ex dono supradictj [two last lines rubricated] | vide Paginam vltimam | Radulfus Dominus Cromwell | [unkeyable character] | Thomas- | Elizabeth Joohanna- | Humfredus | Neuill | filia et coheres decunda (2) filia et | Bourcher miles | Miles | Primogenita Coheres | Dominus Cromwell | Jure vxoris | Sumonitus ad Parlamentum. [The last seven lines are written over a rubricated inscription erased.]
On 1, 1 recto the arms are utterly defaced.
On 16, 4 verso the shield (in the initial R) is party per pale and bears, dexter: party per fess; above: (or) a lion (gules) coupé, langued and taloned (azure); below: (azure) a floral design within a double-lined border designed in pale blue; sinister: (argent) a saltire sable engrailed (?) charged with nine annulets (or).
On 27, 6 verso immediately following the colophon, and in a contemporary hand: Markam [unkeyable character] [possibly the autograph of Sir John Markham (died 1479), who was chief-justice of the King's Bench, 1461]. See Dict. Nat. Biog. xxxvi. 170.
On ii, 1 recto in red crayon, in a XVI. Cent. hand: Thys boke ys myn humfrey | Bourgchyer lord Cromwell | by the gifte of the rythe | nobbyll and famus Iuge | Sir Ihone markam Cheefe | Iustys of the Kings | benche.
Below this (rubricated) in the same XVII. Cent. hand as in the first three lines on 1, 2 recto: This booke is myne Humphrey Bowrchier | Lord Cromwell by the Gift of the right | noble and famous judge, Sir, Iohn Markham | Cheife Iustice of the King's Bench | Trin i Ed 4 [i.e. 1461].
Under this (over an erasure) in the same hand (?): Cha Fairfax 1619.
Charles Fairfax (1597-1673), the antiquary and genealogist, was a barrister at Lincoln's Inn at the above date. It is probably his autograph. See Dict. Nat. Biog. xviii. 130.
On ii, 1 verso in a XVII. Cent. hand: This booke is mine Mary the wife of Michaell | ffawkes of Farnley esqr. by the gift of Charls | Fairfax esqr, and I giue it to my worthylie honoured | cosen Sir Robert Markham Barronet right | herre of the first owner whose honer and memorie | of vertue will euer live and bee A glorie and grace | to that hopefull issue which shall suckseed | and inherit both his honour and estate; Anno 1645. This is followed by the following in another contemporary hand: September 17th 1645 | The Gift of Mrs. Mary | Fawkes, at her House | in Farnley amungst | other her noble fauors. | And receaued by me as it | trewly deserueth in high | Esteemation, | Senc thou arte myne thanks to the giuer | I will be thyn, forsake thee neuer | My elder brother thou shalt be | Cheif of my house and pedegrie | Of me and myn thou shalt be read | Yett liue when I and myne ar dead | Robert Markham.
[Formerly Q.8.18; Q.8.156].
Original inscription of gift is 15th century: Per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, June 1954
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7 3/8 x 5¼, ff. 216, well written in single cols. of 31 lines, each 4 3/4 x 3, margined with brown crayon, not ruled, signatures (each quire also numbered consecutively on last verso), catchwords, no foliation, floreated pages, gilt illuminated initials (blazons 1, 1 recto and 16, 4 verso) with gestures, incipits engrossed, paragraph marks red with blue ornament and vice versâ alternately, regnal years as running titles, few marginalia, clean and, excepting worm-holes at beginning and arms defaced on first page, well preserved, fol. sec. roialme dengleterre. Cent. XV.
Binding: Original, bevelled beech boards, covered rough sheep-skin, originally stained crimson, now faded, fastened with stout silk straps to studs on the back board (which has cracked, through their holes), one strap remaining. Cent. XV.
[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. 412.]
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 412-413.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Edward III King of England 1312-1377
author: Richard II King of England 1367-1400
provenance: Humphrey Bourchier Lord Cromwell d. 1471
Constable of Nottingham Castle.
provenance: Charles Fairfax fl.c.1600
provenance: Mary Ffawkes fl 1645
Wife of Michael Ffawkes of Farnley.
provenance: Sir John Markham d. 1479
Chief Justice, King's Bench.
provenance: Sir Robert Markham fl.1645
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