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Canterbury Documents. William Thorne OSB, Chronicle (587-1375)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronica Will. Thorne etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 290 x 195 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (11.4 x 7.7 in.), ff. 203 + 8, two volumes(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), various numbers of lines to a page. Cent. xiv and xii, in various hands.
Multivolume:
Volume II. A fresh volume and hand: 44 etc. lines to a page
Collation: a4 114 (11 canc.) 212 312 | 48 | 512-912 (+ 11*) 1012 (+ slip) 1112-1512 168 | 176 | 18 (three) | 198 (8 a fragment) | b4.
2 fo.:
Volume II: episcopum fore.
Additions:The eight flyleaves (ff. ir-ivv, vr-viiiv)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) are from a xiiith cent. MS. of quaestiones in double columns, first and last pages pasted over with paper.
Provenance:The note given by Nasmith ( “Hic liber primo mutuatus” etc.) is in a Parkerian hand on f. 1r. It implies that the home of the book was St Augustine's Abbey.
Foliation: ff. a + i-iv + 1-112 + 112a + 113-203 + v-viii + b(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume I
1.
1r-1v
List of keepers of the Kent coast in the reign of Edward III (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Custodes periculorum super coster. maris in com. Kant. XIII die Augusti anno regis Edwardi tertii XLIIIIto (Content authored by Nasmith)
1r
In a xvth cent. hand
1r
There are some notes on measures besides the matter described by Nasmith
1v
In an earlier hand a note on St Augustine's Abbey
1v
Incipit:
A sancto petro primo abbate usque ad aldhunum
1v
Explicit:
per archiepiscopum lanfrancum serpentina calliditate processus pentecostales amisit
2.
1v-1v
Explanation of the custom of 'gavelet' in the county of Kent (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Expositio cujusdam usagii in com. Kant. quod dicitur Gavelate (Content authored by Nasmith)
Items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 2-5 are in a hand similar to that of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 1 except that a list ( “Ordinatio de vicariis cum appropriatione earundem videantur in fine libri” ) is in a hand of cent. xvi
3.
1v-2r
Payment owed to the church of Sibertswold by the abbey of St Radegund (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Pensio ecclesiae de Siberteswalde solv. per abbatiam sanctae Radegundis (Content authored by Nasmith)
Items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 2-5 are in a hand similar to that of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 1 except that a list ( “Ordinatio de vicariis cum appropriatione earundem videantur in fine libri” ) is in a hand of cent. xvi
4.
2r-2r
List of the churches of St Augustine's abbey appropriated by Archbishop Simon Langham, April 1368 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Dimissio omnium ecclesiarum monasterii sancti Augustini appropriatarum facta per dominum Simonem Langham archiepiscopum Cantuariensem 18 Aprilis 1368 (Content authored by Nasmith)
Items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 2-5 are in a hand similar to that of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 1 except that a list ( “Ordinatio de vicariis cum appropriatione earundem videantur in fine libri” ) is in a hand of cent. xvi
5.
2v-2v
Declaration of Archbishop William Courtenay that his visit to St Augustine's abbey will not prejudice its future privileges, 1389 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Protestatio Willelmi Courtenay archiepiscopi Cantuariensis ne ingressus suus monasterii privilegiis deroget vel praejudicet in futurum (Content authored by Nasmith)
Items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 2-5 are in a hand similar to that of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 1 except that a list ( “Ordinatio de vicariis cum appropriatione earundem videantur in fine libri” ) is in a hand of cent. xvi
Item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 5 is dated 1389, 23 aprilis
6.
3r-15v
Chronology from the beginning of the world to 1378 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronologia quaedam ab orbe condito ad annum 1378 (Content authored by Nasmith)
3r
In a small hand
3r
Incipit:
Adam homo primus de limo terre extra paradisum in agro damasseno
Apparently a Canterbury chronology
Ends
15v
Explicit:
Anno (mo) iiic lxxviij urbanus 6 fit papa dominica in ramis palmarum
7.
16r-23r
History of Britain from antiquity to the death of Edward III (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Historia Britanniae a prima antiquitate ad mortem Edwardi III (Content authored by Nasmith)
16r
Incipit:
Transactis a constitucione mundi iii ml viiic iii annis quidam Rex grecie nomine Cycropes cunctis regibus terre potentior habebat xxx filias
Foundations of monasteries and donations to St Augustine's are noted
Ends with Edward III
23r
Explicit:
iste regnauit li annis et Westmonasterii cum patribus suis sepelitur
8.
23v-25v
Constitution of Pope Innocent on the chapters of the Benedictine order (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Constitutio Innocentii papae de capitulis ordinis Sancti Benedicti celebrandis (Content authored by Nasmith)
23v
In another hand, 1st year of pontificate
23v
Incipit:
Regis pacifici qui regnat in celis
f. 25r+25v blank
9.
26r-32r
Fragment from a history of England and Scotland (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Fragmentum cujusdam historiae Angliae et Scotiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
26r
Double columns
26r
Begins imperfectly with a note at top
“Regnum Scotorum est in occidentale parte britannie et regnum pictorum in aquilonali” etc.
Text
26r
Incipit:
occiso Thymgarus solus reg'. post istum Riuallo quo mortuo erat inter fratres et nepotes
The same text as item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) no. 7: see f. 16v
30r
After Edward III it adds
30r
Explicit:
Ricardus filius Edwardi principis sub anno domini ml iiic lxxvij puer x annorum etate xvii kal. aug. in regem coronatus est
On 30v are paragraphs omitted in the text. The latest referring to 1259
On f. 31r. Lists of kings from Ethelbert to Richard II, and archbishops from Augustine to Simon Langham
31v
(30v)
List of kings (and dioceses) in England at the time of Augustine
32r
(31r)
Counties and dioceses (cf. MS 301)
32r
(31r)
Rubric:
Contenta in decretali (another hand)
10.
32v-33r
Archiepiscopal constitutions (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Constitutiones archiepiscopales de eis quae parochiani tenentur invenire in ecclesiis; et de decimis per ecclesiarum rectores a suis parochianis petendis (Content authored by Nasmith)
32v
(31v)
Constitutions (1) of Robert and Walter. (2) Of Robert at Lambeth
11.
33v-37r
On the sale and tithe of wool (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De venditione et decimis lanae (Content authored by Nasmith)
33v
(32v)
Rubric:
Vendicio lane
Extract from Rotulus placitorum 12 Edwardi II on dues of Abbot and Archbishop
34r
(33r)
Table of a book referring to St Augustine's: double columns
36v
(35v)
On the Cinque Ports
36v
(35v)
Number of churches etc. in England
37r
(36r)
Explanation of Sake, Soke etc. (also in MS 301)
12.
37v-37v
Estimate of the lands and manors of St Augustine's abbey, Canterbury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Terra maneriorum Sancti Augustini mensurata (Content authored by Nasmith)
37v
(36v)
Incipit:
In Rodrycheffeld ccl acras etc.
(Twysden, Decem Scriptores col. 2202)
Chronological notes and note of death of Joh. Derby, monachus et sacrista monasterii Sancti Augustini Cantuarie. (1404 die S. liuini): qui de nouo fecit domum angularem ex opposito ecclesie Sancti Andree in cantuarie. Et decorauit et ornauit ecclesiam predicti monasterii cum xiii fenestris de opere lapideo et vitreo bene et suspicaciter (?) perfectis
13.
38r-45v
List of counties of England with their castles, monasteries and priories (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Comitatus Angliae, et castella abbatiae et prioratus in quolibet comitatu (Content authored by Nasmith)
38r
(37r)
A quire in a larger hand: first, a table with headings “Longitudo” . “Latitudo” . “Pedes” . “Pollices” (Twysden, 2203)
List of counties, monasteries, castles: monastic order specified
45v
Note in another hand on money and measures
14.
45v-45v
Letter of Pope Boniface IV to Ethelbert, king of Kent on the foundation of Christ Church, Canterbury, dated 615 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Litera Bonifacii papae missa Ethelberto de prima fundatione ecclesiae Christi (Content authored by Nasmith)
45v
Dated 615
45v
Incipit:
Domino excellentissimo atque precellentissimo filio
In Claudius A. III and Cleopatra E. I. See Bohmer, F lschungen Lanfranks, p. 145
Volume II
15.
46r-203v
William Thorne OSB, Chronicle (587-1375)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronica fratris Wilhelmi Thorne, cui subnectuntur evidentiae donationum ecclesiae Christi Cantuarie (Content authored by Nasmith)
“Hic liber primo mutuatus a Mag. Thoma Twine, sed postea datus fuit Matthaeo Cantuariensi per Mag (blank) Bracher (cum aliis quibusdam libris) quondam monachum Sancti Augustini qui fuit confessor in aula regia et verus possessor hujus libri” (Content authored by Nasmith)
Headed in red
46r
Rubric:
Cronice ff. Willmi Thorne
46r
Incipit:
Ualens labor et laude dignus per quem ignota noscuntur occultata ad noticiam patescunt etc.
Annotated by some of the scribes of previous articles
Printed from this and another MS. by Twysden in Decem Scriptores 1757
On ff. 182v - 185r are inserted some later Placita (one of 19 Henrici VI): 185v - 186v blank
This copy ends f. 191r (on 1375) with the election of Michael de peccham (see notes on this election in MS 301)
Twysden's cap. xl, col. 2150, ends thus: “maneria de oris et dene constat augmentata”
This MS. reads: “constat augmentata” , and continues
191r
Explicit:
Igitur defuncto abbate supra dicto regia licencia prehabita elegerunt per viam compromissi fratrem Michael de Pecham tunc camerarium virum prestantissimum die S. Albani anno supradicto
This sentence does not appear to be in Twysden
On 191v has been a papal document: erased except the first words, “Johannes Ep. seruus seruorum”
192r
Another hand
192r
(191r)
Incipit:
ffait assauoir de la ffraunchise lerceuesque de Canterbirs qil ad en Staplegate en lauant dit citee
(Twysden 2204)
193r
On 193v - 195v (195v) in various hands are copies of documents
193v
(192v)
Rubric:
Breue regis (Ricardi) escaetori de kancia ... de seisina temporalium tempore vacacionis
194r
(193r)
Rubric:
Perambulacio balliuorum et comit. ciuit. Cantuarie 46 Edwardi III
194v
(193v)
Rubric:
Juramentem etc. Vicarii de Plumsted
194v
(193v)
Rubric:
Ordinacio Vicarii de litlebourne
195r
(194)
Rubric:
Forma obligacionis camere pape
(Twysden 2206)
195v
(194v)
Document relating to Plumsted, dated 1387
196r (- 197r) sqq. are of cent. xii and are in a Christ Church hand. They contain “Evidentiae ecclesiae Christi Cant.” and are printed by Twysden 2207-2226
196r
A number of Christ Church, Canterbury documents, mostly abbreviated Anglo-Saxon charters. See Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Charters: S 1609, S 8, S 230, S 1610, S 19, S 22, S 1611, S 90, S 1612, S 38, S 1613, S 1430a, S 155, S 1259, S 160, S 111, S 1436, S 1615, S 1616, S 1617, S 1618, S 175, S 1619, S 186, S 1266, S 188, S 414, S 1623, S 1438, S 1625, S 286, S 1626, S 1627, S 1628, S 1629, S 1209, S 132, S 1614, S 398, S 1210, S 537, S 546, S 31, S 477, S 1632, S 1633, S 1212, S 1636, S 1503, S 1378, S 1638, S 905, S 1624, S 1639, S 1630, S 1634, S 1635, S 1640, S 1641, S 1642, S 1222, S 1221, S 1218, S 1637, S 1646, S 1643, S 1089, S 1047, S 1090, S 1645, S 1530, S 1631, S 1389, S 1644, S 959 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
203r
The last leaf is a fragment