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Ordinal and Martyrology of Exeter(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ioh. de Grandisson Ordinale et Martyrologium Exoniense
Codicology:Vellum, 365 x 250 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (14.6 x 9.8 in.), ff. 178 (176), mostly in double columns of 40 lines. Cent. xv early, very well written.
Collation: 14 (1 stuck to cover, 2 cut out) 28 (1, 2 cut out) 38-238 (wants 8).
Mr Bradshaw has foliated the book and noted the defects.
On the flyleaf (f. 3r)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (xvi): “This ys Walter Babington his booke recorde of James pollard and of henry pollarde and off Anthonye Ashe ham and many more” . At the end (f. 178v)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) a similar note, ending: “record of Thamasyn his wyffe” , etc.
The volume “may thus be described as an Exeter Cathedral Ordinale for choir and missal services (with a kalendar and 31 chapters of cathedral customs prefixed) drawn up from Exeter and Sarum uses by Bishop John de Grandisson in 1337 and with a Martyrology ... adapted by the same prelate. Thus the book corresponds in contents, so far as the Ordinale goes, with a MS. in Exeter Cathedral Library (3502) eighty leaves of which, corresponding with ff. 7-105 of the C. C. C. MS., were printed by the Rev. H. E. Reynolds (fol. 1884) and (possibly) with the Martyrology (xiith cent, with local additions) in the same library (3518). The Parker MS. has a brief supplement (also composed by Bishop Grandisson) for the use of Exeter Lady Chapel, which is said to be wanting in the MS. at Exeter.”
The whole Ordinale Exoniense has since been printed from this and other MSS. by the Rev. J. N. Dalton, Canon of Windsor (Henry Bradshaw Society, 1909). The description in his introduction supersedes mine.
Foliation: ff. 1v (paste-down) (2 missing) + 3-4 (5-6 missing) + 7-64 + 64a + 65-178(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
7r-176r
Ordinal and Martyrology of Exeter (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Iohannes de Grandisson Ordinale et Martyrologium Exoniense
The following list of the contents, drawn up by the Rev. Chr. Wordsworth in 1896, will be of interest. I add some details to it
ff. 7r-12v. Kalendar of Exeter use (in blue, red and black)
In the Kalendar I note
7r
January
7. Brannoci Abbatis C.
8r
March
1. David, Episcopi Exoniensis
2. Cedde Episcopi
5. Kerani Exoniensis
9r
May
7. Iohannis de beuerlaco
9v
June
4. Petroci Confessoris
16. Translatio S. Richardi Episcopi [a later note: “Exon. nihil set SS. Ciriaci et Iulitte MM.” ]
10r
July
1. Octava Sancti Johannis Baptiste Memoria tantum Exoniensis
2. Visitatio beate marie virginis in red
7. Translation of Thomas erased
15. Translatio Sancti Swithuni Episcopi ix lectiones unius episcopi et confessoris non plurimorum ut Sarum propter Wodebury
I find no entry of S. Sativola, but she is mentioned on f. 18r, col. 2 between Margaret and Invention of Stephen, and in the Martyrology f. 154v on 2 August
11r
September
Rubric:
7. Prima feria secunde istius mensis fiat festum S. Gabrielis Archangeli maius duplex
11v
October
1. Melori
2. Thome Herfordensis Episcopi
5. Raphaelis in red
12r
November
3. Wenefrede added
21. Dedicatio ecclesie beati Petri Exoniensis maius duplex; in blue with octave
12v
December
4. Depositio S. Osmundi Episcopi
29. Thomas of Canterbury erased
ff. 13r-20r Consuetudines generales of Exeter Cathedral Church (relating to Dean, Precentor, Chancellor, Treasurer, Archdeacons, Succentor, Sub-treasurer, Clerk of St Mary's, Residence, Priest-vicars, Choristers, Behaviour, Colours of vestments, Rulers of Choir, Books: cap. I-XXXI)
f. 13r has initial and feather-ornament. A note of Parker's time is at the foot of the page, giving an extract from Bishop Grandisson's will
f. 20v blank
21r
Exeter ordinale diuini officii (choir service)
21r
de Tempore
(Advent, etc.)
21r
f. 21r is fully bordered. Portions of the decoration, consisting of roses and other flowers, in a bright hard style, seem to me to have been added late in cent. xv. At each angle is a monogram (original) of the letters “WS” . These may stand for William Steele, who was Archdeacon of Totnes about 1370 (Oliver, Lives of Bishops of Exeter, p. 291)
74v
de Dedicatione Ecclesie
(Anniversary)
75r
de proprio Sanctorum
(St Andrew, etc.)
102v
de communi sanctorum
Exeter ordinale
106r
Rubric:
de Missa
(Altar service)
106r
de Tempore
106r
f. 106r has border on three sides
121r
de Dedicatione Ecclesie
121r
de Proprio Sanctorum
129r
de Communi Sanctorum
130r
de Commemoracione Beate Marie [hebdomadali]
130v
de Commemoracione Sancti Crucis [hebdomadali]
130v
Missa salus populi pro fratribus et sororibus [votiua]
130v
Missa Da pacem pro pace
130v
Missa pro serenitate aeris
130v
Missa in quacumque tribulacione
130v
De Alleluya in pleno seruicio Beate Marie
130v
(131r)
Misse pro Defunctis
132r
Martilogium ad usum Exoniensem per Johannem de Grandisson dispositum
It does not contain the Exeter obits
132r
f. 132r, full border with monogram of “WS” at each corner
172r
Incipit:
Ad sciendum quod (quando?) Kyrie uel Gloria in excelsis uel Sanctus uel Agnus debent dici in choro
174v
Rubric:
Incipit ordinale officiorum Beate Virginis Marie in capella
(arranged by Grandisson in order to keep a weekly memory of the Seven Joys)
175r
Benedicciones dicende [ad lecciones]
ff. 176v-178v blank