RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 1681
Extent3 mm.
DateEarly 14th century
DescriptionA roll containing seven French poems on the dorse. The first poem is imperfect at the beginning and the last is imperfect at the end.

The face of the roll, originally blank, was filled about 1390 with various memoranda in Latin and French, especially of the descent of lands in the parish of Steepleton Iwerne and in 'Asshe Bozon' (Ashe) and 'Iwerne Lazarton' (Lacerton) in the parish of Stourpaine, Dorset (cf. HMC, Sixth Report, App. p. 522): the latest date is 38 Edward III, when Nicholas de Knighton and others broke open a coffer in the manor of Ashe and took certain writings 'in exheridacione Roberti Traylyur et Alianore vxoris sue'. The first words now remaining on the face are: '[...] quod tempore Stephani [...] de Twynham ecclesia'': the Augustinian priory of Twinham, Hants., held lands in Ashe at the Dissolution.
LanguageFrench (with some Latin).
FindingAidsDescription based on N.R. Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries', vol. 1: London (Oxford, 1969) p. 114.
PhysicalDescriptionThe roll is now reduced to three membranes, the first of which is imperfect at the top. Size: c. 1540 x 115 mm. Initials, 2-line and 1-line, omitted.
CustodialHistoryWritten in France (?). In Dorset by the late 14th century. Formerly known as 'Misc. Rolls 1435' [ED 1435].
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1234

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section I. Old English, French, etc. Reel 17 (with MS. 1151 & 1366)
PublnNotePrinted from this manuscript by A. Wallensköld, 'Le ms. Londres, Bibl. de Lambeth Palace, Misc. rolls 1435', "Mémoires de la Société Néophilogique de Helsingfors," vi (1917) 1-40 [Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 2.24].

See also:

HMC, Sixth report, App. p. 522.

John Haines, "Erasures in Thirteenth-Century Music", chapter 3 in 'Music and Medieval Manuscripts: Paleography and Performance', ed. John Haines and Randall Rosenfeld (2004), p. 77.

Ulrich Mölk, 'Die romanische Lyrik': offprint from Neues Handbuch der Literaturwissenschaft: Europäisches Hochmittelalter (Wiesbaden: Athenaion, [1981]) [Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 4.18]: contains image of MS 1681.

Jenna Phillips, "Singers without borders: a performer’s rotulus and the transmission of jeux partis", in 'Journal of Medieval History', volume 45, 2019, issue 1. Available online at:

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