RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 198B
Extentff. 293
Date14th century (c.1340)
DescriptionContents by Sancroft.

The first 9 leaves are ruled and blank save 5b-7a on which is:
1. Hic subscripta sunt ordinaciones quedam facte circa seruicium
diuinum per dompnum Ricardum Asshton quondam abbatem
huius venerabilis monasterii de burgo s. petri cum consensu
tocius Conuentus. (Ashton was Abbot 1438-76.)
Inprimis quod quodlibet duplex festum habebit ad primas
vesperas psalmos de ipso festo sc. psalmos qui communiter
dicuntur ad ii(as) vesperas eorundem festorum dupplicium
exceptis festis contingentibus infra Natale domini vsque ad
oct. Epiphanie completas.
The last is:
Item. ista festa sunt noua . xii . lectionum sc. festum transl.
S. ffrideswide . ij . Idus Marcij. Jnuencionis S. ffrideswide.
Idus maij. Depositio eiusd. virginis xiiij┬║ kal. Nou. ffestum
S. Ermenilde regine. Et in istis festis viij erit Resp. Regnum
mundi. festum S. Oswaldi archiep. ffest. S. Dauid ep. ffest.
S. Cedde ep. ffest. S. Patricii ep. ffest. S. Eduuardi regis et
m. ffest. SS. Mart. Tiburcij et Valeriani. Et ffest. S. Cristine
v. et m.

2. Kalendar in red, blue and black; not in the hand of the rest of
the book. The month is placed so as to leave space on L. for
obits, and there are notes in the lower margin . . . . . f. 10
The grading of the feasts is prin., d, c, b, a.
Jan. Maurus and Antony, in red.
Feb. 6. Vedast and Amand, red; 10, Austroberte; 13, Ermenilde;
28, Oswaldi arch.
Mar. 2. Cedde (not David); 6, Tr. SS. Kyneburg'. Keneswit'. red.
Ap. Guthlac. red, Elphegi arch. et m. red; 24, Yuonis C.
May 7. Joh. de beuerlaco; 19, Dunstan, red; 21, Festum Corp.
Chr. (first possible) added in red, with Octave; 23,
Historia Deus omnium ... hic potest inchoari; 26,
Augustine, red; 31, Petronilla, red.
June 8. Fratribus una dies Gildardi necne Medardi, red (the
names in black on the 7th); Botulphi abb. red.
July 6. Sexburge, V. Tr. S. benedicti with oct.; 28, Sampsonis
ep. red; 31, Germani et Neoti, red.
Aug. 2. Athelwoldi ep. red; 5, Oswalandi (!) reg. et m. blue,
with oct.; 31, Aydani ep. red.
Sept. 3. Ordinacio S. Gregorii; 4, Trans. S. Cuthberti ep. red;
5, Bertini et Adriani; 9, Audomari; 10, Tr. Athelwoldi,
red; 27, Florenti m. red; 28, Ded. eccl. burgi, blue,
with oct.
Oct. 6. Tr. S. Hugonis ep. red; 11, Ethelburge; 13, Tr. S.
Edwardi reg. C. red; 19, ffrideswide v. added; 21,
Festiuitas Reliquiarum, blue.
Nov. 17. Hugonis ep. red; Eadmundi reg. m. red (the other
Edmund in black).
Dec. 3. Birini ep.; 8, concept. dei genitricis Marie, blue.
The obits are not many: they are all printed by Patrick,
Suppl. to Gunton's Hist. of Peterborough, pp. 324-6, and
from thence in the Monasticon, I. 362 (with a few slight
errors). The last Abbot named is Adam de Botheby (d. 1339).
On 16a is a Paschal table; 16b, 17 blank.
Inc. tercia pars consuetudinarii de historiis dominicalibus
inter oct. pentecost. et dominicam primam aduentus domini
de Jeiunio pro micis . . . . . 18
In antiquis consuetudinariis fit mencio quod in feria sexta primo
vacante post oct. s. Trinitatis Conuentus ieiunabit propter
micas et obseruabitur illud Jeiunium plenarie sicut alia
Jeiunia. Dominica secunda post oct. s. Trin. quando
vacauerit ex historia Deus omnium plenarie poterit cantari . . . . . 18b
De diebus ferialibus inter oct. Corp. Chr. et fest. omn. SS. . . . . . 20
De historiis dominicalibus inter oct. Pent. et aduent. domini
restaurandis cum aliis notabilibus . . . . . 22b
Dicto iam de officiis dominicalibus recuperandis inter oct. Pent.
et dom. 1. Aduentus domini dicendum est de inchoacione
historiarum dominicalium predicto tempori assignatorum et
quibus diebus cantari plenarie poterint vel differri, etc. . . . . . 24
This begins a series of 35 Declaraciones covering all the possible
varieties of date consequent upon the fall of the movable
The final rubric, Hic terminatur tricesima v(ta) declaracio que
vltima declaracio est, etc., is on 284a.
It has this colophon (alternate words in red and black):
Hiis declaratis sit scriptor cumque beatis
Ac ipsum gratis sinus capiat pietatis
Dictus erat rite Jon Trentham quem deus orbis
A tetris morbis saluet det gaudia vite. Amen.
284b blank.

In other hands: Miscellaneous orders for the Convent . . . . . 285
Quod nulla capietur minucio vsque post sepulturam fratris
defuncti. The first hand goes down to 287a.
The dated orders run from 1282 to the 6th year of Abbot
Henry de Overton.
There is an erasure of some lines at the bottom of 287a.
The series is continued by other hands from the 21st year of
Overton to Abbot R. Aschton (288b). There are some
erasures on the last page.

Five blank leaves (the last four ruled) follow.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932). The date of writing 1371 which appears on folio 284 was apparently not noticed by M. R. James (information from Mrs. A. Gransden).
Described in W.H. Frere, 'Bibliotheca musica-liturgica. A descriptive handlist of the musical and Latin-liturgical manuscripts of the Middle Ages...' (1894) p. 6
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 10 1/2 x 7 1/4, 30 lines to a page in a good hand of charter-type, with additions. There is a pattern in red and black on the fore-edges.
Calf binding, pr. 2s. 6d.
Collation: 1(8) 2(10) 3(6) 4(8)-16(8) 17(6) 18(8)-27(8) 28(4) 29(8) 30(10) 31(8)-36(8) 37(6) (5 canc.) 38(4).
CustodialHistoryFrom Peterborough Abbey. It is the third part of a Consuetudinary of which MS 198 is the first part. The script and appearance of the two books is very similar, but they are by different scribes.
On 2b (erased) is:
Mem. de diuercis rebus vendur' per manus Will(i) qoket de burgo sci Petri apud / londun. die lune xviij die May Anno rengni regis henrici quarti / post conquestum angglie quarto
Jn primis Johannes ... de Caxton.
debet pro viij libris saffr. empt. viij li xvi s.

Sheldon catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmark: R. 20
Former Cambridge shelfmark: E. [eta]. 18 (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972).
Later shelfmark: fol. 201
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1276

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section IV. Humanistic Studies. Reel 16 (with MS. 196)
RelatedMaterialMS 198 (see Custodial History).
PublnNoteNoticed by Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Liturg. See also Description field.

Referred to in V.C.H. Northants. vol. ii. (1906)

Andrew Kraebel, "Biblical commentary and translation in later medieval England" (Cambridge, 2019) [Lambeth Palace Library E491.3K7]

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