RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 234
Extentv, 331 ff.
TitleJAMES MORICE. DEFENCE OF HIS TREATISE ON OATHS, AGAINST RICHARD COSIN
Date1594
Descriptionf. iv. title page. 'A just and necessarie defence of a briefe treatise made ageinst generall oathes exacted by Ordinaries & Judges Ecclesiasticall to answer to all such articles as pleaseth them to propounde, & against their forced oaths ex officio mero .... impugned by Richard Cosyn, doctor of the civill lawe, in his Apologie for sondrie procedings by Jurisdiction Eclesiasticall. By James Morice, Esquier, her Ma[jes]ties attorney of the Court of Wardes and Liueries [Liveries], 1594'.
'A brief treatise of oathes', by James Morice (1539-1597) was published clandestinely (Middelburg, 1590?). For a manuscript copy, see MS. 445, pp.452-505 and 508-509. His treatise opposed the 'ex officio' oath, used by the Court of High Commission, which could lead Puritans into self-incrimination. A reply was written by Richard Cosin (?1549-1597), Dean of the Arches, with the title 'An apologie of and for sundrie proceedings by jurisdiction ecclesiasticall' (London, 1591 and expanded edition, with refutation of Morice, 1593). MS. 234, which remained unpublished, represents Morice's response.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2010
PhysicalDescriptionOriginal limp vellum binding
320 x 215 mm.
CustodialHistory From the collection of George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury. Recorded in his catalogue as 'Morris, James, of Othes, against Dr. Cosin' (LR/F/3, f.23v)
Former Cambridge shelfmark: I. [zeta]. 6 (Tanner MS. 268, f. 144r) and subsequently folio vol 27 (Tanner MS 274, f.2r)
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library Box 612
RelatedMaterialFor a copy of Morice's 'Brief treatise', see MS 445, pp. 452-505.

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CodeNameDates
GB/109/15511Morice; James (1539-1597); lawyer1539-1597
668Cosin; Richard (?1548-1597); ecclesiastical lawyer?1548-1597
36Abbot; George (1562-1633); Archbishop of Canterbury1562-1633
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