RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoMS 302
Extentiv, 186 ff.
TitleWILLIAM CECIL, LORD BURGHLEY. BOOK OF PEDIGREES
Date16th century
DescriptionPedigrees, mainly of English families, in the hand of William Cecil (c.1520-1598), 1st Baron Burghley, some with pen and ink sketches of arms. The pedigrees are roughly written. Many appear to have been compiled during the 1550s (eg. at f. 29v is a royal pedigree showing Mary as Queen and referring to her sister as 'lady Elizabeth'), but with subsequent additions, one as late as 1595 (f. 114r).

For this volume of pedigrees Cecil re-used a volume which had served for commonplaces and student notes and which may have had several owners. Traces of this earlier usage are found throughout the volume, which was used from both ends. Some of this material appears to relate to Cecil's years as a student at Cambridge from 1535 to 1540. At f. 184v (a vellum fly leaf, the first leaf of the book as re-used from the back) are rough inscriptions 'Soone William Cycell ...' and ' Peter Betham is a honest man teste m.ro Cicell'. At the top of the first paper leaf which follows (f. 183v) is an (ownership?) inscription 'Guilielmus Cicellus. Petrus Betham', with the name 'Petrus Betham' crossed out. Peter Betham graduated B.A. at Cambridge in 1538-39 having kept 5 terms at Cambridge and 7 at Oxford; he was a fellow of Peterhouse 1540-47.
This earlier material includes:
A student's programme of daily study in Latin and Greek, including Plato, Cicero, dialectics, aphorisms etc. (f. iii recto).
Notes in Greek on teaching children Greek, on Plato's Apology etc, with extracts from Plato, Euripides, Aristophanes, Justin Martyr (ff.1r-5r, 29r, 40r, 66r, 77r, 80v, 104r, 107r, 115r, 181v-182v).
Brief commonplaces in Latin, scattered alphabetically through the volume, in the same hand as the Greek, seemingly the hand of the Cecil/Betham inscription at f. 183v.
Notes (mainly in Latin) on the Greek alphabet, orthography etc, written in another hand. (ff. 34r-35v).
Notes on law, partly in Anglo-Norman, including a list of legal terms A-E only, a few notes on legal subjects (letter A only), and a brief lecture on Magna Charta (ff. 6r-10r, 15v, 16r, 136v-139v, 146r-147v), in several hands.
A contemporary copy of Quo Warranto proceedings by the King [Henry VIII] against Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury [Thomas Cranmer], concerning the Archbishop's rights in the archiepiscopal estates, including Harrow, Middlesex, Reculver, Kent, Lambeth and Croydon, Surrey, and Mayfield, Sussex. The King was represented by William Whorwood [Sir William Whorwood (c.1500-1545), Solicitor General 1536-40, Attorney General 1540-45], and the Archbishop by his attorney William Tusser, who cited royal charters from the archiepiscopal archive. N.d.; Cranmer, Archbishop from 1533, is said to have held the estates for over a year (ff. 21r-23v).
Verse, in Latin, in honour of 'Nenella'. Begins 'Est aliis aliud laudi Nenella reliquit...'. (ff. 32r-v).

Additional items may have been added later in Burghley's ownership:
'Mortymer's Case' [title added in Burghley's hand]. Papers concerning Roger Mortimer, 1st Lord Mortimer of Chirk (c.1256-1326) and his nephew Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287-1330), with a decision by the King in favour of the latter 24 July 1 Edward III [1327]. (ff. 24v-25r).
Notes on ceremony for the creation of an Earl; names of the princes and nobles slain during the Wars of the Roses 25 Henry VI [1446-47] to 15 Henry VII [1499-1500]. (ff. 158v-159v). Cf. MS. 515.
Notes on the kings of England from William the Conqueror to Richard III, their pedigrees, Chancellors, Treasurers, and other principal officials and contemporaries, arranged chronologically. In Burghley's hand. (ff. 12r, 173v-181r). For a further version, also in Burghley's hand, see MS. 747.

The pedigrees in Burghley's hand include:

ff. 25v-93r. [Second Series, with Burghley's list of contents and index at ff. 10v-19v. At the close of the list of contents (f. 11r) Burghley notes 'finis secundi libri sed prioris hic scripti'. At f. 93r Burghley also writes 'extract. owt of the 2 booke'. Originally foliated by Burghley 21-103.
ff. 25v-26r. Grey family, Barons Grey of Powis. Descent from Owain ap Grufydd (d.1293), last Prince of Powys.
ff. 26v-27r. Russell family, Earls of Bedford.
ff. 28v-29r. Descendants of William the Conqueror to the time of Henry IV.
ff. 29v-33v. Descendants of Alfred the Great to the time of Queen Mary Tudor and Mary Queen of Scots, with later additions adding the marriage of Lady Catherine Grey to Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, [in 1560] and 'Carolus Jacobus princeps' [afterwards James I, born 1566].
ff. 38v-39r. Ancestry of Sir Edmund Brudenell (1524-1585) and his wife Agnes Bussy (c.1523-1583).
ff. 40v-41r. Sutton family, Barons Dudley.
ff. 42r-43r. Ancestry of William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton (1513-1571), traced via the FitzHugh family, Barons FitzHugh, to the time of King Canute.
ff. 43v-44r. Ancestry of the Falconbridge family (also known as Faulconbridge or Faulconberg or Faucenberg), traced via the de Brus family to the time of the Norman Conquest.
ff. 44v-45r. The Venables family, of Cheshire, traced to the time of the Norman Conquest.
ff. 45v-46r. Golafre family (13-15th century).
f. 46r. Middleton family (13-16th century).
f. 47r. Jernegan family, of Suffolk (13-15th century).
f. 47v. Copley family (13-15th century), traced to Sir Richard Copley of Batley Hall, Yorkshire.
f. 48v. Ancestry of Sir Gervase Clifton (d.1588), of Clifton, Nottinghamshire.
f. 49r. Ratcliff family.
ff. 49r-50r. Yeo family or families, including Nicholas Yeo, Sheriff of London 1439, and Hugh Yeo (d.1548), MP for Barnstaple.
f. 50r. Ancestry of Sir John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners.
f. 50v. Descent of Thomas Borough, 2nd Baron Borough of Gainsborough (1481-1550) from Sir Reginald Cobham (d.1446) of Sterborough, Surrey.
f. 51v. Preston family, of Holker Hall, Cartmel, Cumbria (15-16th century).
f. 52r. Descent of the Paston family of Norfolk [as recorded in the Paston Letters] from the Berney and Berry families; descent of Alice de la Pole, Duchess of Suffolk (1404-1475) from the Swynford family via her grandfather, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
ff. 52v-53r. Stourton (or Sturton) family, Barons Stourton. Pedigree from the time of the Norman Conquest to Charles Stourton, 8th Baron Stourton (d. 1557), including descent to Henry VII.
f. 54r. Jones family, including Richard Jones of Dudley and his son Henry (d. 1557).
ff. 54v-55r. Butler family, with the descent of Anne Boleyn, Queen of Henry VIII, from Theobald Butler (d.1285), 4th Chief Butler of Ireland, and from Edward III.
ff. 55v-56r. Descent of the Arnold family from the Dennis family of Dyrham, Gloucestershire (Sir Nicholas Arnold married Margaret Dennis 1527/28), and from Sir Ralph Russell (d.1204).
ff. 56v-57r. Lovell family, Barons Lovell, showing the descent of Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell (1454-1487?) from the Burnell family, including Robert Burnell (d. 1292), Bishop of Bath and Wells.
ff. 57v-58r. Clarionett family; Cheney family, of Pinhoe, Devon; Stourton family, including descent of Henry VII from Sir John Stourton (fl. 1364-1380).
ff. 58v-59r. Colbarne family of Colbarnes, Tipton, Staffordshire.
f. 59r-v. Descendants of the Clerk and Hill families of Rowley, Staffordhire.
f. 59v. Descent of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset (1477-1530) from the Bonville family, Barons Harington and Barons Bonville.
ff. 59v-61r. Descents of Henry V, Henry VII, and Charles VII, King of France, from King Alfred the Great.
ff. 61v-62r. Welles family, Lords Welles and Willoughby, and descendants, including [Joan] Cecil (1487-1537), second wife of David Cecil of Stamford, grandfather of Lord Burghley.
f. 63v. D'Aubigny and Fitzalan families, Earls of Arundel (13th century).
f. 64r. Vaughan family, of Bredwardine, Herefordshire, and their descendants (14-16th century).
f. 64v. Descendants of Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester (d.1101) and Ranulph le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester (d.1129).
f. 65r. Babington family, of Dethick, Derbyshire, and Chilwell, Nottinghamshire; and other pedigrees.
f. 65v. Descendants of Sir Henry Harcourt (died before 1275) of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire; Mutton family (15th century), including Sir William Mutton (b.1440), Sheriff of Leicestershire.
f. 66r. Mansel family, of Margam, Glamorganshire, including Sir Rhys Mansel (1487-1559), and other pedigrees.
ff. 66v-67r. Descent from Harold de Sudeley, Lord of Sudeley (fl. 1057-1115), including John Braye, 2nd Baron Braye (d.1557) and George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c.1497-1558).
ff. 67v-68r. Descents from Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick (c.1272-1315), and from Ralph de Neville 1st Earl of Westmorland (c.1364-1425), including Henry VI, Edward IV, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland (1504-1553) and Reginald Pole (1500-1558), Archbishop of Canterbury.
f. 68v. Ancestry of Arthur Sandon (c.1492-1540) of Ashton, Lincolnshire; William Prideaux (c.1424-1472) of Adeston, Devon; John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (1467-1533), Lord Deputy of Calais; Ralph Collingwood (d.1521), Archdeacon of Coventry.
f. 69r. Gifford family, of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, 14-16th century; Neville family, of Liversedge, Birstall, Yorkshire, 14-16th century.
f. 69v. Descendants of Edward Neville, 1st Baron Bergavenny (d. 1476) 15-16th century.
f. 70r. Ancestry of John la Zouche, 8th Baron Zouche, 9th Baron St. Maur (c.1486-1550).
ff. 70v-71r. Descendants of Sir Robert de Grey of Rotherfield, Oxfordshire (c.1246-c.1295).
f. 71r. Descendants of John Rycote (1320-1379) of Rycote, Oxfordshire, including Sir Richard Fowler (d.1477) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
f. 71v. Descent of Sir Uriah Brereton (d.1578) from the Carrington family.
f. 72r. Descendants of Sir Edmund Wichingham, of Woodrising, Norfolk, and his wife Alice Fastolfe; three other pedigrees.
ff. 72v-73r. Descendants of Alfonso X (1221-1284), King of Castile, including the Emperor Charles V. 13-16th century.
f. 73r. Ancestry of Sir Thomas Brudenell (d.1586), of Deane, Northamptonshire, Sheriff of Rutland.
ff. 73v-74r. Ancestry of William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton (1513-1571).
f. 75r. Ancestry of Queen Mary Tudor.
f. 75v. Ancestry of John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham (1436-1501).
ff. 75v-76r. Descendants of Hugh de Beauchamp, Baron of Bedford (c.1040-1114), including Sir William Gascoigne (d.1540), Comptroller of the household of Cardinal Wolsey.
f. 76v. Ancestry of Sir Richard Poole (c.1459-1504).
f. 77r. Grenville family, of Chilton, Buckinghamshire, 13-16th century, descending to Edward Grenville (1525-1585); descendants of 'Sir William Berford vel Derford'.
f. 77v. Blount family, including Sir Thomas Blount (1464-1524).
ff. 77v-78r. Descendants of John Fitzalan, 2nd Baron Arundel and 3rd Baron Maltravers (1364-1390), including the Earls of Arundel and the Blount family, Barons Mountjoy.
f. 78r-v. Descendants of Sir John Paulet (d. 1378) and of the Poynings family, Barons St. John of Basing, including William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester (1532-1598).
f. 78v. Descendants of Adam de Welles, 1st Baron Welles (d.1311), including Elizabeth I (here described as 'lady Elizabeth');
f. 79r. Carey family, of Somerset, 14-16th century; Everard family , of Levington, Cambridgeshire.
f. 79v. Descendants of Sir Roger Twyning; descendants of Sir Amandas de Ruda; common ancestry of Sir Thomas Grevill alias Cocksey (died c. 1499), of Milcote, Warwickshire, and John Young, Somerset Herald (fl. 1503). Cf. f. 103r.
f. 80r. Descendants of Hugh of Lusignan, Count of la March (died c.1249) and Isabella of Angouleme (1188-1246), widow of King John.
ff. 80v-81r. Descendants of John Danvers (1390-1448) of Colthorp, Oxfordshire, including Constance Brown, Abbess of Syon (d.1520) and Ralph Tracy, Prior of 'ye charter howse by Syon' [Sheen]. 15-16th century.
f. 81v. Descendants of Sir Anselm Bassett, including Giles Bassett 'nunc vivens' (See 'Visitation of Gloucestershire', 1623, pp. 204-206), descendants of Sir Warren de Ralegh, or Sir Warin de Raleigh (1217-1284), of Nettlecombe, Somerset.
f. 82r. Descendants of Sir Matthew de Furneaux, Lord of Ashington (1255-1316).
f. 82v. Ancestry of Sir Miles Stapleton (c.1408-1466), de jure Baron Ingham, of Ingham, Norfolk.
ff. 82v-83r. Descendants of Sir William de Braose, Lord of Bramber (c. 1153-1211).
f. 83r. Descendants of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, Lord Badlesmere (1274-1322).
ff. 83v-84r. Descendants of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (c. 1364-1425).
f. 84r. Descendants of Michael le Fleming, or Michael de Furness (1197-1219); the de Harrington family of Aldingham, Lancashire (now Cumbria), 12th cent - 1412.
f. 84v. Pedigree of the Narbone or Narbonne family, including Peter Narbone, barber and groom of the Chamber to Henry VII, his son John Narbone (d. 1540), Richmond Herald, and grandson Nicholas Narbonne, afterwards (from 1566) Ulster King of Arms.
f. 85r. Hussey family, of Harting, Sussex. 14-16th century.
f. 85v. Ancestry of Sir Thomas Metham (fl. 1539) of Metham, Yorkshire.
ff. 85v-86r. Clere family, of Ormesby, Norfolk: descent from Edmund Clarrey, alias Clere (fl.1066) to Margaret, wife of Walter Haddon (1515-1572), Cambridge humanist and lawyer.
f. 86r. Descent of Margaret, Lady Strange, wife of Henry Stanley, Lord Strange, afterwards 4th Earl of Derby (c.1531-1593) from Sir Robert Waterton, of Waterton. 15-16th century. Written after Stanley's marriage in 1554.
ff. 86v-87r. Scrope family, Barons Scrope of Bolton, 11-16th century, including descent to Henry Jerningham (1512-1572), Vice Chamberlain of the Household of Queen Mary Tudor.
f. 87v. Carlisle family, including Christopher Carlisle, Norroy King of Arms 1493-1510, and Sir Christopher Barker, Garter King of Arms 1536-1550; family of Fergus de Galweia, Lord of Galloway (c.1090-1136); descendants of Sir Gilles de Roet (here named as 'Nicholas Ruett') and of Geoffrey Chaucer, poet, 14-15th century; Knowles family.
f. 88r. de Mauley family, Barons Mauley of Mulgrave, 11-14th century.
f. 88v. Stapleton family of Carleton, Yorkshire, 13-16th century: descent to Sir Richard Stapleton (d.1584).
f. 89r. Descendants of Francis de Bohun, Lord of Midhurst (1215-1273) including the Aske family of Aughton, Yorkshire.
ff. 89r-v. Descent of the Clifford family, Earls of Cumberland and of Margaret, Lady Strange, wife of Henry Stanley, Lord Strange, afterward 4th Earl of Derby (1531-1593) from Robert Vipont (1222-1264/5); Percy family, Earls of Northumberland.
f. 90r. Descendants of Henry de Hulton (died after 1272) of Lancashire.
ff. 90v-91r. Descendants of Robert Fitzhamon, (d.1107), Lord of Gloucester, including the Mortimer family, Earls of March, and the de Clare family, Earls of Gloucester.
f. 91v. Ancestry of Thomas Poynings, 1st Baron Poynings (1512?-1545).
f. 92r. Descendants from the marriage of Sir John Stanley and Isabella de Latham in 1385, including Edmund Stanley, 1st Baron Mounteagle (1463-1523/4) and Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby (1485-1521); ancestry of William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton (c.1490-1542) and his wife Mabel Clifford, daughter of Lord Clifford.
ff. 92v-93r. Descendants of Edward I, including Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I, here recorded as 'Lady Elizabeth'.

ff. 93v-132r. {First series, with Burghley's list of contents and index at ff.133v-135r. Written from the other end of the volume, with Burghley's original foliation 1-39].
f. 93v. Pedigrees of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families, 1561.
f. 94r. Ancestry of Sebastian, King of Portugal (1554-1578) and of Philip II, King of Spain (1527-1598), 1561. With a list of the counsellors of the King of Portugal in 1561.
f. 94v. Drury family, of Thurston and Rougham, Suffolk, 14-16th century; descent of Philip II, King of Spain, from the Kings of Portugal.
f. 95r. Descendants of Fulco d'Oyry, Lord of Gedney (c.1165-c.1220); descent of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester (d.1572) from Robert Roos of Gedney.
f. 95v. Ancestry of Christian III, King of Denmark (1503-1559); pedigrees of the Dukes of Bavaria and Kings of Poland.
f. 96r. Ancestry of William the Conqueror.
ff. 96v-97r. Ancestry of Henry VI and Edward IV.
f. 97v. Descendants of John of Gaunt by his daughter Philippa, including the kings of Portugal and Spain.
f. 98r. Descent of the Emperor Charles V from the Dukes of Burgundy; ancestry of William, Duke of Cleves (1516-1592) , mentioning the ages of his sons in 1562; ancestry of Mary Queen of Scots.
f. 98v. Descendants of Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford (c.1338-1400); 3 short Welsh pedigrees.
f. 99r. Descendants of Thomas de Boynton (c.1262-1299), of Aclam, or Acclome, Yorkshire; 2 other short pedigrees.
f. 99v. Heydon family, of Baconthorpe, Norfolk, including Sir Christopher Heydon (1519-1579).
ff. 99v-100r. Descendants of [Hamon] Fitzharding (fl.1125), described here as a brother of the King of Denmark, including the Barons Berkeley and Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley (1525-1586).
f. 100v. Descendants of Sir Thomas Poynings (1296-1339), including the Barons Poynings.
f. 101r. Descendants of Henry Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton (1418-1459), including Sir Henry Jerningham (1512-1572), Vice Chamberlain of the Household.
f. 101v. Berkeley family, Barons Berkeley: descent from Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287-1330).
f. 102r. Savile family, including Sir Henry Savile (d.1558), of Thornhill and Sothill, High Sheriff of Yorkshire, and his son Edward 'vivens a[nno] 1562'.
f. 102v. Valois family, Kings of France. Pedigree from Charles V (d.1380) to Henry II (d.1559).
f. 103r. Ancestry of Sir Thomas Grevill alias Cocksey, of Milcote, Warwickshire (died c. 1499), cf. f. 79v; descendants of John de Welles, 5th Baron Welles (1352-1421).
f. 103v. Ancestry of Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex (d.1540).
f.104r. Descendants of Sir Nicholas Burnell, 1st Lord Burnell (c. 1316-1386).
f. 104v. Ancestry of Sir Thomas Knyvett (d.1512).
f. 105r. Descents from Ralph Legh (or Leigh), of Stockwell, Surrey, and Walter Martin (or Martyn), including Richard Martin (d.1483), Bishop of St. David's; Hull family, of Hambledon, Surrey.
f. 105v. Braybrooke family, including Robert Braybrooke 'a counsellor to K[ing] John'; 2 other short pedigrees.
f. 106r. Descendants of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146-1219), including the de Clare family, Earls of Gloucester.
f. 106v. Hungate family, of Burneby, Yorkshire, including Thomas Hungate 'in ye courte a[nno] 1556'; ancestry of Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (1526-1563).
f. 107r. Ancestry of Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield (c.1538-1568).
f. 107v. Proby family of Harrock Hill, Lancashire; Fincham family, of Fincham and Outwell, Norfolk.
f. 108r. Willoughby family, Barons Willoughby de Broke, 15-16th century.
ff. 108v-109r. Mohun family, 11-14th century.
f. 109v. Ancestry of Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (c. 1535-1595).
f. 110r. Amcott and Asthorp families, Lincolnshire; family of John Marney, 2nd Baron Marney (1495-1585).
f. 110v. Clesby and Conyers families (William Conyers of Marske, Yorkshire, married Elizabeth Clesby).
f. 112v. Descent of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset (1477-1530) from the Barons Harington of Aldingham; ancestry of Gilbert Talboys, Lord Talboys (d.1530).
f. 113r. Gifford family, of Twyford, Buckinghamshire.
f. 113v. Descendants of Hugh Wrottesley (1400-1464); 2 other pedigrees.
f. 114r. Maternal ancestry of Jane Dudley, wife of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504-1553) with a later update to 1595; 2 other pedigrees.
f. 114v. Ancestry of the Brudenell and Bulstrode families, connected by the marriage of William Brudenell (1391-1425) and Agnes Bulstrode; 2 other pedigrees.
f. 115r. Dymoke family, including Sir Robert Dymoke (d.1546); Wyatt family, including Sir Thomas Wyatt (1521-1554), rebel leader.
f. 115v. Beaupre family, and 3 other pedigrees.
f. 116r. Ancestry of Thomas Vaux, 2nd Lord Vaux of Harrowden (1509-1556); Legh (or Leigh) family, of Stockwell, Surrey, including Ralph Legh and his wife Joyce Culpeper (c.1480-1531); Throckmorton family of Coughton, Warwickshire, including Sir Nicholas Throckmorton (1515-1570).
f. 116v. Lucy family, descendants of Lord Lucy; Ibgrave family; Cosgrave family.
f. 117r. Ancestry of Roger Port and his wife Margaret Arthur.
f. 117v. Hampden family, including Sir John Hampden (c. 1488-1553).
f. 118r-v. Carew family of Mohun, Devon: ancestry of Sir George Carew (c.1504-1545); Dynham family including John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham (d.1501).
f. 119r. Two descents of Elizabeth I from Sir Geoffrey Boleyn and Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk (a later addition by Burghley, in a smaller, neater hand).
f. 119v. Fitzwilliam family, including Sir Richard Fitzwilliam (d.1478) of Aldwarke, Yorkshire.
f. 120 r-v. de Mowbray and Howard families, Dukes of Norfolk.
f. 121r. Descent of Edward V from Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk (1366-1399).
f. 121v de Mowbray family, Earls of Northumbria, 12-14th century.
f. 122v. Ancestry of Sir John Gates (1504-1553); 3 other short pedigrees.
f. 123r. Mountforth (or Montfort) family of Hackforth, Yorkshire; descendants of Sir John Gisors.
f. 123v. 3 short pedigrees.
f.124r. Descendants of William the Conqueror via his supposed daughter Gundred.
f. 124v. 6 short pedigrees.
f. 125r. Tuchet family, Barons Audley.
f. 125v. Ancestry of Edward Grey, 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby (1412-1457), descendants of Sir Warin de Raleigh (1247-1294).
f. 126r. 6 short pedigrees.
f. 126v. Descendants of Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley (1353-1417), including Beaufort family, Dukes of Somerset, and Somerset family, Earls of Worcester; Broke family of Leighton, Cheshire, including Sir Richard Broke (d.1529), Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
f. 127r. Ancestors of Sir John Hampden (c.1480-1553); 2 other short pedigrees.
f. 127v. Ancestry of John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (1467-1533); ancestry of Sir William Skipwith (1510-1586).
f. 128r. Seymour family, Dukes of Somerset, including Jane Seymour and her son, Edward VI.
f. 128v. Descendants of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443-1524); descendants of Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk (d.1389).
f. 129r. 4 short pedigrees.
f. 129v. Descendants of Sir Lawrence Berkeley (d.1458), of Wymondham, Leicestershire.
f. 130r. Ancestry of Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis (d.1551).
f. 130v. Descendants of Margaret Beauchamp (1406-1482), maternal grandmother of Henry VII; ancestry of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (1522-1590).
f. 131r. 7 short pedigrees.
f. 131v. Descendants of Edward III via his daughter Isabella de Coucy (b.1332).
f. 132r. Horsey family of Clifton, Dorset: 3 generations to Sir John Horsey (d.1564); Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley.

[Other miscellaneous pedigrees]
f. 144r. Family of Anthony, King of Navarre (1518-1562).
f. 160v. Descent of Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley (1525-1586) from Anglo-Saxon ancestors.
f. 161v. Descent of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504-1553) from the Talbot family and from Gilbert de Clare 1st Earl of Pembroke (c.1100-1148).
f. 163r-v. Descent of the Kings of England, from William the Conqueror to Henry VI.
f. 164r. Children of Henry II.
f. 166v. Descendants of Gedimas (c.1275-1341), Grand Duke of Lithuania, including Eric, King of Sweden and Sigismund, King of Poland. Dated 1559-60.
f. 167v. Ancestry of Catherine of Saxe Lauenberg (1513-1535), wife of Gustavus I, King of Sweden.
ff. 170v-173r. Descents from William the Conqueror and other contemporaries to Queen Mary Tudor and others of her time.
LanguageEnglish, Latin, Greek
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2011.
PhysicalDescriptionQuarter leather binding (19th century).
305 x 220 mm.
Paper leaves, with two vellum flyleaves from the previous binding [from a commentary (?) on Thomas Aquinas, Summa, Tertia Pars, concerning Quaestiones 62 and 77, on the sacrament of the eucharist. 14th century].
Foliated in one sequence from the front of the volume to the back, although the volume is used from both ends.
CustodialHistoryFrom the 'Carew-Sheldon' manuscripts. Recorded with MS. 310 [as items 118 and 120] in the 'Carew-Sheldon' catalogue dated 1664: 'English pedigrees and notes thereupon by Lord Tresurer Cecill; folio' and 'Another Booke of pedigrees by Lord Tresurer Cecill; folio' (Bodleian Library, Tanner MS. 275a, f. 9r). These manuscripts were acquired by Gilbert Sheldon (1598-1677), Archbishop of Canterbury. All, or nearly all, were previously owned by George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes (1555-1629). See M. R. James, 'The Carew manuscripts', English Historical Review, vol 42, 1927, pp. 261-267, and M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932), p. 401.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1447 (positive)
RelatedMaterialMSS. 302, 310, 747 and 1148 (part) are manuscripts in the hand of William Cecil (c.1520-1598), 1st Baron Burghley, which were owned by George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes

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GB/109/8422Cecil; William (c.1520-1598); 1st Baron Burghley; royal ministerc.1520-1598
42Cranmer; Thomas (1489-1556); Archbishop of Canterbury1489-1556
GB/109/17727Anne (1507-1536); Queen Consort of England1507-1536
NA2488Elizabeth I (1533-1603); Queen of England and Ireland1533-1603
GB/109/14535Carew; George (1555-1629); Earl of Totnes; statesman1555-1629
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CodeSet
NA3439/Navarre/Spain
NA2915/England
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