RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 313
Extentxiv, 175 ff.
TitlePEDIGREES OF FRENCH AND ENGLISH FAMILIES
DateEarly 17th century
DescriptionPedigrees of noble families, all or mainly in France and England, in the hand of George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes (1555-1629).
The pedigrees span the period from 9th-15th century, and include many Anglo-Norman families.
The pedigrees were collected or compiled by Carew from histories, monastic and state records and other sources. His sources are frequently cited, eg. Somerset and York Heralds (ff. 13-23); Sir Richard St. George, Norroy King at Arms 1603-1623 (ff. 31v, 149v); Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King at Arms (f. 32r); 'records in Mr. [Arthur] Agard's keeping in the Tower' (f. 44r); 'given me by the Erle of Pembroke' (f. 53v); the Domesday Book (f. 54v); the Red Book of the Exchequer (f. 55r); 'given me by Mr. [William] Camden' (f. 150v); 'an old role of coates in coullers' in his own possession (f. 145r) etc.

ff. i-ii. blank.
ff. iii recto - xiv recto. Index of names.
ff. xiv verso, 1-56v. Pedigrees.
ff. 54r-56v. Historical notes from the Domesday Book and other sources. At f. 56v is a note on the titles, offices and revenues of John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435) taken from an old parchment manuscript in Carew's possession [? MS. 506].
ff. 57-137. blank.
ff. 138r-154r. Further notes and pedigrees. Included are notes on the family of Carew (ff. 141v-144r, 145v, 148v, 151v-153v), including notes collected by 'Sir George Carew late Ambassador in France' [Sir George Carew (c. 1556-1612), Ambassador to France 1605-09] from records in the Tower of London (ff. 141v-144r), and notes from records in the possession of the Carew family of Bickleigh Castle, Devon (ff. 151v-153v).
ff. 154v-175v. blank.
AccessConditionsHandle with care: Fore edge flap and spine loose
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2011
PhysicalDescriptionOriginal limp vellum binding with fold-over flap.
323 x 207 mm.
Paper leaves.
CustodialHistoryFrom the 'Carew-Sheldon' manuscripts. Possibly recorded [as item 114] in the 'Carew-Sheldon' catalogue dated 1664: 'Another imperfect Booke of Forraine French, Dutch and English Pedigrees; 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 1448 (positive)

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