RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 3474
Extent215 ff.
TitleMiscellaneous papers
DescriptionAs follows:
Notes by Sir Matthew Hale mainly from the Scutage and Close Rolls, temp. Edward I (ff.1-4v).
Endorsed, '302'.
Placita exercitus coram rege at Wark, Berwick, Roxburgh, Edinburgh, Montrose and Aberdeen, 24 Edward I (f.7r-v).
Placita coram rege, 33 Edward I. Copy certified by John Bradshaw, 14 April 1628 (ff.9-10v).
Commission to John Paston and others to oversee the conductors and wafters appointed for the protection of fishermen on the coasts of Norfolk and Suffolk, 15 August 1488 (Latin copy). See C.P.R.3 Hen. VII, I, 239 (f.13r-v).
Sentence in the Star Chamber on William Dawkyn, glazier, for falsely claiming to be Norroy King-of-arms for the northern counties, 13 February 1580 (copy) (ff.15-19).
Letters patent to William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Charles Howard, 2nd Lord Howard of Effingham and (1596) 1st Earl of Nottingham, and Henry Carey, 1st Lord Hunsdon, to exercise the office of Earl Marshal, following the death of the Earl of Shrewsbury, until a new appointment, 25 January 1592 (copy) (ff.20-2).
Letters patent appointing Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, to be Earl Marshal, 28 December 1597 (Latin copy) (ff.23-5).
Writs of summons to Parliament, temp. Jas.I (Latin copies) (ff.26-62).
Endorsed by Selden. Number '114'.
Summaries of petitions to the crown, temp. Edward I - Henry VI, and of Edward Neville's petition to James I concerning the Barony of Abergavenny, 1604 (ff.63-9).
Endorsed, 'Coppie of presidents out of the Tower'.
Grant under the Privy Seal to John Carne, son of Sir Philip Carne, of the reversion of the office of Keeper of Marylebone Park, Middlesex, 7 May 1622 (Latin copy) (ff.70-9).
Answer by Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, to information by Sir Thomas Coventry, Attorney-General, denying that he spoke contemptuously of the king or government or of the administration of the Court of Wards in settling the claim of his niece Elizabeth Norris to inherit the estates of the Earl of Berkshire, [1622]. Annotations by Selden (ff.80-8).
Memorandum of judgment in the court of the Lord Mayor of London in a suit between Richard Holland, 'piscenarius', and John Riping, cook, for non-payment of debt, 2 July 1624 (Latin copy) (ff.90-7).
Letters patent appointing Daniel Mollineux and Adam Ussher to the office of King-of-Arms and Principal Herald of Ireland, 25 April 1629 (Latin copy) (ff.98-101).
Memorandum of information laid by Sir Robert Heath, Attorney-General, in the King's Bench against Selden and William Strode. Annotated by Selden, '3 Feb. 1630. Mr. Offley appeare for me to this information and plead not guilty', with a similar plea in Selden's hand signed by William Strode (Latin) (ff.102-6).
Endorsed, 'Information against Mr. Selden and others of the Parliament', and old number '122'.
'The metes and bounds of the forrest of Deane in Regard of the possessions adioyninge of the Right Hoble. the Earle of Kent [Henry Grey, 8th Earl of Kent], in the Right of the Ladye Elizabeth his Wiefe', c.1636. Two copies (ff.107-109v).
Inspeximus of charter of incorporation of the Stationers of London [C.P.R.3 & 4 Phil. and Mary, III, 480-2], 10 August 1643 (Latin copy) (ff.111-37).
Memorandum concerning proceedings to be taken by the Sheriff of Sussex against Richard Lumley, 1st Viscount Lumley of Waterford, for non-payment of subsidies in Ireland, Michaelmas 1648 (Latin copy) (ff.138-53).
Appointment by Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Kent, of Richard Sales to surrender a moiety of the manor of Sawley, Derbys., to the use of Ambrose Phillipps, 12 December 1650 (copy) (f.154).
Letters patent granting the office of Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths to Richard and John Verney, 17 June 1662 (Latin copy) (ff.155-67).
'An Act for the settling of the lands of the Earl of Kent and the Lord Lucas on the marriage of the said Earl with the Daughter and Heir apparent of the said Lord Lucas' [15 Chas.II cap.15]. Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent, married Mary, daughter of John Lucas, 1st Baron Lucas (copy) (ff.169-89).
'A Certificate of the summes of money chardged upon the Noblemen and Peeres of Ireland now resident in England for eight intire Subsidies granted to his Majesty in Ireland', 20 March 1667 (ff.190-1).
Will of Sir Matthew Hale, 3 February 1676 (copy) (ff.192-215).
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library Box 888
PublnNoteSee Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 5.24 [These consist of notes made by Simon Keynes regarding the dispersal of the Fairhurst Collection. (unpublished)]
G. Toomer, 'John Selden: A Life in Scholarship' (OUP, 2010) [Lambeth Palace Library H512.O7]

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