RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 727
Extentiv, 53 ff.
TitleSTATUTES OF ARCHBISHOP ABBOT'S HOSPITAL, GUILDFORD
Date1629-1853
Description'The Founder's Statuts for the good governement of the Hospitall of the Blessed Trinity in Guildford'.
The statutes of the Hospital of the Blessed Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, founded by George Abbot (1562-1633), Archbishop of Canterbury, 1629.
With added papers relating to the Hospital, 1721-1853.

ff. i-ii. Paper flyleaves. Newspaper cuttings concerning the history of the Hospital have been added at ff. i verso and ii recto.
ff. iii-iv. Vellum flyleaves, blank.
f. 1r. blank.
f. 1v. 'The oath of the Kings soveraignty'. [1629].
ff. 2r-28v. 'The Founder's Statuts for the good governement of the Hospitall of the Blessed Trinity in Guildford', in 29 chapters. Concludes at f. 28v: 'These statutes were finished and delivered to be the ordinances whereby the Hospitall of the Blessed Trinitie in Guildford is to be governed. August 17, 1629. Signed by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, and by witnesses: 'Morris Abbott' [Sir Maurice Abbot (1565-1642), brother of the Archbishop], 'Maurice Abbott' [Maurice Abbot, nephew of the Archbishop], Richard Brigham [Controller of the Archbishop's household] and Walter Dobson [Receiver General of the Archbishop].
ff. 29-30. Vellum flyleaves.
ff. 31r-34v. Further orders and injunctions for the governance of the hospital, ordained by William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury, 25 November 1721.
ff. 35r-49v. Letters to Thomas Secker, Archbishopof Canterbury, concerning the farm at Merrow, Surrey, part of the Hospital's estate, 1764-65. Included is a petition signed by the Master and Brethren of the Hospital.
ff. 50r-52v. Petitions to John Bird Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, from the Brethren of the Hospital, protesting against the 'venal propensities' of recent Masters. 1852-53.
f. 53, A blank flyleaf.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2011.
PhysicalDescriptionLeather binding, 315 x 218 mm, tooled in gold, with the arms of George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, as centrepiece.
Original vellum leaves, with paper leaves added later.
ff. i-ii, 31-53 are paper; ff. iii-iv, 1-30 are vellum.
CustodialHistoryRecorded amongst the manuscripts of Archbishop Tenison in David Wilkins' catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1720 (LR/F/40).
RelatedMaterialMS. 1354, the Statutes of the Hospital of the Blessed Trinity at Guildford, Surrey, 17 August 1629, transcribed by Charles Coker, junior, 1770.
MSS. 1410-1414, collections concerning the Hospital.
PublnNote'The life of Dr. George Abbot, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, reprinted with some additions and corrections from the Biographia Britannica; with his character, by the Rt. Hon. Arthur Onslow ... a description of the hospital, which he erected and endowed in his native town of Guildford ; correct copies of the charter and statutes of the same... To which are added the lives of his two brothers, Dr. Robert Abbot, ... and Sir Morris Abbot, ...' (Guildford, 1777).
T. W. King, ‘Remarks on a brass plate formerly in the church of Holy Trinity at Guildford and now remaining in the hospital there’, Surrey Archaeological Collections, 3 (1865), 254–66, esp. 266 [Abbot family tree] ·

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CodeNameDates
29Wake; William (1657-1737); Archbishop of Canterbury1657-1737
GB/109/8255Hospital of the Blessed Trinity; 1619-1619-
36Abbot; George (1562-1633); Archbishop of Canterbury1562-1633
678Dobson; Walter (fl. 1642); Receiver General of the Archbishop's Estates and Steward of the archbishop's liberties in Surreyfl. 1642
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