RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 760
Extent60 pp.
TitleSTATUTES OF THE ORDER OF THE GARTER
DateMid 16th century
Description'The statutis and ordinancis of the moost noble ordre of saynt George, named the Gartyer refourmed, explayned, declared, and renewed by the moost high, moost excellent, and moost puyssant prynce Henry the VIIIth ...'

p. 1. blank.
p. 2. Arms, blazoned, of the Order of the Garter and of Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche (1506-1558). Darcy, who was made a knight of the Garter in 1551, was no doubt the owner of this book.
pp. 3-54. Statutes of the Order, as reformed by Henry VIII. For an edition, see Elias Ashmole, 'The institution, laws and ceremonies of the most noble Order of the Garter' (London, 1672), Appendix.
pp. 54-60. (Additions, in another hand). Additional statutes from the reigns of Philip and Mary and the first year of Elizabeth I.

On the pastedown in the front of the book is the Oath as given at the installation of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (1528-1590), and Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon (1526-1596), as knights of the Garter in 1561.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2011
PhysicalDescriptionOriginal binding of dark calf, 234 x 156 mm.
Parchment leaves
CustodialHistoryOwned by Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche (1506-1558); see Description field.
At p. 3 is an inscription: 'This book belongeth unto Wm Griffith Mr of Arts once of Christ's College in Cambridge; now at Whitehall, 1689'. Further notes in Griffith's hand are at p. 2 and on the front pastedown. William Griffith graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1655/6, M.A. 1659). He was Secretary to the Envoy to Sweden 1664-66 and Assistant to the Master of Requests 1674-77. A number of his papers and collections, including this volume, were acquired by Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, and are now in Lambeth Palace Library. For a list of part of his collection see MS. 952, item 102.
Recorded in the catalogue of the personal library of Thomas Tenison of c.1715-16: 'Statutes of the Order of the Garter ... the book of the Lord Darcy' (LR/F/16, f. 70r).
Recorded amongst the manuscripts of Archbishop Tenison in David Wilkins' catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1720 (LR/F/40).
RelatedMaterialMS. 755 is another copy of the statutes, of similar date.

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CodeNameDates
DS/UK/3131Henry VIII (1491-1547); King of England and Ireland1491-1547
DS/UK/5107Order of the Garter; c.1348-c.1348-
GB/109/17237Darcy; Thomas (1506-1558); 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche1506-1558
DS/UK/5958Talbot; George (c.1522-1590); 6th earl of Shrewsburyc.1522-1590
GB/109/15040Carey; Henry (1526-1596); 1st Baron Hunsdon1526-1596
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