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The Manuscripts of the Corporations of Southampton and Kings Lynn Eleventh Report, Appendix; Part III. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1887.

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Books listed

(a.) Books,

(b.) Charters and Letters Patent,

(c.) Deeds, Municipal and Private,

(d.) Letters and Loose Memoranda,

(e.) Rolls and Miscellaneous Documents,

described in the ensuing catalogues.

(a.) Books.

I.—List of Books in the Southampton Muniment Room.

Vols.
(1.) Edward II. The Book of Laws, Ordinances, and Customs of the Town of Southampton, known in the annals of the borough as "The Oak Book," containing at the present time sixty vellum leaves, clog-covered. Of this highly interesting book the Reverend Silvester Davies (M.A., F.S.A., Vicar of St. James's, Enfield Highway), in his well-designed and carefully executed "History of Southhampton: Partly from the MS. of Dr. Speed, in the the Southampton Archives," (1883), remarks, "The earliest version of the ordinances of the Guild Merchant is to be found in an ancient and curious volume, which is one of the most interesting of the town records. It is a small quarto on vellum, bound in oak covers, one being much longer than the other, and having a square hole in the lower part to put the hand through while using the volume. On the outside are a couple of merchants' marks. The ordinances commence at the top of folio 10, and are written continuously without any break to the fifth line of folio 20, the heading of each being in rubric. The handwriting is apparently that of the first part of the fourteenth century. Prefixed to the ordinances, on folio 9, is the guildsman's or burgess's oath, in which mention is made of a mayor, a title which does not occur in the ordinances themselves. The oath which is in rubric and in a larger hand than the rest appears to be of the same age. The ordinances are of various dates, some of them probably belonging to the earliest period of the Guild. This book was noticed by the late Mr. Thomas Wright in Winchester volume Brit. Archæol. Assoc., 1846, where is also a drawing of the covers by Mr. Fairholt. A table of contents is to be found in the Record Commissioners' Report" I
(2.) Edward III. to Richard II. Calendar of Letters Patent dated in or between the reigns of the said kings 1
(3.) Richard II. to Elizabeth. "The Black Book" of the Town of Southampton. Further particulars of this volume appear on subsequent pages of this catalogue 1
(4.) 15th Century. Treatise in English Verse on the Philosopher's Stone and Aurum Potabile, in twelve chapters, with a Preface, and concluding "Recapitulacio totius "operis." Further particulars of this volume appear on a subsequent page of this catalogue 1
(5.) Henry VI. to Elizabeth. Brokage Books: Yearly Accounts of Receivers of Toll and Dues at the Bar-gate:—
Temp. Henry VI. Three books 3
" Edward IV. Seven books 7
" Henry VII. Three books 3
" Henry VIII. Eight books 8
" Edward VI. Four books 4
" Mary Four books 4
" Elizabeth Three books 3
Twenty-seven dateless and otherwise defective books of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries 27
59 59

(6.) Henry VI. to George III. Port Books: Yearly Accounts of Water-Bailiffs and Receivers of Petty Customs of the Port of Southampton:—

Temp. Henry VI. Sixteen books 16
" Edward IV. Three books 3
" Henry VII. Five books 5
" Henry VIII. Fifteen books 15
" Edward VI. Four books 4
Temp. Mary Four books 4
" Elizabeth Thirty-seven books 37
Thirteen dateless and otherwise defective books of the sixteenth century 13
Temp. Charles I. Two books 2
" George II. Four books 4
" George III. Three books 3
106 106

(7.) Henry VI. to Charles II. Stewards' Books: Yearly Accounts of Receipts into and Disbursements from the Town treasury:—

Temp. Henry VI. Nine books 9
" Edward IV. Nine books 9
" Richard III. Two books 2
" Henry VII. Seven books 7
" Henry VIII. Fifteen books 15
" Mary Two books 2
" Elizabeth Seven books 7
" Charles I. One book 1
" Charles II. One book 1
53 53

(8.) Edward IV. to George III. Town Court Books:—

Temp. Edward IV. Four dateless and otherwise defective books 4
Town Court Book 1482–3 A.D. 1
" " 1566 A.D. 1
" " 1572–3 A.D. 1
" " 1589–91 A.D. 1
" " 1603–13 A.D. 1
" " 1618–26 A.D. 1
" " 1621 A.D. 1
" " 1631 A.D. 1
" " 1637–46 A.D. 1
" " 1638–50 A.D. 1
" " 1651–61 A.D. 1
" " 1662–68 A.D. 1
" " 1677–94 A.D. 1
" " 1694–1701 A.D. 1
" " 1695–1707 A.D. 1
" " 1708–30 A.D. 1
" " 1731–66 A.D. 1
21 21
(9.) 1445 A.D. to James I. Book of Remembrances of the Town of Suthampton 1
(10.) 1455 A.D. Terrier of the Tenements, &c. within the walls of the town of Suthampton 1
(11.) 1473–8 A.D. Book of Oaths and Ordinances of the town of Suthampton 1
(12.) 1482 A.D. Assize of Bread Book 1
(13.) 1488 to 1597 A.D. Book of Remembrances of the town of Suthampton. Used in later time (1708–56 A.D.) as an Admiralty Court Book 1
(14.) 1489 to 1593 A.D. Liber de finibus ville Suthampton. The Book of fines, perquisites, forfeitures, and casualties 1
(14.) 1495 A.D. Terrier of the town of Suthampton 1
(15.) 1496 to 1554. Four Weighing-books of 1496, 1533, 1545, and 1554 A.D. 4
(16.) 1496 to 1704. Book of Oaths and Ordinances of the town of Suthampton: With burgesses' admissions 1
(17.) 16th Century. Book of common forms and precedents for the convenience and use of legal draughtsmen 1
(18.) 1517 to 1592 A.D. The Boke of Remembrances of the town of Suthampton 1
(18.) 1525–98 A.D. Liber Debitorum ville Suthampton: Book of debts of the town of Suthampton 1
(19.) 1535 to 1782. Mayors' Books of receipts and disbursments: Yearly Accounts of 1535–6, 1541–2, 1562–3, 1566–7, 1574–5, 1580–1, 1581–2, 1603–4, 1610–11, 1616–17, 1631–2, 1633–4, 1634–5, 1636–7, 1638–9, 1645–6, 1647–8, 1654–5, 1658–9, 1660–1, 1661–2, 1662–3, 1669–70, 1671–2, 1674–5, 1679–80, 1704–5, 1707–8, 1708–9, 1709–10, 1710–11, 1712–13, 1717–18 1721–2, 1723–4, 1724–5, 1727–8, 1730–1, 1731–2, 1734–5, 1737–8, 1738–9, 1744–5, 1746–7, 1752–3, 1757–8, 1760–1, 1763–4, 1766–7, 1767–8, 1768–9, 1769–70, 1771–2, 1772–3, 1773–4, 1774–5, 1776–7, 1777–8, 1781–2 A.D. 59
(20.) 1544 to 1589 A.D. Ten Muster-Books of 1544, 1555, 1567, 1579, 1583 and 1589 A.D. 10
(21.) 1552 to 1580 A.D. Seven Linen-Hall Account-books of 1552–5, 1556, 1557, 1560, 1564, 1569, 1580 A.D. 7
(22.) 1550 to 1796. Imperfect series of Court Leet (Cutted Thorn) books 100
(22.) 1554 to 1584 A.D. Nine Woollen-Hall Account books of 1554–5, 1569–70, 1570–1, 1572, 1574, 1574–5, 1575–6, 1581–2, 1583–4 9
(23.) 1559 A.D. Assize of Bread book 1
(24.) 1559 to 1567 A.D. "Stall-and-Art" and "Presentments" book 1
(25.) 1576 to 1586 A.D. Robert Knaplocke's "Liber Instrumentorum," i.e. Book of legal evidences 1
(26.) 1575 to 1586 A.D. Four Mayors' Books: of yearly remembrances, with examinations and depositions 4
(27.) 1576–7 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions 1
(28.) 1582 A.D. City of Winchester Pied Poudre Court book 1
(29.) 1590 A.D. Book of depositions 1
(30.) 1591 to 1689 A.D. Book of Remembrances of the town of Southampton: With records of orders and proceedings in municipal assemblies 1
(31.) 1592–4 A.D. Book of examinations, recognizances, and depositions 1
(32.) 1592 to 1617 A.D. Liber Debitorum ville Suthampton: Audit Accounts book of the town of Suthampton [..]
(33.) 1596 A.D. Assize of Bread book
(34.) 1601–2 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions 1
(35.) 1602–3 A.D. Assembly Book: of orders and proceedings in municipal assemblies 1
(36.) 1606–7 A.D. Assembly Book: of orders and proceedings in municipal assemblies 1
(37.) 1609 to 1705 A.D. Book of Apprentices: a register of the poor children bound apprentices by the Mayor, aldermen, and assistants of the town of Southampton 1
(38.) 1609 to 1737 A.D. Book of Apprentices; a register of "all persons bound Apprentices in the town of Southampton" 1
(39.) 1613 to 1725 A.D. Register of the Free Commoners of the town of Southampton 1
(40.) 1617 A.D. Survey of the lands and tenements of the corporation of the town of Southampton 1
(41.) 1619 to 1635 A.D. Sessions of Peace Book 1
(42.) 1622 to 1643 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions 1
(43.) 1625 to 1702 A.D. Grants from the Crown for termes of yeares; in two parts. Part I. from 1625 to 1685 A.D., and Part II. from 1685 to 1702 A.D. 1
(44.) 1632 to 1648 A.D. Book of Recognizances of the town of Southampton 1
(45.) 1638 to 1666 A.D. Town of Southampton "Lease-Ledger" 1
(46.) 1642 to 1678 A.D. Assembly-Book: Book of orders and minutes of proceedings in municipal assemblies 1
(47.) 1643 A.D. Book of Accounts of the estate of the late John Parkinson, Esq., "Felo-de-se" 1
(48.) 1643 A.D. Terrier of the town of Southampton 1
(49.) 1646 to 1672 A.D. Liber Debitorum ville Southampton; Book of the debts of the town of Southampton 1
(50.) 1647 to 1652 A.D. Assessments Book 1
(51.) 1648 to 1663 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions 1
(52.) 1661 A.D. Book of subscriptions and contributions in aid of the King 1
(53.) 1663 to 1668 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions 1
(54.) 1666–7 A.D. Alehouse Recognizances book 1
(55.) 1669 to 1689 A.D. Book of examinations and recognizances, and of proceedings at Sessions of Peace 1
(56.) 1679 to 1734 A.D. Book of Orders and minutes of proceedings of municipal assemblies 1
(57.) 1681–8 A.D. Book of the correspondence of John Flamsteed and William Molyneux 1
(58.) 1681 A.D. Translation from Latin into English, by William Molyneux for his father's use, of Evangelista Torricellio's treatise "Of the Motion of Heavy Bodys, naturally falling and projected" 1
(59.) 1694 A.D. Assize of Bread book 1
(60.) —. Translation into English, by William Molyneux, of Galileo's Dialogues 1
(61.) 18th Century. Book of extents and particulars of manors in the county of Cornwall 1
(62.) 18th Century. Dr. Bulkeley's Treatise of Trees and their Culture 1
(63.) 1703 to 1721 A.D. Book of oaths and ordinances of the town of Southampton: With records of Burgesses' Admissions to the franchise of the town, and of minutes of proceedings in municipal assemblies 1
(64.) 1704 A.D. Notes and materials for the History of Ireland 1
(65.) 1707 to 1709 A.D. Letter-book of Samuel Molyneux, the son of William Molyneux, the mathematician 1
(66.) 1711 to 1747 A.D. Register of parochial settlements. 1
(67.) 1721 A.D. Copy of the testament (with codicil) of Dorothy Lady Capell, Baroness-Dowager of Tewkesbury, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in London, on 21, June, 1721 A.D. 1
(68.) 1723–1 A.D. Cash-book of the Corporation of Southampton 1
(69.) 1725 A.D. County Stock and County Treasurer's accounts book 1
(70.) 1728 to 1755 A.D. Book of examinations and depositions 1
(71.) 1729 to 1748 A.D. Sessions of Peace (Orders) Book 1
(72.) 1734 A.D. Southampton Chartulary; Book of the charters of the town, copied and made into a book by order of Recorder 1
(73.) 1734 to 1766 A.D. Assembly Book; of orders and minutes of proceedings in municipal assemblies 1
(74.) George III. Dr. Speed's "History and Antiquities of Southampton," used by the Reverend Silvester Davies in his recently published "History of Southampton," and described in the Preface to that comprehensive and carefully executed book 1
(75.) 1765 A.D. Book of common forms and precedents, for the convenience and use of legal draughtsmen 1
(76.) 1776 to 1782 A.D. Rental of the Corporation of the town of Southampton 1
(77.) 1779 to 1781 A.D. Rental of the Corporation of the town of Southampton 1
(78.) 1783 to 1796 A.D. Town of Southampton "Market Rental Book" 1
(79.) 1792 to 1803 A.D. Town of Southampton Quit-Rent book 1
(80.) 1808 to 1848 A.D. Town of Southampton "Market Rental Book" 1
Total number of volumes 504