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CONSTITUTIONES

MRJ number: 
106
College classmark: 
E.3

    Vellum, 7 x 5.25, ff. 106 + 6, 26-24 lines to a page.  15th cent., very neatly

written.

    Old binding, skin over boards, clasps gone.

    Donor, T. C. S.: priced 40s.

    Collation: 3 flyleaves, 18 - 78 86 |  98 - 128 1312 | 3 flyleaves.

    Some notes of the 15th and 16th centuries on the flyleaf.

   

    Contents:

        1.    Statuta Curiae Cantuariensis      .         .         .         .         .         .         .         f.  1

               Robertus permissione diuina Cant. Arch., etc.

               Defaced initial and partial border.

                     -ac beato thoma martire.  Amen.

               Inc. modus introducendi negotia in tuitoriis (?)         .         .         .         .           15

                     -nec admittitur declaracio.  Expl. Stat. Cur. Cant. edita

                      et composita a Rob. quondam Arch. Cant.

               Inc. statuta Curie Cant. composita a d. Johanne quondam

                  Cant. Archiep.       .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .            18  

                     -iii Idus Maii A. d. mo cccmo xliio.

               Expl. Stat. Curie de arcubus quam feliciter.

               Hic calumpniatur processus Cant. propter subscripta          .         .         .            41b

               Hec in primis calumpniantur

                     -prout iustum antedicte de die vero (?), etc.

               Expl. Statuta de arcubus London.          .         .         .         .         .         .            56v

               ff. 57, 58a blank.

               On 58b, 59a Tables of the constitutions of Otho and Ottobonus.

               59b-62b blank.

        2.    Constitutiones Othonis (1237)       .         .         .         .         .         .         .           63

               Quoniam domum dei decet.

               Border and defaced initial.

                     -minus intelligentibus exponatur.

               ffiniunt Const. d. Othonis quondam in Anglia apostolice sedis

                  legati quam feliciter.

        3.    Inc. constituciones d. Octoboni, etc.           .         .         .         .         .         .          75

               Octobonus miseracione diuina      

                     -celebrant obseruari.

               ffiniunt const. diuorum (?) uirorum Dominorum Othonis et

                  Octoboni quondam in Anglia Wallia Hibernia et Scocia

                  Apost. sedis legatorum quam feliciter per d. (or T.) k.

               In another hand.

               Circumspecte agatis     .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .  105b

                     -regiam consultacionem.

               Sequuntur quedam Responsiones Regis Edwardi in parliamento

                  suo apud Eboracum xxiiii die nou. regni sui anno decimo

               (unfinished: only 6 lines).

               On flyleaf at end: Thomas Hopkins (xvi, xvii).

Supplementary information 

The first part of the text that begins on fol. 41v also appears in All Souls, Oxford, MS. 42, fols 176v-177r.  Professor A. G. Watson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of All Souls, Oxford (Oxford, 1997).

There is a typescript note by the Revd F. Donald Logan, kept inside the back cover of this MS., which reads as follows: 

Fols 15r - 16v Incipit modus introducendi negotia in tuitoriis.

                        In tuicionibus primo introducitur negotium hoc est

                        legitur liter certificatorii  .  .  .  et non potuit eam

                        sed ut maliciose deferret eam proponit.

This is an abbreviated form of the Consuetudiens curie Cantuariensis, very similar to Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1146, fols 114r-115v and to be compared with Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS. 511.3, fol. 178.

 

Fols 16v-17v  Robertus permissione diuina Cantuariensis archiepiscopus tocius

Anglieprimas dilectis filiis officiali curie Cantuariensis  . . . datum    Wrotham xvi kal.  Junii anno domini m0 ccc0 ix consecracionis nostre anno xv0.

This is Winchelsey's statute of 1309 (Wilkins, Concilia, II, 303-4).

 

Fol. 17v           Pridie kal. Iunii anno domini m0 ccc0 xij indiccione x0.

                        Dominus officialis in consistorio de arcubus pro tribunali

                        sedens decrevit .  .  .  quod ab illo die quibuscumque

                        libellis .  .  .  et hoc idem decrevit observari in quibus-

                        cumque excepcionibus criminum nec admittitur declaracio.

                        Expliciunt statuta curie Cantuariensis edita et com-

                        posita a Roberto quondam archiepiscopo Canturiensi.

 

Fols 18r-41r    Hic incipiunt statuta curie Cantuariensis composita a

                        domino Iohanne quondam Cantuariensi archiepiscopo .  .  . 

                         .  .  .  Datum apud Lambeth v0 ydus Maii anno domini

                        mo cccmo xlii et nostre tranlacionis anno nono.

                        Publicacio statutorum predictorum in ecclesia beate

                        Marie de arcubus London' facta fuit per prefatum

                        dominum archiepiscopum in presencia aliorum episcoporum

                        suffraganeorum suorum iij idus Maii anno domini mo cccmo xlii.

                        Explicit Statuta Curie de arcubus quam feliciter.

This is the Statute of Abp Stratford of 1342 (Wilkins, Concilia, II, 681-95).

 

Fols  41v-56v Hic calumpniatur processus Cant' propter subscripta

                          et nota bene istam materiam propter iuria.

                          Hic in primis calumpniatur qui absque cause cognicione

                          in tutitoriis .  .  .

                          .  .  .  prout iustum antedicte (?) de die .  .  .   etc.

                                   Expliciunt statuta de arcubus London'.

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