St John's College H.20 (James 285)

'Tabula Angliae'. Latin, 1627


'Tabula Angliae Script' Anno Domini 1627', a complete valuation of all the benefices in England and Wales, arranged by county. There is also a list of 'Addicons' (fos 84-6). The 'Tabula' records nearly 9506 benefices, with a total annual value of over £113,000. Cf. the list in SJC, MS S.2, which seems all but identical in content.

Manuscript extra information

1405x275 mm. xi+86 fos. Many extravagant pen flourishes and embellishments at fo. iir, including 'John Bowtell AB, Library Keeper' (struck through. John Bowtell, subsequently a Fellow of St John's College, took his BA in 1690, and his MA in 1693), 'Browne St John's', and 'St John's Coll: Cantabrigiae' (all three on fo. ii r). Elaborate initial T on fo. vi r, enclosing the date.

A single hand. Paper. A slightly later binding, leather on boards, stamped with portcullis and crown device. The binding was repaired and the vol. re-backed in the nineteenth century.