St John's College I.14a (James 311) (Wagstaff 3495)

Creations of English nobility. English, seventeenth century


A catalogue of new creations in the English nobility, arranged chronologically from the reign of William the Conqueror to the reign of Elizabeth I. The first peer listed under William I is Edgar Etheling. The last elevation recorded is that of Peregrine Bartie, or Bertie, as Lord Willoughby de Eresby, whose right to the title was admitted 11 Nov. 1580. In a single hand of the early seventeenth century, a clean copy from an earlier original (p. 110: 'This is a true copy of the originall examined by Daniell Dabbes and Dan[iel] Crome'). Very occasional mistranscriptions underlined (p. 107).

Manuscript extra information

280x185mm. iv+110+vii pp.; inscribed by Thomas Baker at p. 1 'Liber olim ornatissimi viri Thomae Wagstaff' and 'Tho: Baker dedit Coll: Jo: socius eiectus'; p. iv: College bookplate (eighteenth century).

Paper - unidentified watermark, original soft vellum binding.