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The statutes...Kings Reven...the obseratio..., [1606 or after]

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Call Number: MS P577

Scope and Contents

Abstract of all statutes concerning the King's revenues made since the 9th year of King Henry III (1224 CE). Alphabetical by subject: Accompte, Aide, Alienation, Auditor, Aulnage, Appropration, Auncient demeanse, Buttlerage, Cornewall, Cornub. Ducat, Cest'r [Chester] Com Palatin, Clark of the Signet, Court, Custome subsidie and imposition, Debt to the King, Dover, Exchequer, [Orders for Respect of Homage 1575], Eschector, Estreats fines and americiaments, Felonie, First fruits and tenthes, Gold and goldsmiths, Lancasterian Monasteries chauntries etc., the Minte, Money, Officers, Premunire, Premier seasin, Petition to the King, Patents and grants from the king, Receivors collectors etc., Recusant, Releife, Sherif, Treason, Vacation of bishopric, Wreck at sea, Wales, Wards.

Within each topic there are brief subjects (or precis?) of statutes, chronologically arranged by reign. The latest statute listed is typically from Henry VIII's or early in Elizabeth I's reign, though there are 3 statutes from the third year of James I's reign (1606).


  • Creation: [1606 or after]

Physical Description

Unmarked pages, 30 folios. Written in a formal upright secretary hand with decorative pen-initials and italic side notes probably by same scribe. Probably written in a single session--spaces were left at the end of some subjects, probably for later additions. Binding: limp vellum, 2 green silk ties. Formerly attached by 4 strips of tawed leather, which are now broken and torn away except in one piece.

Item is fragile, handle with care.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States