The corporation of Southampton
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Historical Manuscripts Commission

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1887

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'The corporation of Southampton: Books listed', The Manuscripts of the Corporations of Southampton and Kings Lynn: Eleventh report, Appendix; part III (1887), pp. 1-6. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67097 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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(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 kings1
(3.)Richard II. to Elizabeth. "The Black Book" of the Town of Southampton. Further particulars of this volume appear on subsequent pages of this catalogue1
(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 catalogue1
(5.)Henry VI. to Elizabeth. Brokage Books: Yearly Accounts of Receivers of Toll and Dues at the Bar-gate:—
Temp.Henry VI.Three books3
"Edward IV.Seven books7
"Henry VII.Three books3
"Henry VIII.Eight books8
"Edward VI.Four books4
"MaryFour books4
"ElizabethThree books3
Twenty-seven dateless and otherwise defective books of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries27
5959

(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 books16
"Edward IV.Three books3
"Henry VII.Five books5
"Henry VIII.Fifteen books15
"Edward VI.Four books4
Temp.MaryFour books4
"ElizabethThirty-seven books37
Thirteen dateless and otherwise defective books of the sixteenth century13
Temp.Charles I.Two books2
"George II.Four books4
"George III.Three books3
106106

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

Temp.Henry VI.Nine books9
"Edward IV.Nine books9
"Richard III.Two books2
"Henry VII.Seven books7
"Henry VIII.Fifteen books15
"MaryTwo books2
"ElizabethSeven books7
"Charles I.One book1
"Charles II.One book1
5353

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

Temp. Edward IV. Four dateless and otherwise defective books4
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
2121
(9.)1445 A.D. to James I. Book of Remembrances of the Town of Suthampton1
(10.)1455 A.D. Terrier of the Tenements, &c. within the walls of the town of Suthampton1
(11.)1473–8 A.D. Book of Oaths and Ordinances of the town of Suthampton1
(12.)1482 A.D. Assize of Bread Book1
(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 Book1
(14.)1489 to 1593 A.D. Liber de finibus ville Suthampton. The Book of fines, perquisites, forfeitures, and casualties1
(14.)1495 A.D. Terrier of the town of Suthampton1
(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' admissions1
(17.)16th Century. Book of common forms and precedents for the convenience and use of legal draughtsmen1
(18.)1517 to 1592 A.D. The Boke of Remembrances of the town of Suthampton1
(18.)1525–98 A.D. Liber Debitorum ville Suthampton: Book of debts of the town of Suthampton1
(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) books100
(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, 1583–49
(23.)1559 A.D. Assize of Bread book1
(24.)1559 to 1567 A.D. "Stall-and-Art" and "Presentments" book1
(25.)1576 to 1586 A.D. Robert Knaplocke's "Liber Instrumentorum," i.e. Book of legal evidences1
(26.)1575 to 1586 A.D. Four Mayors' Books: of yearly remembrances, with examinations and depositions4
(27.)1576–7 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions1
(28.)1582 A.D. City of Winchester Pied Poudre Court book1
(29.)1590 A.D. Book of depositions1
(30.)1591 to 1689 A.D. Book of Remembrances of the town of Southampton: With records of orders and proceedings in municipal assemblies1
(31.)1592–4 A.D. Book of examinations, recognizances, and depositions1
(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 depositions1
(35.)1602–3 A.D. Assembly Book: of orders and proceedings in municipal assemblies1
(36.)1606–7 A.D. Assembly Book: of orders and proceedings in municipal assemblies1
(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 Southampton1
(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 Southampton1
(40.)1617 A.D. Survey of the lands and tenements of the corporation of the town of Southampton1
(41.)1619 to 1635 A.D. Sessions of Peace Book1
(42.)1622 to 1643 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions1
(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 Southampton1
(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 assemblies1
(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 Southampton1
(49.)1646 to 1672 A.D. Liber Debitorum ville Southampton; Book of the debts of the town of Southampton1
(50.)1647 to 1652 A.D. Assessments Book1
(51.)1648 to 1663 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions1
(52.)1661 A.D. Book of subscriptions and contributions in aid of the King1
(53.)1663 to 1668 A.D. Book of examinations, informations, and depositions1
(54.)1666–7 A.D. Alehouse Recognizances book1
(55.)1669 to 1689 A.D. Book of examinations and recognizances, and of proceedings at Sessions of Peace1
(56.)1679 to 1734 A.D. Book of Orders and minutes of proceedings of municipal assemblies1
(57.)1681–8 A.D. Book of the correspondence of John Flamsteed and William Molyneux1
(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 book1
(60.)—. Translation into English, by William Molyneux, of Galileo's Dialogues1
(61.)18th Century. Book of extents and particulars of manors in the county of Cornwall1
(62.)18th Century. Dr. Bulkeley's Treatise of Trees and their Culture1
(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 assemblies1
(64.)1704 A.D. Notes and materials for the History of Ireland1
(65.)1707 to 1709 A.D. Letter-book of Samuel Molyneux, the son of William Molyneux, the mathematician1
(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 Southampton1
(69.)1725 A.D. County Stock and County Treasurer's accounts book1
(70.)1728 to 1755 A.D. Book of examinations and depositions1
(71.)1729 to 1748 A.D. Sessions of Peace (Orders) Book1
(72.)1734 A.D. Southampton Chartulary; Book of the charters of the town, copied and made into a book by order of Recorder1
(73.)1734 to 1766 A.D. Assembly Book; of orders and minutes of proceedings in municipal assemblies1
(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 book1
(75.)1765 A.D. Book of common forms and precedents, for the convenience and use of legal draughtsmen1
(76.)1776 to 1782 A.D. Rental of the Corporation of the town of Southampton1
(77.)1779 to 1781 A.D. Rental of the Corporation of the town of Southampton1
(78.)1783 to 1796 A.D. Town of Southampton "Market Rental Book"1
(79.)1792 to 1803 A.D. Town of Southampton Quit-Rent book1
(80.)1808 to 1848 A.D. Town of Southampton "Market Rental Book"1
Total number of volumes504