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St Albans Abbey

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Date: 1150-1700
Places:
  • St Albans, Hertfordshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Benedictine monks
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C67004 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O61806 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
c1152-1522: deeds (c1152-1522) and legal papers (13th cent-1389)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See British Library index of manuscripts; HMC 1st Report, viii-ix, App 14-34 (Hatton Charters)
2
13th cent: copies of Anglo-Saxon and royal charters (Offa-Henry I)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (831)
3
late 14th cent: cartulary
Devonshire Collection Archives, Chatsworth
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (832); HMC Guide to Family and Estate collections (17a)
4
late 14th cent: parts of vol ii of the same cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (833-4)
5
16th cent: register of lands acquired 1420-1521 with copies of deeds, rentals, extents, etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (835)
6
14th-15th cent: almoner's cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (836)
7
14th-15th cent: sacrist's cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (837)
8
register of abbey during abbacy of William Heyworth
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See British Library index of manuscripts
9
15th cent: letter-book of Abbot John Wheathampstead
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (840)
10
14th-15th cent: register of rentals, custumals, records of legal proceedings, etc rel to abbey's lands
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (838); Monastic Research Bulletin 3,p25
11
15th cent: history of the second abbacy of John Wheathampstead 1451-65
College of Arms
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (841)
12
15th-16th cent: register of the abbots 1458-88
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (842, 843)
13
1492: fragment of register of Abbot Ramridge
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 9826 St Albans archdeacon

See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (842A)
14
memorandum book of Prior John Moot, incl rentals, leases, acquitances, etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (839); CE Wright Fontes Harleiani
15
c1380: 'Catalogues Benefactorum', with notes of benefactions
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (844)
16
15th cent: Book of Benefactors
Cambridge University: Parker Library, Corpus Christi College
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (845)
17
two lost leiger books
Unknown location
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (848)
18
17th cent: extracts from lost leiger books
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (848)
19
14th cent: copies of court rolls of Aston Abbots 1288-1344
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (846)
20
13th-15th cent: Formulary 14th-15th cent
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (847); CUL Catalogue of MSS (1979 reprint)
21
1537-38: book of receipts (trans from Latin temp James I)
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
22
14th cent-early 16th cent: records of Herts (Cashio, Watford, etc) manors
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 7244 Capell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [16a]
23
1237-1536: Herts manorial records
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [16g]
24
15th cent: royal pardon for receiving papal bulls 1445
Eton College
NRA 31984 Eton College

See NR Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, II, 1977; MR James, Descriptive Catalogue
25
c 1150: psalter and notes
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Annual Return 2005

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