MAGNA CARTA - A roll containing the third reissue of Magna Carta
11 Feb. 1225, with the Charter of the Forest; contemporary copy. The roll contains variant readings, e.g. in the Charter of the Forest an extra clause 'De boscis autem aliorum nullum detur chiugnagium' (i.e. 'chiminagium'). See W. Blackstone, The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest (1759), notes to pp. xlviii, li, who refers to the present roll. J. Gutch, Collectanea Curiosa, II (1781), 352-62, reprints extracts from Blackstone and submissions to SA by the Rev. Charles Lyttelton, 8 Jan. 1761, and Blackstone, 28 May 1762, relating to the roll. Blackstone suggested that that it was not an authentic enrolment but part of a roll containing a collection of statutes. Ker, MMBL (1969), 314.
Formerly owned by the Rev. Charles Lyttelton, PSA, and considered by him to come from Halesowen (cf. HMC Second Report (1871), App., 38, for deeds relating to the Praemonstratensian abbey of Halesowen, Worcs., in the Lyttelton MSS). Exhibited by Lyttelton to SA, 21 Dec. 1749 (Minute Book VI, p. 17) and 8 Jan. 1761 (Minute Book VIII, pp. 274-7). See also Minute Book IX, 10 June 1762, pp. 2-7, for William Blackstone's dating. Presented by Thomas Pitt, Esq., nephew and executor of the Rev. Charles Lyttelton, 18 Apr. 1771, with SAL/MSS/535, 538.
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