Catalogue description JAMES I.

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Details of SAL/MS/75
Reference: SAL/MS/75
Title: JAMES I.

'A true Collection as well of all the kinges Maties offices and ffees ...'. An establishment list, fols. 4-24, preceded by lists of dukes, fol. 1, valuations of bishops' livings, fols. 1-2, nobility, fols. 2-3v (with additions of new creations), note of bishops and precedence, fol. 3v. Followed by lists of ships, with complements, fols. 24v-5v, details of musters by counties, fols. 26-7, names of fugitives overseas contrary to statute (23 Eliz., c. 1), fols. 27-8v, costs of the court of first fruits and tenths, fol. 28v, number of churches, fol. 29, list of recent creations by Jas. I including titles and offices of George Villiers up to his creation as Marquess of Buckingham, 1618, and creation of Sir Francis Bacon as Baron Verulam, July 1618, fol. 29v (followed by two stubs); a few titles, top fol. 30, ending with the creation of Lord Hay as Viscount Doncaster, 1618. On the back cover the full styles and titles of George, Marquess of Buckingham, and Francis, Lord Verulam. Extracts, fols. 24v-7, read to SA by the Rev. John Brand, 25 Feb., 8 July 1802 (Minute Book XXIX, pp. 132-3, 277-82), and published in Archaeologia, 15 (1806), 53-8. See also Proc., 2nd ser., 2 (1861-4), 25-6. For other establishment lists temp. Jas. I see SAL/MSS/40, 45, 74.

Date: 17th Century
Held by: Society of Antiquaries of London, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical condition: Paper; ff. iii + 30. c. 1606, with additions to 1617, and further additions, 1618, etc. Small folio. Vellum, repaired with reversed leather. 'Edw. Nowell is the true owner of this booke', on the back cover. 'John Moseley', later 17th century, on the front cover. 'Bought of Mr Baynes in pater noster Row Decr. 1801 £1: 11. 6', note, fol. ii, with a cancelled signature (of John Brand).
Custodial history:

Probably one of the MSS which John Brand had been authorised to purchase; see Council Minutes, 18 Feb. 1802.

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