BYRON FAMILY, GENEALOGICAL ROLL

MS 557
MS Short Title BYRON FAMILY, GENEALOGICAL ROLL
Text BYRON FAMILY, GENEALOGICAL ROLL, FROM RADULPHUS BURON, MENTIONED IN THE DOMESDAY BOOK, 1086, TO JOHN FIRST BARON BYRON, 1626
Description MS in English on vellum, England, 1627, 1 roll of 8 membranes (complete), 76x530 cm, in Roman and Italic book script, large, 70x55 cm, ornamental heading within illuminated borders, 68 coats of arms, 5 large miniatures in colours of Byron family tombs.
Binding England, 19th c., cloth box.
Provenance 1. John Byron, Baron, England (1627-1652); 2. Admiral John Byron, England (1723-1786); 3. Poet George Byron, Baron (1788-1824); 4. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 24987 (-1872); 5. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 6. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1978); 7. Kraus cat. 157(1980):168.
Commentary It was the aspiration to the peerage of John, first Baron Byron (1599-1652), that motivated the preparation of this sumptuous MS. The poet, Lord Byron, was exceedingly proud of his title and descent. He certainly studied this roll with care, when he succeeded to the title in 1798.
Place of origin England
Dates 1627

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