KING JOHN LETTERS PATENT TO BEAULIEU ABBEY, HAMPSHIRE

MS 610
MS Short Title KING JOHN LETTERS PATENT TO BEAULIEU ABBEY, HAMPSHIRE
Text ROYAL LETTERS PATENT OF KING JOHN, GRANTING TO BEAULIEU ABBEY, HAMPSHIRE, THE SERVICE OF ROGER DE KYNILLY, BURGESS OF BRISTOL, WITH ALL THE LANDS WHICH ROGER HOLDS FROM THE KING IN BRISTOL. WITNESSES INCLUDING: WILLIAM OF SAINTE-MèRE-EGLISE, BISHOP OF LONDON; PETER DES ROCHES, BISHOP OF WINCHESTER; JOSCELIN OF WELLS, BISHOP OF BATH AND GLASTONBURY; WILLIAM DE CANTILUPE, STEWARD OF THE HOUSEHOLD
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Guildford, England, 17 January 1215, 1 f., 19x21 cm, (14x19 cm), 13 long lines in a fine English court documentary script, flourished capitals, by Richard Marsh, Chancellor of England, with the Great Seal of England in dark green wax.
Binding England, 1960-es, green quarter morocco gilt folding case.
Provenance 1. Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary, Beaulieu, Hampshire (1215-ca. 1539); 2. Edward Michell, Monkton House near Chippenham, Wiltshire; 3. Edward Michell's mother; 4. Philip Bliss, Oxford (1787-1857); 5. Sotheby's 21.8.1858:95; 6. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 18143 (1858-1872); 7. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 8. Sotheby's 11.11.1946:136; 9. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
Commentary Written only a few months before the completion of Magna Carta. Here the Great Seal of England is present, while it is missing on the 4 copies of the original Magna Carta.
Exhibited University of Oslo. Library of Law Faculty: Opening exhibition of Domus Bibliotheca, 5-27 May 1994.
Place of origin Guildford
Dates 1215 AD

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