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James I. Establishment list

Reference code
James I. Establishment list
17th century
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. iii + 30.
Small folio.
Vellum binding, 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).
Scope and content
'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.
James I (1566-1625), King of Great Britain and Ireland
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Archival history
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.
Related units of description
For other establishment lists temp. Jas. I see MSS/0040, MSS/0045, MSS/0074.