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Nobility. 'A treatise concernynge the Nobilitie accordinge to the lawe of England’

Reference code
MSS/0082
Title
Nobility. 'A treatise concernynge the Nobilitie accordinge to the lawe of England’
Date
17th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + 92. Folio. Vellum. '10s - 6d' (fol. ii).
Scope and content
"A treatise concernynge the Nobilitie accordinge to the lawe of England". A treatise on the nobility consisting of a general introduction, fols. 1-6v, and detailed descriptions of the rights and privileges of each rank beginning 'Of the Prince', fol. 7, and ending with noble women, fols. 82v-92v; c. 1612. Includes (fols. 16v-18v) a copy of the patent for the creation of the Duke of York 'that nowe is' (Charles, afterwards Charles I, created Duke of York, 1605) but does not include his creation as Duke of Cornwall, 1612, although the title is discussed as the peculiar inheritance of the king's first begotten son (fols. 18v-20v). References throughout to Coke's Reports, statutes, and various case histories. Contents lists, fols. iii, iv.

The treatise is usually attributed to Sir John Doderidge (d. 1628); see J. H. Baker, J. S. Ringrose, A Catalogue of English Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (1996), 191-2, for other sources.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/82