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Statutes and ordinances of the Court of Arches

Reference code
MSS/0165
Title
Statutes and ordinances of the Court of Arches
Date
16th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.i + 87. Small folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Statutes and ordinances of the Court of Arches (the ecclesiastical court of appeal for the province of Canterbury) from Robert of Winchelsey to Matthew Parker (d. 1575); last entry relates to 27 June 1573. Latin. Contents list, fols. 2-5v, preceded by historical notes, fols. 1r,v. Transcripts of statutes and ordinances, fols. 7-77; orders, in English, concerning court officials (apparitors), fols. 77-8; list of new statutes from Robert Kilwardby to Matthew Parker, fols. 79-81v; session dates, fols. 82v-3v; other notes relating to the Court of Arches, list of suppressed monasteries, admissions of advocates, fols. 84-7v.
Creator
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/165
Archival history
Owned by Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Bt. (d. 1672; signature, fol.1).