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18th Century
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Collected first half 18th century but including earlier material. Contents lists, fols. iii, iv. MS contents include:-

(1) Extracts relating to Berks. from the Domesday Book, 17th century. From the Domesday transcripts of Scipio Le Squire; see F. Taylor, 'The Books and Manuscripts of Scipio Le Squyer, Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer (1620-59)', Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 25 (1941), 137-64. fols. 1-5;-

(2) Blazons of arms of Knights of the Garter, Edw. III-Chas. I. fols. 6-12;-

(3) Church notes ('Capt Stevens MSS', fol. iii). fols. 17-19;-

(4) Extracts from Leland's Itinerary. fols. 20-8;-

(5) Extracts from Dr Robert Plot's collections on natural history. fols. 29-33.

Printed material:-

(6) Excerpt from Camden's Britannia, (1695). fols. 34-7v;-

(7) Berkshire sections of itinerary maps by John Ogilby, cut up and laid down. fols. 38-43;-

(8) Excerpts relating to Berks. from T. Fuller, Worthies (1662) and his Church History (1655-6). fols. 44-59v, 67-74v;-

(9) Richard Blome, A Mapp of Berkshire.. (1671), together with excerpts conc. Berks. from his Britannia (1673) and Nobility and Gentry.. related unto.. Berkshire (published with the Britannia). fols. 60v-6;-

(10) Poem by Alexander Pope, Windsor-Forest, second ed. (London, 1713). fols. 75-84v;-

(11) An Act for Enabling the Mayor, Bailliffs ... of ... New Windsor ... to repair ... their great Bridge (1735; cf. Commons Journals, XXII, 623). fols. 85-6v.
Squyer, Scipio Le (1579-1659), Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer and antiquary
Warburton, John (1682-1759), herald and antiquary
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