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Stanton to the. Foundress, 13th September 1346.—This messuage stood upon part of the site of the present College.

Royal Licence, allowing the Foundress to assign this messuage, which, upon Inquisition taken, proves to be holden in Oapite of the Crown in free burgage, by tho annual rent-service of 2d., called "Haggabul" (house-tax), 4th Juno 1348.

Tho Prior and Hospital of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge sell a messuage to Henry, son of Henry le Daubur, for 7s., and a perpetual rent of 2s. yearly; without date. (This messuage was afterwards known as " University Hostel.")

The Chancellor, Regents, and Non-regents of the University of Cambridge grant the same to the College; being the messuage they had from Roger de Haydon, 1351.

The Foundress and College covenant, by Indenture, with the University, to find a Chaplain to pray every year for the soul of Roger de Haydon.

Covenant with Clare Hall, Cambridge, as to the Obit of John Tapton, Clerk, 1490.

Indenture tripartite between Peterhouse, Pembroke Hall, and the Executors of William Burgoyno, D.D., late Master of Peterhouse, for his Obit, 1526.

Indenture between St. John's College and Pcmbroko Hall, for Dr. Sherton's Obit, 1535.

Indenture between Peterhouse and Pembroke Hall, for the same, 1535.

Indenture between Catherine Hall and Pembroke Hall, for tho same, 1535.

Indenture between Peterhouse and Pembroke Hall, for the Obit of Elizabeth "Wolf, her deceased Husband Richard Wolf, and others, 1554.

Royal Mandate to elect Jasper Chomley, M.A., of Corpus Christi College, a Fellow, 16th January 1629.

Royal Mandate to continue Abraham Clifford a Fellow. 9th August 1600.

Mandates to restore Mark Frank and Robert Mapletoft to their Fellowships, 7th August 1660.

Mandates to restore John Keeno and Edmund Keere to their Fellowships, 26th July 1660.

Mandate to restore Thomas Weedon to his Fellowship, 21st September 1660.

Accounts of Repairs of the College from the 12th to the 25th of Henry 8 (a.d. 1520 to 1533).

Status Collegii, given in by the Master, Nicholas Ridley, to the Viec-Chancellor, Matthew Parker, 1546. 'Status Collegii, intended to be given in by the Master (Younge), 1556.

Status Collegii, given in by the same to Cardinal Pole, and the other Visitors of the University, 1556.

Bills of Treasury Expenses from 1600 to 1621, and receipts of sums for the New Library.

Bills of Treasury Expenses from 1650 to 1660.

Account of the Expenses of building the East End of 'the North side of the New Court, towards which Dr. Ball and Mr. Quarles each gave lOOi.

Agreement between Mr. Matthias and the College for editing, printing, and publishing the works of Thomas Gray, the Poet, 21st June 1810.

Acquittance from Hugh Pelegrin, the Pope's Nuncio, for a moiety of 20 marks, due from the College to the Pope's Chamber for first-fruits, London, 1st November 1353.

Supplication of the Foundress and the College for a fresh Bull to confirm that of Pope Clement in 1349; Pope Urban 5, his successor, having made a general revocation of all permissions for appropriations; without date.

Bull of Pope Gregory 9, granting their petition, 15th September 1371.

Acquittance from Richard, Abbot of Nottele, and the Convent, to Imbert de Mountmartin, Rector of Tilneye, in Norfolk, for money due under tho decision of the Court of Rome in a suit between them, 17th May 1340.

Protest of William do Rudham, Rector of Clenchwarton, that he had not despoiled the Abbot of Nottele, 23rd January 1347.

Note of debts and demands between the King (Edward 3) and the Conte de St. Pol (Aymer do Valence); without date.

Royal Licence for John de Brctagne to assign the Castle of Fotheringhay, Repindon, and a yearly rent, out of estates all lately belonging to John do Baliol, to Mary de St. Paul for her life, 5th May 1331.

Inspeximus, under the broad seal, of an Indenture, which is recited therein, bearing date 7th November 1333, 7th Edward 3, by which John de Brctagne grants to Mary de St. Paul, Countess of Pembroke, his niece, for her life, his Castles of Richmond and Bowes, and

all other estates belonging to the Earldom of Richmond, the same to revert to him, in case she shall die first; she paving him, during their joint lives, an annuity 1,8001.*; 22nd November 1333.

The Churchwardens of Great St. Mary's Church by the Market, Cambridge, endow the Priest of their Chantry with a close called the " Paschal Yard," 20th June 1514.

Sentence of the Pope's Commissary in an Appeal of the Convent of Linton and Robert Renant. elected their Prior, against John Wittlesey, Monk of Thorney, pretending to the same office, 25th May 1358.

King Richard 1 grants to the Convent of tho Blessed Mary of Pynne, or Pyn, the Church of Soham, with its appurtenances, namely, the Chapel of Berge, Barway, with the tithes of Henny, etc., 26th October 1189.

Letter of Protection from King Henry 3 for the Convent of Pynne, 17th November 1238.

Copy of the King's restoration of Framlingham Castle, in Suffolk, to Roger Bygod, on the decease of his father, Hugh, Earl of Norfolk, 10th Henry 3 (a.d. 1226).

Title of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, and of Maurice Berkley, to the Earl Marshal's Estatea in Ireland, by descent from Thomas Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk; without date.

Computus Ballivorum de Framlingham, Saxted, Loos, Earl Soham, Trimley, and Walton, 21st Henry 6.

Petition of the College, read to the Bishop (Wren), that he would consecrate tho New Chapel of Pembroke College, 21st September 1665.

Another Petition, that he would consecrate Sir Robert Hitcham's Cloister, 1065.

Acts of Consecration of tho Chapel, and of the Vaults under the Altar, by Matthew Wren, Bishop of Ely, on the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist, 21st September 1665.

There are a largo number of Court Rolls, in the possession of tho College, of the Manors of Framlingham, Saxted, and Hardwick, beginning, in each case, in the reign of Edward 3. There are also a vast number of deeds, relative to the College property, those going so far back as tho 13th and 14th centuries being many hundreds in number; the whole of them having been abstracted and arranged by the present Master, with singular precision and minuteness, under the heads of the respective Estates belonging to the College.

The following documents, in the shape of volumes, are described in the order in which they were shown to me in the College Treasury, by Mr. Power.

College Treasurers' Accounts, 1557-1642, in a largo folio paper volume. The Treasurers' Accounts are continued, in a series of smaller folio volumes, down to the present day.

"The Book of Emptions, particuler fare and expenses, "of thoushold of tho right high and myghtye Prince, "Thomas, Duke of Norffolk," from 1st October, 18th Henry 8 to 29th September, 19th Henry 8; a folio paper volume of about 600 pages, beautifully written throughout. The edges of the leaves are a little tattered, but the writing is wholly untouched. This volume, which probably came to the College through its connexion with Framlingham, in Suffolk, is of considerable value, and of much interest, as regards its contents.

Bursars' Books, beginning at A.d. 1686; the first being a small folio paper volume, in modern binding, containing also the Baker's Accounts, 1647-1741. The early Comput us Rolls of the College are probably no longer in existence.

A quarto paper volume, much torn at the beginning; the early part being a terrier, or terrar, apparently of about the time of James 1; followed by copies of Charters, deeds, and Papal Bulls. The writing is almost undecipherable; in one page are the signatures oi "Hieron. Beal" and "Benjamin Lany," the latter Master of the College, A.d. 1630-14.

"Computi Ballivorum, Collectorum, Priepositorum, "Messoriorum, et Firmariorum, anno regni Henrici "Regis, Septimi, quarto, de redditibus et profiouis "e maneriis infrascriptis annuatim cxeuntibus;" an account of receipts from various Manors, probably belonging to the College, in the time of Henry 7; a small quarto volume of 108 leaves of paper, bound in parchment.

Great Register, Vol. I.: a large folio volume, bound in ancient wooden boards, the binding being embossed or stamped: the hinges it formerly had are gone, and the paper is wire-wove and of remarkable stoutness, resembling that of the earliestConvocation Book belonging to tho Corporation of Wells, in Somerset. There is no pagination, and it consists probably of from 60 to 70 leaves. In tho earlier part of the volume, of the date of 1370, or shortly after, are contained copies of all the title-deeds of the property originally given by the Foundress. Mary de St. Paul, Countess of Pembroke, to her new foundation, the Hall of Valence St. Mary. The later pages are occupied with entries of various descriptions, mostly lists and inventories, down to the rear 1604. After the original entries of deeds are ended, a page is headed with this title (translated from the Latin) :—" These are the ornaments of the Chapel "of the Hall of Valence Mary, in the University of "Cambridge, at the Feast of Michael the Archangel, "A.d. 1488." In the next page is entered (tr.):—" In "the vestibule are four chests, in the first of which are "contained the following jewels;" being followed by a description of the whole of the College plate contained therein. Then follows another Inventory of "Jewels '• found in the treasure-house A.d. 1491;" then, of probably about the same date, the following lists :— "Things found in the buttery;" "Table-cloths found "in the treasure-house;" "Things found in the kitch"en;" "Things found in the hall, and in the suppcrv room." The-following entry of " Things found in the "kitchen" is extracted verbatim, a translation being perhaps rendered necessary by the peculiarity of the language :—" Sexollae enea?, cum una parvaolla. Item, "septem potellsB enere, cum li streicelle [apparently], "cum magno cacabo. Item, vi calefactoria—charffing "ilischis. Item, ununi eharffere pro aqua califienda. "Item, una sertago—friing pan. Item, unum rrwrtere

"eneum cum li pestelle Item, ii gryde

"hyms, et cum ly irevetle. Item, unum ladille. Item, "unum scommcre et tres cultelli, unus magnus et duo "parvi. Item, tres morters do lapidibus, cum tribus "peetells. Item, octo spettos. Item, iiii rakhes. Item, "ii potliowkes. Item, a slyis, with a gratte. Item, a "markijng hyrne. Item, xvi new platers, viii sawssers, "xi Jlschys. Item, xiii holdcplatern, viii dischys, xii "sawssers. Item, ii new chargers. Item, afire fork, "and afyir shoylle [an error probably for ' shovylle ']. "Item, iii Item, ii andyrnes. Item, ii liyrnt "wiHgMs." Translated:—" Six brass pots, with one small "pot. Also, 7 brass plates, with the strewello [Pfork] "with tho great kettle. Also, 6 chafing-dishes. Also, "one chafer for warming water. Also, one frying-pan, "Also, one brass mortar, with tho pestle. . . . Also, "2 gridirons, and with the trivet. Also, one ladle. "Also, one skimmer and 3 knives, one large and two "small. Also, 3 stone mortars, with 3 pestles. Also, "8 spits. Also, 4 fire-rakes (?). Also, 2 pothooks. Also, "a slice, with a grate Cf). Also, a marking-iron. Also, "18 now platters, 8 saltcellars, 11 dishes. Also, 13 old "platters, 8 dishes, 12 saltcellars. Also, 2 new char"gers. Also, a fire-fork and a fire-shovel. Also, 3pails. "Also, 2 andirons. Also, 2 iron weights." The following is the Inventory, of the same date, previously mentioned, of the "Things found in the hall and the "supper-room,"—the then " Parlour," or "Combination "room" of the present day. "Inprimis, fowr tables "with ther 8 trisles. Item, fowr stoelles for the hye "table. Item, thwo long formes for the secunde tables. -" Item, thwo hangyng for the haull, on new of tapestry "work, and another paynted cloth. Thwo cupbordes, "oa in the parlor, and another in the haul, ii chairs, "on cownter, one forme in the parler: item, another "longer forme, in tho parler. Two nndernes. ii hang"ynges of red say in tho parler. Itom, a chyste in the "parler, to lay the new hangyngs in." Then, in two somewhat later hands,—■" Item, a prynted Bible. Item, "another cupboord in the Maystrcs chamber, wyche "dyd longe to the parler. ii platters wantyng off the "best, A.d. 1540."

In another page (tr.):—" These are the ornaments of "the Chapel of the Hall of Valence Mary, in the Uni"versity of Cambridge, found A.d. 1510;" (a portion of which Inventory will be found, in a translated form, at the end of this Report). In another, " Jewels "found in the treasure-house, A.d. 1526: linen cloths "in the chest of the treasury;" followed by a list of " chalices in this Chapel, saved from the robbery" —" a furto reservati,"—and later lists (a.d. 1546,1560, 1563) of Jewels,—Jocalia,—or, more strictly speaking, articles of plate; two only of which, I am told, have survived to the present day: a loss which, however, is to be accounted for by the zealous and self-sacrificing aid which the College afforded to the cause of Charles the First. This book has a voluminous Index at tho end, of about the middle of the 16th century, or perhaps somewhat later.

Register, Vol. II., or Order Book of the College; a volume closely resembling the preceding one in appearance, as to binding, the clasps also being broken off; • the leaves however ate of vellum, whereas those of the

earlier volume are of paper. The earliest entry (on some fly-leaves at tho beginning,) is apparently of the beginning of tho reign of Henry 7, to a somewhat earlier date than which not improbably the volume itself belongs. It opens with a list, in Latin, of " Ornaments "in tho Chapel of the Hall of Valence Mary, in the "University of Cambridge;" which seems, from its meagreness, to be earlier than any of those in tho proceding volume ; it is followed by an1 Inventory of College plate in 1584. At page 1 of tho numeration of the! volume, the "Ordinances and Decrees" of the College begin; this, like all the succeeding Registers, having, with the exceptions above stated, only the "Acta Col"legii" for its entries.

A small folio volumo, containing 281 leaves of paper,' bound in limp parchment, and having solely for it3 title "Chartse Antique." It is quite perfect, and is beautifully written throughout, in se%'eral hands of apparently the close of the 16th century: but it nowhere appears by whom, or from what sources, it was compiled. It contains copies of probably between seven and eight hundred charters and deeds, mostly executed by English sovereigns,—-King John more especially,— between Edgar and tho later Saxon times and tho end of the reign of Edward 1. At the beginning of the volume, is written, in a later, but neat, hand,—perhups by Bishop Wren, who at one time was a Fellow of this College,—a list, or Calendar (by no means a complete one) of the contents. The entries arc indiscriminate, and without any system, to all appearance, as to either selection of subjects or chronological sequenco. On referring to tho original edition of Rymer,—the only one at hand,—many of the articles contained in this volume are not, I find, there to be met with. The subjects of the first few leaves are here subjoined; they are grouped throughout, it should be observed, under letters, from A to N; the relative numbers however assigned to such letters varying considerably:—William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, to Walter de la Riviere, as tc Wutton; King John to the Monks of St. Augustine's at Canterbury, four Charters; King William to the Abbey of St. Mary at Thorney ; King John to the Lazars of Ferham, 18th April, in tho first year of his reign; Charter of King John to the Church of St. Mary at Oxford, remitting to Master John de Brideport a rent of 32 pence, due to him yearly from the church; grant of King John to Master William de Wrotham, 12th May, in the 5th year of his reign; King John to Philip, Bishop of Durham; King John to Roger Lacy, Constable of Chester, 27th May, in tho 7th year of his reign; King John to the Church of Reading, 2nd March, in the second year; King John to the Church of Reading, 3rd February, year not stated; grant by King John to Thomas de Chimilli, clerk, of lands in Kersington, 3rd November, in the seventh year; grant by King John to William Bruwero of various lands in England, specified by name, 27th September, in the sixth year; King John to Geoffrey Fitz-Pcter, of Bcrkhamstede (three Charters), 29th May, in tho seventh year, 22nd May, in the fifth year, and 26th April, in the fifth year; King John to Thomas Ruffie, grant of the Chambcrlainship, 5th July, in the fifth year; grant by King John to Walter de Prestone, of the Manor of Grittone, 13th September, in the sixth year; King John to the men of Andover; Henry 3 to the Abbey of Creke, 15th February, in tho 49th year of his reign; King John to the Abbot of Cirencester, 10th May, in the fifth year of his reign; grant by King John to the Prior of Suwark (St. Mary Overy's, in Southwark) of the lands of Dene, in Kent, 20th April, in the fifth year; Henry 2 to William Turpin, grant of lands in Frome; King John to Osbert Turpin, 14th August, in the fifth year; King John to Walter de Oura (a note says "Owres in Dorset "), 4th February, in the fifth year; King John to Jocelyn Fitz-Hugh, parson of the Church of Stanwell. 14th March, in the fifth year; King John to Robert Fitz-Roger, grant of the manor of Husenton, 6th June, in the fourth year; Henry (? the Second) to Robert de Mountfichet, grant of the Wardenship of tho Forest of Essex, and of the house of Havering, and other houses in the said forest, without date; grant by King John to the Abbot of Kirkstall, of the manor of Collingham, 3rd May, in tho sixth year of his reign. On a loose slip between tho leaves, written in a hand somewhat later than the writing of tho volume itself, reference is made, (in a still later hand.) to some Charters (not in this book), extracted by Richard Saint George: it is possible that this may have been tho name of the compiler of the present work. Most, if not all, of its contents are probably to be found elsewhere; but it deserves, lam inclined to think, a much more searching examination than my brief visit would allow of.

The following is an extract (translated) from the Great Kegister, Vol. I., under date 1510 :—

"In the vestibule [of the Chapel] there arc 5 chests: "in the first are contained the jewels that follow, "namely :—

"In the first place, a silver cross, with an image of "tho Blessed Virgin, and John, weighing 22 oz. Also, "the foot thereof, of silver gilt, weighing 28 oz. Also, "an image of the Blessed Virgin, of silver, with a foot "wholly of silver gilt, with 4 precious stones, weighing "19 oz. Also, a head of one of the Eleven Thousand "Virgins, covered with silver, with a small crown upon "the head, weighing 28! oz. Also, a jewel of silver gilt, "with a foot; and it has a beryl in tho middle, the "shapo of which is after the manner of a campanile, "weighing Hi oz. Also, a tablet of silver gilt for the "Pax, weiging 114 oz. Also, 2 wooden crosses, covered "with silver plates above. Also, 7 chalices, the first of "which, the best, is gilt, with a paten, weighing 21 oz. "The second chalice, gilt, with a paten, with the image "of Him Crucified inameld on the foot, weighing 164 oz. "The third chalice, gilt, with a paten, with the image "of Him Crucified on the foot, not inameld, weighing "15J oz. The fourth chalice, gilt without only, with a "paten, with the image of Him Crucified only on the "foot, weighing 12J oz. The fifth chalice, wholly par"eel gilt, with a paten, with the image of Him Cruci"fied, lOfoz. The sixth chalice, with a paten, parcel "gilt, 11 oz. The seventh chalice, parcel gilt, with an "image of Him Crucified, weighing 10 oz. Also, 2 silver "thuribles, one weighing 43 oz., and the other 38.j. *' Also, a vessel for holy water, with the asperge, "weighing 20J oz. Also, a small vessel for salt, with "the image of St. James. Also, 4 silver ampoules, 3 "of which are without the covers, weighing 144 oz. "Also, an incense-boat, with a spoon, weighing 12$ oz. "Also, 2 silver candlesticks, weighing 45 oz. Also, 2 "others, of copper. Also, one ewer, silver gilt, with "a cover, weighing 194 oz. Also, one small bell of "silver, weighing 8J oz. Also, one corporal of best "quality, the gift of Lady Fytzhughe, with her arms "thereon. Also, 2 corporals of gold and red cloth; "and other two of gold and blue cloth. Also, other two "of gold work; one of which has the image of Him "Crucified, and the other the image of the Saviour "with the image of Mary. Also, other 2 with the "arms of our Lady the Foundress on the one side, and "figures on the other Bide; the one having the Saluta"tion of Mary, and the other the Nativity of Christ, "with Joseph and Anna. Also, other 2 of white silk, "with gold birds on one side, and black velvet on the "other; and all these have linen cloths within, and "the best has 3 cloths. Also, a new corporal, the gift "of Master Feuterer, the Father [Confessor] of Syon, "of black velvet; and they have on the one side the "figure of Lady Mary, and on the other the Five "Wounds of Christ; they have also 3 corporal cloths. "Also, an excellent Missal."

I have here to express my thanks to Dr. Ainslie, the Master of the College, for his courtesy in giving me the opportunity of inspecting these documents: the pains which he has expended upon arranging the muniments of his College—the labour evidently of years—have already been brought under notice, but cannot be too highly commended. To the Reverend J. Power, Fellow and Tutor of the College, I am also under great obligations, for the readiness with which he placed his valuable services at my disposal, and gave me every facility, at almost a moment's notice, for collecting the materials for this Report.

Henry Thomas Riley.

Cambridge.Queens' College.

The following volumes are described in the order in which they were taken by me from the shelves of the study in the President's Lodge.

A Book called "Computus Finalis," 1532-1716, with the title written above, in an old English hand,—" Tho "final accomptes of Treasorers of this College, and "Debits (apparently) of the same." A folio paper volume of 190 pages, bound in limp parchment, entirely devoted to College accounts.

A book apparently without a title, but what may be termed a *' College Register," from A.d. 1628 to 1864; a folio paper volume of about 300 pages, bound in limp parchment. It is prefaced by several pages containing lists of the large collection of plate then in the possession of the College, beginning 5th of October 1615, and

occasionally stating in whose hands, among the President and Fellows, the several articles then were; with an Inventory of Furniture in the President's Lodge in 1617. There are tome curious entries in this volume, which bear reference to the theatrical representations so common in the University in those days.—(Folio 6 b), Jan. 4, 1636. "Taken out of the Treasury to be ayred, "My Ld. Feilding's suit; a gray stuff suit; the Para"site suit; a green suit with red tape lace; Phoebus' "mantle ; 3 hatts; two Nun's habits ; 2 payre of shoes; "2 coates of stayned callico. A pickadilly, a vizard, "a payro of gaiters. Bootes with red ribbons.—Joseph "Plum, Richard Bryan, Antonie Sparrow." In the next page, folio 7a—"Delivered out: Ld. Fielding's "cloak ; Grumio's cloak; Ryley's cloak " (run through with a pen); "the gilt turkey coat, Jan. 20, 1637." In folio 9—" Lent to Mr. Connoway at Hinckston, "Feb*. 20, 1638. for y' Lady Hind.—My Ld. Feilding's "suit and cloak, roses and garters. Mr. Hastings' "green sattin suit. A white branch sattin doublett. "Phoebus' robes, two plumes of feathers. The tawny "guilded coat;"—and below,—"This particulars were "retured into the Treasury, March y« 10th, 1638." Though it is essentially a business book, there are some curious things in the earlier part of this volume, as illustrating the manners and usages of the earlier part of the 17th century. The name by which the volume is now known, I was afterwards informed by Mr. Searle, is "Tho Sealing Book."

Auditors' Book (1), 1534-1546; a large folio volume, bound in limp parchment, partly paper, partly vellum, of about 200 pages; giving accounts of College rentals and expenditure. Under the latter, there are a few items illustrative of the customs of those times.

Auditors' Book (2), Michs. 1546 to Michs. 1548, and Michs. 1553 to Michs. 1558; a large folio, bound in limp parchment, partly paper, partly vellum, of about 100 pages. Of similar character to the preceding volume. The contents of both are beautifully written, probably by a professional hand.

Auditors'Book (3), 1558-1609; a folio volume, in limp parchment, containing 329 leaves of paper. A similar book to the preceding ones.

Auditors' Book (4). 1610-1772; a folio volume, in limp vellum, containing about 250 leaves of paper.

Commons Book, beginning in 1636, and coming down to the time of William and Mary. A small folio paper volume, in rough calf, containing about 300 pages, half of them filled. There are some interesting entries in this book, as to the diet and usages of those times. A list of doles and charities, given by common subscription of the Fellows, apparently in the latter part of the reign of Charles the First, contains many entries shewing the distracted state of the country at that period.

Bursars' Book, 1625-1637; a small folio volume, in limp parchment, containing about 50 leaves of paper, two-thirds filled.

An octavo volume, in limp parchment, containing 32 leaves of vellum, including those with later entries. Its title, on the reverse of folio 1, is—"Inventorium ora"nium et singulorum bonorum Collegii Reginalis Can"tebrigiae, factum et renovatum ibidem per Andream "Doket, Prsesidentem ejusdem, primo die mensis Sep"tembris anno Domini mill, cccclxxii." Its contents are,—first, an Inventory of the College Library; then, at folio 9a. a list of the chalices, silver and silver-gilt; a silver water-pot, with silver asperge, or sprinkler; 2 silver candlesticks, parcel gilt, and 2 silver cruets; folios 9 b and 10, a list of vestments: folio 11a, "Bona "et jocalia promptuarii."—Goods and jewels in the steward's room; folio 11 6, a list of cloths and linen. Folio 12£ ends with (translated): four "sawsers" (salt-cellars) of pewter, one covered, and three without covers; 2 candlesticks of latten; 4 basins of latten; 2 ewers of latten. Folios 14-19 contain lists of Benefactors. In folio 20 there is an Inventory of "ThingeB '• in the Chappell," 16th September 1580; followed by an Index to the contents of the whole volume, made at about tho latter date.

Bursars' Book, commencing in 1613; a small folio volume, of about 80 leaves of paper, of litttle value for its entries.

"The Foundation of the Universitie of Cambridge, "with a Catalogue of the Principall Founders and '' Speciall Benefactors of the Colledges, Publike Schools, "and Libraries nowe in the same. And the names of "all the present MTM. and Fellowes of everie particular "Colledge. Together with the Number of Magis"trates, Governours, and officers thereunto belonging, "and the to tall number of students nowe residing in "the same. Collected November the 10th, anno 1618. "Written by John Scott, Notary Public, and dedicated "to Dr. John Davenant, President of Queens' College." A thin folio in old calf, containing about 40 leaves of paper. The account of the University and its officers is very finely written throughout, and the arms of the several Colleges are beautifully tinctured in their proper colours.

The remaining volumes are described in the order in which they were shown to me by Mr. Searle.—

Miscellany (A.); a small folio volume, containing 52 leaves in limp calf, with the remains of a former binding. The entries are mostly of the latter part of the 15th, and first half of the 16th, century. Among them is an account of the earliest Foundation of the College; the names of the first Benefactors of the College; various accounts of College business and transactions in early times; inventories of plate, linen, etc. This, equally with the next volume, contains matter of considerable interest, much of which will be placed before the public in Mr. Searle's History of the College.

Miscellany (B.); a small folio volume, containing 83 leaves in limp parchment. The entries belong to the first half of the 16th century. Among them are compositions of Fellowships, transcribed from the original indentures, " Forinseca recepta," and Bursar's "Com"puti finales." Many of the entries are of value, both in a social point of view, and as bearing reference to the then members of the College. In folio 48 b, Dr. (Matthew) Macrell is named as being a Doctor of the College; who was convicted of high treason, while Abbot of Barlings, in Lincolnshire, and executed at Tyburn in 1537. John Lambert is also mentioned in this book as having been Fellow for a short time. He was afterwards burnt as a heretic at Smithfield, in 1538.

Old Parchment Register.—A folio paper volume of about 350 pages, rebound in parchment, under the auspices of Dr. Godfrey, the President, in 1828. It probably had its name from its former binding being in parchment. It embraces from A.d. 1610 to about 1680, and contains a large amount of miscellaneous entries; among them, lists of Fellows, admissions and entries of under-graduates, and elections to various offices, fellowships, scholarships, and Bible clerkships.

A small folio volume, in rough calf, containing autograph entries of the votes at the elections of Presidents and Fellows, from the time of President Sedgwick (elected in 1731) down to the present. It also contains printed entries from about 1730, certifying that the several parties so elected have received the Sacrament, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England.

Statute Collegii Reginalis, anno 1529 a Bege Henrico renovata. — A vellum folio, bound in modern russia. The first half of this volume contains a splendid specimen of caligraphy, with written ornamentation, unaided by colour.

Codex Chadertonianus.—A thin parchment folio, hound in modern calf. A collection of the Statutes of the College, compiled probably under the auspices of Dr. William Chaderton, Fellow of Christ's College, in 1560 or 61; afterwards President of Queens' College, and Bishop, successively, of Chester and Lincoln. The Statutes of this College were published by G. C. Gorham, a member of the Society, in one volume quarto, Cambridge, 1822.

A parchment Roll containing the Statutes of the College, 10th March 1474, 15 Edward 4. It is probably of contemporary date with the enactment of those Statutes; but it is doubtful if this is the original, as it is without either signature or seal. Possibly it may have been a corrected copy from the rough draught.

Magnum Joumale (1); a folio volume in modern calf, containing about 300 leaves of paper, A.d. 14841518. These volumes contain registers of various matters connected with the internal government of the College; the present one commencing with the benefaction made to the College by King Richard the Third out of the forfeited estates of John de Vere, Earl of Oxford; a grant, however, which was withdrawn at the end of about six months, by order of Henry the Seventh. Copious extracts from these Journals, as indeed from the College documents in general, will be found in Mr. Searle's History of Queens' College, already mentioned, a valuable contribution to the history of the University, the First Part of which has been recently published.

Magnum Journale (2); folio, rebound in modern calf, containing about 220 leaves of paper.

Magnum Journale (3); folio, in modern calf, containing about 275 leaves of paper.

Magnum Journale (4); 1559-1589.

Magnum Journale (5); 1589-1619.

Magnum Journale (6); 1619-1643; 1661-1691. No Journal or Register seems to have been kept during the Interregnum, or days of the Commonwealth.

Magnum Journale (7); 1691-1752.

Magnum Journale (8); 1753-1835.

Lease Books; in eight volumes, 1474-1492, 14921530,1530-1613,1613-1667,1667-1705,1705-1749,17491777, 1778-1796. As these books are of the nature of title, and are destitute of such a degree of antiquity as to render them of peculiar interest, I did not examine them. There are also several other volumes bearing reference to the affairs of the College, which are of no general interest, and of comparatively recent date.

It deserves remark also that, with the exception of the " Inventorium" mentioned in folio 1 of this Report, the Statutes, and the Lease Book of 1474-1492 just mentioned, none of the records of the College between the time of its foundation and the year of the accession of King Henry the Seventh (1485) have been preserved; the still subsisting jealousy between the Lancastrian and Yorkist parties may possibly have been the cause. It is also a curious fact, mentioned to me by Mr. Searle, that the name of Erasmus, who resided for some time within the walls of " the Queens' College of St. Mar"garet and St. Bernard," has been nowhere found mentioned in its records.

I feel it a pleasing duty to thank Dr. Phillips, the President of the College, for the courteous manner in which, almost at a moment's notice, he gave me access to the various documents above described. My thanks also are due to the Reverend W. M. Campion, Fellow and Tutor; and I have to acknowledge my obligations to the Reverend W. G. Searle, late Fellow of the College, for much information given to me in reference to the past history of the Society, a subject which he has made so completely his own.

Henry Thomas Riley.

Cambridge.Registry Op The University.

The various books are described in the order in which they were shown to me by the Rev. H. R. Luard, Fellow of Trinity College, and Registrary of the University.

The old Proctors' Book, a parchment folio of the beginning of the 15th century, containing the ancient Statutes of the University, and a small amount of miscellaneous matter, in addition thereto.

Hare's collections. Three copies, one brilliantly illuminated, of collections of the privileges granted at various times to the University, compiled towards the end of the 16th century.

"Utinam." The name given to a folio volume compiled by Stokys, of King's'College, Esquire Bedel in 1557, and Registrary in 1558; a paper book, containing decisions before the Court and authorities of the University. Its contents are very curious.

Matriculation Books, quartos and folios, beginning at 1544, several Colleges being named therein, which no longer exist. There is an hiatus, however, in the series, from A.d. 1589 to 1602.

"The Buckle Book." The name given to a folio paper volume, fastened with a thong and buckle. It contains the " Acta Curias," date 1577, and in its general features resembles the "Utinam " above mentioned.

"Liber Rerum Memorabilium," or " The Black Paper Book." A folio volume of miscellanies, compiled by Stokys.

"The Black Parchment Book." A folio compiled by Dr. Bucknam, Master of Gonvil Hall, similar in its contents to the " Black Paper Book " of Stokys, but of later date.

The Assize of Bread. Six folio 'volumes, extending from A.d. 1596 to 1836.

The " Acta Curiie" of the University, or proceedings in the Vice-Chancellor's Court. Numerous folio paper volumes from A.d. 1551 downwards, replete with curious matter in reference to our social life in former centuries.

"Libri Gratiarum," or Grace Books of the Senate, containing proclamations, accounts, and Graces of the Senate, from A.d. 1454 down to the present time: a series of folio paper volumes, numbered A to 2, according to the Greek alphabet. The early portions of this valuable series are in considerable detail.

"Libri Subscriptionum," or books of Subscriptions of incepting members of the University. A series of many volumes from A.d. 1613 down to the present time, with ah hiatus, however, in consequence of the discontinuance of such subscriptions, in the time of the Commonwealth.

'' Subscriptiones Conformantium." A thin folio paper volume, beginning A.d. 1662, and containing Subscriptions on admission to University offices and fellowships.

A collection of State Letters, in the form of transcripts, from the Government to the University, and from the Government to foreign States and potentates, beginning at the ] 6th century.

One volume of original Letters of the times of Elizabeth and James, partly addressed to the University, and partly of a miscellaneous nature; from Lord Burleigh and other ministers. These letters are carefully indexed. Their contents seem to be curious in the extreme, and they are probably of high historical value.

Koyal Mandates ;from A.d. 1558 to 1858. A Register of the Mandate degrees conferred by order of the {sovereign.

"Stokys's Book; " a Vade Mecum of miscellaneous matter, compiled for his own use by Registrary Stokys.

A collection of letters, in the shape of transcripts, by the hand of John Jegon, Master of Bennet (or Corpus Christi) College, during the years of his Vice-Chancellorship, A.d. 1596, 1597, and 1600.

A collection of Inventories of the effects of members deceased within the precincts of the University, from A.d. 1560 to 1729; in the course of being bound up in volumes under the superintendence of the Registrary.

Two volumes of papers relative to the conduit, sewers, draining, and watercourses, in Cambridge and the vicinity, beginning at the 4th of Charles 1, A.d. 1628; collected and bound together under the superintendence of the Registrary.

Nine volumes, in folio, of Miscellanea relating to the University, beginning at the latter part of the 16th century. These volumes have been arranged and bound under the superintendence of the present Registrary, and I learn from him that he has materials, partly arranged in drawers and partly in bundles, sufficient probably for forming 50 more such volumes. In this collection a large quantity of matter is to bo found that is curious, no doubt, and probably valuable, in a historical point of view.

Vouchers of the Vice-Chancellor's accounts, bundles of papers in boxes, beginning at A.d. 1558.

With the exception of the Charters of the University, the earliest of which bears date A.d. 1266, there seem to be no records, papers, or documents, in existence, of an earlier date than the 15th century.

It may be not out of place to add, that some little information, in reference to the University papers and documents, will be found in the Report of the Cambridge University Commission, 1852, p. 71.

I have to offer my best thanks to my learnod friend, the Registrary of the University, for the pains which he so readily bestowed in going over these volumes severally with me, and for the fullness of the information which, in the limited time that I had at my disposal, ho was enabled to afford me.

The volumes and papers, I should add, are in an excellent state of preservation, and, thanks to the industry and judgment alike of the present Registrary and his immediate predecessor, the late Reverend J. Romilly, Fellow of Trinity College, leave nothing to be desired as to their classification and arrangement.

Henbi- Thomas Riley.

Cambridge: St. John's College.

The various volumes and collections are noticed in the order in which they were shown to me by the Rev. J. E. B. Mayor.

The Boke of the Revestrie.—A paper volume in folio, much injured by damp; setting forth the vestments, plate, jewels, and ornaments, which belonged to the revestry, or sacristy, of the private Chapel of Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby, the Foundress of the College; with marginal notes, stating into the hands of what persons or societies the various articles came after her decease. There is a note, of almost contemporaneous date, written on the first page, and in a Puritan spirit, probably, " of noe "use." The contents of the volume, however, are curious, and of considerable interest. See page 3, post.

Many Lease-Books, or large folio volumes of college rentals, beginning at the year 1511.

A small volume of sums received from manors, farms, and pensions, beginning also at 1511.

Class A, in Drawer O, in the College Treasury, consists of various deeds connected with the former Monastery (for a prioress and nuns) of Lillecherche, afterwards Heyham, in the county of Kent. It was dissolved in 1519, and before the General Dissolution of the Monasteries, owing to the incontinence ef its inmates, it is said. Ospnnge, in Kent, and Bromehall, in Berks, were also other monasteries dissolved about the same period: the lands of all three of them being granted, as an endowment, to St. John's College. Among these documents is the original grant of King John, in the third year of his reign, of the manor of Lillecherche to the "Abbey of St. Mary of St. Sulpice, "and the Prioress and Nuns, &c.;" also a Bull of Pope Alexander 3, sanctioning the foundation of the Priory of Lillecherche, in the 4th year of his pontificate; and a Bull of Pope Martin 5, date 1520, containing a letter of licence for appropriating the foundations of the houses of Lillecherche and Bromehall to the foundation of St. John's College; also, a thin folio volume of deeds as to the appropriation of Lillecherche, or Heyham, to St. John's College; and the Inquisition held by jurors on the decease of the last prioress, finding that there were but three nuns left. Some of these deeds have been used in Dugdale's '* Monasticon."

With the Inquisition last mentioned, is bound up an Inquisition held at Windsor in the 13th of Henry 8, as to the Priory of Nuns at Bromehall, in Berks; to whose possessions the foundation of St. John's College succeeded. Inquisition the same year, at Guildford, reciting that at Windsor. At Henley, the same year, reciting that at Windsor. At Salisbury, the same year, reciting that at Windsor.

Inquisition held at Witham, in Essex, referring to the previous Inquisitions held as to Heyham or Lillecherche.

A folio volume of 18 parchment leaves, relating to the impropriation of Heyham.

A Mortuary Roll, in favour of Ampelissa, a deceased prioress of Lillecherche; she is styled "Amphelicia" in Dugdale, where she is said to have lived in the time of Edward 1. This roll is inscribed on a series of membranes, probably from 50 to 60 feet in length, and contains a formula in three lines, signed (generally on the obverse of the membrane, but sometimes on the reverse as well) by no less than 363 religious houses in England at that period, and setting forth that the deceased shall have the benefit of their respective suffrages from that period. Other Mortuary Rolls have survived to these times; but it seems probable that no one of such magnitude as this—in the most perfect condition, too—is now known. It will probably be of no little utility, from the fact of its setting forth what was the current style of writing in each religious house at the close of the 13th century. The variations and contrasts in this respect are remarkable in a high degree.

Letter of Licence as to the alienation of the Priory of Ospringe for the benefit of St. John's College, in 1619.

Grant of the Hospital of Estbrig in Canterbury to the Priory of Ospringe, 33rd Henry 3 (a.d. 1249).

A series of renunciations by, the remaining nuns of Heyham, or Lillecherche, in 1521 and agreement, in the same year, by the Prioress of St. Helen's, Bishopgate, in London, to take one of them into that house.

Computus rolls of the Priory of Lillecherche, of the 2nd 9th, 11th, and 12th King Henry 4, with those of a great number of other dates, some later, and some perhaps earlier.

Letter of Licence, dated the 7th August, 1st Henry 8, at Otford in Kent, for the dissolution of the old Hospital of St. John at Cambridge (a Priory of Augustinian Canons), and the foundation of the new College in the place of it.

In a massive old iron chest in the College Treasury are contained numerous documents and deeds of the ancient foundation of the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist; among them are—

A Computus Book of the old Hospital, 2nd Richard 3, thin paper, quarto. Its matter is interesting in reference to the diet of that time.

Another Computus Book of the old Hospital, A.d. 15051510, the last years of its existence, a paper quarto.

A Brief from William, Bishop of Sabina, in the fourth year of Pope Innocent 4. (a,d. 1247), soliciting the alms of the faithful in favour of the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist at Cambridge, which was unable, from want of means, to take in all the sick poor resorting thereto. In return for their alms, all givers were to have forty days' remission from penance.

A small long paper book of accounts of the Priory of Lillecherche, or Heyham, from the Feast of the Annunciation in the 24th year of Henry 7 to that day twelve months (a.d. 1509-15H)).

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