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San Marino, Huntington Library, BA 29
Description: ff. ii+ 247 + iii - Bound, s. XIX, in brown calf while it belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps. - Written at Battle Abbey in Sussex in the late thirteenth century and early fourteenth century (most recent charter in pt. 1, 1286), with additions entered over the next 2 centuries. Acquired by Sir Anthony Browne who purchased Battle Abbey in 1538-39. Passed to his son, created Viscount Montague in 1554; ex libris on f. 4, "Iste liber attinet Anthonio Browne vic. mountague." Remained in the family until 1721 when it was sold with the abbey to Sir Thomas Webster . The Battle Abbey muniments were sold in 1835 by Sir Godfrey Webster, 5th Bart., to Thomas Thorpe, Descriptive Catalogue, London 1835, pp. 1-2. Purchased by Sir Thomas Phillipps: Phillipps no. 9928 on spine and on f. 1. Acquired with the Battle Abbey papers from the Phillipps estate by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923. - G. R. C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (London 1958) 5 n. 29. Regarding the Battle Abbey muniments, see [M. L. Robertson], Guide to British Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino: Huntington Library, 1982), 1-20, esp. p. 5 for this manuscript. C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989).
Notes:-Portions of parts 1 and 2 transcribed in the eighteenth century by D. Casley (now Huntington Library, BA 31, formerly Phillipps 9930 vol. 1) and in 1762 by William Hayley (now London, Brit. Lib., Add. 6348, ff. 2-83 and 6344, ff. 22-110).
Number of Parts: 3 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin French Country: England Century: 13th 14th
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Part 1: ff. 1-99v
Description: - Parchment - 182 x 251 mm - 1-26 3-412 512(-12) 6-710 814(-3, 6) 9-108 1116 1212^12#(a quire of 4, ff. 110-113, inserted after 7) 1312(a quire of 4, ff. 110-113, inserted after 7) 1312 14-1510 16-1812 1912(-7) 2010 2112 228(-8) 236(-3) 248 2510(-10). Catchwords (occasionally entered twice); quires 3-6 signed i-iiii on the first leaf lower right corner. 26-27 long lines, ruled in lead point.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City: Battle Abbey
Assigned Date: s. XIIIexSearchable Date Range: 1285 - 1299
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1 with additions by various hands in blank spaces
Script: Littera textualis
Other Decoration: 4-line primary initials in red and blue with filigree and tendrils occasionally left incomplete
Notes: Foliated in contemporary arabic (red) and roman (brown) numerals: ff. 13-237 (i.e., parts 1-2) numbered 1-219, i-ccxxix, used in the index. Foliated 47-305 in the nineteenth century when it was bound with BA 33 which then formed ff. 1-46 of the present volume. There is no indication that these 2 volumes were originally together. Latin
Number of Texts: 7

Text 1: f. 1v
Other Associate: Guy Ferre, "cyvaler," chamberlain to Prince Edward
Title: Charter
Language(s): French
Notes: Copy of a charter of Guy Ferre, dated 23 April 1298; copy of inquisition at Brightwalton, June, 1300; note on land management. 

Text 2: f. 2
Title: Writ on market liberties at Wye
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Copy of chancery enrollment of writ of Edward I allowing market liberties at Wye, 6 August 1285; notes about market liberties, s. XIII#^ex#; list of members of council in chancery; note that an enrollment exists "in rotul. de mercato," roll 6, of allowance of fiscal market liberties at Wye, 1294-95; note that allowance of fiscal market rights at Battle exists in the same roll; note that the above does not pertain "modernis temporibus" in the "leuga" since the abbot has established his rights more fully over the market there during the visit of the king to Battle, 25 August 1324 (also in London, Brit. Lib., Harley 3586, ff. 34-36). See E. Searle, Lordship and Community: Battle Abbey and its Banlieu, Toronto 1974, 242, n. 32. 

Text 3: f. 2v
Title: Charter granting corrody
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Copies of 2 charters granting a corrody to the chamberlain of the bishop of Chichester, January 1330, November 1330. 

Text 4: f. 3; ff. 3v-6 blank
Title: Charters about lands
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Copies of 3 thirteenth century charters, the first dated February 1246, concerning the lands of Sibylla of Icklesham; ff. 3v-6, blank except for later pen trials and ownership note 

Text 5: f. 6v
Title: Allocations in Exchequer
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Notes entered in 3 different hands, s. XIV-XV, of allocations in Exchequer, 2 of payments made by the Master of the Hospital of St. Bartholomew, Smithfield for heriots and reliefs due from lands of the manor of Hoo, Essex. 

Text 6: ff. 7-11v; f. 12r-v blank
Title: Incipit tabula secundum alphabetum distincta super cartas regum. . . Annotaciones bullarum munimentorum pontificum que in hoc volumine continentur . . . Confirmaciones Archiepiscoporum Cant. et aliorum episcoporum de ecclesiis quas habemus in proprios usus et porcionibus et de presentacionibus ad easdem factis Index of charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Alphabetical subject indexes to the royal charters copied in part 1 (ff. 13-98v) of the cartulary written by the compiler of the second part (ff. 100-237); the subject index is according to manors and liberties, both secular and ecclesiastical. References are to folio (in roman numerals) and occasionally to folio and letter of the alphabet. While the compiler to the index has foliated the text of the cartulary through parts 1 and 2, he has subdivided the folios by the letter of the alphabet only to f. 22v. 

Text 7: ff. 13-98v; f. 99r-v blank
Title: Charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Transcripts of royal, papal and episcopal charters pertaining to Battle Abbey up to 1286. Brief notes regarding the contents of the charters and occasionally the location of the originals, entered in the margins by various hands, s. XIV-XVI; following f. 64 the rubrics have been erased and rewritten. Some specifics: ff. 41v-42: charter of Abbot Walter (1139-71) concerning Promhill, near Winchelsea; ff. 42v-43, charters of Robert of Hastings and John, abbot of Battle concerning Promhill; f. 43, memorandum in French concerning Battle Abbey's rights "appelle Craspeys, Wrek et invenciones sur les costeres de la mer"; f. 43v, list of the charters and confirmations of Edward II and list of the charters of Edward III; f. 44, letter patent of Edward III confirming his inspection of the writ of Edward I concerning Battle's market at Wye, dated Woolmer, 6 August 1285 (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1279-88, 335. Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1364-67, 221); ff. 44v-45, letter of John, bishop of Chichester to Battle; ff. 48-58, papal grants from Alexander III to Innocent III (these copies of papal documents have been crossed out, and various passages inked out throughout the remainder of part 1); ff. 62v-63, blank; f. 63v, added charter of the archbishop of Canterbury concerning Wye, 1314; added charters on ff. 65v, 74r-v, 77; ff. 77v, 83v, 87v, 90v, blank; f. 92v, crossed out; f. 94, added charter; f. 94v, blank; f. 98v, added charter. 

Part 2: ff. 100-237v
Description: - Parchment - 182 x 251 mm - 29 long lines ruled in ink
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City: Battle Abbey
Assigned Date: s. XIIIexSearchable Date Range: 1285 - 1299
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1, on ff. 7-11 (table), 100, 102-108, 116-158, probably 158-177, 179-236 with additions by various hands on blank spaces
Script: Littera textualis
Other Decoration: Paragraph marks, chapter numbers, running headlines in red
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: f. 100r-v; f. 101r-v, blank
Title: Incipit tabula secundum alphabetum distincta super cartas maniorum monachorum Index of charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Subject index to part 2; references are to folio (in roman numerals) and deed number. 

Text 2: ff. 102-236v; f. 237r-v blank
Title: Charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Abstracts of charters arranged and numbered by place: "Villata de bello et leuga"; ff. 102-143v, Sussex; ff. 143v-199, Kent; ff. 200-213, Surrey; ff. 214-215v, 225v, Essex; ff. 216v-219, Berkshire; ff. 219v-220, Wiltshire; ff. 221v-222v, Hampshire; ff. 223v-224v, Suffolk; ff. 224v-225, West Greenwich, Lewsham, Depford, Camberwell, 'Brockele'; f. 225v, Byeastenover in Pevensey; ff. 226-228, letters concerning the priory of St. Nicholas, Exeter; f. 229, charter purchasing a corrody, 3 November 22 Edward I. Note on "temporalia abbatis de bello"; ff. 230-236v, Annotacio cartarum de terris et redditibus quas habemus in London in Suthwerk. Numerous additions on blank or partially blank leaves in various hands: ff. 108-113, 115v, 118, 135-136, 143v-144v, 146, 157, 160v, 162v, 178, 187-188, 199, 209v, 215v, 217v-218, 219, 222v, 224-225, 226v-229, 236. Blank pages: ff. 113v, 146v, 177v, 178v, 188v, 199v, 213v, 216, 220v, 221, 223, 226; f. 229v is blank, and rough as if it were once the rear pastedown 

Part 3: ff. 238-247v
Description: - Parchment - 182 x 251 mm
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City: Battle Abbey
Assigned Date: s. XIVinSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1315
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Anglicana with secretary features
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 238-246v; f. 247r-v blank
Title: Rubricella regendi monachos monasterio vacante Election treatise
Language(s): Latin