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San Marino, Huntington Library, BA 30
Description: ff. ii + 138 + iii - Bound, s. XIX, in brown calf while it belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps. - Written at Battle Abbey in Sussex at the beginning of the fifteenth century with additions to 1512. 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. 9929 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. - T. Thorpe, Descriptive Catalogue of the . . . Muniments of Battle Abbey . . . (London 1835) 2. G. R. C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (London 1958) 6. 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).
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Part 1: ff. 1-138
Description: - Parchment - 193 x 266 mm - 18(+9 and an unfoliated strip) 210(+ an unfoliated strip, and + 11) 3-78 88^8#(+ an unfoliated strip sewn on 7) 98(+ an unfoliated strip sewn on 7) 98(+9, 10) 1012(+ original charter, 1 membrane unfoliated) 11-1312 144^4#(+ an unfoliated strip) 15(? 8 leaves of uncertain structure). Catchwords on quires 8, 15; occasional binder's signatures. In long lines of varying numbers, lightly ruled in lead point, single bounding lines.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City: Battle Abbey
Assigned Date: s. XVinSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1415
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date: 1408-1410
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;i, ff. 10-20v, 79-128; ii, ff. 9r-v and following unfoliated small strip, 21-78v; numerous additions by various hands at the beginning and the end of the manuscript and on added strips.
Scribe(s): John Waller
Other Decoration: The initials in both parts of the text, that by John Waller and that by the other main writer, are by the same person; the flourishing has not been added to the section of the manuscript written by Waller.
Notes: On f. 9, the rubric ending, "Que carte transcripte erant per manus [sic] domini Iohannis Waller Sacriste de Bello. Anno Regni Regis henrici quarti post conquestum decimo et undecimo," offering the internal date of 1408-1410 for part of the codex. John Waller, who copied this section (ff. 9r-v, the following small strip and 21-78v), was the sacristan of Battle Abbey from 1408 until ca. 1417; he was replaced before 1422. Latin
Number of Texts: 11

Text 1: f. 1, blank; ff. 1v-2v
Title: Agreement between deacon and sacristan
Language(s): Latin
Notes: This "Compositio inter decanum de Bello et sacristam monasterii ibidem," is datedd 5 July 1415. 

Text 2: f. 3; f. 3v, blank
Title: Grant per virgam, 1495
Language(s): Latin

Text 3: ff. 4-7v
Title: Leases
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Leases for the years 1494, 1511, 1512, 1512. 

Text 4: f. 8
Title: Charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: The charters pertain to Caldebec. 

Text 5: f. 8v
Title: Extracts of "halimotum ratinorum de Bello"
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Extracts of "halimotum ratinorum de Bello," for 1307-08. 

Text 6: ff. 9-125
Title: Cartulary for the Sacristan
Language(s): Latin
Notes: In sequenti opere annotantur transcriptiones omnium cartarum pertinentium ad Officium Sacristarie de bello quarum originalia includuntur Cophinis de Villa de Bello, Hwatlyngton [sic], Mankesy, Wylindon, Altar' beate marie, Hawkeherst, Wy, Schaftysdenn, Anglyngle, Cranebrok. Et in aliis cophinis munimentarii inter spiritualia et temporalia. Que carte transcripte erant per manus [sic] domini Iohannis Waller Sacriste de Bello. Anno Regni Regis henrici quarti post conquestum decimo et undecimo. Cartulary of the properties, tithes and liberties of Battle Abbey administered by the sacristan, made by John Waller, sacristan, 1408-ca. 1417 (replaced before 1422). Arranged topographically, with later additions by Waller on slips of parchment and by his successors on additional leaves at the beginning and end of the volume. An eighteenth-century transcript of the cartulary by D. Casley is BA 32 (formerly Phillipps 9930 vol. 2), an abstract of which done by William Hayley in 1762 is found in London, Brit. Lib., Add. 6348, ff. 84-165. 

Text 7: ff. 125v-130; ff. 130v-131, blank
Title: Charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Additional transcripts of charters in various hands. 

Text 8: ff. 131v-132v
Title: Rents and tithes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Lists of rents and tithes due to the sacristan: Hawkhurst (1396), Salehurst (1427), Ore, 'Lydeham.' 

Text 9: ff. 133-136v
Title: Charters
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Carte pertinentes ad sacristariam de Bello, with added notes regarding location of sealed document at the time of transcription. 

Text 10: f. 137r-v
Title: Notes on coronations of Edward I, Edward II and Edward III
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Additional transcripts in various hands, at the end of which are 3 notes on the dates of coronation and death of Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, signed by John Waller. 

Text 11: f. 138r-v
Title: Rents and tithes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Brief transcripts concerning lands, rents and tithes administered by the sacristan.