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ECR 60 01 01

Reference code

ECR 60 01 01

Title

Statutes: Liber Originalis

Level

Item

Date

[1447 - 1455]

Extent & medium

1 volume; Vellum; ii + 32 +2 +2. Cords for seal attached.

Content description

The Statutes of Eton College [1452-1453]

f.i (v) Note of division of statutes into three parts, 15th cent
f.5 (v) Statutes
f.34(v) List of parochial festivals, 15th cent
Guard Letter with sign manual of Elizabeth I,`The dispensing statute' annulling Statute 25 and allowing each Fellow to hold one benefice worth not more than 40 marks pa, 11 June [1566]
Guard Memorandum of the decision of the Visitor in the matter of the complaint of members of King's College Cambridge concerning the holding of benefices by Eton Fellows, 5 August 1815

It bears the signature, R.(ex) H. (enricus), at the top of the first membrane, and again at the end of Statute 63. It contains a part of the blue and white threads by which the King's Great Seal was once attached to the volume. It includes the additional Statute 64 on a separate membrane sewn into the book which is signed by the King as above, both at the top and at the bottom.

Existence and location of copies

A translation by Noel Blakiston is available at ECR 58
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