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ECR 60 01 02

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ECR 60 01 02


Statutes: Vice-Provost's Book



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ECR 60/2


15th century

Extent & medium

1 volume, Vellum; v +38 +8 (+8 between 7 & 8 of that quire) +2

Content description

A working copy of the Liber Originalis. Various amendments, notes and memoranda have been added 15th-19th centuries. f.1 List of statutes. The Founder's additions, his letters patent of 1455 and the Declarations of the Bishops of Winchester and Lincoln f.2-37r Statutes f.37v Letters patent concerning the declaring, correcting and reforming of the Statutes by the Bishops of Lincoln and Winchester, 12 July 1455; Corrections and alterations made by the bishops. f.39r Dispensing Statute, 24 Oct 1566;
f.39v Oath for the Queen's Supremacy, (1 Eliz.I c.1.s19), 1558; An Acte against abuses in election of Schollers [Scholars] and presentation of Benefices, 1588/9;
f.40r Form of Oath concerning the keeping of the Statutes f.40v Letters under the Signet; No scholar to be named to go from Eton to King's until a place is actually vacant, 14 July 1600; Dispensation for John Chamber to remain a Fellow in addition to holding a prebend at St George's Chapel Windsor according to the dispensing statute, 8 March 1602; Confirmation of the above, 24 Feb 1604 ; Authority to the Vice-Provost to deputise for the Provost in all Collegiate acts, 19 Sept 1623 f.41 Oath of allegiance to Charles II f.42 Memoranda on elections of scholars, cancellation of indentures and certificates of age, signed by the electors, 1629-1693 f.43 Mandate from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 11 March 1636/7. At least five Fellows of Eton are to be elected from present or former members of King's College, Cambridge f.43v Letter from William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, Lord Keeper, ordering that the Vicar of New Windsor should be one of the Fellows of the College, 24 Oct 1637 f.44 Petition of the Provost and Fellows of King's College to Charles II requesting that Archbishop Laud's mandate on the election of Kingsmen as Fellows be observed, [1675-1681] f.44v Letter with sign manual of Charles II ordering that Archbishop Laud's mandate should be strictly observed, 26 Nov 1679 f.45 Response of the Visitor to the petition of King's College Cambridge against the holding of livings by Eton Fellows, 5 Aug 1815 f.45v Dismissal by the Visitor of a second Appeal, 8 April 1816 f.46 Visitor's answer to the Rev. Samuel Berney Vince's appeal on the election of Rev. John Bird Sumner as Fellow of Eton, 29 July 1817 f.54v Report of a visit by King George III, members of the Royal Family, and others to hear Speeches, 28 July 1778 f.55 Fees paid to College servants on various occasions, 7 Aug 1758; Note of water in small beer cellar, Dec 1768


A note lost in 19th century rebinding but recorded by Huggett read 'Donum M. Richardi Hopton STP et quondam socius hujus Collegii'. Hopton was Vice-Provost 1466/7-1479

Publication note

See N.R.Ker : Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries Vol. II (Oxford, 1977) for binding, pastedowns etc
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