s. xiv ex., Beverley

Type of MS.: Hagiography MS
Davis no.: 49
Related MSS: Source of Harley 560, which in turn was source of Otho C XVI, ff. 65-102
Comment: Life and miracles of John of Beverley. Ff. 60-9 are early charters, said to be 'de anglico in latinum' translations of Alveredus sacrist. Lacks leaf at start and 4 at end.
Provenance: 1586 William Wray of Ripon. Savile collection (see Sotheby's sale cat., 6 Feb. 1861, lot 61). Phillipps MS 23875. Ives collection? Bradfer-Lawrence collection. BL, via Quaritch, 1981.

Charters contained:

S451, f. 69r-v: A.D. 925 (for 927 x 939). King Athelstan to St John's, Beverley; grant of privileges. s. xiv ex.

S1160, f. 70r: A.D. 1060 x 1065. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to Archbishop Ealdred judicial and financial rights over his men within the king's own soke as fully and as completely as the archbishop has them in his own lands. s. xiv ex.

S1067, ff. 87v-88r: A.D. 1060 x 1065. Writ of King Edward declaring that Archbishop Ealdred has his permission to draw up a privilegium for all the lands pertaining to St John's minster at Beverley; and that the minster and its property shall be as free as any other minster, etc. English and Latin versions. s. xiv ex.