MC:P261/MS8 Collection of Handwritten Tracts assembled by Martin Routh
Colonel Blagrave gave one of the accounts to Routh in 1828. The note signed J. Blagrave was written by Col. Blagrave’s father. The account dated 3 Sept. 1687 was received from Mr Pary. This book was sold in July 1855 as Lot 161 of Routh’s collection of manuscripts.
The manuscript contains 6 handwritten tracts pertaining to the events of 1687 bound together at an unknown date.
Fols.1-7: ‘An account of Magd: Coll: Visitation (Dated: 21 Aug. 1687)
Fols. 7v-8v: ‘An account of the proceedings of the King’s Commissioners for the Visitation of Magd: Coll: Oxon: (Dated 16 Nov.)
Fols. 12-13: Account of the visitation written by W. Joy and endorsed by John Blagrave.
Fols. 14-33: ‘An account of ye affairs of Magdalen College under her visitation in 1687’
Fols. 34-34v: Account of an audit with the fellows. (Dated 3 July 1687)
Fols. 35-64v: ‘Wainflet’s Memorial’ transcribed from Peter Heylyn’s manuscript.
Fols. 66-74v: ‘Reasons against repealing the Acts of Parliament concerning the test humbly offered to the consideration of both houses of Parliament at their meeting the 28 Aprile’
Fols. 76-94: ‘The Grievances of the Time’
Fols. 96-100: A poem in honour of Abingdon by John Richardson, Serjeant of Abingdon in the County of Berks. (Dated: 7 Sept. 1641)
Fol. 100v: Copy of a letter to the town of Abingdon from P.Sunderland
Fol. 101: notes relating to St. Helens Church, Abingdon.
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