Translated title: Collected from the Patent Rolls of King Richard II in the Tower of London. Late 17th century manuscript. The manuscript contains information copied out of the Chancery Patent Rolls which were recorded during the reign of Richard II (1377-1399). The entries are summaries, written in Latin, of those contained in the Rolls and are a selective collection of the material. The county associated with each entry has been noted in the margin throughout and occasionally references “m.#” possibly to the Membrane it was from or as a reference to a different record.
Physical description: Folio. Binding is from the 18th century, full-leather, calf, which has been blind tooled with a Cambridge panel. The spine was later re-backed in sheep skin in the 19th century, likely February 1860, when the manuscript was sent for repairs by Bellamy Burton (repair slip has been sewn in between pp.8-9).
The manuscript is written on laid paper with a couple of different watermarks, see pp. 57 and 211.
Included with the manuscript is pp.181-182 of The Graphic, from 3 August 1912.