Image Library: Selected manuscripts

An index from the Kirkstead Cartulary relating to property in Scrane, 1200s (Copyright The British Library Board, Cotton MS Vespasian E XVIII).
A 1200s index of the earliest charters and grants of property at Scrane given to Kirkstead Abbey – including those from Ralph of Fenne and his father Alan. From the Kirkstead Cartulary (Copyright The British Library Board, Cotton MS Vespasian E XVIII).
Page from the Register of the Guild of Corpus Christi, Boston (BL Harley MS 4795)
The Register of the Guild of Corpus Christi, Boston. This page records the membership of John de Rochford the Younger’s father, Sir Sayer, in 1343. John himself became alderman of the guild for many years. The register is now in the British Library (BL Harley MS 4795).
Fragment of John de Rochford's Extracts from the Chronicles of the Church of Chester (Copyright the British Library Board, Cotton MS Vitellius D XII, ff 1–28)
One of the surviving fragments of Sir John de Rochford the Younger’s personal work, Extracts from the Chronicles of the Church of Chester … to the Year 1410, which is when he died. The manuscript was severely damaged in a fire – what little remains is now in the British Library. (Copyright the British Library Board, Cotton MS Vitellius D XII, ff 1–28)
Sir Ralph Rochford III's last testament of 1439, will of 1440, and probate documents, in the Westminster Abbey Muniments Room, copyright the Dean and Chapter of Westminster
Sir Ralph Rochford III’s last testament of 1439, will of 1440, and probate documents, in the Westminster Abbey Muniments Room. Copyright the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.

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