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LJS 211 - Bigod, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, d. 1221 - Roger Bigod deed
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Bigod, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, d. 1221.
Roger Bigod deed : manuscript, ca. 1201-1205.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : parchment ; 111 x 167 mm.
In Latin.
Record of 3 grants of land in Suffolk by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, to the sons of magister William de Risinges (Walter, Simon, Eustace, and Peter), for which Bigod received a riding horse, a windmill with a rood of land (possibly the earliest mention of a windmill in Suffolk), and an annual fee. Written in 17 long lines, in a chancery script, with the central part of a wax seal still remaining on a parchment tag. The remnant of the seal shows part of an equestrian figure on one side and a heraldic lion on the other.
Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 27838, number written in ink on verso).
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 26 June 1974, lot 3057, probably to Paul Grinke (Eye, Suffolk; book label on former housing, with 1974 written on it in ink).
Appears in Sam Fogg Ltd.'s cat. 16 (1995), no. 44.
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 42.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Related names:
Risinges, Walter de.
Risinges, Simon de.
Risinges, Eustace de.
Risinges, Peter de.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Grinke, Paul, former owner.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Real property - England - Suffolk.
Windmills - England - History.
Form / Genre:
Legal documents.
Seals (artifacts)
Manuscripts, Latin - 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 147 (LJS 211).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 211
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 211

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 13th century
Date: 1201
Genre: Deeds
Genre: Legal documents
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Seals (artifacts)
Subject: History
Subject: Real property
Subject: Windmills
Geography: England
Geography: Suffolk
Author: Bigod, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, d. 1221
Related names: Grinke, Paul, former owner
Related names: Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner
Related names: Risinges, Eustace de
Related names: Risinges, Peter de
Related names: Risinges, Simon de
Page material: Parchment