J.H. Crosby: Papers on Cambridgeshire and Ely

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

MS.Add.6380: Cambridgeshire Incumbents

Lists of the incumbents of Cambridgeshire parishes from early times until the end of the 19th century, c. 1900, 1 volume, 185 folios. The main lists are written on the recto of each leaf, with additional information appearing opposite on the verso of the preceding leaf. Attached to the volume are correspondence and other papers.

MS.Add.6381: Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk and other Ely Diocesan Incumbents

Lists of the incumbents of various parishes belonging to the See of Ely and notes upon certain religious houses in Cambridge, c. 1900, 1 volume, 43 folios. Most of the entries date from between the 14th and 16th centuries. The entries are taken from originals in the Library of the Dean and Chapter of Ely. This volume is supplementary to MS.Add.6380.

MS.Add.6382: Ely Cellarers' and Precentors' Rolls

Ely Cellarers' and Precentors' rolls, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 280 folios: (p. 5) extracts from the Ely Cellarers' rolls between the years 1334 and 1475, followed by fragmentary cellarers' rolls of uncertain date; (p. 241) extracts from Precentors' rolls between the years 1329 and 1523.

MS.Add.6383: Ely Custos Capellae and Granetarius Rolls

Ely Custos Capellae and Granetarius rolls, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 270 folios: (p. 1) extracts from the rolls of the Custos Capellae beatae Marie at Ely between the years 1356 and 1492; (p. 101) extracts from the Granetarius rolls between the years 1307 and 1419.

MS.Add.6384: Ely Granetarius Rolls

Ely Granetarius rolls, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 116 folios: (p. 1) extracts from Granetarius rolls between the years 1430 and 1527; (p. 97) extracts from Feretriarius rolls between the years 1421 and 1427.

MS.Add.6385: Ely Rolls

Ely rolls, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 136 folios: (p. 2) summary and description of Pitanciarius receipts between the years 1308 and 1510; (p. 39) summary and description of Hostillarius receipts between the years 1328 and 1443; (p. 59) summary of Rosarius receipts between the years 1344 and 1429; (p. 69) summary of Elemosinarius receipts between the years 1327 and 1448; (p. 95) summary and description of Camerarius receipts between the years 1334 and 1443.

MS.Add.6386: Ely Precentors' Receipts

Summary of the receipts of the Ely Precentors between the years 1329 and 1523, arranged in tabular form, followed by various details of receipts and expenses, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 136 folios.

MS.Add.6387: Ely Thesaurarius Rolls

Extracts from Treasurers' rolls at Ely between the years 1422 and 1529, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 280 folios. From page 126 to the end is blank.

MS.Add.6388: Ely Thesaurarius and other Rolls

Extracts from Thesaurarius and other rolls in the possession of the Dean and Chapter of Ely, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 164 folios: (p. 1) list of Priory rolls in the possession of the Dean and Chapter; (p. 13) extract from the roll dealing with the purchase of the manor of Mepal, Cambridgeshire; (p. 17) extracts from Thesaurarius rolls between the years 1337 and 1396; (p. 113) extracts from Seneschal rolls.

MS.Add.6389: Ely Sacrist Rolls

Extracts from the Ely Sacrist rolls showing receipts and expenses, the earliest date being 1292, the latest 1374, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 182 folios.

MS.Add.6390: Ely Elemosinarius and other Rolls

Extracts from the Ely Elemosinarius rolls between the years 1328 and 1448, with extracts from the accounts of other officials connected with Ely showing receipts and expenses, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 174 folios.

MS.Add.6391: Ely Camerarius Rolls

Ely Camerarius rolls, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 234 folios: (p. 3) note upon Ely scholars at Cambridge, 14th and 15th centuries; (p. 5) extracts from Ely Camerarius rolls (receipts and expenses), 1343-1443; (p. 161) similar extracts from Infirmarius rolls.

MS.Add.6392: Miscellanea

A collection of papers mostly dealing with the history of Ely, made and partly compiled by J.H. Crosby, written in English, Latin and French, in the hands of Crosby and five others, c. 1885-1910, 1 box-file, 592 folios.

MS.Add.6393: Bishop Arundel's Consistory Court Book

Bishop Arundel's Consistory Court book, c. 1900, 1 volume, 97 folios: (p. 1) notes upon and extracts from the Consistory Court book of Thomas Arundel, Bishop of Ely, 1374-1388; (p. 81) notes upon the Archdeacons' Administration and Induction book (1558-1591); (p. 144) entries relating to Ely from the Catalogue of Patent and Close rolls.

MS.Add.6394: Historical Notes on Ely Diocese

Historical notes on the diocese of Ely, in Latin and English, c. 1900, 1 volume, 188 folios.

MS.Add.6395: Miscellanea

Miscellaneous material concerning Ely and Cambridgeshire, in the hands of J.H. Crosby and others, in English, Latin and French, 1887-1923, 1 box-file, 530 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

Canon J.H. Crosby, d. 1923.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs F.A. Crosby, 1923. Transcripts by J.H. Crosby from records of ordinations in the diocese of Ely (part of MS.Add.6392) were presented to the Library in 1941.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Bibliography

The Sacrist rolls of Ely (see MS.Add.6389) have been printed and edited by Canon F.R. Chapman, 1907.

Personal Names

Geographical Names