The manuscript comprises three sections:
- 1. A list of the titles and title holders of the major nobility of England in 1616.
- 2. A list of the titles, title holders and pay of most royal officials then in existence, including the extended Royal Household; the judicial staff of the King's Bench, Common Pleas and Star Chamber; the royal Councils at law, of the North, and of Wales and the Marches; the Admiralty, Ordnance and Armory; the College of Arms; the Royal Mint; and the Great Wardrobe to name a few of the areas covered.
- 3. A list of the individual custodians and captains of major royal castles and fortified towns as well as the permament staff of royal residences, parks, hunting grounds and forests. Both of these are arranged by county.