List of the offices of England, 1606

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, 1606, containing a list of all the Offices of England, with the fees belonging to them in the gift of King James I. It contains particulars of the offices connected with the Law Courts, the Court, the Royal Household, garrisons, towns, fortresses, castles, parks, forests, and bishoprics. Of the King's artificers, the Sergeant Paynter was at the head with £100, while the Keeper of the Libraries was at the bottom with £3 6s. 8d.

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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It was bought from James Tregaskis in Jan 1910, as an addition to the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Small manuscript quarto. Late eighteenth century half-calf binding.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

This manuscript is inscribed with the names 'R Morrice' and 'Edward Gill', and was part of the library of Henry Benjamin Hanson Beaufoy (1786-1851), which was sold at Christie's on 7 Jul 1907.

Related Material

University of London MS 17 may be an earlier version of this manuscript.

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