The Cartulary and Charters of the Priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich
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312 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

4 b/w, 2 line illus.

Series: Suffolk Charters

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Cartulary and Charters of the Priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich

Part I: The Cartulary

Edited by David Allen

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First modern edition of medieval documents from an important East Anglian religious house.
The charters and other documents recorded in the thirteenth-century Cartulary of the Augustinian priory of Sts Peter and Paul, Ipswich, donated to the public library of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1806, and purchased for Ipswich Record Office in 1970, throw light on an institution whose early history was mostly shrouded in obscurity. They are an important source for the study both of the expansion of the priory estates and the consolidation of its holdings bythe gift or purchase of adjoining parcels of land in common fields, and a mine of information for the student of place-names. Light is thrown on various aspects of the life of the house, extensions to its buildings, and the stepstaken to safeguard its assets from predation. Included in it are various manorial documents and estate surveys of the late thirteenth century, the originals of which almost certainly did not survive the Peasants' Revolt a centurylater. Evidence is also present for the local family of the de Badeles as the priory's founding patrons.
This first volume of two presents the Priory's Cartulary, with introduction and notes.

DAVID ALLEN was archivist in the Suffolk Record Office for over thirty years. He has also produced, among other works, Ipswich Borough Archives, 1255-1835: A Catalogue (Suffolk Records Society 43).
Bibliography and Abbreviations
List of Priors
Introduction
The Cartulary

DAVID ALLEN was archivist in the Suffolk Record Office for over thirty years.

"[A] clear and detailed volume of valuable use to scholars" JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL MONASTIC STUDIES
"David Allen has done a splendid job in this volume, which forms a distinguished addition to the Suffolk Record Society's admirable published series of Suffolk charters." ARCHIVES & RECORDS
"This volume will be an essential source for everyone interested in the history of Ipswich, and the concluding second volume, containing further documents and the indices, is keenly awaited." PROCEEDINGS OF SUFFOLK INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY

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9781783273546

October 2018

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Title Details

312 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

4 b/w, 2 line illus.

Series: Suffolk Charters

Imprint: Boydell Press