Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 484 Unit: f. 27List of bishops and archbishops of Tuam

  • Irish
  • s. xvii1
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

A paper leaf in the section that comprises ff. 19-54, containing a list of the bishops and archbishops of Tuam between the 12th and early 17th century.

Provenance and related aspects
s. xvii1
Concerning the composition of the text itself, Ó Cuív remarks that “[w]e may assume that the list was written during the lifetime of the last named [Uilliam Dainiél], otherwise known as Uilliam Ó Domhnaill or William Daniel, who acceded to the diocese as Church of Ireland archbishop in 1609 and who died in 1628.” Whether the present leaf might contain the original text or a later transcript is not addressed.
Origin, provenance
Origin: Ireland
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Scribe (anonymous)
James Ware?

“Anglicised versions of four of the surnames have been added, probably by Ware” (Ó Cuív).

James WareWare (James)
(d. 1666)
Ware (James)
(Sir) James Ware, Irish scholar, historian and antiquarian
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The leaf has a watermark in the form of “the top half of a jug”.

Codicological information
20 cm × 15 cm
1 f. (f. 27)
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Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
113–115 [id. 28.]
McNeill, Charles, “Rawlinson manuscripts (Class B) [Report on manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford]”, Analecta Hibernica 1 (March, 1930): 118–178.
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