(Maintained by the Archivist, Abbey Muniment Room; published on-line March 2012 on the web site of the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society www.stalbanshistory.org http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/ Primary Sources – in the British Library
Cotton Claudius, A. VIII, f.195 (charges for the tomb of Humphrey Duke of Gloucester 1447).
Cotton Claudius, D. I. f.1 (letters and acts of John of Wheathampstead and John of Amundesham, rental of S Julian’s hospital 22 Hen, VI).
Cotton Claudius, D. XIII (Charters of Binham Priory).
Cotton Claudius, E IV (Gesta Abbatum and many other items)
27 (Papal confirmation of covenant for non-subjection to see of Lincoln, 1188).
28 (Papal inhibition concerning subvention for Holy Land, 1193).
49 (Assault on Fr. Joh. de Stopelea, 1397).
16. (Monuments in the church, 1427).
Harl. 139, 97. (Pedigree of John Bostock) ?Cotton Otho D IV?.
Harl. 247, (?first part of Harl. 6217).
Harl. 602 (John Moote’s (Prior’s) memoranda, 1352). Copy in Jesus Coll, Oxford.
Harl. 604 (Sir Richard Riche to Cromwell, supression of Binham Abbey)
Harl. 688 (Chronicon of John Wallingford, creation to 1258. Copy of Julius D VII, 61).
Harl. 3775, (f.8 Fraternity names, f.10 an ‘infamous petition’ to H D of G, f.12 Abbot of Westminster usurps precedency in Parliament, f.14 of the Dedication of the church f.16 monuments as in 1429, etc.,).
Harl. 6217, (various incidents, inc. burning of a brewhouse, &c).
Harl. 6853, 86. (Extracts from the register of the monastery of St Albans).
Royal, 1, A, x (A St Albans Abbey breviary)
Royal, 14, C, VII (M.Paris Historia Anglorum 1070-1259, and 13-century St Albans Calendar).
Lat. 13 E. ix, f.116 (Part of an inventory of relics, c.1400).
Additional, 11880 (De Miraculis S Alban, 9-C)
Additional, 11880, (De Miraculis S. Alban), C9 [also MS Aurum 34, C9]
Additional, 19590. (Concerning Aston church and the parish of Shephall, 1151-4).
*Additional, 19279. (Covenant of St Mary de Pré to submit to jurisdiction, c.1220).
Additional, 62777 (Matthew Paris. Cult of St Alban, 1360-70).
Additional, 27118. (A quarry held in Totternhoe, Beds., 1391).
Additional, 27951 (Itinerary of an Irish clergyman includes St Albans. 1761-2).
Additional, 28802 (Itinerary, includes St Albans, 1821)
Cole 5836 (f.32 ff. Describes St Alban’s shrine, and tells of Duke Humphrey).
Cole 5843 (f.153, Historia Aurea) latter part a ‘leiger book of the Abbey of St Albans’.
Stowe 1055 (Robert Shrimpton’s a/c of ceremonial at St Albans Abbey before the Dissolution).
Augmentation-Office in Hert. Rot. (Account of the possessions of the late monastery, 1544)
Cott. xvii. 21. (Lands late held by St Albans Abbey in St Albans, 1563).
Ch. Br. B. iv. 6. (Brief for repairs to the Abbey church, 1764).
The National Archives
C 1/5/179 Thomas Bromsale, late chaplain of the Fraternity of the Charnell in St Albans v. Thomas Bardale, Richard Fuller and John Adam, friars of the same Fraternity.: Petitioner’s heritage in St Albans pledged till the recovery of certain charters and muniments. 1386-1486.
C 1/216/10 Thomas Ramryge and Gaol keeper re occupation of a room in the Gate House. 1490-1529
C 47/12/6/5 To leprous nuns of St Mary de Pré, 1204
C 47/12/8/41 To Abbot and Convent of St Albans, at Woodstock, 17 May 1248
C 47/37/3/5-11 Contemporary accounts of the Battle of St Albans, 1455
C 54/526 m.3 grant of church and buildings to Richard Borman (gate house had been granted to the gaol.) 1556
C 66/675 m.32 installation of Richard Borman. 1538
C 66/676 m.23 installation of Richard Borman. 1538
C 84/1/10 to C 84/51/11 Various charters, St Albans Monastery, 1235 to 1476.
C 85/212 St Albans Abbey 1252-1516
C 89/4/17 Act for Richard Borman clerk to erect a school in St Albans, Act 2 & 3 Ed VI no.53
C 143/128/7 St Mary de Pré to appropriate Earls Barton 1318
C 143/312/9 Abbey to grant advowson of chapel of St Julian to the lepers there 1354
C 143/426/3 Abbey to appropriate the chapel of St Julian 1389
C 270/7 Reply of the Abbot of St Albans and Prior of Binham to the King’s requests for corrodies. 1333
C 270/12 Reply of the priors of Tynemouth and Wymondham to the King’s requests for corrodies. 1333
E 6/256 f.143r payments of 100 marks to Cromwell, 1539.
E 33/26/2 St Albans: with skippet, not engraved. 1504
E 33/4/1 St Albans of the third part. 1504
E 36/120 ff.65r-68r charges against William Ashwell (monk), 1535.
E 36/143 ff.1r-22r Catton informs against townspeople who slandered the King. Cromwell gets copy of Abbey’s foundation charter. 1533.
E 40/1183 Grant by Abbey to nuns of St Mary de Pré 1188-95
E 40/5461 Release of corrody in Abbots Langley. Westminster 14 Feb. 1365 (See muniment room, An Indenture between the King and Thomas, Abbot of St Albans, about a corrody. 1364.)
E 40/11069 Charter of St Mary de Pré
E 40/11538 Fragments of the Foundation Charter of St Mary de Pré
E 40/14572 St Mary de Pré, enrolled copies of 6 charters (f. 1194), mostly of the Gorham family.
E 40/15365 Fragments of the Foundation Charter of St Mary de Pré
E 41/214 Abbey property 5 Sep 1532
E 41/215 Abbey property 1 Nov 1532
E 41/327 Dame Margaret Vernon, Prioress of St Mary de Pré, to Wm Jakeman, Manor of Wing. 1517