Sir Benjamin Rudyerd (1572–1658)

Verse

Epigrames p[er] B. R.

A series of 31 epigrams, possibly by Rudyerd, attributed to him in James L. Sanderson, ‘Epigrames p[er] B[enjamin] R[udyerd] and Some More “Stolen Feathers” of Henry Parrot’, RES, NS 17 (1966), 241-55. Three of the epigrams first published in Henry Parrot, Laquei ridiculosi, or Springes to Catch Woodcocks (London, 1613). Sixteen of the epigrams published in The Dr. Farmer Chetham MS, ed. Alexander B. Grosart, Chetham Society, vols 89 and 90 (Manchester, 1873). These and the rest published in Sanderson.

RuB 1

Copy of the 31 epigrams, headed ‘Epigrames p B. R.’

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 180 pages, in three secretary hands, in contemporary limp vellum. Probably compiled by a member of an Inn of Court. c.1630.

Bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Formerly Rosenbach 186.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, pp. 48-55.

RuB 2

Copy of epigrams 1-5, 7-10, 14-18, and 29.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in at least seven secretary and italic hands, 118 leaves (plus some blanks), currently disbound. Possibly compiled by one or more persons connected with the Inns of Court. c.1600-1620s.

Later in the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8055 in the sale of his library by Thomas King, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Probably owned afterwards by James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Formerly Chetham's MS 8012.

The volume edited by Alexander B. Grosart as The Dr. Farmer Chetham MS. being a Commonplace Book in the Chetham Library, Manchester, temp. Elizabeth, James I, and Charles I, Chetham Society, vols 89 and 90 (Manchester, 1873).

Grosart, I, 100-5. Collated in Sanderson.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.15, ff. 58r-61r (pp. 89-94).

Dramatic Works

Gesta Grayorum

See John Hoskyns, ‘Fustian Speech’, HoJ 342.5-344.

RuB 3

Copy of an account of the revels, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Noctes Templariæ Or a breife chronicle of the dark Raigne of the bright Prince of burning Loue’, subscribed ‘Benjamin Rudier’. c.1650.

In: A folio composite volume of state and legal tracts, papers and speeches, in several hands, with (f. 4r) an ‘Index’ of contents, 338 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 1576, ff. 247r-50v.

Le Prince d'Amour, or The Prince of Love

See John Hoskyns, ‘Fustian Speech’, HoJ 342.5-344.

Speeches

Speech in the House of Commons, March 1623/4

Speech beginning ‘We are bound to bless God that we are mett againe in this place. And we ought to acknowledge his Mats favour towards vs...’.

RuB 4

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiers speech taken as he spake it; being ye first in ye greate busines concerning ye Treaties’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one mixed hand, 77 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Compiled by Sir Thomas Dawes (knighted 1639). c.1623-30.

Purchased on 4 July 1873 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 29492, ff. 13v-16r.

RuB 5

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiers Speech about the two Treaties taken verbatim as he spake it: Being the first Speech made touching that great busines of the Treaties 1o Martij 1623’. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings, 1620/1-28, in various professional hands, 395 leaves, in half morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 6799, f. 182r-v.

RuB 5.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiers speache taken as he spake it, being ye first in ye great busieness concerninge ye Treatie’. c.1630s.

In: A small quarto volume of state tracts and papers, in one or more cursive secretary hands, 236 leaves, in modern half-morocco. c.1620s.

British Library, Stowe MS 156, ff. 102v-4v.

RuB 6

Copy in: A quarto volume of proceedings in the House of Commons in 1624, in at least two probably professional cursive hands, 249 pages (plus numerous blanks and eight pages of shorthand at the reverse end), in contemporary vellum. c.1624.

[?Sotheby's], 31 March 1936, lot 174.

Harvard, MS Eng 980, pp. 41-2.

RuB 7

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyers Speech taken as he spake itt, beinge the first in the greate businesse concerninge the Treatise’, undated, beginning on the verso of a speech by the Duke of Buckingham dated 24 February ‘1624’, in a section on parliamentary proceedings. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters, tracts, parliamentary speeches, etc., in various professional hands, c.160 leaves, in contemporary calf.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘This belongs to Mrs Carewe of Crowcombe, Co. Somerset / T Philli’: i.e.formerly among the Carew MSS at Crowcombe Court, Somerset, and borrowed at some time by Sir Thomas Phillips, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 373.

Harvard, MS Eng 1266.2, ff. [125v-6r].

RuB 8

Copy, introduced ‘Sr Beniamin Rudierd was the first that spake in the great busines and because it was all soe wayghtye as cannot be abbreviated wthout losse and was indeed the mold of the Resolucon of the whole Parliament it shalbe Entred more at large’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings between 1623/4 and 1640, in two or more professional predominantly secretary hands, 120 leaves, the first series foliated 1-99, the second series paginated 1-4, 37-70, 81-3, in vellum boards. c.1640.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 50, ff. 10v-11v (first series).

RuB 9

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyerd concerning Assistance to be yealded for the support of the aduise to dissolue the Treaties; The first upon that day March 11th. 1623’. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 5.

British Library, Harley MS 6799, f. 201r-v.

RuB 10

Copy, in a Professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Ben. Rudyerds speech taken as he spake it being the first concerning the Kes demand of pticular Ayde. 19 Martij: 1623’. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 5.

British Library, Harley MS 6799, f. 221r-v.

RuB 11

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiere:’.

In: the MS described under RuB 6. c.1624.

Harvard, MS Eng 980, pp. 123-4.

Speech in the House of Commons, c.20-22 March 1627/8

Speech. Yale 1628, II, 58-60, two parallel versions: (1) beginning ‘This is the crisis of parliaments...’; (2) beginning ‘It is the goodness of God and the favour of the King...’; II, 68, third version, beginning ‘If we be thankful, all is well. By this we shall know whether parliaments will live or die...’; II, 73, fourth, brief reported version, beginning ‘We are not now upon the bene esse of our kingdom but the esse...’.

RuB 12

Copy of Version 1, in a neat secretary hand, with a correction in the fourth Earl of Bedford's hand, headed ‘The effect of Sr Beniamine Ruddiers three speeches in Parliament 4o Carol 1628 / 1. speech’.

In: A folio commonplace book, in several hands, begun 18 May 1626, written from both ends, with two tables of contents, 415 pages of text, in contemporary leather with traces of metal clasps. Compiled by, and partly in the rugged italic hand of, Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician. c.1626-30s.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 1.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 22, pp. 11-12.

RuB 13

Copy, headed ‘Beniamin Rudyeard’.

In: A folio volume of speeches principally by Francis Bacon, in two or more neat secretary hands, 204 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. Owned by, and occasionally annotated in the rugged italic hand of, Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician. c.1628-30s.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 2.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 192, pp. 195-8.

RuB 14

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sir Beniamine Rudyer’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary proceedings, 17 May 1627/8 to 26 June 1628, in several professional predominantly secretary hands, 660 leaves, in half brown morocco. c.1630.

Presented by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), American financier and collector.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, ff. 30v-3r.

RuB 15

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Riddiards speech at the same tyme’.

In: A folio volume comprising chiefly a parliamentary journal, 1627-8, in a single professional secretary hand but for a tipped-in calendar (f. [305 bis]), 401 leaves, in mottled leather gilt. c.1630.

British Library, Harley MS 2305, ff. 46v-8v.

RuB 16

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben. Ruddyer’.

In: A folio volume comprising proceedings and speeches in Parliament, 17 March to 22 May 1628, in two or more professional mixed hands, 201 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Mid-17th century.

Bookplate of John Holles (1662-1711), Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne, politician.

British Library, Harley MS 4771, ff. 17v-18v.

RuB 17

Copy, headed ‘A speech made by Sr Ben Ruddyard in the comons house of plmt March 22. 1627’. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 5.

British Library, Harley MS 6799, f. 333r-v.

RuB 18

Copy, headed at the side ‘Sr. Beniamin Rudyard’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches from 3 March 1627/8 to 16 May 1628, in a single professional mixed hand, i + 303 leaves (plus two blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, ff. 27r-9r.

RuB 19

Copy, headed ‘Sr: Beniamins Rudyards speech 22o March, 1627o’.

In: A quarto volume of speeches in Parliament 1627-8, in a single professional secretary hand, 388 pages (plus numerous blanks), bound with a twenty-page printed pamphlet, in contemporary calf (repaired). c.1630.

Harvard Law School Library, HLS MS 4124 (Hollis No. 005349085), pp. 51-4.

RuB 20

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Beniamin Ruddyard speech xxijth of March 1627’.

In: A folio volume of speeches and proceedings in Parliament 1627-29, in several professional hands, 380 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. c.1630.

Bookplate of Algernon Capell (1654-1710), second Earl of Essex, Privy Councillor, dated 1701.

Harvard, fMS Eng 917, Item 2, ff. 28r-30v.

RuB 21

Copy, headed ‘A Speeche made by Sir Beniamin Rudyard in the Comons house of Parliament March. 22. 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 20. c.1630.

Harvard, fMS Eng 917, Item 2, ff. 197r-200r.

RuB 22

Copy, headed ‘A speech made by Sr Beniamyn Ridearde in the house of Comons of Parliament xxo Martij 1627’.

In: A folio volume of speeches in Parliament 1627/8-1638, in a single professional hand, 163 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1630.

Phillipps MS 20758. Donated by William Appleton Coolidge.

Harvard, fMS Eng 1081, ff. 21v-3v.

RuB 23

Copy, headed in the margin Sr Beniamin Rudyer, here beginning ‘This is the crisis of Pliamtes we shall knoue by this If pliamtes liue or die...’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in Parliament in 1628, in a professional secretary hand, 283 leaves, in blind-stamped calf. c.1630.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘Thomas Wallcut bought at the sale of the Library of the late D Byles Novemr 1790’ and also ‘Thomas Wallcutt April 9. 1791’: i.e. once owned by Mather Byles (1706-88), Boston loyalist clergyman, and bought in 1790 by Thomas Wallcut (1758-1840), Boston antiquary.

Recorded in Yale 1628, I, 5 (as ‘MS. 3’).

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1325, ff. 13v-14r.

RuB 24

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiard 22: Martij: 1627[/8]’.

In: A folio volume of speeches and proceedings in Parliament 1628, in a single professional secretary hand, viii + 459 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1628-30s.

Bookplate of E.S. and H. Lloyd. Purchased from Peter Eaton (Booksellers) Ltd, 24 October 1967. Formerly House of Lords Record Office, Historical Collection 50.

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/37, pp. 63-6.

RuB 25

Copy, untitled. c.1628.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches, in various professional hands, 389 pages, in contemporary calf.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 172, pp. 145-7.

Speech in the House of Commons, c.22 March 1627/8

Speech beginning ‘Of the mischiefs that have lately fallen upon us by the late distractions here is every man sensible...’.

RuB 26

Copy, with sidenote ‘22 Mch Sr Beniamin Rudyerd’.

In: A folio volume chiefly of speeches and proceedings in the House of Commons chiefly from March to June 1628, in a professional secretary hand, iv + 64 leaves (plus blanks), in later half calf. c.1630.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. C. 687, f. 10v.

RuB 27

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rydgers speech 22 Mar: 1627’.

In: A quarto volume of speeches and proceedings in the House of Commons from March to April 1628, in a professional hand, 353 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1630.

Once owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor, and by his brother-in-law Sir Joseph Jekyll (1662-1738), lawyer and politician (No. 387 in the sale catalogue of his library, 1759).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. C. 807, pp. 87-8.

RuB 28

Copy in: A folio composite volume of state papers and parliamentary proceedings, in various hands, 181 leaves.

Once owned by one John Holland.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 276, f. 75r.

RuB 29

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyards speech 22 Mar: 1627’.

In: A folio volume of speeches and proceedings in Parliament from 17 March 1627/8 to 26 June 1628, in several professional secretary hands, 387 leaves, with (ff. 2r-11r) a neat table of contents, in contemporary vellum boards. c.1630.

Christie's, 12 June 1881 (Fairfax sale).

British Library, Add. MS 8827, ff. 54v-5r.

RuB 30

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Riddiards speech 22o Marcij 1627’. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and parliamentary speeches, in various professional hands, 442 leaves, in mottled leather gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 1219, ff. 263r-5v.

RuB 31

Copy, headed ‘Sir Ben Rudiards speech’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in Parliament in 1628-29, in professional secretary hands, 339 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1630s.

‘1725’, the date of accession into the Harley Library, inscribed by Wanley on f. 1r.

British Library, Harley MS 1721, ff. 30r-1r.

RuB 32

Copy, headed ‘sr Beniamin Ruddiard’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary proceedings and speeches, 1623-8, in a single professional secretary hand, with a table of contents (ff. 2*r-5*r), 731 pages, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1630.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Humfry Burton’.

British Library, Harley MS 6255, pp. 307-8.

RuB 33

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers speech 22: March. 1627’. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 5.

British Library, Harley MS 6799, f. 358r.

RuB 34

Copy, headed ‘Sr: Ben: Ruddiers first speech’. c.1630.

In: A quarto composite volume of state papers and speeches, in several hands, ff. 153r-97r in a single professional hand, 197 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards. c.1630s.

Once owned by John Hart and John Ashton.

British Library, Sloane MS 826, f. 47r-v.

RuB 35

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Beniamin Ridger his speech. 22. Mar: 1627’. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, in various professional hands, 124 leaves (including blanks), in half-calf on marbled boards.

Cambridge University Library, MS Mm. 4. 24, f. 70r-v.

RuB 36

Copy, in a cursive predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamon Ridier’. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and proceedings in Parliament, in various hands, 448 leaves (plus blanks), in red morocco gilt.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol.18, ff. 26v.

RuB 37

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiards speech’.

In: Copies of two parliamentary speeches and one letter, in a predominantly italic hand, on two conjugate folio leaves, unbound. c.1628-30s.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 3703, p. [3].

RuB 37.5

Copy in: Two folio composite volumes of state tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, in 19th-century half-vellum marbled boards gilt.

Mostyn MS 177: from the library of the Mostyn family, of Mostyn Hall, Flintshire, and Gloddaeth, Denbighshire, whose notable book and manuscript collectors included Sir Thomas Mostyn (1651-1700?) and his grandson Sir Thomas Mostyn, fourth Baronet (1704-58).

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 355.

University of Kansas, MS E205, Vol. II, ff. 8r-12r.

RuB 37.8

Copy, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Rudiere: his Speech in Parliament March the 22th 1628’.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches of 1628-9, in various professional secretary hands, 215 leaves, in modern reversed calf. c.1630.

Probably Sotheby's, 28 April 1969, lot 50.

University of Texas at Austin, HRC 76, f. 56r.

RuB 38

Copy, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Ruddierds Speech 22. March. 1627’.

In: A folio volume chiefly comprising a journal of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1627-8, 187 pages (plus blank pages 288-656), in contemporary vellum. Mid-late 17th century.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice E, p. 27.

Speech in the House of Commons, c.2-9 April 1628

Speech beginning ‘The best thanks we can return his Matie for his gracious and religious answer...’.

RuB 39

Copy, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Ruddierds Speech upon the Receipt of his Maties Answer to the Petition against Recusants. 9. April. 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 38. Mid-late 17th century.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice E, pp. 37-8.

RuB 40

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben: Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, f. 109r-v.

RuB 41

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers speech vpon the receipt of his Mates answeare to the peticon against Recusants circa. 9 Aprill: 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 29. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 8827, ff. 181r-2v.

RuB 42

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyard his Speech vpon the receipt of his Matis: Answere to the Petition against Recusants 9th: of Aprill: 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 15. c.1630.

British Library, Harley MS 2305, ff. 161v-3r.

RuB 43

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiard his speech vpon receipt of his Mates answere to the last Peticon’.

In: the MS described under RuB 32. c.1630.

British Library, Harley MS 6255, pp. 442-7.

RuB 44

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A speach made by Sr Ben: Rudiard in the house of Comons one the second Day of Apr 1628’ and docketed in the margin ‘Wednesday the 2 of Aprill 1628’. c.1628-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches and related papers, in various professional hands, in modern red morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 6800, f. 95r-v.

RuB 45

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘A speech made by Sr Ben. Rudyard in the house of Coons Wednesday the 2. Daie of Aprill 1628’, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate small folio leaves, with a scribal endorsement. c.1628-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 44.

British Library, Harley MS 6800, f. 96r-v.

RuB 46

Copy, headed ‘Sr Ben: Ruddiers 2 speech’. c.1630.

In: the MS described under RuB 34. c.1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 826, ff. 100r-1r.

RuB 47

Copy, headed at the side ‘Sr. Ben: Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, f. 94r-v.

RuB 48

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Riddiarde speech [space] of Aprille [space] 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 22. c.1630.

Harvard, fMS Eng 1081, ff. 50v-1v.

RuB 49

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyer’ and here beginning ‘The best thankes we canne Render to his Matie is to mak towards such a way as may secure his Matie and our selues...’.

In: the MS described under RuB 23. c.1630.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1325, f. 55r-v.

RuB 50

Copy, headed ‘9: Aprill: 1628: Sr Beniamin Ruddiards speech’.

In: the MS described under RuB 24. c.1628-30s.

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/37, pp. 135-6.

RuB 51

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Beniamine Ruddierds Speech the 9th day of Aprill 1628’

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1628-9, in a single small mixed hand, 44 leaves, in a paper wrapper. c.1630.

Among the papers of the Carew family, of Crowcombe Court, Somerset.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/TB/18/24, f. [13r-v].

Speech in the House of Commons, ?4 April 1628

Speech beginning ‘We have received many gracious messages from His Majesty. It is now high time to give thanks...’. Yale 1628, II, 297 and 317; variant versions II, 303, 309, 313-14.

RuB 52

Copy in: the MS described under RuB 28.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 276, f. 24r.

RuB 53

Copy, headed in the margin ‘[Sr] Ben: Rudyard’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, ff. 132v-3r.

RuB 54

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben Rudyard’.

In: the MS described under RuB 16. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 4771, f. 60v.

RuB 55

Copy, headed in the margin (slightly cropped) ‘S[r] Beniamin Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 23. c.1630.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1325, ff. 68v-9r.

Speech in the House of Commons, 28 April 1628

Speech beginning ‘We are here upon a great business...’. Yale 1628, III, 127-9 and 133-4. Variants: III, 138-9, 141, 143, and 161. Variant version in Manning, pp. 126-8.

RuB 56

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RuB 13. c.1628-30s.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 192, pp. 201-4.

RuB 57

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers speech 28 Aprill: 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 27. c.1630.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. C. 807, pp. 272-7.

RuB 58

Copy in: the MS described under RuB 28.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 276, f. 111r.

RuB 59

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers speech, 28 Aprill 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 29. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 8827, ff. 220v-3v.

RuB 60

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Rudyardes speech in the howse of Comons on the 28th of Aprill. 1628’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1628.

In: An unbound collection of papers largely relating to parliamentary proceedings, in various hands, 108 generally folio leaves.

Volume CCCCLXXXV of the Evelyn Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 78652, [unnunbered pages].

RuB 61

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudiards Speach. 28 April’.

In: the MS described under RuB 31. c.1630s.

British Library, Harley MS 1721, ff. 196v-200r.

RuB 62

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben Rudyard’.

In: the MS described under RuB 16. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 4771, ff. 118v-20r.

RuB 63

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiard speech in the house of Commons Aprill 28o 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 32. c.1630.

British Library, Harley MS 6255, pp. 482-90.

RuB 64

Copy, in a prodessional secretary hand, headed ‘Beniamin Ruddiers speech Aprilis 28. 1628’. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 5.

British Library, Harley MS 6799, ff. 384v-5v.

RuB 65

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘A speech made by Sr Ben. Rudyard in the house of Coons on the 28. of Aprill 1628’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1628-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 44.

British Library, Harley MS 6800, ff. 231r-2r.

RuB 66

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A Speech made by Sr Ben. Rudyard in the house of Coons on the 28 Aprill 1628’, docketed in the margin ‘Monday 28 Aprill 1628’. c.1628-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 44.

British Library, Harley MS 6800, ff. 233r-4r.

RuB 67

Copy, headed at the side ‘Sr. Beniamin Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, ff. 228r-30v.

RuB 68

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, docketed in another hand ‘of Sir Benjamin Rudyard’.

In: A large folio composite volume of state papers, letters and speeches, in English and Latin prose and verse, in various hands, 58 items, i + 449 leaves.

Given by William Moore.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 73/40, ff. 169r-70r.

RuB 69

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Beniamin Rudyard his speech the xxviijth of Aprill 1628 in the howse of Comons’. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of speeches in Parliament 1627-8, in two or three professional secretary hands, 101 pages, in 19th-century diced russia.

From the Fairfax papers. Phillipps MS 10305. Given to the library by William Appleton Coolidge.

Harvard, fMS Eng 1080, pp. 75-7.

RuB 70

Copy, headed ‘Sr: Beniamin Rudiard: the 28th Aprill: 1628’.

In: A folio volume of speeches in Parliament 1628-29, in one or more secretary hands, 79 leaves (plus blanks), in morocco gilt. c.1630s.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 9, ff. 19r-20r.

RuB 71

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyards Speech in the house of Commons on the 28th of Aprill. 1628.’ c.1630s.

In: the MS described under RuB 36.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol.18, ff. 436r-7r.

RuB 72

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Ruddiers speech 28 Aprill 1628’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary debates in 1627/8-9, in several professional secretary hands, 351 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt, with traces of ties.

Bookplate of the Earl of Aylesford, Packington, Warwickshire. Bernard Halliday, Leicester, sale catalogue 1930, item 568.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 522, ff. 81r-3v.

RuB 73

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben: Rudye[cropped]’.

In: the MS described under RuB 23. c.1630.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1325, ff. 133r-4r.

RuB 74

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Sr: Beniamin Rudiers speech 20th of April 1628’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet, endorsed ‘A copie of Sr Beniamin Rudyers speech 1618’. c.1628-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches, letters and documents, in various hands and paper sizes, 81 items, all mounted on guards, in 19th-century brown morocco.

Among papers of the Montagu family, Barons and Dukes of Montagu, of Boughton House.

Northamptonshire Record Office, Montagu (Boughton) Letterbook 29, item 36.

RuB 75

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Ruddiers speech 28 April 1628’.

In: A folio journal of the House of Commons from 17 March 1627/8 to 26 June 1628, in a single professional secretary hand, including (ff. 420r-9r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 429 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt with traces of ties. c.1630.

Among the Braye Manuscripts, descending from John Browne (1608-91), Clerk of the Parliaments, whose daughter, Martha, married Sir Roger Cave, Bt, of Stanford Hall, Rugby, seat of successive Lords Braye.

Parliamentary Archives, BRY/89, ff. 87r-9v.

RuB 76

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiard: 28th of Aprill: 1628: in the House of Comons’.

In: the MS described under RuB 24. c.1628-30s.

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/37, pp. 191-4.

RuB 77

Copy, headed at the side ‘Sr. Beniamin Rudyere 28o April 1628’. c.1628.

In: the MS described under RuB 25.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 172, pp. 137-9.

RuB 78

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddyers speach the same day, in the howse of Comons’.

In: A quarto volume of speeches in Parliament 1626-9, in one or possibly two secretary hands, iv + 87 leaves, in half-calf on marbled boards. c.1630s.

Signature (on a slip affixed to f. [iir]) of Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 26, ff. 39r-40v.

RuB 79

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddierds Speech the Eight and twentieth day of Aprill 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 51. c.1630.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/TB/18/24, ff. [14r-15r].

RuB 80

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiards his speech the 28. of April 1628 in the House of Commons’.

In: A quarto volume of state tracts and speeches, in possibly a single professional secretary hand, with a table of contents, 129 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1630s.

Inscribed on the last page ‘Elizabeth Tyrrell’. Old pressmark K. 4. 15.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 727, ff. 63r-5v.

RuB 81

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Mr Beniamin Ruddyers speech 28th Ap 1628’. c.1628-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, with a table of contents, 599 leaves. Inscribed (f. 141r) ‘John: Saunders is the trew owner of this booke’, ‘Captaine Christo: Blounte’, and ‘Valentine LLawless’.

Owned by John Madden, MD (1649-1703/4), physician and manuscript collector. Old pressmark F. 1. 20.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 806, ff. 486r-v.

RuB 82

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamen Rudyards his Speech the 28 of Aprill 1628 in the house of Commons’. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches from 1609 to 1628, in several professional secretary hands, c.414 leaves (plus blanks), in old calf. Three interim title-pages for separate groups in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, namely ‘Divers Speeches and passages in Parliament viz:’, ‘Divers Passages and Speeches Off Parliamte viz:’, and ‘A: Collection Off such Thinges, As Robte Earle of Salisburye thought fitt to offer vnto his Matie: vppon the occasion of callinge a Parliamte: viz’.

One later section (‘A Booke of the last Parliament’, 44 leaves) inscribed ‘Tho: Becke’. Old pressmark G. 3. 4.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 858, Unnumbered section, ff. 14r-16r.

Speech in the House of Commons, c.30 April 1628

Speech beginning ‘We have been long about framing of words for a strong law...’. Yale 1628, III, 172. Variant versions: III, 175, 179, 180, 181-2.

RuB 83

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamyne Rudyer at a Committee of the whole house’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, ff. 260v-1r.

RuB 84

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben: Rudyer at a Comittee of the whole howse’.

In: the MS described under RuB 16. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 4771, ff. 124v-5r.

RuB 85

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyer atc’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, f. 239r.

Speech in the House of Commons, early May 1628

A brief speech beginning ‘I am sorry that that which I have said...’.

RuB 86

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sir Beniamyne Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, f. 262v.

RuB 87

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Beniamyn Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, f. 240r.

Speech in the House of Commons, May 1628

Speech beginning ‘Justice ought to be a great favourer of the Innocent...’.

RuB 88

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sir Benia: Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, f. 323r-v.

RuB 89

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, f. 298r-v.

Speech in the House of Commons, c.16 May 1628

Speech beginning ‘I would we were as ready to reward as punish...’.

RuB 90

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Beniamine Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, f. 326v.

RuB 91

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Beniamyn Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, f. 301r-v.

RuB 92

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddier’.

In: the MS described under RuB 75. c.1630.

Parliamentary Archives, BRY/89, f. 329r.

Speech in the House of Commons, ?22 May 1628

Speech beginning ‘I did not think to have spoken...’. First published, as Sir Benjamin Rudierd His speech in Behalfe of the Clergie and of Parishes destitute of Instruction through want of Maintenance, Oxford, 1628. Manning, pp. 135-8. Yale 1628, III, 17-19, where it is dated probably 21 April 1628.

RuB 93

Copy in: the MS described under RuB 28.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 276, f. 100r.

RuB 94

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers speech: 22 May 1628. Concerning Ministers’.

In: the MS described under RuB 29. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 8827, ff. 266r-9r.

RuB 95

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamyn Rudyards Speach concerning the Mainteynance of Mynisters’ and dated ‘22o May 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 31. c.1630s.

British Library, Harley MS 1721, ff. 240v-3v.

RuB 96

Copy, in a professional predominantly italic hand, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Rudyerd his speeche’, on two conjugate folio leaves. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary papers and speeches, 1627-28, in various professional hands, 113 leaves, in modern panelled calf.

The date of acquisition for the Harley Library inscribed by Wanley (f. 1*r) ‘13 August, 1724’.

British Library, Harley MS 2217, ff. 29r-30v.

RuB 97

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Ruddyers speech concerning Ministers the 22th of May: 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 15. c.1630.

British Library, Harley MS 2305, ff. 236r-8v.

RuB 98

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘A Speech made by Sr Ben Rudyard at a Comittee himselfe sitting in the Chaire’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1628-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 44.

British Library, Harley MS 6800, ff. 333r-4r.

RuB 99

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A Speach made by Sr Ben Rudiard at a Comittee, Mr Pyme in the Chare’, docketed in the margin ‘quere the date. Satterday the 24 of May 1628’. c.1628-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 44.

British Library, Harley MS 6800, ff. 335r-6r.

RuB 100

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rudierd his Speach in behalf of ye Clergie and of parishes miserably destitute of Instruction thro want of Maintenance, confirmed by the testimonies of Bp Jewel, Master Perkins and Sr Henry Spelman, Edited at Oxford 1628. 4to’ and here beginning ‘Bp Jewell in his Sermon before Qu. Eliz...’.

In: A quarto composite volume of MSS, in several hands, 190 leaves, in modern leather gilt. Volume VI of the miscellaneous historical collections of White Kennett (1660-1728), Bishop of Peterborough, historian. 17th century.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 940, ff. 77r-8v.

RuB 101

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Ruddyarts speech Concerning maintenance of ministers the 22th: of May 1628’.

In: the MS described under RuB 20. c.1630.

Harvard, fMS Eng 917, Item 2, ff. 251v-4v.

RuB 102

Copy, headed ‘Sr: Beniamin Ruddierds speech to the Committee for Religion’.

In: the MS described under RuB 72.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 522, ff. 268r-70v.

RuB 103

Copy, headed ‘May 22th: 1628 Sr Beniamin Ruddiards speech’.

In: the MS described under RuB 24. c.1628-30s.

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/37, pp. 212-15.

Speech in the House of Commons, 6 June 1628

An eight-line speech beginning ‘This day is appointed for the consideration of his Majesty's answer to our petition...’.

RuB 104

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben Ridyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, ff. 446v-7r.

RuB 105

A brief summary, headed ‘Sr Ben: Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 23. c.1630.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1325, f. 219r-v.

Speech in the House of Commons, c.11 June 1628

Speech beginning ‘I hold the same ground still that I brought with me...’.

RuB 106

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben: Rudyer’.

In: the MS described under RuB 14. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 36825, f. 479r-v.

RuB 107

Extracts, in a neat secretary hand, as ‘3 Speech’ under the heading ‘The effect of Sr Beniamine Ruddiers three speeches in Parliament 4o Carol 1628’

In: the MS described under RuB 12. c.1626-30s.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 22, pp. 13-14.

RuB 108

Copy of a speech, headed at the side ‘Sr. Ben: Rudyard’.

In: the MS described under RuB 18. c.1628.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 100, f. 116r.

RuB 109

Copies of three speeches in 1628.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in parliament in 1628, in several professional hands.

Free Library of Philadelphia, MS LC 14:64, [unspecified page numbers].

Speech in the House of Commons, 10 February 1628/9

A speech beginning ‘There be diverse recantations, submissions and sentences remaining on record...’. Variant versions include one beginning ‘That there have been many publique censures and recantacions...’. See Commons Debates for 1629, ed. Wallace Notestein and Frances Helen Relf (Minneapolis, 1921), pp. 137, [274]-5.

RuB 110

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘Sr Ben Rudgers’.

In: A tall folio volume of papers on parliamentary proceedings, in several professional hands, 109 leaves, in half-calf on marbled boards. c.1630.

Purchased from Lord R. Montagu in 1865.

British Library, Add. MS 26634, f. 84v.

RuB 111

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers’. c.1629-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and tracts, in various hands, c.410 leaves, in a recycled vellum document, now disbound. Yelverton MS 110, among papers of Sir Henry Yelverton (1566-1629), Justice of the Common Pleas, and his family.

British Library, Add. MS 48101, f. 47r.

RuB 112

c.1629-30s.

In: the MS described under RuB 111.

British Library, Add. MS 48101, ff. 70v-1r.

RuB 113

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamen Ruddires’, among proceedings in Parliament 1628. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of antiquarian and parliamentary tracts, in various professional secretary hands, 245 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco in cloth boards gilt.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Sum Edw Umfrevile Juneis. Interioris Templi Studentis 1725. 10o Aprilis’: i.e. by Edward Umfreville (1702?-86), collector of legal manuscripts. Bookplate (as ‘Shelburne’) of William Petty (1737-1805), second Earl of Shelburne and first Marquess of Lansdowne, Prime Minister.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 491, ff. 90v-1r.

RuB 113.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamyn Rudyard’, dated 10 February ‘1628’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in Parliament 1628/9, 60 leaves plus blanks, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1629.

Later owned by Thomas Martin (1697-1771) of Palgrave, antiquary and collector. Acquired by Charles Brietzcke (c.1738-95), government official, 19 May 1774. Later owned by Arthur Beauchesne, parliamentary clerk in Canada. Sotheby's, 15 July 2010, lot 3.

Baran, Gregory, Seattle, [no shelfmark], f. 27v.

RuB 114

Copy, headed ‘Sr Ben: Rudiard’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1628/9, in a single professional hand, 91 leaves, in quarter-calf. c.1630.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 13. 35, ff. 68v-9r.

RuB 115

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Sr Ben: Ruddiard’.

In: A quarto volume of parliamentary proceedings in 1628/9-1630, in several hands, one secretary hand predominating, 135 leaves, in contemporary vellum boards. c.1630.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘August 1629 / the 10th / 1629’ and ‘John Heath empt Londino a W. Walbanck’. Among the collections of Christopher Hunter (1675-1757), Durham antiquary and physician.

Durham Cathedral Library, Hunter MS 52, f. 48r.

RuB 116

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyard’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in Parliament, the Exchequer and Star Chamber, 1628/9-34, in several professional hands, c.315 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1635.

Delivered by Edward Jones Smith to Lady Masserene on 19 June 1824.

Harvard, MS Eng 1359, f. [29r].

RuB 117

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ridyard’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and parliamentary proceedings, in varying styles of script, both secretary and roman, possibly in the same hand, 283 leaves (of which ff. 98-283 are blank), in contemporary limp vellum, with ties. c.1630.

Harvard, fMS Eng 981, f. 33v.

RuB 118

Copy, in a secretary hand, introduced ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyard sayd’.

In: A folio composite collection of legal and state tracts, in various hands, now bound in two volumes, foliated 1-307 and 308-617 respectively, in modern quarter-calf vellum boards.

Among collections of Sir John Maynard, MP (1604-90), lawyer and politician.

Lincoln's Inn Library, Maynard MS 59, Part II, f. 594r.

RuB 119

Copy in: A folio volume comprising two manuscripts of proceedings and speeches in Parliament, from 27 October to 19 December 1601 (212 leaves) and in 1638/9 (64 leaves), each in a professional secretary hand, in reversed calf. c.1640.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 2. 39, II, f. 32v.

RuB 119.5

Copy in: the MS described under RuB 37.5.

University of Kansas, MS E205, Vol. II, in ff. 51-104.

Speech in the House of Commons, ?15-25 April 1640

Speech beginning ‘There is a great dore now opened unto us of doing good...’. Variant version in Manning, pp. 148-51.

RuB 120

Copy, here beginning ‘Mr. Speaker by Gods blessing and the Kings favor a greate doore and effectuall is opened unto us...’.

In: A composite volume of letters and papers of the Earl of Clarendon, for June-December 1637, 278 leaves.

Edited from this MS in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), pp. 248-51.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 18, ff. 147r-9r.

RuB 121

Copy in: the MS described under RuB 120.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 18, ff. 152r-4v.

RuB 122

Copy in: A volume chiefly of speeches and proceedings in Parliament, 1640, 54 leaves, in modern half-vellum marbled boards. c.1640s.

Later owned by Frederic Morrell, Oxford solicitor. Acquired from the executors of Mrs Morrell in 1925.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. c. 199, ff. 50r-1r.

RuB 123

c.1640s.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings, 45 leaves.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. A. 103, ff. 23r-5r.

RuB 124

Copy in: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous state and parliamentary papers, 357 leaves.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. A. 346, ff. 161r-2r.

RuB 125

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Ruddiers Speech in the House of Comons 1640’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches, from 1640 to 1675, in various professional hands, 293 leaves, in old calf.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

British Library, Harley MS 6801, ff. 118r-22r.

RuB 126

Copy, in a probably professional small mixed hand, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Ruddiers Speech’.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches and related documents in 1640-41 and (ff. 32r-76v) a treatise on parliament by Ralph Starkey, in several hands, 129 leaves, in modern half-calf.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

British Library, Sloane MS 1200, ff. 17r-18v.

RuB 127

Copy of a report on the speech, headed in the margin ‘Sr. Benia: Rudyard’ and here beginning ‘Then Sr Ben: Rudyard said Sr. there is a dore now opened to vs of doeing good if wee take the advantage thereof...’.

In: A quarto volume of proceedings in Parliament from 13 April to 5 May 1640, in a cursive predominantly secretary hand, 84 leaves, in quarter-vellum marbled boards. c.1640s.

[?Sotheby's], 5 October 1937, lot 19.

Edited from this MS in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), pp. 138-40.

Harvard, MS Eng 982, ff. 24r-6r.

RuB 128

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyerd his Speech in Parliamt’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in April 1640, in a professional predominantly secretary hand, ii + 73 unnumbered leaves, in a stiff paper wrapper. c.1640s.

Hertfordshire Record Office, XII B 36, ff. [47v-50r].

RuB 129

Copy, introduced ‘Satterday the 25 of Aprill Sr: Beniamyn Ruddyard spake as followeth’.

In: A quarto volume of parliamentary letters and speeches, mostly (up to p. 94) in probably two professional secretary hands, a later second secretary hand from p. 109 onwards, 295 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1620s-40s.

Formerly among the MSS of John Harvey of Ickwell Bury, Hertfordshire, and Finningley Park, Yorkshire. Sotheby's, 19 June 1922. lot 522.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 62.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Huntington, HM 1554, pp. 193-6.

RuB 130

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rudyard knt:’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of speeches in Parliament, in various secretary hands, 346 leaves (plus blanks), in red morocco gilt.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 11, ff. 252r-3v.

RuB 131

Copy in: MS.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

National Archives, Kew, SP 16/450, f. 94.

RuB 132

Copy, headed ‘A Speach deliured in Parlament by Sr Beniamin Ridiers Aprill 1640’.

In: A folio volume of speeches in Parliament in 1640, in several professional hands, 144 pages, in contemporary vellum with ties. c.1640s.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 174, pp. 101-6.

RuB 133

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rudyards Speech in parliament’.

In: A sewn folio booklet of parliamentary speeches, in one or more professional secretary hands, twelve leaves, in a paper wrapper. c.1640.

In a bundle among the papers of the Mildmay family, including those of Colonel Carew Harvey Mildmay (fl.1625-67), officer of the Jewel House, of Marks, Somerset.

Recorded in HMC, 7th Report (1879), Appendix, p. 596.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/MI/18/96, f. [1r-v].

RuB 134

Copy, in the secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, headed ‘A Speech in Parliament: by Sr Beniamyn Rudyard on the < > of Aprill, 1640’.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, in several professional secretary hands including that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, ii + 281 leaves (including blanks), in calf.

In the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 10464. Among the collections of Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, MP (1837-1914), Baconian scholar and book collector.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 250-1 (No. 78).

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 308, ff. 212r-14r.

RuB 135

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings, 1640-1, some items in the hand of John Rushworth (c.1612-90), historian and politician. c.1640s.

Formerly Worcester College, MSS 5.20.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 122, ff. 18v-19r.

RuB 136

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamyne Ruddiards speech in Parliamt 1640’.

In: A folio volume of speeches in the House of Commons in 1640, in a single professional hand, 105 leaves, in modern quarter red morocco. c.1640s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘John Griffith’ and with a stamp lettered ‘Cole Devm’.

Recorded in Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), p. 297.

British Library, Add. MS 6411, ff. 59v-60r.

Speech in the House of Commons, ?23 April 1640

Speech beginning in a reported version ‘Sr: Ben: Rudierd said the house had done wiseley in taking the kings buisnesse into prsent consideration...’.

RuB 137

Copy of a report on the speech.

In: the MS described under RuB 127. c.1640s.

Harvard, MS Eng 982, ff. 54v-5r.

RuB 138

Copy of a reported version (‘Sr Ben: Ruddierd said the howse had done wisely...’).

In: the MS described under RuB 8. c.1640.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 50, p. 55 (second series).

Speech in the House of Commons, ?27 April 1640

Speech beginning in a reported version ‘Sr Ben: Ruddierd said the kinge was in necessitie and that was an ill Councellor...’.

RuB 139

Copy of a reported version, beginning ‘Sr Ben: Ruddierd said the kinge was in necessitie and that was an ill Councellor...’.

In: the MS described under RuB 8. c.1640.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 50, p. 65 (second series).

Speech in the House of Commons, ?7 November 1640

Speech (variously dated 4, 7, 9 and 10 November 1640) beginning ‘We are here assembled to do God's business and the King's...’. First published in The Speeches of Sr. Benjamin Rudyer in the high Court of Parliament (London, 1641), pp. 1-10. Manning, pp. 159-65.

RuB 140

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Riddyers speech in Parliament i Novemb: i640’

In: A quarto MS of speeches in Parliament, 1640, 170 pages, bound with five other MSS of legal and political tracts, xxii + 612 pages in all (pp. 171-271 blank), in various professional hands, in contemporary calf. c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 768 (I), pp. 25-37.

RuB 141

Copy in: the MS described under RuB 122. c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. c. 199, ff. 3r-7r.

RuB 142

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘A Speech vsed by Sr Beniamin Rudyard in the Comons howse of Parliamt 7o: Nov: 1640’. c.1640.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 294 leaves, in half-calf. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 65, ff. 179r-v, 190r-2r.

RuB 143

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddierds speech’.

In: A small quarto diary, in a single secretary hand, 89 leaves, bound with a separately acquired continuation or companion MS (ff. 90r-153r, now Add. MS 28640), in modern half-morocco. Compiled by the Rev. John Rous (1584-1644), incumbent of Santon Downham, Suffolk, and relating, retrospectively, chiefly to public events and to literary texts in circulation in 1625-42. c.1625-42.

Later owned by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary. Turner sale, 7 June 1859, lot 253. The second MS purchased at Sotheby's, 15-25 March 1871 (library of the bookseller Joseph Lilly).

The first MS edited in full in Diary of John Rous, incumbent of Santon Downham, Suffolk, from 1625 to 1642, ed. Mary Anne Everett Green, Camden Society No. 66 (1856).

British Library, Add. MS 22959, ff. 72r-4r.

RuB 144

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiers speech in Parliamt anno 1640’, ‘7 Nov’ added later in pencil, on 3 pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and parliamentary speeches 1640-c.1660, in various hands, 91 leaves, in half-calf on marbled boards.

British Library, Add. MS 24863, ff. 8r-9r.

RuB 145

Copy, in the italic hand of Richard Oxinden, headed ‘Sr. Ben. Rud.’

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 124 leaves, mounted on guards, in 19th-century half red morocco. Collected by members of the Oxinden family, Baronets, of Deane and Barham, Kent, including Henry Oxinden (1609-70) and his brother Richard (b.1613).

British Library, Add. MS 28011, ff. 79r-80v.

RuB 146

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiard 9ber 7 1640’, damp-stained. c.1640s.

In: An unbound collection of parliamentary speeches and state tracts, in at least three professional hands, 91 largely folio leaves.

Volume CCCCLXXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers, of John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and writer, of Wootton House, Surrey, and his family, also incorporating papers of his father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne, Bt (1605-83), diplomat, and his family. Formerly preserved at Christ Church, Oxford. Purchased March 1995.

British Library, Add. MS 78655, ff. 14r-17r.

RuB 147

Copy, headed ‘Sr: Beniamin Ruddier his speech in the Parliamt: 4 nouem: Ano: Domi: 1640’.

In: A small quarto Book of ‘Divers Relations concerning ye affairs of Scotland & England about ye year 1640’, in a single neat cursive italic hand, 54 leaves, in 18th-century calf. c.1640s.

Bookplate of Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire (MS 49).

British Library, Egerton MS 3794, ff. 12v-16v.

RuB 148

Copy, closely written in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Rudyards speech in Parliamt 1640’, on two probably once conjugate folio leaves. c.1640.

In: A large folio composite volume of state papers and parliamentary speeches, in various hands, 291 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt.

Much in the hand of Sir Simonds D'Ewes.

British Library, Harley MS 165, ff. 27r-8v.

RuB 149

Copy, closely written in a cursive mixed hand, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Rudiers Speech’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands, 200 leaves, in modern crushed morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 813, f. 9r-v.

RuB 150

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudijars Speech’.

In: A folio volume of state letters, tracts, speeches and a parliamentary journal for 1624-25, in possibly several largely secretary hands, one predominating, 77 leaves (plus blanks), in modern quarter crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1628[-1640].

Notes (f. 55r-v) on the executions of Ralegh, Cuffe and Essex signed ‘Wr Bilmor’ [i.e. Walter Belmor or Belmore], possibly the principal compiler.

Inscribed (f. [iir]) ‘Timothy Langley’.

British Library, Harley MS 1327, ff. 34r-6r.

RuB 151

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘A speach deliuered in parliment by Sr Beniamin Ruddard’, on two tipped-in folio leaves. c.1633.

In: A folio volume, comprising almost entirely a parliamentary journal for 27 October to 19 December 1601, chiefly in two or more professional secretary hands, with a mixed hand on f. 131v and later tipped-in leaves as ff. 132-3, 134 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in mottled leather gilt. Early 17th century [to c.1633].

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Thomas ward’, ‘George Withers his booke Anno Dni 1633’, and ‘Robert Daye’, and (f. 134v) ‘Hugh Parsons / i633’.

British Library, Harley MS 2283, ff. 132r-3v.

RuB 152

Copy, in a small hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rydier his speech in the House of Comons Novemb. 7th. 1640’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, parliamentary speeches, and verse, in various hands, with an alphabetical Index (ff. 1r-6v), 144 leaves, in modern mottled leather gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 4931, ff. 92r-3r.

RuB 153

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rudyard his Speech in Parliamt. the 9th of November 1640’. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under RuB 125.

British Library, Harley MS 6801, ff. 161r-7v.

RuB 154

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamen Rudyeres Speeche the 7th of Nouember 1640’, with a reader's marginal annotation ‘This speech may now be vnseasonably reveiwed at this season - especially ye later pt of it’. c.1640s.

In: A large folio composite volume of state tracts, papers and parliamentary speeches, in various hands, 452 leaves, in 19th-century half morocco gilt.

Humphrey Wanley's inscription (f. 1r) on his date of accession ‘26 August 1724’.

British Library, Harley MS 6846, ff. 191r-3r.

RuB 155

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, with a title-page ‘Sr Beniamyn Ridgeard his Speech in ye Comons house of Parlimt in Nouember 1640’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of speeches in Parliament 1639-41, in several professional hands, 356 leaves, in old calf gilt (rebacked).

British Library, Harley MS 7162, ff. 119r-36v.

RuB 156

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Rudyards speech in Parliamt. Nov: 7o 1640’, on four quarto leaves. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of chiefly Elizabethan and Jacobean parliamentary proceedings, in various hands, 128 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco.

British Library, Stowe MS 361, ff. 70r-3r.

RuB 157

Copy of a speech here dated 7 November 1640.

Among papers of the Pell family of Norfolk and Walpole family of Houghton, Norfolk, in the Cholmondeley (Houghton) Papers.

Cambridge University Library, Ch(H)/4, unnumbered item.

RuB 158

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamen Ridyards speech November the xth i640’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches in 1640, in three professional hands, 81 leaves, now disbound. c.1640s.

Owned by Dr Samuel Knight (1677/8-1746), clergyman and antiquary. Among the collections of John Patrick (1632-95), religious controversialist.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 39, ff. 39r-50v.

RuB 159

Copy, headed ‘The speech of Sr Benjamine Rudyer in the high Court of Parliament’.

In: A tall folio volume of tracts and parliamentary papers and speeches relating to events leading up to the Civil War, in two neat italic hands, 177 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum. Mid-late 17th century.

Instructions to the binder ‘Mr Littleton’ written (p. 1) by ‘W. Baker’. Bookplate of Richard Fenton (1747-1821), Welsh topographical writer and antiquary.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 4.29, pp. 163-9.

RuB 160

Copy, in an italic hand with corrections, headed ‘Sir Benjamin Rudiers Speech in ye lower house of Pariamt Novem: 1640’, on all four pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, in a folio composite volume of 31 parliamentary papers, in various hands, in modern quarter-morocco. c.1640s.

Among papers of the Knatchbull family, Barons Brabourne, of Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U951 O10/24.

RuB 161

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiards speech the 7 November 1640 in the house of Comons’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary proceedings in 1640-41, in a single professional mixed hand, 218 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1640s.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.6.17, pp. 27-32.

RuB 162

Copy, in a professional predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudieards speech in parliament 1640 Nov: 7’. c.1640s.

In: A quarto composite volume of state papers, tracts and speeches, 183 leaves, in half-vellum on marbled boards. Compiled, and written, mostly by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 298, ff. 32r-3v.

RuB 163

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Beniamin Ruddiards speech in Parlament’, on three pages of two folio leaves. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, 314 leaves (plus blanks), in reversed calf. Compiled, and partly written, by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 317, ff. 265r-6r.

RuB 164

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiards speech’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, including parliamentary speeches, in several largely secretary hands, 165 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum, stamped with the monogram ‘TSB’, within modern half-calf on marbled boards. Inscribed (inside the front cover) ‘Thomas Bowdler his booke wrytten wth his owne bloode 1634’ and, in engrossed and decorated lettering, ‘Thomas Bowdler his booke Ao Do: 1635’, his name occurring several times elsewhere: the MS probably compiled in part by him. c.1634-43.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 532, pp. [141-6].

RuB 165

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rideards speech in Parlamt 9o Nouembris 1640’.

In: A folio volume of speeches and proceedings in Parliament in 1640-40/1, in a single professional secretary hand, 105 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1640s.

Recorded in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, pp. 306-7.

Lord Egremont, Petworth House, HMC MS 66, ff. 11r-13r.

RuB 166

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiars speech in Parliament’.

In: A quarto volume of proceedings in Parliament from 3 November 1640 to 13 April 1641, in a professional secretary hand, 320 pages, in contemporary vellum.

Item 178 in an unidentified sale catalogue.

Harvard, MS Eng 983, pp. 15-21.

RuB 167

Copy, in a neat largely italic hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyer his speech in Parliment 1640’, on four pages of two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet, in a folder of political speeches. c.1640.

In: A box of unbound and unnumbered legal and miscellaneous papers.

National Archives, Kew, C 108/63, unnumbered item.

RuB 168

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyard his speech in Parliamt 1640’, on five pages of two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet, in a file of political speeches. c.1640.

In: the MS described under RuB 167.

National Archives, Kew, C 108/63, unnumbered item.

RuB 169

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudgiars als Ruddiers speech in Parliament in Nouembr. Ano Dni. 1640’, on all four pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1640s.

With a tipped-in letter by Ralph Verney (1879-1959), Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons, to the librarian of the House of Commons, 2 November 1945, stating that the MS had been donated by Dumpleton [?Cyril Walter Dumpleton (1897-1966), MP for St Albans] to the Speaker Douglas Clifton Brown in 1945.

Parliamentary Archives, HC/LB/1/16.

RuB 170

Copy, headed ‘Sr Benjamin Rudyers speech Nou ye 9th’.

In: A quarto volume of speeches and proceedings in Parliament 1628-40, in a single non-professional hand, 62 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1640s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 37 (James 427), ff. 38r-40r.

RuB 171

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyards speech in Parliament 7th Nouemb: 1640’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of proceedings in Parliament in November 1640, in secretary hands, 134 leaves, in contemporary vellum boards.

Old pressmark E. 2. 10.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 541, ff. 30r-6r.

RuB 172

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiott his speech 1640’. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under RuB 81.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 806, ff. 524v-6r.

RuB 173

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ridyards Speech in the Comons howse Novembr: 1640’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in Parliament in 1640 and other state papers, in several professional hands, 369 leaves (plus blanks), in old calf. c.1640s.

Old pressmark G. 3. 12.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 867, ff. 177v-87v.

RuB 174

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Rudder's speech in Parliamt. Nov: 1640’.

In: A quarto volume comprising speeches in Parliament 1640-40/1, in a single mixed hand, 52 leaves, in modern cloth. c.1640s.

Later owned by Edward Dowden (1843-1913), and with a tipped-in letter to him about the MS by David Masson, 4 May 1875. Dowden sale, London 9 June 1914, to Dobell. Purchased in 1928.

University of Chicago, MS 264, ff. 27r-30r.

RuB 175

Copy, in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, headed ‘An Introducted speeche by Sir Beniamyn Rudiard the 7th of November: 1640’. c.1640-1.

In: the MS described under RuB 134.

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 308, ff. 117r-26v.

RuB 176

Copy, on four pages.

In: A quarto miscellany of political material, principally of parliamentary speeches and letters for 1640-1, neatly written in a rounded hand, 310 pages, in 17th-century calf. Mid-17th century.

Formerly Osborn Collection, Box 45, 19.

Yale, Osborn MS b 297, item 27.

RuB 177

Copy in: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches for 1640-1, with related materials, in professional hands, 162 leaves (including a few blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1641.

Title-page inscribed ‘Vni Amcotts’ and the motto ‘Litera scripta manent’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 229, pp. [50-72].

Speech in the House of Commons, 29 December 1640

Speech beginning ‘The principal part of this business is money...’. Manning, pp. 166-7.

RuB 178

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyardes speech in Parliament 29o Decembris 1640’. c.1640-1.

In: the MS described under RuB 142. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 65, f. 242r-v.

RuB 179

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sir Beniamyn Rudgiers second Speech 29o: Dec: 1640’. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under RuB 155.

British Library, Harley MS 7162, ff. 110r-12r.

RuB 180

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiards speech touchinge the grantinge of Subsidies’.

In: the MS described under RuB 161. c.1640s.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.6.17, p. 203.

RuB 181

Copy, headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rideards speech 29o Decembr i640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 165. c.1640s.

Lord Egremont, Petworth House, HMC MS 66, f. [70v].

RuB 182

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiars 2d speech in Parliament the 29 of December 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 166.

Harvard, MS Eng 983, pp. 115-16.

RuB 183

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyard his Speech in the Comons howse of Parliament 29o Decembris 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 173. c.1640s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 867, ff. 54r-5v.

RuB 184

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Ruddierd's speech in Parliamt. 29o. decemb: 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 174. c.1640s.

University of Chicago, MS 264, f. 36r.

RuB 185

Copy, headed ‘Sir Benjamin Rudyard his second speech in Parliament 29th December 1640’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings, 1640-1, many items in the hand of John Rushworth (c.1612-90), historian and politician, 158 leaves. c.1640s.

Formerly Worcester College, MSS 5.16.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 111, f. 71r-2v.

Speech in the House of Commons, 20 January 1640/1

Speech beginning ‘God hath blessed the Queenes Matie with a blessed and hopefull progenie alreadie...’. Manning, p. 213.

RuB 187

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ridyard his Speech in the howse of Comons Concerning the Bill for the Queenes Joynture’, on two once conjugate folio leaves. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under RuB 155.

British Library, Harley MS 7162, ff. 108r-9v.

RuB 188

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Ruddiars speech concerning the Queenes Joynture January the 20th: 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 166.

Harvard, MS Eng 983, pp. 195-6.

Speech in the House of Commons, 21-22 January 1640/1

Speech beginning ‘It well becometh vs thankefully to acknowledge the prudent & painfull endeuours of my Lords the Peers Comissioners...’. First published in The Speeches of Sr. Benjamin Rudyer in the high Court of Parliament (London, 1641), pp. 11-‘18’ [i.e. 14]. Manning, pp. 169-72.

RuB 189

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed Sr Benjamine Rudiarde speech in the Parliament 21th of Januarie 1640. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under RuB 155.

British Library, Harley MS 7162, ff. 113r-18r.

RuB 190

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiards second speech January 21 vppon the giueinge the 300 thousand pounds’.

In: the MS described under RuB 161. c.1640s.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.6.17, pp. 152-4.

RuB 191

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Ruddiars 3d speech in parliament January the 22th Concerning the Scottish affayres 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 166.

Harvard, MS Eng 983, pp. 163-7.

RuB 192

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudiardes speech in the howse of Commons the 2i Jan. 1640’. c.1641.

In: the MS described under RuB 134.

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 308, ff. 208r-11r.

RuB 193

Copy, here dated 3 February 1640/1.

Formerly MD59/E/27.

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, MD59/5/6/64.

Speech in the House of Commons, 7-9 February 1640/1

Speech beginning ‘I doe verily beleeue that there are manie of the Clergie in one Church who doe thinke...’. First published in The Speeches of Sr. Benjamin Rudyer in the high Court of Parliament (London, 1641), pp. 15-‘12’ [i.e. 20]. Manning, pp. 185-7.

RuB 194

Copy, headed ‘A Speech of Sr Beniamin Rudyer in the H. of Comons concerning Bishops. ffeb. 9. 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 152.

British Library, Harley MS 4931, f. 103r-v.

RuB 195

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr: Benjamine Rydiars speech concerning Bishopps’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary papers, in various professional hands, 326 leaves, in modern crushed morocco.

British Library, Stowe MS 354, ff. 109r-10r.

RuB 196

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamine Ruddiars speech concerning Bisho ffebruary the 7th 1640’.

In: the MS described under RuB 166.

Harvard, MS Eng 983, pp. 196-9.

RuB 197

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyards Speache the 9th of ffebruary Ao 1640’, on twelve folio pages, unbound. c.1641.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 3699.

Speech in the House of Commons, April 1641

RuB 197.5

Copy of a summary of an interjection, six lines, headed ‘Sr Beiamin Rud:’, beginning ...‘[he] said that we should make so many examples...’, dated April 1641.

In: An octavo volume of proceedings in Parliament, in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, 95 leaves, in contemporary vellum with traces of ties. Compiled entirely by William Drake, MP (1606-69), of Shardeloes, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire. c.1640s.

Later in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist, and book collector.

Drake's commonplace books discussed in Stuart Clark, ‘Wisdom Literature of the Seventeenth Century: A Guide to the Contents of the “Bacon-Tottel” Commonplace Books’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 6, Part 5 (1976), 291-305; 7, Part 1 (1977), 46-73, and in Kevin Sharpe, Reading Revolutions (New Haven & London, 2000).

University College London, MS Ogden 7/51, f. 74r rev.

Speech in the House of Commons, ?June 1641

Speech beginning ‘We are now upon a very great business, so great indeed as it requires our soundest and saddest consideration...’. Manning, pp. 188-92.

RuB 198

Copy, in a professional hand, untitled, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1641.

In: A large folio composite volume of state papers, tracts and speeches, in various professional hands, 312 leaves. In various professional hands, including those of Ralph Starkey (c.1568-1628), antiquary, and the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 245 (No. 61).

British Library, Harley MS 6842, ff. 187r-8r.

RuB 199

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beniamin Rudyerds Speach concerning Bishops Deanes & Chapters, att a Comittee of the whole House’, undated, on three pages.

In: the MS described under RuB 176. Mid-17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 297, item 60.

Speech in the House of Commons, July 1641

Speech beginning ‘This great affair of the Palatinate concerns this kingdom in nature, in honour, in reason of state, in religion...’. Manning, pp. 208-10.

RuB 200

Copy, headed ‘Sr Ben: Rudyards first speech concerning the Palatinate’, undated, on one page.

In: the MS described under RuB 176. Mid-17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 297, item 96.

Speech in the House of Commons, ?7 July 1641

Speech beginning ‘If we may do the Prince Elector good, by our good word, I hope we shall not stick to afford it him...’. Manning, pp. 210-11.

RuB 201

Copy, headed ‘Sr Ben: Rudyards second Speech of the Palatinate at a Comittee of the whole house’, undated, on one page.

In: the MS described under RuB 176. Mid-17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 297, item 97.

RuB 202

Copy of most of the speech, imperfect, lacking the beginning, docketed (f. 14v) ‘part of an ingenious speech in parliamt agt monopolies &c about ano 164i’. c.1641.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in English and Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, 49 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt.

British Library, Sloane MS 972, ff. 13r-14v.

Speech in the House of Commons, 17 February 1642/3

Speech beginning ‘I do verily believe that the vote we have already passed for the disbanding the Army...’.

RuB 203

Copy, in a professional hand, headed 17: Febr: 1642 Sr Beniamin Rudyerd his Speech for a speedy Treaty of Peace wth his Matie.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters, speeches and other papers, in various hands and paper sizes, x + 315 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf.

Collected and partly written by Elias Ashmole (1617-92).

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 830, f. 275r-v.

Miscellaneous Extracts of Unspecified Speeches

Speech(es)

RuB 204

Brief notes on an undated speech of ?1623-4, headed ‘Heads of Sr Ben: Rudyards speach’, on one page of a tipped-in pair of conjugate quarto leaves, the verso bearing ‘The heads of the Dukes [Buckingham's] Relation’ which is dated on an endorsement (f. [12v]) ‘24to ffeb: 1623[/4]’.

In: A folio composite volume of speeches in Parliament 1623-8, in professional hands, iii + 116 leaves, in contemporary vellum.

Booklabel with an ‘AF’ monogram.

Harvard, MS Eng 1266.1, f. [11v].

RuB 205

Copy or extracts of a speech, here beginning ‘Who would have thought there could have been’.

In: A small quarto book of ‘Dayly Obseruations both Diuine & Morall / The First part by Thomas Grocer Florilegius. 1657’, on 215 pages (paginated irregularly, plus five preliminary leaves). A commonplace book of quotations from largely devotional or philosophical texts under subject headings, neatly written in a single hand, with a title-page and table of contents. 1657.

Inscriptions in the MS including ‘Crescentius Matherus 1680’, ‘Crescentii Matheri Liber 1682’, ‘Nathanaelis Matheri Liber 1683’, ‘By Mr Oakes’, ‘Elijah Warings Book 1734’, ‘Jne Daniell 1832’, and ‘Thos Alexander -- 1847’.

Huntington, HM 93, p. 185.

RuB 206

Copy of one or more speeches in 1640.

In: A volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1640.

National Library of Wales, Herbert of Cherbury Manuscripts and Papers E5/3/13, [unspecified page numbers].

RuB 207

Extracts from one or more speeches.

In: An octavo parliamentary notebook, neatly arranged under commonplace-book headings, c.40 pages, in calf gilt. c.1620s-40s.

From the library of Bertram Ashburnham (1797-1878), fourth Earl of Ashburnham, book collector. Sotheby's, 11 December 1997, lot 81.

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/14, [unspecified page numbers].

RuB 208

Copies of, or extracts from, three speeches: (i) headed ‘Ben: Ruddiard’, eleven lines beginning ‘The dangers which threaten from abroade are obvious to euery mans understanding...’; (ii) a long speech headed ‘Sir Beniamin Rudiard first spake in the great Business concerning the Treaty’ beginning ‘It is an old saying in State that a King of many daughters...’; (iii) eighteen lines headed ‘Sir Benjamin Ruddiard spake to the Bill of Plurality and Non Residency’ beginning ‘My Motion is that some course may be taken for the brideling of Covetous Presumptious patrons...’.

In: An octavo notebook of proceedings in the House of Commons between c.1607 and 1640, in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, 185 leaves (including numerous blanks), in one remaining contemporary vellum cover. Compiled by Sir William Drake, MP (1606-69), of Shardeloes House, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Including (f. 184v rev.) ‘Notes taken from a Journall (lent me by Mr [Robert] Cotton of the Lower House of Parlament in the yeare yeare [sic] 1620’ and (f. 162v rev.) notes from a journal of 1626 ‘lent by Mr Cotton’ copied out of ‘Elsynges one book’. c.1620-40.

From the collection of Percy Millican. Purchased 1970.

Parliamentary Archives, WDR/1, ff. 6r, 167v-164v rev., 169v rev.