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Babham family, fl 1451-1474



  • Existence: fl 1451 - 1474


MS 39 at EUL has a list of fourteen members of a family named Babham. Seven of these names correspond to children named in the wills of Thomas Babham (1490) and his wife Margaret Babham (1498), now held in the National Archives at Kew. Margaret Babham bequeathed her ‘greet primer’ – almost certainly MS 39 – to Leticia, the first daughter named in the series of birth entries.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

MS 39: Book of Hours (Use of Sarum), c 1430

Identifier: MS 39
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 15th century, of English origin, following the Use of Sarum.Hymn of Saint Katherine of Alexandria: starts on f. 1r and begins with the words Gaude Virgo Katerina. It has been added after the book was finished.Kalendar: starts on f. 2r. Contains commemorations of Saints, Martyrs, and other festivities. The writing alternates black, blue, red and golden ink. The...
Dates: c 1430