GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleCollection of sermons
ShelfmarkMS. Rawl. E. 82
Creation Dateca. 1692 - 1716
RepositoryBodleian Library
Contents NoteThe second of nine volumes that contain sermons that were preached primarily at Sacomb, Hertfordshire 1692-1695; Matching, Essex 1696-1698; Hadley, Middlesex and East and High Barnet, Hertfordshire 1705-1715 (1716?). The preacher often notes the chief parishioners present: f. 98v lists prominent individuals present at his sermons in Nov. 1709 and June 1714 (sermons at "Hadley & Barnetts" were attended by "Mr Taylor," "Bishop," "& abundance of Gentry"); on sermons given in June (year unknown) at "Hadley & Barnetts," f. 140r-v lists prominent attendees and their families; another list of attendees is given on f. 158v with a commendation of a sermon (dated 1712, 1713).
Material FeaturesOverall, this is a well preserved manuscript. Most sermons are clear. Some of the parchment bindings are made from parts of legal deeds. ii+250 leaves.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Rawlinson, Richardmanuscript owner? - Taylor, Robert
Source of DataLucy Busfield; Bodleian Library Summary Catalogue, vol. 3; CCEd (Person IDs: 166807 & 166808)
Other NoteThese sermons very likely are by Robert Taylor, who was the rector of East Barnet, Hertfordshire (1681-1719) and the curate of Monken Hadley, Middlesex (ca. 1697). Another volume in this collection (MS. Rawl. E. 86) gives "Taylor" as the preacher's name, and these places and dates fit the preaching data for these sermons.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdJanuary 02, 2016
GEMMS record last editedDecember 21, 2020