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Summa summarum — Ashridge, Buckinghamshire. House of Bonshommes of St Mary the Virgin (and of the Holy Blood).


Provenance: Ashridge, Buckinghamshire. House of Bonshommes of St Mary the Virgin (and of the Holy Blood).
Location: Huntington Library, San Marino (CA, USA)
Shelfmark: EL 9 H.3
Author/Title: Summa summarum
Type of evidence: i: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)
Notes on evidence:

'Waterhouse' appears among scribblings on fol. 274v. Thomas Waterhouse was last rector of Ashridge. Other books in this cache at San Marino are more clearly identified as having come from Ashridge.

Date: s. xiv ex.
Ownership:

Richard Combes (d. 1595), nephew of Thomas Waterhouse, the last rector.

Sir Richard Combes, descendant of Richard Combes, gave this book to John Egerton, 2nd earl of Bridgewater (1622–1686).

Earl of Ellesmere, Bridgewater House.

L : CC : B : 2/16 (fol. 1r)