Camden, William, 1551-1623

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English historian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westminster, to Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp, 1577 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132746

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westminister, to Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp, 1578 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132747

Epithet: historian and herald

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referencedIn Volumen partim membranaceum et partim chartaceum, in 4to., ff. 139, pluribus fragmentis constans. a. Membranaceum, ff. 4, sec. xili.; quondam ecclesiæ. Mariæ de Ebirbach. 1. Evangelii secundum S. Johannem capp. vi. 46-65, vii. 32-viii. 1, notis marg... British Library
referencedIn Noble, Mark, 1754-1827. A relation of the ambassadors and agents, with other illustrious foreigners who were in England, during the reign of king James I, 1821. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn SCUDAMORE PAPERS. VOL. V. 'The Severall Opinions of Sundrie Antiquaries touchinge the Antiquitie, Power, Order, State, Persons, manner and proceedings of the highe court of Parliament in England': a composite paper read to the Society of Antiquaries ..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn EGMONT PAPERS. Vol. CCLVIII (ff. ii+196). Egmont MS. 230. Arms in trick of English sovereigns from Edward the Confessor to James I, with creations of nobility in their respective reigns, to 1608, by Nicholas Charles, Lancaster Herald. Each coat is ac... British Library
referencedIn Sim, Adam, fl. 1863-1867. Letter: 1863 June 19, Coulter Mains, Biggar, to David Laing / Adam Sim. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf JOHN STOW (d.1605): list of English and Welsh parish livings and religious establishments; circa 1541. Autograph. This work, which was compiled late 16th cent., is based on an unidentified source to which Stowe appears to allude in a note (f. 14v), a..., approximately 1541 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL letters to Sir Henry Spelman, the antiquary; 1619-1638, from-1. [Nicolas Claude Fabri] de Peiresc; Paris, 11 Sept., 24 Dec. 1619, 21 Dec. 1622. Fr. ff. 3, 6, 13. 2. William Camden, Clarenceux; Chiselhurst, 19 Sept. 1619, f. 5. 3. James [Us..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn Cliff, Jer. Jeremiah?,. [Commonplace book], [1697-1728]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf JOHN RUSSELL (d. 1687): Epigrammatum Libri VI; circa 1625. Latin. Autograph fair copy, with revisions and corrections. Russell, a Laudian who served as Rector of Chingford from 1634 until his death, with one break during the Interregnum, published an..., approximately 1625 British Library
referencedIn HOLKHAM HALL MSS. Vol. XVI (formerly Holkham MS. 228). ANGLO-SAXON AND NORMAN LAWS, etc.; early 13th cent., with additions, 16th cent., passim. Latin and French. No. 377 in the library of Sir Edward Coke, (signature on f. 1) 'Edw. Coke cap. iusticiar... British Library
referencedIn Pedigree of the royal family of England and allied families, ending with Queen Elizabeth, 1591, followed by descents mainly of English noble families, including Howard, Lumley and Mordaunt. Coats of arms are sketched in trick throughout, and the hera..., approximately 1591 British Library
referencedIn Chattock, Sarah. A tour through a part of the counties of Derby and Stafford, 1797 : with various observations interspersed throughout the work by her brother The Reverend Mark Noble, F.A.S.s of London and Edinburgh, Rector of Barming in Kent, and domestic chaplain to George, Earl Leicester, written for the amusement and gratification of the parties and their friends. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Commonplace book [manuscript], early to mid 17th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS historical pieces, of the first half of the XVIIth cent., viz.: 1. "Parte of the liffe of Kinge James of ffamous memorye, with diuers matters of consequence which hapned in his Raigne." Printed in the Somers Tracts (1809), Vol. II., p. ..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn TRACTS, political and legal, etc..-1. " An argument vppon the question of Imposicions, devided into sundrie chapters, by Sr John Davies, knight," etc. (See above, No. 297, art. l.) f. 2. 2. Argument against Impositions, by James Whitelocke, preceded... British Library
referencedIn HISTORY of the reign of Queen Elizabeth from 1558 to 1568: a translation of William Camdens "Annales." Imperfect. Paper; xviith cent. Small Quarto.Elizabeth I of England: Translation of Camden's history of Qu. Elizabeth, 1558-1568,: 17th cent.: Imper..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANIES, legal and political:-1. Reading of Edward Bagshaw on 25 Edw. III., c. 7, in the Middle Temple, 24 Feb. 1639 [40]; with index. From a MS. belonging to Sir Henry Yelverton. f. 3. 2. Reading of Henry Slierfield on 32 Hen. VIII. c. 1, of W... British Library
referencedIn Vol. V. Middle of xviith cent.includes:f. 6 Glossaries: Verba Anglica obscura et glossata excerpta de legibus Regum Angliae: 17th cent. f. 6 Law OF ENGLAND: Verba Anglica obscura, etc., de Legibus Regum Angliæ: 17th cent. f. 88 Clarendon, Wiltshire: ... British Library
creatorOf Tufton, Sackville, d. 1721. Commonplace book : manuscript, 1709. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Hawley, Arthur, 1870-1952,. Rutland genealogies [manuscript], ca. 1930. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn GRANT of arms by William Camden, Clarenceux, to Robert Wakeman, D.D. of Beerferris, co. Devon, 1616. On the dors are lines in Camden's hand from Chaucer's "Nun's Tale" in reference to the Wakeman crest. British Library
creatorOf SEVEN CONSECUTIVE LEAVES from the beginning of the 'Cosmographia' formerly attributed to 'Aethicus Ister'; mid 12th cent. Latin. Fragment, corresponding, with numerous variant readings, to pp. 1-13 (l. 32) in the edition of H. Wuttke, Die Kosmographi... British Library
referencedIn June -Dec. 1680.Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll: Letters to the Duke of Lauderdale: 1660-1685.Charles Maitland, 3rd Earl of Lauderdale; of Hatton: Letters to his brother the Duke of Lauderdale: 1657-1682.includes:ff. 1, 3, 25, 29, 36, 38, 40,... British Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf College of Arms (England and Wales). Clarenceux King of Arms. Grant of arms from Clarenceux King of Arms to Ralfe Pratt of Hathern, Leicestershire [manuscript], 1601 August 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Membranaceus, in 4to., ff. 26, sec. xiii., olim cl. guil. Camdeni; cum antecedentibus compactus. 1. Galfridi Monemutensis Historia Britonum. [initio mutil.] fol. 54. Incipit cum verbis, "rex Hispanie, Hircatus rex Parthorum," prope initiurn folii 80 ... British Library
referencedIn Lieutenant Gedeon Bonnivert, son of Paschall and Judith Bonnivert of Sedan in Champagne: Commonplace books: 1673-1683.: Engl. Lat. and Fr.includes:f. 4 b Badminton, Gloucs: Account of: circ. 1680.: Fr.f. 8 St. Martin's in the Fields Parish, Middl... British Library
referencedIn Codex partim menibranaceus, partim chartaceus, in 8vo, ff. 128, secc. fortassis xiii. xiv. et xv., charactere Hibernico variis manibus descriptus. Collectanea plerumque medica ex diversis auctoribus desumpta, olim perperam intitulata, manu, ut videtu... British Library
referencedIn Wilson, William Robert, 1844-1928,. Autograph letter signed from W.R. Wilson, London, to Mary Rose [manuscript], 1909 April 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Letters and Papers.Paper and vellum; ff. 166. British Library arrangement., 1560-1979 British Library
creatorOf College of Arms (England and Wales). Clarenceux King of Arms. Grant of arms from Clarenceux King of Arms to Edward Lyster, Esq., doctor of physick of London [manuscript], 1602 April 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn "GESTA BRITANNICA, præsortim Anglorum, adjectis aliquot observationibus, maxime in iis quæ, ad ecclesiam a temporibus retroactis ad A.D. mdcxlviii [Jan. 1648/9] spectant."The work, which is apparently autograph, is divided into ten books, the last th... British Library
referencedIn PAPERS relating to the offices of Lord High Steward, High Constable, and Earl Marshal, to Combats, and to the Office of Arms (cf. No. 568, above). 1. "Of the Office of Steward of England," by Sir Robert Cotton, Bart. Printed in Hearne's Curious Disco... British Library
referencedIn William Camden, antiquary; Clarenceux King of Arms: Collection of his grants of arms by E. Anguish: 16th cent.Edmond Anguish: Collection by, of W. Camden's grants of arms: 16th cent. British Library
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623. Britannia, or, A chorographicall description of the most florishing kingdomes of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of the islands adiacent [microform] : drawne out of the most inward secrets of antiquitie / written in Latin by William Camden ; and translated into English by Richard Knolles. University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn EGMONT PAPERS. Vol. CCLX (ft. i+135). Egmont MS. 177. Miscellaneous genealogies with roughly tricked arms, extracts from charters, church notes, etc. by Nicholas Charles, Lancaster Herald; circ. 1607-1612 (see ff. 3b, 64b). At the end are indexes to ..., approximately 1607-1612 British Library
creatorOf College of Arms (England and Wales). Clarenceux King of Arms. Grant of arms from Clarenceux King of Arms to Thomas Taylor of Battersea, Gent. [manuscript], 1600 December 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn FULLER COLLECTION. Vol. II. Transcripts of Battle Abbey charters (confirmations, temp. Henry VI and Edward IV), with marginal notes by William Camden; late 16th cent. Latin.Paper; ff. iv+16. 310 x 210mm.Henry VI of England: Edward IV of England: Batt... British Library
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623. Autograph letter signed : to Paulus Merula in Leyden, [no year, but 1605-1606] Apr. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623,. Copy of letter from William Camden to King James I, between 1603 and 1623 [manuscript], 17th or 18th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn COMMONPLACE-BOOK OF JOHN BENNET, of Hart Hall, Oxford (see note on f. 3 'Sum e libris Johannis Bennet ex aula Cervina, Sept. 29, 1672, pret. 6 [d]'). The parts of the MS. left blank by Bennet were later used as a commonplace book by the Rev. John Kin..., approximately 1672-1725 British Library
creatorOf Edwardes, Geoffrey, fl. 1582. Will of Geoffrey Edwardes [manuscript], 1582 August 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf 1. ff. 1-35. Discourses entitled 'The severall opinions of sundrie antiquaries touching the antiquitie . . . of the highe court of Parliament in England', apparently presented at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries; 1614? See Harley MS. 305, f. 2..., 1596-1670 British Library
creatorOf PEDIGREES FROM HERALDIC VISITATIONS, ETC.; 1564-circa 1616, with later additions. Partly Latin. This collection consists of a series of annotated copies of sixteenth-century heraldic visitations of Kent, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Oxfordshire..., 1564-approximately 1616 British Library
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623. Illorum magnatum stemmata quorum haereditas deficientibus masculis ad feminas devoluta est [manuscript], ca. 1600, with additional notes up to ca. 1850. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf St. George, Richard, d. 1635. Heraldic papers [manuscript], ca. 1575-ca. 1625. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sloane 1768Paper, in Octavo, ff. 103, XVII Century.1. Exercitatio poetica, auctore Francisco Thorio Bellione Medico: scilicet.a. Imitatio Latina Gallici Epigrammatis incip. 'Las voulez vous qu'une persone.' f. 2.b. Versus ad Galateam. f. 2.c. Generos... British Library
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623. Autograph letter signed : Westminister, to Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp, 1578 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS Original letters, etc.; 1611[?]-1749. 1. William Camden, Clarencieux, to [Sir Nicholas Throckmorton-Carew]; Chiselhurst, 20 Sept. [1611 ?], f. 1. 2. [Sir.] Walter Rawleighe to [Sir Ralph Winwood], giving an account of his expedition to..., 1611-1749 British Library
referencedIn Genealogical descents of the royal families of England, Scotland, France, and various foreign states, with those of many English, and a few Scottish and Irish noble families; circ. 1586-1589. The descents, which are in several hands, are evidently de..., approximately 1586-1589 British Library
referencedIn DRAFTS OF LETTERS, Epitaphs, etc., by William Camden, the historian (headmaster of Westminster School 1593-1597, Clarenceux King of Arms 1597-1623); 5 Apr. 1582-2 Oct. 1621. Holograph; chiefly in Latin. Not strictly chronological in order. The names ... British Library
referencedIn EGMONT PAPERS. Vol. CCLIX (ff. i+35). Egmont MS. 250 (i). (1) Shields in trick, arranged four to a page, with names and occasional notes, by Nicholas Charles, Lancaster; the date 'l608' appears on f. 4 and an index (f. 27) by Sir Henry St. George, th... British Library
creatorOf College of Arms (England and Wales). Clarenceux King of Arms. Confirmation of a grant of arms from Clarenceux King of Arms to Robert Cutler of Ipswich, Gent. [manuscript], 1612 July 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Autograph letter signed : Mattapoisett, to an unidentified man, 1878 Sept. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS relating chiefly to ceremonies at the English Court; 16th and 17th centt British Library
referencedIn "SR, RO[BERT] COTTON, Mr Cambden, Mr Selden, Mr Tate and sundry other Learned Antiquaries vpon the greate offices of Lord high Steward, Lord high Constable, & Earle Marshall of England, with other offices appendant vnto them ":-1. Copies of warrants... British Library
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623. Autograph letter signed : Westminster, to Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp, 1577 Aug. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn FEODARY AND CHARTULARY OF THE COURTENAY FAMILY, Earls of Devon, etc.; temp. Edward III [1335?]-early 15th cent. Latin and French. Possibly originally compiled in connection with the recognition of Hugh de Courtenay as de iure Earl of Devon, 1335. See..., 1200-1440 British Library
referencedIn Brooke, Ralph, 1553-1625. Collection of antiquarian papers [manuscript], ca. 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Camden: Historical armorial of England, c. 1600 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn 1. Arms granted by William Camden, in trick, f. 2. 2. Pedigrees of Diggs, Wood, and Stafford, f. 5. 3. Copies of grants of arms by Edward Bysshe, Garter, f. 13 b. Paper; xviiith cent. With the book-plate of John Warburton, Somerset Herald, and the au..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn FREKE PAPERS. Vol. III. Geographical and historical notes written by Elizabeth Freke, apparently in 1669 (see the references to that year on e.g. ff. 4b, 8b, 349b). Viz.:-(1) A geographical description of the British Isles, based on Camden's Britann..., 1669 British Library
referencedIn Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988. Drake provenance papers. Library of Congress
creatorOf Camden, William, 1551-1623. Signature of William Camden [manuscript], ca. 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn PEDIGREES Of Welsh families by George Owen, of Henllys in Kemes, co. Pembroke, taken from the collections of Lewis Dwnn and other sources ; circ. 1590-1603. They are arranged under counties, as follows:-co. Radnor. f. 2 ;-co. Flint. f. 23 ;-co. Denbi..., 1541-1786 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, chiefly legal and constitutional:-1. Treatise on Parliament, entitled "Modus Parliamenti," beg. "In the oulde order and first institution." f. 2. 2. The antiquity, power, order, state, manner, persons, and proceedings of the hi... British Library
creatorOf Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Miscellaneous discourses ca. 1530-1631, compiled ca. 1635. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Tufton, Sackville, d. 1721. Commonplace book : manuscript, 1709. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf HERALDIC VISITATIONS: pedigrees from visitations of Devon, Suffolk and Dorset, with arms in trick and blazon, mainly in the hand of Nicholas Charles (d.1613), Lancaster Herald; circa 1606 (see f. 1). Additions, annotations, etc., occur in the hand of..., approximately 1606 British Library
referencedIn [Manuscript notebook], [1680s]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Extracts mainly from classical authors, compiled ca. 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn HERALDIC collections relating chiefly to the counties of Leicester and Chester, with table of contents prefixed. The principal of these are-1. The names arms aims of Leicestershire families, and notes and anecdotes relating to many of them; with oth... British Library
referencedIn "DISCOURSE concerning the prerogative of the Crown," by William Camden, beg. "The lawes of England which men call the common lawes." Apparently a draft. Paper; ff. 12. Early xviith cent. Small quarto.Political Tracts: Discourse on the prerogative of ... British Library
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associatedWith Camden, William person
associatedWith Chattock, Sarah. person
associatedWith Cliff, Jer. Jeremiah?, person
associatedWith College of Arms (England and Wales). Clarenceux King of Arms. corporateBody
associatedWith Edwardes, Geoffrey, fl. 1582. person
associatedWith Hawley, Arthur, 1870-1952, person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
correspondedWith James I, King of England, 1566-1625 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Knolles, Richard, 1550?-1610. person
associatedWith Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988. person
associatedWith Merula, Paulus, 1558-1607, person
associatedWith Noble, Mark, 1754-1827. person
associatedWith Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598, person
associatedWith Sim, Adam, fl. 1863-1867. person
associatedWith Welser, Marcus, 1558-1614. person
associatedWith Wilson, William Robert, 1844-1928, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lincolnshire, England
North Tawton, Devon
Huntingdonshire, England
Boulogne, France
Romsey, Hampshire
Netherlands, Europe
Kent, England
Badminton, Gloucestershire
Sibbertoft, Northamptonshire
North America, America
Guiana, South America
Clifton, Gloucestershire
United States of America
West Indies, America
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Germany, Europe
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
London, England
Suffolk, England
Great Britain
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Asti, Italy
Breda, the Netherlands
Wales, United Kingdom
West Indies, America
Harfleur, France
Dorset, England
Oxfordshire, England
Conington, Cambridgeshire
Cheshire, England
Melun, France
Great Bowden, Leicestershire
Wales, United Kingdom
Wales, United Kingdom
Pluckley, Kent
West Indies, America
Leicestershire, England
Cheshire, England
Woolfardisworthy, Devon?
Clarendon, Wiltshire
Devonshire, England
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Devoran, Cornwall
Denbighshire, Wales
Ré, Brittany
St. Martin's in the Fields Parish, Middlesex
Mantes, France
Bedfordshire, England
Dartmoor, Devon
Switzerland, Europe
Chelsea, Middlesex
London, England
Heraldry--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts


Birth 1551-05-02

Death 1623-11-09






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