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'Regum Principumque Christiani Orbis Terrarum fere Omnium Genealogia. Item, Archiepiscoporum et Episcoporum aliquot Catalogus. Wilhelmus Smith, Anglus, fecit et possidet. Anno 1587.' The compiler was, presumably, William Smith, Rouge-Dragon Pursuivant.

Identifier: MS.2516

Scope and Contents

The Genealogia, every page of which is within a coloured border, gives coats of arms, emblazoned; there is an index to it (folio 1). Following the Genealogia come the Catalogus (folio 29); short drafts for parts of the Genealogia (folio 31); a broadsheet, ‘The Succession of the Kings of England’ (London, 1687) (folio 34); and a genealogy showing the royal connections of various English families from early times (folio 37).


  • Creation: 1587.

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40 Leaves ; Large folio.

Language of Materials



ii + 38 folios.

Custodial History

The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Contains the bookplate of Sir George Nayler, Garter King of Arms.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 14 February 1938, lot 1105.

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