LONDON, The British Library
Cooke’s Ordinary and the Balliol Roll of Arms ms.
London, BL, Add. Roll 77,242
14th cent. (ca. 1340), England. In Latin.
Vellum; 7 membranes, 4.68 × 0.27 m. On the recto, 589 shields arranged in 88 rows (Cooke's Ordinary); on the dorse of the last membrane, 1 + 35 shields arranged in 5 rows of 7 (Balliol Roll)
Owned by the Franciscan friars of Carmarthen (16th-cent. mention in Welsh on the dorse); Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King of Arms (d. 1593); Sir Thomas Phillipps (d. 1872): his MS. 26463; Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms (d. 1995)
Purchased at Sotheby’s, 4 Dec. 2007, lot 47
Cf. A. R. Wagner, A Catalogue of English Mediaeval Rolls of Arms (Oxford, 1950; Harleian Society, 100), p. 54 and 58–59
N. Denholm-Young, The Country Gentry in the 14th Century, with special reference to the heraldic rolls of arms (Oxford, 1969), p. 96, 110-111, and 114–118
Bruce A. McAndrew, The Balliol Roll (Boston, MA, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002)