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Necrology of the Chapter of St Martin (Dom) in Utrecht; Utrecht, HUA, 216, no. 398

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 391
Name Necrology of the Chapter of St Martin (Dom) in Utrecht; Utrecht, HUA, 216, no. 398
[1683] Necrology of the Chapter of St Martin (Domkapittel) 1r - 52v
Type of text carrier Manuscript with one text
Classification Manuscript with one text written in more than one hand
Short description This necrology of the Cathedral Chapter in Utrecht was copied in the 15th century from the one started in the 14th century (HUA, 216, no. 397, MeMO Text Carrier ID 390) and continued. Parts are missing.
Additional remarks
Holding institution Utrecht, Het Utrechts Archief
Collection Domkapittel te Utrecht
Entry number collection 216
Identifier in collection 398
Link to online description
Alternative collection
Alternative collection identifiers
Accessibility Facsimile on the website of HUA
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
  • >1400-<1500
Text material(s)
  • parchment
Number of leaves 52
Collation (3+), 17, 25, 3-47, (+3)
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width
Condition of the text carrier Good, but heavily restored. Original parts smudgy.
Conservation Edges and corners of quires have been restored by adding material. Paper flyleaves are modern, added for rebinding.
Type(s) of adaption
Specification Large parts of the calendar are missing, in some cases whole months. These gaps coincide with quire breaks and are relatively small between the first, second, and third quire, and very large between the third and the fourth. This seems to suggest that the second quire used to consist of seven bifolia, like the others, and its outer two bifolia were removed or lost, whereas between quire three and four and after four whole quires were removed or lost.
Cover material(s)
  • cardboard
Specification Cardboard lined with paper with leather straps to close the book. The corners are reinforced.
Date of the cover
Specification Modern rebinding
Additional remarks Folio numbers only refer to the medieval parts: modern flyleaves not counted
Table of contents
Is there a contemporary (e.g. medieval) table of contents in the text carrier? no
Is there a colophon in the text carrier? no
Are the texts in the text carrier rubricated? yes
Number of heraldic items
Locations of the heraldry in the text carrier
Location(s) of the illustration(s)
Types of illustrations
Additional remarks
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • stamp(s)
Specification f. 1r: stamp of 'Archief ten Dom Utrecht'
Additional remarks
  • Matthaeus, A., Fundationes et fata ecclesiarum, praesertim quae Ultrajecti, et in ejusdem suburbiis, et passim alibi in dioecesi. libri duo (Leiden 1703), 34-35
  • Utrecht, HUA, Facsimile of Necrology of the Chapter of St Martin (Dom) in Utrecht,
Additional remarks
  • Buchelius, A., Afschriften van stukken van verschillende herkomst, band F; ff. 13-18v
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Other documentation
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Memorial text in: [391] Necrology of the Chapter of St Martin (Dom) in Utrecht; Utrecht, HUA, 216, no. 398 [391]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • necrology
  • memorial register (memorial services)
  • kalendarium
  • obituary
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Necrology of the Chapter of St Martin (Domkapittel)
MeMO memorial text ID 1683
Pagination or foliation
  • Folio 1r to 52v
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1400-<1500
  • based on research
Specification Different hands were at work, so the necrology was continued over time
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1400-<1500
  • based on research
Specification The necrology is a continuation of a document that was kept until the beginning of the fifteenth century, and all entries have been copied. The script points to the fifteenth century.
Period covered by the memorial text
Date <1386-<1500
Specification Entries from the previous necrology, which was started around 1386, were copied
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St Martin´s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
Additional remarks
  • Latin
Description of hands
Description of hands Late gothic textualis for the names of months and holidays, bastarda for initial entries, and at least four different hands in gothic cursive for the later supplements.
Statement of responsibility
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Intended place of usage
  • in the church
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration in a calendar (Roman/Julian/Gregorian)
Filiation Copy of the older necrology HUA 216-397 (MeMO Text Carrier ID 390)
Register of memorial services
Type(s) of memorial services
  • visit to the grave
  • mass (including daily masses that are not a memorial mass)
Number of memorial services > 1000
Frequency of memorial services
  • monthly
  • multiple times a week
  • annually
Executor(s) of memorial services
  • member(s) of the institution
Commemorated persons
Number of the commemorated persons > 1000
Sex of the commemorated persons 100% male
Background of commemorated persons
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
  • members of the institution (full membership) (e.g. brothers and sisters)
Specification Almost all nobility and clergy. Commemorated canons could be members of other chapters in Utrecht as well.
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • about pittances
  • about gifts
Specification Gifts in kind (books, liturgical items) and (mostly) in money. There are a few entries on special holidays where pittances (in money) are mentioned, without a benefactor.
Additional remarks
Incipit Januarius. Nonas viglia Epiphanie.
Explicit Item pro celebranto eodem die dantur quinque solidi
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