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Necrology of the Crutched Friars in Maastricht, and other texts; The Hague, KB, Hs. 78 F 5

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 92
Name Necrology of the Crutched Friars in Maastricht, and other texts; The Hague, KB, Hs. 78 F 5
[2117] Martyrology of Usuard 1r - 70v
[2118] Readings from the gospels 70v - 92v
[2119] Constitution of the Order of Crutched Friars, 1410, 1498 93r - 120v
[2120] Rule of St Augustine 120v - 125r
[2121] Notes about the acceptance of novices 125r - 127v
[2122] Liturgical notes 128r - 129v
[2123] Necrology of the Maastricht Crutched Friars 130r - 166v
Type of text carrier Manuscript with more than one text
Classification Composite
Short description Manuscript of the crutched friars in Maastricht, second half 15th century. Containing the Martyrology of Usuard, readings from the Gospels, rules and statutes of the convent (1410, 1498), Rule of St Augustine, notes on the acceptance of novices, and the necrology of the monastery (1411-1698, made ca. 1515).
Additional remarks
Holding institution Den Haag (The Hague), Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Entry number collection
Identifier in collection Hs. 78 F 5
Link to online description
Alternative collection
Alternative collection identifiers
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
  • ca.1515-1698
Text material(s)
  • parchment
Number of leaves 166
Collation (2), 1-44, 54+1, 62, 74+1, 8-114, 122+1, 13-164, 172+1, 18-214, 223
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width 280 x 190
Condition of the text carrier Good condition, but very dirty. Pastedowns have detached from cover.
Conservation Restored in 1927 (when fragments of flyleaves were removed, see remarks)
Type(s) of adaption
  • extra pages/leaves sewn/glued in
Specification f. 88 pasted in later
Cover material(s)
  • leather
  • wood
Specification Wooden cover lined with leather, with simple blind stamps
Date of the cover 16th century
Additional remarks The manuscript clearly is divided into three codicological entities, as can be seen by clear codicological and palaeographical features, as well as by the contents, whether or not they were originally intended together. I (quires 1-12) with the martyrology and readings from the gospels; II (quires 13-17) with documents relating to the Crutched friars (rule, statutes, liturgical notes); III (quires 18-22) containing the necrology.
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)
  • accompanying a non-memorial text
Types of illustrations
  • decorated initial(s)
  • historiated initial(s)
Specification f. 1r: Historiated initial with a saint in opaque full-colour and gold leaf; f. 3r: opaque green G, a pink flower within, on a background of gold leaf (damaged by scraping); ff. 93r, 110v, 120v: three initials in opaque blue with white floral motifs, accompanied by red penwork flourishing.
Additional remarks
Provenance Acquired by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in 1840
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • stamp(s)
Specification f. 1r: stamp of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and stamp with shelf mark
Additional remarks
  • Hasselt, H.P.A. van, Geschiedenis van het klooster der kruisheren te Maastricht, Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg, (1903), 62-125
Additional remarks
  • Cauchie, A., Inventaire des obituaires de la province du Limbourg hollandais, Bulletin de la Commission Royale d'Histoire / Handelingen van de Koninklijke Commissie voor Geschiedenis 73 (1903), lxvi; lx-lxii
Additional remarks
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks MS The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 72 A 28, no. 5, a parchment scrap (270 x 75 mm) which was once used in the binding of this manuscript, contains a fragment of a calendar, possibly a necrology. The fragment was removed in 1927. On the front the beginning of January can be discerned, the back contains a part of December. It is possible that this fragment came from an older necrology of the monastery, but it contains too few readible information to be sure.

Memorial text in: [92] Necrology of the Crutched Friars in Maastricht, and other texts; The Hague, KB, Hs. 78 F 5 [92]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • kalendarium
  • obituary
  • necrology
  • memorial register (memorial services)
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Necrology of the Maastricht Crutched Friars
MeMO memorial text ID 2123
Pagination or foliation
  • Folio 130r to 166v
Date of creation (physical object)
Date ca.1515-1698
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
  • based on research
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1411-ca.1515
  • based on research
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1411-1698
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Additional remarks not all entries dated
Original institution(s)
Institution [367] Kruisheren (Monastery of Crutched friars), Maastricht
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 Many hands in gothic hybrida and cursiva, and humanistic miniscule.
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
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 A parchment strap which once was used in the binding of the manuscript (MS The Hague, KB, 72 A 28, no. 5) contains a calendar or necrology, and may have belonged to an earlier version of this necrology. However, this is hard to assess due to its fragmentary nature.
Register of memorial services
Type(s) of memorial services
  • mass (including daily masses that are not a memorial mass)
  • pittances
Number of memorial services 200-499
Frequency of memorial services
  • annually
Executor(s) of memorial services
Commemorated persons
Number of the commemorated persons 500-1000
Sex of the commemorated persons 50% male, 50% female
Background of commemorated persons
  • people associated with the institution (professionally)
  • members of the institution (full membership) (e.g. brothers and sisters)
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
Specification Only few brothers of the monastery are included
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • about pittances
  • biographical information
  • about gifts
  • about graves
Specification Of some persons, it is mentioned where they were buried, and often to whom they were married. Gifts in grain, money, and rents, and pittances in wine are indicated.
Additional remarks
Incipit KL Januarius habet dies xxxi, luna xxx. Circumcisio domini, duplex
Explicit Silvestri pape et confessor, simplex
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