Obit Book of the Parish Church of Saint-Martin and Saint-Migne in Nangis
Nangis, 1285-90 with additions into the sixteenth century
Case MS 212 (Newberry/Western Michigan MS 6)
Joint Acquisition with Western Michigan University, the Newberry portion a gift of James Marrow and Emily Rose, William C. Vance and Marion S. Miller.
A necrology recording in its columns the death of laymen including prominent aristocrats and their bequests to a small parish church adjacent to the château of Nangis (which belonged to the family of Bouchard-Montmorency; the name of Bouchard de Montmorency is the sole entry written in red). The bequests endowed commemorative prayers; some names have been cancelled in pen, perhaps because the donation was insufficient. The book also includes a list of the lands owned by the parish making the book a kind of cartulary or reference book for the spiritual and temporal assets of the church.