From History of Canterbury Cathedral Library
- Shelfmark W2/A-8-12
- Church of England.. Booke of the common prayer and administracion of the sacramentes, and other rites and ceremonies of the ... Churche of England..
- Inscription (16c.) on A3r: Willam Benefeld his Boke
- Binding with C C C gold-tooled as a triangle on both boards.
- Binding repaired by Jack Maple in 1956: '19M56' tooled on back turn-in.
- The book belonged to a William Benefield in the sixteenth century. A John Benefeild was schoolmaster in Lyminge in 1604 (CCEd).
- It then seems to have been one of the books given to the Chapter Library by Canon William Bray in the early 1640s (Benefactors' Book, f. 106r).
- It was listed in the 1649 inventory of the Library (CCA-DCc-LA/1/6).