|Tempo Regis henr t'cii|
|chirches and ferde fouls with wodes and mennys orchardes / Also þe same ʒer was þe Translacion of Seynt Thomas þe archebysshop of Caunt'bury / Also fyry dragons and wykkyd spiritis many on' were sen fleynge in the Eyr 1||
|1221 serle le m'. m'c'||Ricus Benger 2||vic' ao VIto|
|1222 Ric'us Reng'||Wills le jeyne||vic' ao VIIo|
|This same ʒer come ffrere menours ferst In to Englond 3||
ben po. in Angl
In this same yere that ys to say vpon Seynt Lukys Day ther Blewe a grete Wynde out off the North Est that ouerthrewe many an house and also Turrettes and Chirches and fferde ffoule with the Woddes and Mennys Orcherdes //And also fyrye Dragons and Wykked Spyries weren many seyn merveyllously ffleynge in the eyre (Julius B. II)
Longleat 53 presents the same account and MS Rawlinson B 355 presents a very similar account in Latin under year vi. The Egerton group is substantially the same, although it has some variations. MS Guildhall 3313 has a long entry which ends with:
Also the same yere upon seynt Lukes day ther blewe a grete wynde out of the Northe Este which cast doune mony houses stepilles and turrettes of chirches Also it ferd foule with wodes and orcherdys Atte whiche tyme fery dragons and wykked spiretes grete noumbre were seen opynly in the Eyre Fleyng.
MS Harley 565 has a long account which concludes:
Also in þis same yere up on seynt Lukes day þere blewe a gret wynd out of þe north whiche caste doun manye houses steples and torrettes of chirches and turned up so downe trees in wodes & in orchardes at whiche tyme fyry dragons and wykkes spirytes grete noumbre were seyn openly fleyng in þe eyre.
It is clear from these accounts that these manuscripts all share a common source for this year's entry. It is noteworthy, though, that none of the above entries includes reference to the archbishop of Canterbury (Thomas a Beckett). This is referred to in only one other group of texts. Under 3 Henry III MS Lambeth 306 records:
This yere the kynge had of ev'y plowe londe in Englond IIs Seynt Thomas was translated And the same yere Seint Thomas of Canterbery was translatyd 1 yere aftir that he was martired.
MSS Gough London 10 and Harley Roll C 8 (both part of the Lambeth group at this point) have very similar entries. The great wind is not recorded in this group. We may postulate that even at this early date the Bradford manuscript represents a compilation of two earlier texts.