Ambrose Barker d.1583

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Ambrose BARKER d.1583

Biographical Note

Son of Ambrose Barker of Chigwell, Essex. BA Christ's College, Cambridge 1571/2, fellow 1573, MA 1575, and BD 1582. He was ordained deacon and priest in 1573.


Barker's probate inventory includes over 135 books, valued at £24 16s 3d (from a total estate valued at £57 2s 8d). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Hebrew, English, Italian, French and Greek. His books were predominantly theological, alongside some literature, lexicography, and grammar. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.147 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.147/p.347-351.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.