Edmund Bowyer d.1719

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Edmund BOWYER or BOYER d.1719

Biographical Note

Bowyer's will names him as "Edmund Bowyer of Camberwell in the county of Surrey Esquire".


Bowyer's will doesn't mention his library, which was presumably counted among the goods and household stuff left to his sister, Frances Bowyer. His books were sold in London beginning 4 July 1723. Advertisements in the Daily Journal described the sale as "a very curious collection of French, Spanish and Italian Books, being the compleat library of Edmund Boyer, Esq".


  • Will of Edmund Bowyer of Camberwell, Surrey, The National Archives, PROB 11/569/226.
  • A catalogue of the library of a person of quality, deceased. .... to be sold very cheap, ... at Tho. Corbett's shop, ... the fourth day of July, 1723, ... [London, 1723], ESTC T1697.
  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.