Leonard Gill d.1547

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Leonard GILL d.1547

Biographical Note

Son of William Gill, of Buckland, Hertfordshire. B.Civ.L at Cambridge 1523, and a fellow of Jesus College there from 1535; he is known to have been a priest. He was a beneficiary of the will of Oliver Ainsworth (d.1546).


Gill's probate inventory includes ca.70 books, not all individually listed, valued at £3 5s 10d (from a total estate valued at £31 6s 9d). The listed books are largely in Latin, and mostly theological. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.35 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.35/p.94-5.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.