Miles Buckley d.1559

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Miles BUCKLEY or BULKELEY d.1559

Biographical Note

Of Shropshire. BA St John's College, Cambridge 1552, fellow there from 1552, MA 1555.


Buckley's probate inventory includes ca.220 books, valued at just over £21 (from a total estate valued at just over £42). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Greek, English and Hebrew, with a predominance of theology alongside some philosophy, classics, mathematics, medicine and other topics. He bequeathed a number of specific books to academic colleagues, and "to the poore scholers of our house all the little bokes that stand on the nether shelfe in the corner of the studdye". The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.107 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.107/p.245-9.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.