Robert Burscough 1650/1-1709

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Robert BURSCOUGH 1650/1-1709

Biographical Note

Born at Cartmel, Lancashire, son of Thomas Burscough. BA Queen's College, Oxford 1672, MA 1682. Vicar of Totnes, Devon 1681, prebendary of Exeter 1701, archdeacon of Barnsaple 1703, rector of Cheriton Bishop, Devon 1705. He published a number of doctrinal works.


Burscough bequeathed several hundred volumes to Exeter Cathedral Library. The Cathedral gave books to Ottery St Mary parish in the twentieth century, and so some of Burscough's books are now in Exeter University library's Ottery St Mary collection. His collection of manuscripts was purchased for the Harleian Library in 1715; he was listed in Edward Bernard's Catalogi manuscriptorum, 1697, as owning 111 manuscripts.