Stephen Apthorp 1710-1790
Stephen APTHORP or APTHORPE 1710-1790
Born in Cambridge. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge 1732, BA 1733, MA 1736, DD 1749. He was foe many years a schoolmaster and fellow of Eton College for many years; he also held various parochial livings, including being vicar of Burnham, Buckinghamshire 1759-74, and rector of Worplesdon, Surrey 1774-90. He was a half-brother of the antiquary William Cole, with whom he travelled on the continent in the 1730s.
Apthorp used an engraved armorial bookplate, made when he was a fellow of King's College (Franks 642).The extent of his library is not known; his will has no mention of books (many of his goods and personal effects were left to his maidservant Hannah Lockwood.)
- Will of Stephen Apthorp, the National Archives PROB 11/1198/233.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
- Pickles, John D. "Cole, William (1714–1782), antiquary." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.