Walter Bygrave d.1554

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Walter BYGRAVE d.1554

Biographical Note

Born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. BA Queens' College, Cambridge 1519, fellow there from 1518, MA 1522, BD 1533.


Bygrave's probate inventory includes ca.140 books, valued at £12 2s 2d (from a total estate valued at £32 2s 11d). The books are mostly in Latin, with a predominance of theology, with some law and other topics. He made bequests of books to some specific academic colleagues, and directed that the rest of his library should then be distributed across the fellows and scholars of Queens'. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.64 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.64/p.144-6.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.