William Allott d.1670

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William ALLOTT d.1670

Biographical Note

A member of a gentry family from Crigglestone, Yorkshire who became a physician in Chesterfield.


Allott inherited medical books from his uncle Robert Allott (d.1642), Linacre Professor of Physick at University of Cambridge; these included devotional books as well as medical ones, "hoping that these books of divinity will further his soules advantage and future felicity". His books were valued for probate at £15; many were bequeathed to his nephew of the same name.


  • Hoare, P. (gen.ed.), The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. 3 vols. Cambridge, 2006. II 176.
  • Milward, R., Books and booksellers in late 17th century Chesterfield, Derbyshire Miscellany 10 (1981), 119-145, p.129-30.