William Davy d.1546

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William DAVY d.1546

Biographical Note

B.Can.L at Cambridge 1521, fellow of King's Hall 1531-43; vicar of St Benet's, Cambridge 1532, of Shepreth 1536.


Davy's probate inventory includes 68 titles, in over 75 volumes, valued at £2 17s 1d (from a total estate valued at £23 11s 8d). The books are mostly in Latin with some English, covering law, theology, and some other topics. In his will, he bequeathed his books to his brother William Davy. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.23 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.23/pp.55-57.
  • Smith, M. H., Some humanist libraries in early Tudor Cambridge, Sixteenth Century Journal 1 (1974), 15-34.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.