William Johnson d.1559

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William JOHNSON d.1559

Biographical Note

BA St John's College, Cambridge 1559; he died soon afterwards.


Johnson's probate inventory includes nearly 100 books, valued at £3 17s 4d (from a total estate valued at just over £5). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Greek and French, with a mixture of subjects including theology, philosophy, classics, and other topics. He bequeathed some specific books to three of his academic colleagues. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.102 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.102/p.228-30.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.