William Lyffe d.1569

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William LYFFE d.1569

Biographical Note

BA Trinity College, Cambridge 1563, fellow there from 1563, MA 1566.


Cryer's probate inventory includes ca.160 books, valued at £24 3s 2d (from a total estate valued at £51 1s 8d). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Greek ones, with a mixture of theology, classics, grammar, philosophy, law and other subjects. He bequeathed his Geneva Bible to his brother, and a book to each of his pupils. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.131 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.131/p.302-5.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.