John Chekyn d.1536

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John CHEKYN d.1536

Biographical Note

Of Durham. Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge 1519, BA 1521, MA 1524, BD 1531.


Chekyn's probate inventory includes 85 titles, in 94 volumes, valued at £9 2s (from a total estate valued at ca.£26). The books are almost entirely Latin theology, with a small number of classical and other subjects; a number of reforming authors are included, such as Luther, Melanchthon and Zwingli. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.1 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.1/pp.1-3.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.