John Dodderidge 1610-1659

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John DODDERIDGE 1610-1659

Biographical Note

Lawyer and MP.


Received a bequest of books from his uncle, John Dodderidge (1555-1628). It is commonly held that Dodderidge gave 112 volumes from their libraries to Barnstaple as the foundation of a town library, which was built 1665-7. However, recent research suggests that books were purchased specifically for the new library, while Dodderidge bequeathed his own books to his wife, Judith.