Nathaniel Barnardiston 1672-1712

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Sir Nathaniel BARNARDISTON, 4th baronet, 1672-1712

Nathaniel Barnardiston's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *368

Biographical Note

Of Brightwell. Member of a prominent Suffolk family including Sir Thomas Barnardiston, 3rd bart, (1674-1700), Ann Barnardiston (d.1701]]), and Sir Samuel Barnardiston, 1st bart, (1620-1707) who were variously merchants and MPs. Nathaniel, the fourth baronet, succeeded his brother Sir Peletiah in 1712, but died the same year, when the baronetcy became extinct; he was one of the Six Clerks in Chancery.


Like other members of the family, Nathaniel used a dated engraved armorial bookplate (Franks *368). The extent and disposition of his library is not known.