Thomas Barker d.1549

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Thomas BARKER d.1549

Biographical Note

Matriculated as a scholar of Magdalene College, Cambridge 1549, but died soon afterwards, before graduating.


Barker's probate inventory includes 62 titles, and ca.75 volumes in all, valued at £2 6s 7d (from a total estate valued at £25 19s 4d). The books are largely in Latin, with some Greek and a French one, covering theology, classics, medicine and other topics; he presumably came from a relatively affluent background, to have so many books as an undergraduate. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.40 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.40/p.102-4.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.