Alexander Rigby d.1621

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Alexander RIGBY d.1621

Biographical Note

Of Wigan and Poole, Lancashire, lawyer; clerk of the peace for Lancashire 1612-21. Some sources also mention him as a merchant.


Rigby's books, about 80 titles in all, were listed in a 1624 inventory, edited as PLRE 269. Ca. 50 of the books are legal, while the remainder include a significant proportion of history, with some medicine and only a little theology.

Characteristic Markings

None of Rigby's books have been identified.


  • Black, J. & R. Fehrenbach, Alexander Rigby, Private Libraries in Renaissance England 9 (2017), 163-178.