Barnabas Barlow 1598/9-1657

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Barnabas BARLOW 1598/9-1657

Biographical Note

Of Easton, Hampshire. BA King’s College, Cambridge 1619, MA 1622, BD 1629, fellow 1618-37. Rector of Barton in Fabis, Nottinghamshire, 1637; ejected 1646, after which he returned to Hampshire where he died. Prebendary of York, 1640.


Barlow bequeathed a number of specific books to family members in his will, including Baronius’s Annals and Martyrology to his cousin Thomas, his folio Estienne Greek New Testament to his cousin Nicholas Hobart, his Parkinson’s Herbal to Sara Hobart, and Cicero’s works to his cousin Katherine Bust. The remainder of his books in Barton were to be sold by his friend Henry Sacheverell, with the proceeds distributed to the poor there. He also directed his nephew to burn all his sermons, sermon notes and commonplace books.

Characteristic Markings

None of Barlow’s books have been identified.


  • Matthew, A. G., Walker revised, Oxford, 1948.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.