Charles Gataker 1613-1680

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Charles GATAKER 1613-1680

Biographical Note

Son of Thomas Gataker, rector of Rotherhithe. BA Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge 1633; he moved to Pembroke College, Oxford, for his MA in 1636. He became chaplain to Viscount Falkland before becoming rector of Hoggeston, Buckinghamshire in 1647, where he remained until his death. He published a few works of theological controversy, written from the Anglican viewpoint.


The joint library of Charles and his father Thomas was sold by auction in London by William Cooper on 12 December 1681; the preface to the catalogue states that it presents “so much of the library of Mr Thomas Gataker, as was rescued out of the flames of London, and preserved ever since in the hands of his son, who made some addition thereunto”. We do not know what proportion of the whole was destroyed in 1666. The sale was also a joint one with the books of William Outram, and the catalogue does not distinguish which books came from which source. It contained 2524 lots, plus 36 bundles of stitched books and pamphlets, divided between Latin theology (625), Latin miscellaneous (885), Hebrew books (presumably Outram’s, 38), and English books (976). Examples: Shrewsbury School C.II.23.