George Bright d.1696

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George BRIGHT d.1696

Biographical Note

Born at Epsom, Surrey. BA Emmanuel College, Cambridge 1654, fellow and MA 1657, BD 1664, DD 1671. Rector of Loughborough, Leicestershire 1669; Dean of St Asaph 1689.


Bright's lengthy will, mainly concerned with distributing property and money around his relations and servants, has no mention of books. His library was sold by retail sale in London, beginning 13 July 1697. No catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in The Post Boy as "a curious collection of Greek and Latin fathers, historians, philologers, poets, &c with a large collection of Hebrew and other oriental books".

Characteristic Markings

None of Bright's books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.