Humphrey Brooke 1668-1718
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Humphrey BROOKE 1668-1718
Born in London, son of Humphrey Brooke, a physician who was also a leveller during the Civil War period. MB Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1689, MD 1694; he then developed a career as a physician in London. He was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1701 (registrar, 1716).
Brooke's library, together with that of Robert Dickins of the Temple, was auctioned in London, beginning 10 February 1720; no catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in several newspapers. Brooke's will has no mention of books (or a wife or children); most of his property was bequeathed around his siblings and other relatives, though Dickins, whose books were part of the same sale, was also left £800.
- Will of Humphrey Brooke, The National Archives PROB 11/566/163.
- Humphrey Brooke, Munk's Roll.
- Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
- Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.