Isaac Lowder d.1612

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Isaac LOWDER or LOWDEN d.1612

Biographical Note

BA Christ’s College, Cambridge 1598. Perpetual curate of Darlington, co. Durham, 1606-12.


Lowder’s probate inventory includes a list of ca.70 books, valued at £5 16s, out of a total estate valued at £10 8s 4d (he owned no property and his belongings amounted otherwise only to clothes and the most basic contents of a rented room). The books included a high proportion of theology in English and Latin, including patristics and commentaries; he also owned some standard classical texts (he would have been a schoolmaster as well as a curate), and a few other miscellaneous titles including law and medicine.

Characteristic Markings

None of Lowder’s books have been identified.


  • Atkinson, J. et al (eds), Darlington wills and inventories, 1993, no.31.
  • Hoare, P. (gen.ed.), The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. 3 vols. Cambridge, 2006.I 408-9.
  • Venn, J. Biographical history of Gonville & Caius College. Cambridge, 1897.