John Atkinson d.1558

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John ATKINSON d.1558

Biographical Note

BA Pembroke College, Cambridge 1548, MA from Peterhouse 1555 and fellow there. He was vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge from 1550.


Atkinson's probate inventory includes ca.150 books, valued at £7 4s 10d (from a total estate valued at just under £15). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Greek and Hebrew grammars, with a predominance of theology alongside some philosophy, classics, and other topics. He bequeathed a copy of the works of Origen to Peterhouse, but it cannot be traced there today. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.98 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.98/p.215-8.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.