John Beaumont d.1565

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John BEAUMONT d.1565

Biographical Note

BA St John's College, Cambridge 1552, MA 1559, fellow of Trinity College 1560. He became a canon of Westminster in 1562.


Beaumont's probate inventory includes ca.150 books, valued at £11 5s 7d (from a total estate valued at £31 8s 5d). The books are mostly in Latin, with a predominance of theology (including many writings by Protestant reformers). He bequeathed any books he did not already own to his brother Robert, master of Trinity, two books to each of his pupils, and other specific titles to academic colleagues. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.120 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.120/p.278-81.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.