John Brydall ca.1635-1706?

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John BRYDALL ca.1635-1706?

Biographical Note

Son of John Brydall of Chatsworth, Derbyshire, captain of the regiment of foot of the Inns of Court. BA Queen's College, Oxford 1655; he entered Lincoln's Inn the same year, and became a barrister in 1662. He was secretary to Sir Harbottle Grimston, Master of the Rolls. He published many legal treatises.


Brydall presented a collection of ca.600 printed pamphlets to Lincoln’s Inn Library in 1706. Mostly 17th-century imprints, he had them bound up in 39 volumes, with 2 additional volumes of manuscript catalogues; the subject range is wide, with extensive holdings of sermons and other theology, and also including law, politics and current affairs, natural history and medicine.

Characteristic Markings

The pamphlets are extensively annotated by Brydall, generally with marginalia indexing the text rather than commenting on it.