John Cooth 1593?-1661

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John COOTH 1593?-1661

Biographical Note

Of Yetminster, Dorset, son of Richard Cooth. BA New College, Oxford 1616, MA 1620. Rector of Shepton Mallet, Somerset 1621-45, of Corton Denham 1630 (sequestered 1645, order to be restored 1647); prebendary of Sarum 1621, of Wells 1623.


Cooth’s library was auctioned in 1685, as part of a joint sale including the books of Ambrose Atfield. He gave a copy of Blanchinus, Tabulae (1495) to New College, 1621 (Rhodes 380.6).

Characteristic Markings

None of Cooth’s books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, 2010.
  • Catalogus variorum librorum …Rev. Doct. Amb. Atfield, 1685, ESTC r5907.
  • Matthews, A. G., Walker revised, Oxford, 1948.
  • Rhodes, D., A catalogue of incunabula in all the libraries of Oxford University outside the Bodleian, Oxford, 1982.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.