John Thomas d.1545

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John THOMAS d.1545

Biographical Note

Surgeon in Cambridge, licensed to practise there in 1513; little else has been traced of his background or career.


Thomas's probate inventory includes 58 titles, in 94 volumes, valued at £2 14s 6d (from a total estate valued at ca.£38). The books are mostly in Latin with a little Greek and Hebrew, covering medicine, theology, classics, law and some other topics. The books were mostly stored in an upper chamber in his house. The full inventory, which also includes surgical equipment, is edited as Leedham-Green no.20 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.20/pp.44-47.