John Welles d.1570

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John WELLES or WELLS d.1570

Biographical Note

Of Cambridgeshire. BA Queens' College, Cambridge 1559, fellow there from 1558, MA 1562, BD 1570. He became a fellow of Clare College in 1562, and a University preacher in 1565; he had a prebend at York from 1568 and at Wells from 1569.


Welles's probate inventory includes ca.80 books, valued at £9 14s 8d (from a total estate valued at £27 5s 2d). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Greek ones, with a predominance of theology alongside some classics, mathematics, philosophy and other subjects. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.134 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.134/p.311-3.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.