Richard Colfe d.1613

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Richard COLFE d.1613

Biographical Note

Son of Amandus Colfe. BA Christ Church, Oxford 1572, MA 1575, BD and DD 1608. Vicar of Cumnor, Berkshire 1578, and thereafter of various livings in Berkshire and Kent. Prebendary and subdean of Canterbury.


Colfe acquired manuscripts from Canterbury Cathedral Priory and other sources, some of which were given by his sons to the Bodleian Library in 1616.


  • Foster, J., Alumni Oxonienses, Oxford, 1891.
  • Macray, W., Annals of the Bodleian Library, 2nd edn, Oxford, 1890.
  • Ramsay, N., The Cathedral Archives and Library in P. Collinson (ed), A history of Canterbury Cathedral, Oxford, 1995, 341-407, p.378.