Richard Cumberland 1674-1737

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Richard CUMBERLAND 1674-1737

Biographical Note

Born at Peterborough, son of Richard Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough. BA Magdalene College, Cambridge 1698, MA 1701. Rector of Peakirk, Northamptonshire 1703, of Elton, Huntingdonshire 1723; prebendary of Peterborough 1699, of Lincoln 1727; archdeacon of Northampton 1707.


Cumberland used two engraved armorial bookplates, of different design (Franks 7548-9); the extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.