Richard Gosynell d.1552

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Richard GOSYNELL d.1552

Biographical Note

BA Peterhouse, Cambridge 1533, fellow 1536, MA 1537; he subsequently became the innholder of the White Hart in St Edward's parish, in Cambridge.


Gosynell's probate inventory includes ca.40 books, valued at £1 15s 4d (from a total estate valued at just over £100); they were stored in a study, hung with parchment and an old map. The books are mostly in Latin, and include theology, classics and medicine. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.60 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.60/p.137-8.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.