Richard Lee 1611-1684

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Richard LEE 1611-1684

Biographical Note

Born at Nantwich, Cheshire, son of William Lee, merchant. BA Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1634, fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge 1636, MA 1637, DD 1664. Rector of St Martin Orgar, London 1643, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire 1647, Master of Royston Hospital 1650. He retained his Hatfield benefice after the Restoration by conforming to the Church of England.


Lee's library was auctioned in Hatfield, 28.4.1685 "by the appointment, and for the benefit of Mrs. Eliz. Lee". The sale catalogues contains 1255 lots, subdivided between Latin theology (311 lots), English divinity (707), English miscellaneous (160), bound volumes of sermons and tracts (27), and bundles of pamphlets (50).

Characteristic Markings

None of Lee's books have been identified.


  • A catalogue of the library of choice books ... of ... Dr. Richard Lee, 1685 (ESTC r22556).
  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, 2010.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.