Richard Maden ca.1593-1691

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Richard MADEN ca.1593-1691

Biographical Note

English clergyman and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, from which he obtained his B.A. in 1614/5, M.A. in 1618 and B.D. in 1625. He was ordained at Peterborough in 1619. Between 1629 and 1632, Maden was Vicar of St. Peter’s, Colchester. He subsequently became Rector of St Mildred Poultry, a position from which he was ejected in 1638.


A significant number of books belonging to Richard Maden can be found within the collections of Magdalene. Maden is recorded in the College’s donors’ register (MS F.4.33) as having donated some of the volumes, but other volumes listed under the names of his contemporaries also bear evidence of having been owned by him – for example, in the form of the inscription “Rich. Maden” which appears on the title page.


  • Magdalene College, Cambridge, MS F.4.33, F.10r.
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.