Richard Wrench

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Richard WRENCH d.1675

Biographical Note

Of Cheshire. BA St John's College, Cambridge 1632, MA 1635, fellow 1636, BD 1642. Prebendary of Durham 1645, rector of Boldon 1665.


Wrench gave 126 volumes to St John’s College, Cambridge ca.1640; it's not clear whether these were his books, or ones bought with money he gave.


  • List of donations to St John's Library, 1634-90.
  • Harvey, M., ed, The letters of George Davenport, Woodbridge, 2011, p.25.
  • Jayne, S., Library catalogues of the English renaissance, 2nd edn, Winchester, 1983, p.172.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.