Robert Barker d.1581

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Robert BARKER d.1581

Biographical Note

Vicar of Driffield, Yorkshire.


His library of ca.150 books included many late medieval manuscripts inherited from a relative, who was the last prior of Byland. He directed that his library should be kept together, but much of it passed in the early seventeenth century to Henry Savile.


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