Robert Pickering d.1551

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Robert PICKERING d.1551

Biographical Note

Of Chichester. BA King's College, Cambridge 1536, fellow there from 1534, MA 1539, MD 1548. He presumably undertook some practice as a physician in Cambridge.


Pickering's probate inventory includes ca.225 books, valued at £10 19s 9d (from a total estate valued at £71 11s 2d). The books are mostly in Latin, with some in Greek, and cover a range of subjects including theology, medicine and classics. In his will, he left all his goods to his wife. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.52 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.52/p.124-6.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.