William Burton 1560-1623

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William BURTON 1560-1623

Biographical Note

Born at Carshalton, Surrey, son of Richard Burton (the family were landowners in Carshalton over several generations). BA King's College, Cambridge 1583, MA 1586, fellow 1581-94; regius professor of physic at Cambridge, ca.1596-1693.


In his will, Burton bequeathed to King's College his "two volumes of Sr Thomas Moores works"; all the rest of his books were left to his nephew, Sir Henry Burton KB (1578-1645). The size of his collection is not known.


  • Burton's will, Cambridge University Library Vice-Chancellor's Court Wills, 1611 vol.3 fo.138v-139r.
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.