William Yeomans

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William YEOMANS or YEMANS 1555/6-1633

Biographical Note

Of Somerset. BA Balliol College, Oxford 1576, MA 1579. At the time of his death, he was vicar of St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol, and a prebendary of Bristol Cathedral (installed there 1622); he is recorded as a minister witnessing a west country will in 1606 and presumably had a clerical career there.


Yeomans’ probate inventory includes “the remainder of the books which were not given in the deceaseds life time”, valued at £20 (from a total estate of £311); he evidently had a larger collection which was partly dispersed before his death.

Characteristic Markings

None of Yeomans’ books have been identified.


  • Foster, J., Alumni Oxonienses, Oxford, 1891.
  • George, E., (ed), Bristol probate inventories 1542-1650, 2002, 81.