Gabriel Sangar 1608?-1678

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Gabriel SANGAR 1608?-1678

Biographical Note

Born at Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, son of Thomas Sangar, vicar there. BA Magdalen College, Oxford 1629, MA Magdalen Hall 1632. Rector of Sutton Mandeville 1630, of Havant 1645, of Chilmark, Wiltshire shortly afterwards, of St Martin in the Fields, London 1648 (ejected 1660); he remained based in London as an independent minister, and was licensed to preach there, 1672.


Sangar's library was auctioned in London, 2.12.1678, a joint sale, with the books of Robert Greville, 4th Baron Brooke and one other "who lived" (dum vixit). The sale catalogue contains 2150 lots, and is subdivided (unusually) into sections to allow identification of the sources of the books (Sangar's are headed S, the anonymous third party, H). The preface insists that the books "were really belonging to their proprietors deceased", unlike other auctions. Sangar's books, according to this scheme, accounted for 775 lots, divided between Latin theology (317 lots), Latin miscellaneous (157), English divinity (219), English miscellaneous (50), and bundles of pamphlets (32).

Characteristic Markings

None of Sangar's books have been identified.