Nicholas Abythell d.1586

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Nicholas ABYTHELL d.1586

Biographical Note

Born in Calais, France. BA Trinity College, Cambridge 1552/3, fellow 1555, MA 1556. In around 1576 he went to the English College at Douai where he became a canon, DD and a professor.


Abythell's probate inventory includes over 40 books, valued at £5 3s 5d (from a total estate valued at £38 8s 8d). The books are mostly in Latin, with some English, and Greek. Subjects covered include theology, history, lexicography and mathematics. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.153 (see full citation below). Examples: Cambridge University Library G*.15.26(G).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.153/p.364-366.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.