Richard Butler d.1612

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Richard BUTLER d.1612

Biographical Note

BA St John's College, Cambridge 1584, MA 1587, BD 1594, DD 1608. Vicar of Spratton, Northamptonshire 1591; Archdeacon of Northampton 1611. He became closely associated with clergymen who became leading figures in the emergent Arminian movement, like Richard Neile and John Buckeridge.


Butler bequeathed 19 manuscripts and 2 printed books to St John’s College, Oxford, and left the rest of his books to John Buckeridge. The overall size of his library is not known.