Robert Wallis

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Robert WALLIS d.1686

Biographical Note

Son of Robert Wallis, Rector of Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire. B.D. (Cambridge) by Lit. Reg., 1675. Vicar of Bradwell, Buckinghamshire 1657-75, of Ellesborough 1675-86.


Wallis’s library was sold by auction in London, 2 April 1688. The sale contained 1221 lots (497 Latin, 724 English), plus 28 bundles of tracts/sermons; the content was substantially theological but also included some history, philosophy, science, medicine and classics.

Characteristic markings

F. Spanheim, Dubia evangelica at Guildford Grammar School has his inscription; lot 30 in the Theol.4to section of the sale catalogue.


  • A Catalogue of the library of … Robert Wallis, 1688, ESTC r13488.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.