Thomas Coghill d.1659

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Sir Thomas COGHILL d.1659

Armorial stamp of Sir Thomas Coghill (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Son of John Coghill, a London merchant and brother of Henry Coghill. Thomas was sheriff of Oxfordshire, where he had an estate at Blechingdon, and knighted, in 1633.


A number of books survive, with imprint dates not later than 1653, with one of three armorial stamps of either the crest or full coat of arms of the Coghills, which are attributed in the armorials database to Sir Thomas, but noting that they could also have been Henry’s. Sir Thomas’s will has no reference to books; the bulk and residue of his estate was left to his son John. The Coghill books in Cambridge University Library have the Royal Library bookplate showing that they left the family in the late 17th or early 18th century to be acquired by John Moore (1646-1714). Examples: Cambridge UL P.8.13-14, U.8.30; British Library C.108.dd.6.

Characteristic Markings

The books in Cambridge have no inscriptions or annotations, save for "Durate" in a small 17th-century hand in the top right hand corner of one of the titlepages (P.8.13).