Thomas Devey

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Thomas DEVEY 1681-1705

Biographical Note

Born in Enville, Staffordshire, the son of John Devey. BA Magdalen Hall, Oxford 1699. Curate of Coleshill, Warwickshire 1700-05 (where the parish tradition suggests that he will have had high-church sympathies).


Inventory on decease lists 130 books, plus some sermons, pamphlets and maps, valued at £19 12s 5d. The contents partly reflect the Oxford curriculum of the time, including relevant classical authors and works on grammar, logic and philosophy. The collection also included some more popular literature, as well as theological/devotional works, and a little medicine. Examples: St Catharine’s Cambridge [Dict. Graec. Venice 1497].


  • Salter, J. L. The books of an early eighteenth-century curate, The Library 5th ser 33 (1978), 33-46.