Thomas Travers

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Thomas TRAVERS ca.1619-1717

Biographical Note

Rector of St. Columb Major, Cornwall (1652-1662) and sometime lecturer at St. Andrew, Plymouth. Travers was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, from which he matriculated in 1637 and subsequently graduated B.A. 1640/1, M.A. 1644, then appointed Fellow. He was ejected from his position at St. Columb after its previous occupant, John Beauford, was restored to the role from which he had himself been ejected ten years prior. Travers is thought to have married the niece of Lord Robartes, with whom he was closely associated.


Travers donated a copy of Samuel Bochart’s Geographiæ sacræ pars prior Phaleg (1646) to the library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.


  • Magdalene College, Cambridge, MS F.4.33, F.11r.
  • Travers, S. Smith, Pedigree, with biographical sketches, of the Devonshire family of Travers: descended from Walter Travers of Nottingham, Goldsmith / now reprinted by Richard J. Hone, with a supplement from materials collected by him and arranged by Frederick B. Falkiner, 1898.
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.