Walter Barker d.1576

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Walter BARKER d.1568

Biographical Note

BA St John's College, Cambridge 1564, fellow 1566, MA 1568, BD 1575. He was a prebendary of Lichfield 1567-69, a University preacher in 1572 and appointed Hebrew lecturer at St John's in 1573.


Barker's probate inventory includes over 140 books, valued at £15 0s 9d (from a total estate valued at £31 15s 1d). The books are mostly in Latin, with some Greek, Hebrew and English ones, with a predominance of theology alongside some grammar, medicine, philosophy and other subjects. The full inventory is edited as Leedham-Green no.139 (see full citation below).


  • Leedham-Green, E. S., Books in Cambridge inventories, Cambridge, 1986, no.139/p.319-22.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.