William Milbourne

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William MILBOURNE or MILBURNE 1599/1600-1640?

Biographical Note

Born at Great Chesterford, Essex. BA Christ's College, Cambridge 1620. Vicar of Brancepeth, co. Durham; noted as a mathematician.


Milbourne’s collection of books and mathematical instruments was bought by Elias Ashmole in 1650.


  • Feingold, M., The mathematicians’ apprenticeship, Cambridge, 1984, 111.
  • Feisenberger, H.A., Sale catalogues of eminent persons: 11:scientists, 1975
  • Peile, J., Biographical register of Christ’s College 1505-1905, Cambridge, 1910, vol. 1, 302. H. A. Feisenberger, Sale catalogues of libraries of eminent persons: 11: scientists, 1975,