Cole, William

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English

Biographical notes:

William Cole (1714-1782), Cambridge antiquary, was born at Little Abington, near Babraham, on 3 August 1714. He attended private schools in Cambridge, Linton and Saffron Walden, before spending five years at Eton. He entered Clare Hall, Cambridge, in 1733, transferring to King's College, Cambridge, in 1736 (B.A., 1736; M.A., 1740). Cole was rector of Hornsey, Middlesex, 1749-1751, although he chose not to reside there, then rector of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, 1753-1767. He moved to Waterbeach, near Cambridge, in 1767, and to Milton in 1770, before becoming non-resident vicar of Burnham, Buckinghamshire, 1774-1782. He was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1747. Cole died at Milton on 16 December 1782. He bequeathed his manuscript collection, which consisted of material relating to Cambridge and its university, Huntingdonshire and Buckinghamshire, to the British Museum.

From the guide to the William Cole: Papers on Cambridgeshire Landholdings, c. 1746-1747 (copies of originals of the 13th - 17th centuries), (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Epithet: of King's College, Cambridge, Rector of Bletchley, county Buckinghamshire, etc

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Epithet: witness of Wolley Ch xi.114

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Epithet: of Add MS 33981

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Epithet: Provost of Enniskillen

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William Cole (1714-1782), Cambridge antiquary, was born at Little Abington, near Babraham, on 3 August 1714. He attended private schools in Cambridge, Linton and Saffron Waldon, before spending five years at Eton. He entered Clare Hall, Cambridge, in 1733, transferring to King's College in 1736 (B.A., 1736; M.A., 1740). Cole was Rector of Hornsey, Middlesex, 1749-1751, although he chose not to reside there, then Rector of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, 1753-1767. He moved to Waterbeach, near Cambridge, in 1767, and to Milton in 1770, before becoming the non-resident Vicar of Burnham, Buckinghamshire, 1774-1782. He was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1747. Cole died at Milton on 16 December 1782. He bequeathed his manuscript collection, which consisted of material relating to Cambridge and its university, Huntingdonshire and Buckinghamshire, to the British Museum.

From the guide to the William Cole: Lives of Seven Bishops of Ely, 1768, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Epithet: Lieutenant; 83rd Foot

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Epithet: Reverend; of Add MS 20695

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Epithet: merchant

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Epithet: musician

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Epithet: of Add MS 38140

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Epithet: of Add MS 15856

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Epithet: antiquary

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Epithet: Reverend; of Add MS 35618

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Subjects:

  • Surveys
  • Land tenure
  • Bishop

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Ely (Cambridgeshire, England) (as recorded)
  • Wales, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Morea, Greece (as recorded)
  • Munich, Bavaria (as recorded)
  • Chideock House, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Clare Castle, Clare (as recorded)
  • Lützen, Saxony (as recorded)
  • Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Kent, England (as recorded)
  • Askeaton Castle, Limerick (as recorded)
  • Mallow Castle, Cork (as recorded)
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Somerset, England (as recorded)
  • Burwell, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Chrishall, Essex (as recorded)
  • Leicestershire, England (as recorded)
  • Middlesex, England (as recorded)
  • Tralee Castle, Kerry (as recorded)
  • Sherborne Castle, Dorset (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Dorchester, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Long Sutton, Lincolnshire (as recorded)
  • River Blyth, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • St Christopher, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Wisbeach, Hundred of, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Thame, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Cropredy Bridge, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Cheshire, England (as recorded)
  • Cambridgeshire (England) (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Archiestoun Castle, Tipperary (as recorded)
  • Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Chigwell, Essex (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Belgium, Europe (as recorded)
  • Castle Matrix, Limerick (as recorded)
  • Hereford, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • Walton, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (as recorded)
  • Seamer, North Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Abingdon, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Norfolk, England (as recorded)
  • Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (as recorded)
  • De-la-More Forest, Cheshire (as recorded)
  • Limerick Castle, Limerick (as recorded)
  • Kilfinny Castle, Limerick (as recorded)
  • Barbados, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • Loghort al. Loegar Castle, Cork (as recorded)
  • Isle of Man, England (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Hammersmith, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Birks, Berwick-upon-Tweed (as recorded)
  • Dorset, England (as recorded)
  • Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Rathbarry Castle, Cork (as recorded)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (as recorded)
  • Suffolk, England (as recorded)
  • Templenewsam, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Hildersham, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Chester, Cheshire (as recorded)
  • Thruxton, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Croydon, Surrey (as recorded)