Cornelius Burges: Papers

Scope and Content

MS.Add.6164: 'The Grounds of Divinity', c. 1619-1629.

MS.Add.6165: A collection of sermons, 1620-1626.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cornelius Burges or Burgess (1589?-1665) entered Oxford University in 1611. His first college is unknown, but he transferred to Wadham, and then Lincoln College (B.A, 1615; M.A., 1618). He was appointed vicar of Watford, Hertfordshire, in 1613. He retained this living on becoming rector of St Magnus, London Bridge, in 1626, and served as rector until 1641. Burges died at Watford, and was buried in the church there on 9 June 1665.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1918.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Burges in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, Vol. III (London, 1908), pp. 301-304.

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