Joseph Beaumont: Commentary on St Paul's Epistle to the Colossians

Scope and Content

'Annotationes in Epistolam Sancti Pauli ad Colossenses Authore Reverendo Doctore Josepho Beaumont Sacra Theologiae Professore Regio in Academia Cantabrigensi.'

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Beaumont (1616-1699) was born at Hadleigh, Suffolk, on 13 March 1616. He attended the grammar school in Hadleigh before joining Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1631 (B.A., 1634; M.A. 1638), where he became a Fellow in 1636. He was ejected from Cambridge in 1644 for his royalist sympathies, and became canon of Ely in 1646. Beaumont was appointed domestic chaplain to Matthew Wren, Bishop of Ely, in 1650, and D.D. and chaplain to the King in 1660. He became Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1662, and of Peterhouse in 1663. He was Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge from 1674. He died on 23 November 1699.

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 28 July 1988.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Joseph Beaumont in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, vol. II (London, 1908), pp. 61-62.

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Cambridge University Library holds a letter from Joseph Beaumont to his father, MS.Add.7583, and transcripts of Beaumont's prelections, MSS Kk.3.1-17.