RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelItem
Alt Ref NoMS Facsimile 15
Extent1 item
TitleCopy of will
Date1698
DescriptionWill of George Berkeley, 1st Earl of Berkeley (1626/7-1698), made on 21 Sept. 1698 and proved in the PCC 19 Dec 1698.
AdminHistoryIn his history of Sion College E H Pearce stated that Berkeley gave the collection to Sion in 1681 or 1682 but retained it during his lifetime so that the books only arrived at Sion after his death in 1698. In fact, in the will Berkeley charges his son to send 'the remainder' of the books to Sion in fulfilment of his promise.
OriginalsOriginal held at the National Archives: PROB 11/448/420.
RelatedMaterialSion MSS - catalogues documenting provenances in the late 17th century.

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