Maurice Barrowe

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Maurice Barrowe of Barningham (1597–1666)[1] was the Dean and Chapter's Suffolk Receiver in the period before the Commonwealth and after the Restoration. He was a member of Parliament in 1643.[2] In 1660, he wrote to the Dean and Chapter to try to regularise the lease of land belonging the the Chapter which he had purchased during the Interregnum.[3] Another letter is recorded concerning his leases in 1665.[4]

His gift is recorded in the Benefactors' Book (f. 113v) and can be dated to c. 1636 as it is listed in the 1638 list of printed books but not in the 1634 inventory.

Morricius Baro de Barningh<am> in Comitatu Suffolci Armiger dedit
     Alfonsi Tostati Opera: 12 Vol: fol:
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Alfonso Tostado. Opera omnia quotquot in Scripturae sacrae expositionem et alia.
Cologne: 1613.
Inscription on front free endpaper: Opera Alphonsi Tostati ex dono Mauricij Barrowe de Barningham in Com: Suffolcii Armigeri
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  2. Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England, 1762, p. 235.
  3. CCA-DCc-BB/49/1
  4. CCA-DCc-CantLet/146