Ducarel, Andrew Coltee (1713 -1785)
Andrew Coltee Ducarel was the son of James Coltee Ducarel Esq. of Greenwich in Kent. Educated at Eton, where he lost an eye, he was admitted to Trinity College Oxford, matriculating 2 July 1731, and transferring to St John's College, where he took his B.C.L. 1 June 1738 and his D.C.L. 21 October 1742. A member of Doctor's Commons 1743, he married in 1749 Susanna, a worthy woman who had been his servant. He toured France in 1752, and published an account of his travels in 1754, afterwards republished in 1767 as Anglo Norman antiquities. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 1737, of the Royal Society, and a member of the College of Advocates, he held a number of posts to do with Church law, and was appointed Librarian of the Library at Lambeth Palace in 1757. His own library was sold by Leigh & Sotheby's 3 April 1786, when most of the manuscripts were bought by Richard Gough and John Nichols. Some of them are now in the British Library. There is a manuscript catalogue of his collections in the British Library Add. MSS 40103 6.