Elwes, Silvius (1576 -1638)
Silvius Elwes was the fourth but second surviving son of Geoffrey Elwes, of Woodford in Essex and an Alderman of the City of London, and Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Robert Gabbott of Acton Burnell in Shropshire, and a Merchant of London. He entered Trinity College Cambridge as a Scholar in 1596, took his B.A. degree in 1597 and his M.A. in 1600, entered holy orders and was Chaplain of the College from 1601 to 1637. He gave 184 volumes to the College, in 1626, chosen because he thought that they would be especially useful or that they might be difficult to find.