Thompson, John N/A

John Thompson gained his BA from St John's in 1616, and his MA in 1620, becoming a Fellow in the same year. He was Member of Parliament for Cambridge from 1625 to 1626, and served as secretary to Sir Thomas Coventry. It was Coventry as Lord Keeper and High Steward of Cambridge 1626–40, who also secured the second seat for his secretary. Thompson held his Chancery clerkship until at least 1659, and no successor was appointed until after the Restoration; his date of death is unknown. Thompson gave around twenty volumes to the Library, mainly concerned with European, particularly German, history. All the volumes given by him bear his arms stamped in gold on both covers, and have an inscription bearing his name and the date 1629 on the titlepage.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Thompson, John (Stamp 1) Title: Thompson, John (Stamp 1)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4 a lion statant gardant 2 & 3 a fess between 3 martlets
Dimensions (height x width): 79mm x 68mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4 a lion statant gardant 2 & 3 a fess between 3 martlets
Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: lion statant gardant, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3)