Barchnam (or Barkham), John

Barchnam (Or Barkham), John an English divine .and antiquary, was born at Exeter in 1572, and was admitted to Exeter College, Oxford, in 1587. He became a skilful linguist, a:curious critic, an antiquary, especially in coins, and an able theologian. He died at Bocking, Essex, in 1642. He contributed to Speed's History of England, wrote a preface to Crakanthorpe's Defensio Ecclesice Anglicance (Lond. 1625), and published The Display of Heraldry (ibid.

1610). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.;. Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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