Trader Details

Details for: ORWIN, Thomas

Name: ORWIN, Thomas
County: London
Town: London
Address(es): In Paternoster Row o/a the Black Raven. In Paternoster Row o/a the Checker
Book Trades: Printer
Non-Book Trade: Not known
Trading Dates: 1587 - 1593
Biographical Dates: 1581 (before) - 1593 (date of death)
Notes: Apprenticed to Thomas Purfoot. FSC 1581. Married widow of George Robinson who succeeded to his bus. March 1588 the Court of Stationers prevented Orwin from printing on his own account ( he had obtained John Kingston's presses by marriage) unless he was formally admitted. Archbishop Whitgift gave permission for Orwin to use presses even though they had been seized by the company (Marprelate complained that Orwin 'wrought popish bookes in corners'), Whitgift then intervened in 1591 to have the presses returned to Orwin.
  • Aldis, H.G. et al, A Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland, and of Foreign Printers of English Books 1557-1640 (London, 1910)
  • Pollard, A.W. and Redgrave, G.R., A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640, 2nd ed. revised and enlarged, 3 vols. (London 1986, 1976, 1991), esp. vol. 3
  • Lambert, Sheila 'State Control of the Press in Theory and Practice: The Role of the Stationers' Company Before 1640' pp1-32 in Censorship and the Control of Print in England and France 1600-1900, eds. Myers, Robin & Harris, Michael (Winchester, 1992).

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