William Thornton 1641?-1707

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William THORNTON 1641?-1707

Biographical Note

Of Milborne, Somerset. BA Wadham College, Oxford 1663, MA 1666, fellow 1667. Principal of Hart Hall 1688; vicar of Southrop, Gloucestershire 1679.


Thornton's library was auctioned in Oxford, 10.11.1707. The sale catalogue contains 1864 lots, divided between Latin theology and miscellaneous (787 lots), English divinity and miscellaneous (885), and "libri omissi" (192).

Characteristic Markings

None of Thornton's books have been identified.


  • Bibliotheca selectissima ... William Thornton, [Oxford, 1707], ESTC n43550.
  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford 1500-1714/1715-1886, 8 vols, Oxford, 1891.