George Fairchild 1672-1728

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George FAIRCHILD 1672-1728

Biographical Note

Son of John Fairchild of Barnstaple, Devon, gentleman. BA Balliol College, Oxford 1694, MA 1697; rector of Aldrington, Devon 1709.


Fairchild's will has no mention of books; his property, including the residue of his estate, was mostly bequeathed between his three daughters. His library was auctioned in Barnstaple, beginning 9 September 1728; no catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in Brice's Weekly Journal.


  • [Will of George Fairchild, The National Archives PROB 11/622/582].
  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Foster, J., Alumni Oxonienses, Oxford, 1891.