Thomas Beconsall 1663/4-1709
Thomas BECONSALL 1663/4-1709
Son of John Beconsall of Lemster, Cheshire. BA Brasenose College, Oxford 1683, MA and fellow 1686, BD 1697. Vicar of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire 1697. He published doctrinal and philosophical works, being noted as a critic of John Locke 1632-1704.
Beconsall's probate inventory notes "books in the study" as one of the larger items of value. His library was auctioned in Oxford, 20.10.1709, as a joint sale, with the books of Edward Marten.
None of Beconsall's books have been identified.
- Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, 2010.
- Bibliotheca selectissima or a catalogue of curious books, [Oxford, 1709], ESTC n43549.
- Goldie, Mark. '"Beconsall, Thomas (1663/4–1709), philosopher and Church of England clergyman."' Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.