William Ford d.1708

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William FORD d.1708

Biographical Note

Son of William Ford, of Heyford-at-Bridge, Oxfordshire. BA New College, Oxford 1690, fellow of fellow there, MA 1694.


Ford's library was auctioned in Oxford, 21.3.1709. The sale catalogue contains 2169 lots, divided between Latin theology and miscellaneaous (1031 lots), and English divinity and miscellaneous (1138). The catalogue notes, on the titlepage, the inclusion of books "by these celebrated printers: viz., Henry Stephens, Wechelius, Plantin, Elzevir, &c"; within the catalogue, a number of items are noted as being sold in quires, i.e. unbound.

Characteristic Markings

None of Ford's books have been identified.


  • Bibliotheca selectissima ... of the late Revd William Ford, Oxford, 1709.
  • 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.