William Hardesty 1653?-1712

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William HARDESTY 1653?-1712

Biographical Note

Of Derbyshire; BA Jesus College, Cambridge 1672, MA 1677. Usher at Repton School, 1672-76, Master of Ashbourne School 1677-1712, rector of Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, 1702-07.


Hardesty's library was sold by auction in London, beginning 20 February 1716. No catalogue survives but the sale was advertised in The Daily Courant as "a collection of very curious books of the best editions".

Characteristic Markings

None of Hardesty's books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.