Anthony Farrington

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Anthony FARRINGTON d. ca.1699

Biographical Note

Son of William Farrington of London, merchant (the name is also found as Faringdon, Farringdon). BA Queen's College, Oxford 1650. Barrister at the Inner Temple 1658, bencher 1674, serjeant at law 1684; recorder of St Albans, 1681.


Farrington's library was sold by retail sale in London, along with that of the barrister and MP Sir Peter Pett, beginning 6 July 1699. No catalogue survives but the advertisement in the Post Boy referred to "above 2000 volumes" with "valuable manuscripts", comprising "a choice collection of books of the common and civil law, divinity, history, and all sorts of learning, in English, Latin, Greek, etc".

Characteristic Markings

None of Farrington's books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses. London, 1888.