Edward Farrer

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Edward Farrer (died 18 February 1691) was an Oxford academic and administrator. At the end of his life, he was Master of University College, Oxford for only two years,[1][2] dying on his close-stool.[3]

Farrer studied at the University of St Andrews, Trinity College, Cambridge,[4] and Magdalen Hall, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in January 1651. Farrer was elected a Fellow of University College in 1651.

He was a curate at Flamstead in Hertfordshire for twenty-five years.


  1. ^ Carr, William, University College, Routledge, 1998. ISBN 978-0-415-18632-2. Chapter VIII, From the Revolution to 1745.
  2. ^ Darwall-Smith, Robin, A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0.
  3. ^ Cockayne, Emily (2007). Hubbub: Filth Noise & Stench in England. Yale University Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-300-13756-9. 
  4. ^ "Farrer, Edward (FRR647E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Obadiah Walker
Master of University College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Bennet