William Thornton (academic)

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William Thornton (died 1707) was Principal of Hart Hall, later Hertford College, Oxford, from 1688 until his death in 1707.


William Thornton was the son of William Thornton of Milborne Port in Somerset. He was educated at Sherborne,[1] and Wadham College, Oxford of which he became a Fellow in 1667 and Sub-Warden in 1676.


  1. ^ "The Sherborne Register 1550-1950" (PDF). Old Shirbirnian Society. Retrieved 8 February 2019.