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Lionel Ford

Lionel George Bridges Justice Ford (3 September 1865-27 March 1932) was an Anglican priest who served as Dean of York after two headmasterships at eminent English public schools.[1]

Ford was born in Paddington, London, the son of William Augustus Ford and Katherine Mary Justice.[2] His father had played cricket for the MCC. Ford was educated at Repton School and King's College, Cambridge where he won the Chancellor's Classical Medal[3][4] and was a member of the Pitt Club.[5] He became a school master at Eton, and was ordained a curate in the Anglican church in 1893.[6] In 1898 and 1899 he played cricket for minor county Buckinghamshire.[7]

Ford became headmaster of Repton School in 1901 and in 1910 moved to Harrow, where he was headmaster until 1925.[8] in 1925 he became the Dean at York, a post he was to hold until his death on Easter Sunday seven years later.[9] His memorial is in the restored Zouche Chapel.[10]

He was a renowned preacher.

Family

Ford married in 1904 Mary Catherine Talbot, daughter of Edward Stuart Talbot, who was successively Bishop of Rochester, Southwark and Winchester.[11] Their son Neville Ford became a notable cricketer for Derbyshire and another son Edward Ford was a courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Portrait of Lionel Ford
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Wood
Head Master of Harrow School
1910-1925
Succeeded by
Cyril Norwood
Academic offices
Preceded by
Hubert Burge
Headmaster of Repton School
1901-1910
Succeeded by
William Temple


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