Ford, Lionel George Bridges Justice

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Ford, Lionel George Bridges Justice

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3 September 1865 - 27 March 1932


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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.

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

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

He was a renowned preacher.

Ford's grandfather was George Samuel Ford, a well known bill discounter. Ford married in 1904 Mary Catherine Talbot, daughter of Edward Stuart Talbot, who was successively Bishop of Rochester, Southwark and Winchester. 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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