Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe

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Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe (1778–1850), was an English biographer and Anglican priest.

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Life

Grimshawe was the son of John Grimshaw, solicitor, and five times mayor of Preston. He was born at Preston in 1778. He entered Brasenose College, Oxford, 9 April 1794, and proceeded B.A. in 1798, and M.A. in 1800. He was vicar of Biddenham, Bedfordshire, from 1808 to 1850, and with this living he held the rectory of Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, from 1809 to 1843.

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Burton Latimer town and civil parish in the Kettering district of Northamptonshire, England

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He died on 17 February 1850, and was buried in the chancel of Biddenham Church, where there was a monument to his memory.

Works

Grimshawe's first publication was 'The Christian's Faith and Practice,' &c. (Preston, 1813); followed by 'A Treatise on the Holy Spirit' (1815). In 1822 he wrote a pamphlet on 'The Wrongs of the Clergy of the Diocese of Peterborough,' which was noticed by Sydney Smith in the 'Edinburgh Review' (article 'Persecuting Bishops').

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Family

Grimshawe married Charlotte Anne, daughter of George Livius of Cauldwell Priory, Bedfordshire; and their son, Charles Livius Grimshawe, was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1866.

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References

    Wikisource-logo.svg "Grimshawe, Thomas Shuttleworth". Dictionary of National Biography . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

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