Thomas Singleton (priest)

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Thomas Singleton, DD [1] (25 July 1783 – 13 March 1842) was Archdeacon of Northumberland [2] from 1826 until [3] his death. [4]

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The grandson of Francis Grose and son of Anketell Singleton (Governor of Landguard Fort from 1766 to 1804) he was educated at Eton College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and ordained in 1807. [5] He was Chaplain to the Duke of Northumberland [6] and Rector of Elsdon, Northumberland [7] before his Archdeacon's appointment. [8]

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  1. Fedora
  2. Northumberland Archives
  3. World Cat
  4. The Bury and Norwich Post Wednesday, 23 March 1842
  5. Venn Database
  6. The York Herald (York, England), Saturday 18 July 1812; Issue 1142
  7. Advertisements & Notices The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Saturday 6 November 1819; Issue 15763
  8. The Lancaster Gazette, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c. (Lancaster, England), Saturday 18 February 1826; Issue 1288
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Reynold Gideon Bouyer
Archdeacon of Northumberland
1826dash;1842
Succeeded by
William Forbes Raymond