Thomas Stanton (priest)

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Thomas Stanton (1806 or 1807 [1] - 24 March 1875) was the Archdeacon of Wilts [2] from 1868 [3] until 1874. [4]

The Archdeacon of Wilts is a senior cleric in the Diocese of Salisbury, England. The archdeacon is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy in five deaneries: Marlborough, Pewsey, Calne, Bradford and Devizes.

From Somerset, he was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge. [1] After a curacy at Buckhurst Hill, [5] he was Rector of Holy Trinity Shaftesbury from 1846 [6] to 1852; [7] and of All Saints, Burbage [8] from then [9] until 1874. He was appointed Canon of Sarum in 1859. [10]

Christs College, Cambridge college of the University of Cambridge

Christ's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The college includes the Master, the Fellows of the College, and about 450 undergraduate and 170 graduate students. The college was founded by William Byngham in 1437 as God's House. In 1505, the college was granted a new royal charter, was given a substantial endowment by Lady Margaret Beaufort, and changed its name to Christ's College, becoming the twelfth of the Cambridge colleges to be founded in its current form. The college is renowned for educating some of Cambridge's most famous alumni, including Charles Darwin and John Milton.

Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish. In this sense, "curate" correctly means a parish priest; but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used to describe clergy who are assistants to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

Buckhurst Hill town in Epping Forest, United Kindom

Buckhurst Hill is a town in the Epping Forest District of Essex, the north east of the metropolitan area of London and the Greater London Urban Area; situated adjacent to the northern boundary of the London Borough of Redbridge. The area developed following the opening of a railway line in 1856 – originally part of the Eastern Counties Railway, but now on the Central line of the London Underground

He died on 24 March 1875. [11]

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  1. 1 2 "Stanton, Thomas (STNN826T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. “Elementary education : a letter to the clergy of the Archdeaconry on the new education bill” Stanton, T: Salisbury, Brown & Co,1870
  3. "Church Rates" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jan 06, 1869; pg. 5; Issue 26327
  4. "Thomas Stanton" British History On Line
  5. "CHURCH AND UNIVERSITIES" The Blackburn Standard (Blackburn, England), Wednesday, June 21, 1837; Issue 129
  6. ”Multiple News Items” The Morning Post (London, England), Thursday, April 02, 1846; pg. 6; Issue 22567
  7. "ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE” The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Monday, April 12, 1852; Issue 26613
  8. Kelly’s 1915 Archived 2013-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "CLERICAL" Daily News (London, England), Friday, December 24, 1852
  10. Wiltshire Community History
  11. ”Deaths” The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 25, 1875; pg. 11; Issue 28272
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Amyand Harris
Archdeacon of Wiltshire
Succeeded by
Thomas Boughton Buchanan