Thomas Thorp (priest)

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Thomas Thorp (4 March 1797 – 24 February 1877) [1] was Archdeacon of Bristol [2] from 1836 until 1873. [3]

The Archdeacon of Bristol is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Bristol. The archdeaconry was created – within the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol – by Order in Council on 7 October 1836 and became part of the re-erected Diocese of Bristol on 8 February 1898.

Thorp was educated at King's School, Pontefract and Trinity College, Cambridge. [4] He was ordained deacon and priest in 1829. He was Rector of Kemerton from 1839 to 1877.

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  1. Garrard, James (2004). "Thorp, Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/49391.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  3. Resignation Of The Archdeacon Of Bristol. The Times (London, England), Monday, May 12, 1873; pg. 10; Issue 27687
  4. Alumni Cantabrigienses, Venn,. Part II. Vol. vi. Square – Zupitza, p182: Cambridge, CUP, 1954