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Rev. Dr. Thomas Washbourne, D.D.

Rev. Dr. Thomas Washbourne, D.D. (1606–1687) was an English clergyman and poet, known for his 1654 book Divine Poems. The Poems of Thomas Washbourne, D.D., was published in 1869, edited by Alexander Grosart, and kept Washbourne's name as a religious poet alive.

He was born at Wichenford Court, in Worcestershire, of the Armigerous Knights Washbourne line, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1642, he became rector of Dumbleton, while a prebendary canon of Gloucester Cathedral.

Wichenford village in the United Kingdom

Wichenford is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. It lies 6 miles to the north-west of the city of Worcester.

Worcestershire County of England

Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England. Between 1974 and 1998, it was merged with the neighbouring county of Herefordshire as Hereford and Worcester.

Washburn Surname list

Washburn is a toponymic surname, probably of Old English origin, with likely Anglo-Norman and Norman-French influences after the Conquest, as the name evolved.

John Fell, Bishop of Oxford, was his brother-in-law.

"His wife was Dorothy, daughter of Samuel Fell DD, Dean of Christ Church and sister of John Fell, Bishop of Oxford ..." (James Davenport)[ full citation needed ]

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