| The Right Reverend |
|Bishop of Peterborough|
|Diocese||Diocese of Peterborough|
|Died||30 May 1698|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Thomas White (1628–1698) was Bishop of Peterborough from 1685 to 1690.
The Bishop of Peterborough is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Peterborough in the Province of Canterbury.
He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.
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White held the following livings:
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