Thomas Turton

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Thomas Turton
Born (1780-02-25)25 February 1780
Hatfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Died 7 January 1864(1864-01-07) (aged 83)
Ely House, Dover Street, London

Thomas Turton, (25 February 1780 – 7 January 1864) was the Bishop of Ely.


Thomas Turton was son of Thomas and Ann Turton of Hatfield, West Riding. He was admitted to Queens' College, Cambridge in 1801 but migrated to St Catharine's College in 1804. In 1805 he graduated BA as senior wrangler and equal Smith's Prizeman.[1] Elected a fellow of St Catharine's in 1806, he was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1822 to 1826 and Regius Professor of Divinity from 1827 to 1842.

After various other clerical appointments, Turton was Dean of Peterborough from 1830 to 1842, Dean of Westminster from 1842 to 1845 and Bishop of Ely from 1845 to 1864.

He was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.


  1. ^ "Turton, Thomas (TRTN801T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • Frost, Maurice ed. (1962). Historical Companion to Hymns Ancient & Modern. London: William Clowes & Sons Ltd. 
  • Robert Bruen (2008). "Lucasian Chair: Thomas Turton". Lucasian Retrieved 2 April 2008. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John Kaye
Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge
Succeeded by
Alfred Ollivant
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Joseph Allen
Bishop of Ely
Succeeded by
Edward Harold Browne