Thomas White (bishop)

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Thomas White (1628–1698) was bishop of Peterborough from 1685 to 1690.

He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[1] Having been a vicar of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent since 1660, he was chosen bishop of Peterborough in 1685. He was one of the seven bishops who petitioned against the declaration of Indulgence issued by James II in 1688, and with the others was tried and sensationally acquitted.

Although the trial had contributed to the Glorious Revolution, he was one of the non-juring bishops, refusing to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary in 1689 and so was deprived of his see in February 1690. He died eight years later.


  1. ^ "White, Thomas (WHT642T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Lloyd
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Richard Cumberland