Robinson Thornton

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Robinson Thornton (1824 - 1906)[1] was Archdeacon of Middlesex[2] from 1893[3] until 1903.[4]

He was educated at Merchant Taylors' and St John's College, Oxford.[5] He joined the staff of St John's, was ordained in 1852[6] and served a curacy at St Thomas', Oxford. He was the first headmaster of Epsom College[7] and then Warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond.[8] In 1878 he became Vicar of St John, Notting Hill;[9] and in 1889 a prebendary of St Paul's.

He died on 15 August 1906: his brother was the first Bishop of Ballarat.[10]


  1. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Apr 17, 1906; pg. 4; Issue 37996; col E Obituary
  2. ^ Booth, LSE
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence. The Times (London, England), Thursday, May 11, 1893; pg. 12; Issue 33948.
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 11, 1903; pg. 7; Issue 37261.
  5. ^ "Alumni oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886; their parentage, birthplace and year of birth, with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the University" Foster,J (Ed) Vol IV p1414Oxford, Parker & Co,1888
  6. ^ ORDINATIONS.Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, June 19, 1852; Issue 5173
  7. ^ OPENING OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL BENEVOLENT COLLEGE.Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, July 7, 1855; Issue 5332
  8. ^ 'The head-mastership of the Royal Medical College at Epsom, vacant by the preferment of the Rev. Robinson Thornton, M. A., to the wardenship of Trinity College, Glenalmond, has been conferred upon the Rev. Dr. W. D. West, of St. John's College, Oxford.' The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, August 22, 1870; pg. 2; Issue 30172
  9. ^ 'Ecclesiastical' Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, June 19, 1878; Issue 8529
  10. ^ ADB on-line
Church of England titles
Preceded by
James Augustus Hessey
Archdeacon of Middlesex
Succeeded by
Henry Edward James Bevan