Thomas White (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Thomas White
Bishop of Peterborough
Bp Thomas White.jpg
Diocese Diocese of Peterborough
In office 1685–1690
Predecessor William Lloyd
Successor Richard Cumberland
Personal details
Born 1628 (1628)
Died 30 May 1698(1698-05-30)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge

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


He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[1]

White held the following livings:

In 1683 White became chaplain to Princess Anne. He was appointed 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