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First name(s)
Thomas Legh
Claugton [also "Claughton"]
Position(s) held at King's College London

Life Governor, 1884-1892

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Rugby
  • Trinity College, Oxford
  • BA (1:1) in literae humaniores (1831)
  • MA (1833)
  • Prize for Latin Verse, poem ‘Voyages of Discovery to the Polar Regions’ (1829)
  • Prize for Latin Essay ‘De stoicorum disciplina’ (1832) Ref: *1
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford (1832 to 1842)
  • Public Examiner (1835)
  • Select preacher for Oxford (1841, 1850, 1863, and 1868)
  • Professor of Poetry at Oxford (1852 to 1857)
  • Curate to Kidderminster for twenty six years
  • Bishop of Rochester (1867)
  • First Bishop of St Albans Ref: *1
Professional activities
  • Ordained 1834
  • Editor, Questions on the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels (2 vols., 1853–7)
  • Appeal to his Diocese from the Bishop of St Albans in Behalf of the Cathedral (1878)

Personal details

Date of birth
6 November 1808
Place of birth
Haydock Lodge, Winwick, Lancashire
Date of death
25 July 1892
Place of death
Danbury Palace
Family details

Son of Thomas Claughton MP (1774?–1842). Married to Julia Susanna Ward in 1842, together having five sons and four daughters. Ref: *1

* References

  1. C. W. Sutton, “Claughton, Thomas Legh (1808–1892),” rev. H. C. G. Matthew, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, eee ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (Oxford: OUP, 2004); online ed., ed. David Cannadine, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5550. [Accessed June 7, 2017]

Photograph: Thomas Legh Claughton By John & Charles Watkins albumen print, early 1860s, NPG Ax9604 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Supplied under license, Creative Commons BY ND.

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