First name(s)
(Newell) Connop
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Member of College Council, 1848-1850

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Bancroft's School (1810-1813)
  • Charterhouse
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Pupillage, Lincoln’s Inn (1820) Ref: *1
  • BA (1818)
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Junior bursar, Junior Dean. Head Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge (1827-1832)
  • Examiner, Classical Tripos, Trinity College, Cambridge (1828-29. 1832, 1834)
  • Bishop of St David’s
  • Chairman, Old Testament Revision Company
Professional activities
  • Called to the Bar (1825)
  • Ordained Deacon (1827)
  • Ordained Priest (1828)
  • Member of the Royal Commission on Ritual (1868)
  • Thomas Thirlwall, Primitiae (1808) (A volume of Newell’s childhod compositions published by this father) Ref: *1
  • with Julius Charles Hare, translation, Niebuhr's History of Rome (1828)
  • The Philological Museum (1831)
  • History of Greece (8 vols., 1835–44)
  • Letters to a Friend (1881) (correspondence with Elizabeth Johnes)

Personal details

Date of birth
11 February 1797
Place of birth
Mile End Old Town, London
Date of death
27 July 1875
Place of death
59 Pulteney Street, Bath
Family details

Third son of the Revd Thomas Thirlwall, and his wife, Susannah Connop. Ref: *1


The Thirlwall prize for the best thesis involving historical research was instituted at Cambridge in memory of the Bishop (1884). Ref: *1


  1. J. W. Clark, “Thirlwall, (Newell) Connop (1797–1875),” 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, May 2014, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27185 (accessed June 7, 2017).

Portrait: (Newell) Connop Thirlwall by Ernest Edwards [detail], published in 1864 by Lovell Reeve & Co, NPG Ax13910, © National Portrait Gallery, London. Supplied under license, Creative Commons BY ND.

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