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Rev. Robinson Thornton, d.d.

(HEADMASTER 1855—1870.)

HEAD MASTERS AND ASSISTANT MASTERS

Headmaster, 1855—^1870.

Rev. Robinson Thornton, D.D. Late Scholar of St. John's College, Oxford 1843, Junr. Math. Scholar 1845, Fellow of St. John's College 1846—55, Lectr. 1850 — 55, Asst. Tutor 1854 — 55, B.A. (ist Class Lit. Hum. and 2nd Class Maths.) 1847, M.A. 185 1, B.D. 1856, D.D. i860. Ordained Deacon 1849, Priest 1852, Oxford. Previously Curate of St. Thomas, Mart., Oxford, 1849 — 51 ; subsequently Principal of Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perth, N.B. ; afterwards Vice-President Victoria Institute. Prof, of Theology, 187 1 — 73; Boyle Lecturer, 1881—83. VicarofSt. John's, Notting Hill, 1876; Archdeacon of Middlesex, 1893. Author of various works and commentaries.

—Register from October, 1855, to July, 1905 [1]

The eldest son, Robinson Thornton, D.D. (b. 1825), warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond, from 1870 to 1873, and Boyle lecturer in 1881–3, became archdeacon of Middlesex in 1893.

Thornton, Thomas (1786-1866) (DNB00)

Thornton resigned as archdeacon in 1903 according to w:Archdeacon of Middlesex, and was listed "late" in A Dictionary of Hymnology (2nd ed.), 1907, so must have died c. 1905. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 15:34, 8 March 2016 (UTC)