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{{subst:Quick infobox|Thomas Taylor Lewis|1801|1858|}} Thomas Taylor Lewis (born 1801 died 1858), geologist and antiquary, was born at Ludlow in Shropshire in 1801. He was educated at Cheam school, Surrey, under the Rev. James Welchin, was admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge, 5 October 1819, graduated with a BA in 1825, and gained an MA in 1828. In 1826 he became curate of Aymestrey, Herefordshire; he was subsequently vicar of Bridstow, near Ross, and on 17 March 1832 he was appointed in addition perpetual curate of Leinthall Earls, all in the same county. He died at Bridstow on 28 October 1858. Lewis was a diligent local antiquary, and formed large collections of fossils in the neighbourhood of Aymestrey, and especially investigated what was afterwards termed the Silurian system. He communicated the results of his researches to Sir Roderick Murchison, and his memory has been preserved in the names of local fossils, such as the 'Lingula Lewisii', 'Spirorbis Lewisii', and 'Cephalapis Lewisii'. Lewis also edited for the Camden Society in 1853 the 'Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley'. [DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    W. A. J. A.

    (1893). "Lewis, Thomas Taylor (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 33. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Gentlemen's Magazine 1859, part i. page 93
  2. Foster's Index Ecclesiasticus
  3. information kindly furnished by R. F. Scott, esq.

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