Claude Thornton

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Claude Cyprian Thornton was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1937 until his death on 22 September 1939.[1]

Thornton was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] Thornton was ordained in 1903. After curacies in St Helens, Merseyside and Bishopwearmouth he held incumbencies in Greasley and Sheffield.[3] During World War One he served with the Royal Army Service Corps. After that he served in South London parishes until his Yorkshire appointment.[4]


  1. ^ Deaths. The Times (London, England), Monday, 25 September 1939; pg. 1; Issue 48419
  2. ^ Thornton, Claude Cyprian. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 20 April 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929–30 p1289: London, OUP, 1929
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 15 December 1937; pg. 10; Issue 47868
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Watson
Archdeacon of Richmond
Succeeded by
Donald Bartlett

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