Thomas Parkinson (priest)

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Thomas Parkinson (1744 or 1745 – 13 November 1830) was an English clergyman.

He was born in Kirkham, Lancashire.

He entered Christ's College, Cambridge University in 1764 at age 19 and was senior wrangler and 2nd Smith's prizeman in 1769. He received an M.A. in 1772, a B.D. in 1789, and a D.D. in 1795.

He was Rector of Kegworth, Leicestershire, from 1789 until his death. He became Archdeacon of Huntingdon from 1794 to 1812 and Archdeacon of Leicester from 1812 until his death in 1830.

He was the author of A System of Mechanics and Hydrostatics and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1786.[1]

He died in Kegworth in 1830.


  1. ^ "Library and Archive catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 

External links

  • Neale, Charles Montague (1907). The senior wranglers of the University of Cambridge, from 1748 to 1907. With biographical, & c., notes. Bury St. Edmunds: Groom and Son. p. 19. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  • "Parkinson, Thomas (PRKN764T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
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