Ashton, Thomas (2)

Ashton, Thomas (2)

an English divine, was born in 1716, and educated at Eton and at Kin.'s College, Cambridge. He was tutor to the earl of Plymouth in 1740. Soon after this date he was presented to the rectory of Aldingham, in Lancashire, which he resigned early in 1749. On May 3 of that year he was presented to the rectory of Sturminster-Marshall, in Dorsetshire. In 1752 he was collated to the rectory of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate; and in May, 1762, was elected preacher at Lincoln's Inn, which he resigned in 1764. He died March 1,1775. He published a number of single Sermons (1745-70):-some Letters and Pamphlets on the question of electing aliens into the vacant places in Eton College (1771). See Chalmers, Biog.' Dict. s.v.; Allibone Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

 
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