Bonwicke, Ambrose, an English nonjuring clergyman, was born at Mickleham, Surrey, April 29, 1652, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at St. John's College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1673. He was ordained deacon May 21, 1676, and priest June 6, 1680. He became master of Merchant Taylors' School in 1686, but was ejected for refusing to take the oath of allegiance in 1691. He was afterwards master of a celebrated school at Headley, near Leatherhead in Surrey. He wrote a Life of his son, Ambrose Bonwicke, and Pattern for Young Students in the University (published by Bowyer in 1729). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.