Cartwright, Thomas, Dd
Cartwright, Thomas, D.D., bishop of Salisbury, was born at Northampton Sept. 1, 1634. He studied at Magdalen Hall and Queen's College, Oxford, and, after taking orders, became chaplain of Queen's, and vicar of Walthamstow. In 1659 he was preacher of St. Mary Magdalen, Fish Street. After the Restoration he was made domestic chaplain to Henry, duke of Gloucester; prebendary of Twyford, in the church of St. Paul; of Chalford, in the church of Wells; a chaplain in ordinary to the king; and rector of St. Thomas the Apostle, London. In 1672 he was made prebendary of Durham, and in 1677 dean of Ripen. His loyalty was, in 1686, rewarded with the bishopric of Chester. At the Revolution he fled to France, and performed divine service at St. Germain, according to the English ritual, for such, as resorted to him. On the death of Dr. Seth Ward, king James nominated him to the see of Salisbury. In the spring of 1688 he went to Ireland, and finally died there, April 15, 1689. He wrote a Diary, published by the Camden Society in 1843. — Hook, Ecclesiastes Biog. 3, p. 480 sq.