Gordon, Thomas a noted religious writer, was born in Kirkcudbright, Galloway, Scotland, about 1684, and had a university education. While young he went to London, at first as a teacher, and afterwards as a writer, becoming widely known for his political and religious articles and pamphlets. He died July 28,1750. He published, Tacitu Translated into English (1728-31): — The Independent Whig, or a Defence of Primitive Christianity (1732): — Salust Translated into English (1744): — two collections of tracts: I. A Cordial for Low Spirits (1750); II. The Pillars of Priestcraft and
Orthodoxy Shaken (eod.). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.