Musgrave, Thomas, Dd
Musgrave, Thomas, D.D.
an English prelate of note, was the son of a draper in Cambridge, where he was born in 1788. After an elementary education he entered as student Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1806, and was fourteenth wrangler in 1810. He was then elected a fellow of his college, which position he held up to 1837. He obtained the master's degree in 1813; became lord almoner's professor of Arabic in 1821; and was senior proctor in 1831. He was also incumbent of St. Mary-the-Great, Cambridge, and bursar of his college. In 1837 Dr. Musgrave was appointed by the late viscount Melbourne bishop of Hereford, and on the death of the venerable Dr. Harcourt was translated to the archiepiscopal see of York, and thus became primate of England, a governor of the Charter-house and of King's College, Oxford, a commissioner for building churches, and elector of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury. In his patronage as archbishop were ninety-six livings, which he dispensed most impartially and with credit to his exalted position. Archbishop Musgrave died May 5, 1860, at his residence in London. He published only several of his Sermons (1839 and 1849, 8vo).