Pyle, Thomas an eminent Anglican divine, was born at Stodey, near Holt, Norfolk, in 1674. He was educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and, after taking holy orders, distinguished himself as minister of St. Margaret's parish, in King's Lynn. He was afterwards made prebendary of Salisbury by Dr. Hoadly for his services in the Bangorian Controversy. His Paraphrase on the Acts and all the Epistles is an excellent work, often reprinted. He published, besides, Paraphrase of the Books of the Old Testament (Lond. 1717-25, 4 vols. 8vo): — The Scripture Preservative against Popery (ibid. 1735): — and three volumes of Sermons. He died at Lynn in 1757, greatly respected and highly admired in all England for his excellency in purpose and superiority in scholarship. See Hook, Ecclesiastes Biog. 8:172; Gentleman's Magazine (Lond. 1783), p. 659, 692; Nichols, Literary Anecdotes.