Rennell, Thomas (1), D.D., an English clergyman, was born in 1754, and was educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge. He became curate of Barnack, and prebendary of Winchester (resigned 1797) rector of St. Magnus's, London Bridge, in 1792; master of the Temple from 1797 to 1827; dean of Winchester in 1805; rector of Alton, Hants, in 1809; vicar of Barton Stacey, Hants, in 1814. He died in 1840. He published, single Sermons (Lond. 1793-98), and a volume of Discourses (ibid. 1801). Mr. Pitt styled him "the Demosthenes of the pulpit." See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. s.v.