Sharp, Thomas

Sharp, Thomas, a younger son of John Sharp (q.v.), and also an English prelate, was born in 1693, entered Trinity College, Cambridge, 1708, and took his B.A. in 1712 and M.A. in 1716. He was a fellow of the college, and took the degree of D.D. in 1729. At first chaplain to archbishop Dawes, he was, July 1720, collated to the rectory of Rothbury, Northumberland. He held the prebend of Southwell, and afterwards that of Wistow, in York Cathedral, and in 1722 he became archdeacon of Northumberland.. In 1755 he succeeded Dr. Mangey in the officiality of the dean and chapter. He died March 6, 1758 and was interred in Durham Cathedral. He published a Concio ad Clerum when he took his doctor's degree: — The Rubric in the Book of Common Prayer (1753): — Sermons (1763, 8vo): — Two Dissertations on the Hebrew Words Elohim and Berith (1751, 8vo).

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