Thirlwall, Connop, Dd
Thirlwall, Connop, D.D.
an English clergyman and historian, was born at Stepney, Middlesex. Feb. 11, 179. His precocity was so great that his father published for him, at the age of eleven, a volume of his compositions, Primitiae, or Essays and Poems on Various Subjects (1809). He took the Craven and Bell scholarships at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1815; graduated as senior chancellor's medallist, 1818; became tutor and fellow; and was called to the bar in 1825. In 1828 he entered, the Church, and became rector of Kirby-under-Dale, Yorkshire. For several years he was examiner for the classical tripos at Cambridge, classical examiner in the University of London, and visitor of St. David's College, Lampeter. He was created bishop of St. David's in 1840, which office he resigned in June, 1874. He died July 27, 1875. He published a number of sermons, charges, letters, addresses, and essays, which, with other writings, were issued under the title of Literary and Theological Remains, edited by canon Perowne (Lond. 1875-6,3 vols.).