Thorneborough (or Thornburgh), John, Bd
Thorneborough (or Thornburgh), John, B.D.
an English divine of the 17th century, was born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, was preferred bishop of Limerick in 1593, dean of York in 1603, bishop of Bristol in 1617, at the same time holding his deanery and his Irish bishopric in commendam with it. He was translated to Worcester in the latter year, and died July 19, 1641. His skill in chemistry is spoken of. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3:326.