Tomline, George Dd
Tomline, George D.D.
an English prelate, the son of George and Susan Pretyman, was born at Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, Oct. 9,1750. He was educated at Bury School and at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he took his A.B. degree, and was senior wrangler in 1772 , The following year he was elected a fellow of his college, and was immediately appointed tutor to Mr. Pitt. Between 1773 and 1775 he was ordained deacon and priest, and in the latter year proceeded A.M., becoming in 1781 moderator of the university. He became private secretary to Mr. Pitt when -the latter was made chancellor of the exchequer, in 1782. In this year he was collated to the rectory of Corwen, in Merionetlhshire, and in 1784 he was appointed to a prebendal stall in Westminster. He was presented in 1785 to the rectory of Sudborne- cum-Offord, in Suffolk; and in January, 1787, was advanced to the bishopric of Lincoln and the deanery of St. Paul's, when he ceased to be. private secretary to Mr. Pitt. In 1813 he refused the see of London, and continued bishop of Lincoln over thirty-two years, being translated to the see of Winchester in July, 1820, in which he continued till the time of his death, Nov. 14, 1827. His publications are, Elements of Christian Theology (1799, 2 vols. 8vo; republished din: 19. editions): — Exposition of the XXXIX Articles, with an Account of English Translations of the Bible and Liturgy (Oxf. 1835, 12mo): —Refutation of Calvinism (Lond. 1811, 8v.o; 4th ed. in preparation the same year): —Sermons, etc. See Engl. Cyclop. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.