Toup, Jonathan an English clergyman and eminent critic, was born at. St. Ives in December, 1713; and, after a preparatory education in that town and at the school of Mr. Guruey, of St. Merryn, removed to Exeter College, Oxford, where he took his-degree of A.B. His A.M. was received at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in 1756. In 1760 he was appointed to the rectory of St. Martin's, and in 1774 he was installed prebendary of Exeter. In 1776 he was instituted to the vicarage of St. Merryn's. He died Jan. 19,1785. His classical publications occupy the first rank. Emenedationes in Suidam, etc. (Lond. 1760. 8vo; pt. 2, 1764 8vo; pt. 3, 1766, 8vo). Epistola Critica and Celeberimum Virum Guliemumt Episcopum Gllocestriensem (ibid. 1767, 8vo): — Cuae Posteriores, Sive Appendicula Notarumn afeque Emenidationum in Theocritumi, ooni-uztperrie publEicatum (ibid. 1772, 4to): — D. Longini Omnia quae extaint Get Lt. recensuit, etc. (Oxoin. 1778, 8v, 8 with later editions). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.