Tyson, Michael

Tyson, Michael a learned English divine, was born in the, parish of All-Saints, Stamford, Nov. 19, 1740. He was educated at Benedict College, Cambridge, where he received his degrees; that of A.B. in 1764, A.M. in 1767, and B.A. in 1775. After taking his bachelor's degree, he was elected a fellow of his college. In 1766 he traveled with Mr. Gough (afterwards the celebrated antiquarian), and, after his return in the following year, was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and in 1769 a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1770 lie was ordained deacon at Whitehall Chapel; and in 1773 received the officially of the archdeaconry of Huntingdon from his father. He was, at the same time, bursar of the college, and succeeded, to the cure of St. Benedict's Church, Cambridge. In 1776 he became Whitehall preacher, and in the same year was presented by the college to the rectory of Lambourne, near Ongar, Essex. He died May 3,1780. Mr. Tyson wrote an ode On the Birth of the Prince of Wales, and another, An Ode to Peace. He was also an excellent draughtsman and painter.

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