Vivian, Thomas a clergyman of the Church of England, was born near Truro, and educated there at the Grammar-school, and at Exeter College, Oxford, where he graduated June 19, 1742. He was ordained in 1744 to the curacy of St. Michael's, Penkevil, in Cornwall; and in 1747 was collated vicar of Cornwood, near Plymouth, and also licensed as public preacher throughout the diocese. He died in April, 1793. Mr. Vivian published a sermon of great note on the text "I have set watchmen;" also Three Dialogues between a Minister and One of his own, Parishioners: —Exposition of the Catechism of the Church of England by Question and Answer: The Book of
Revelation, expounded in a historical view: and Cosmology, an inquiry into the cause of gravitation. See Christian Observer, March, 1877, p. 235; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.