Wilson, Thomas (2), Dd, Lld
Wilson, Thomas (2), D.D., LL.D.
a Church of England divine, was born at Burton, Cheshire, Dec. 20, 1663. Little is known of his early life. He was educated at Chester and at Trinity College, Dublin, quitting the university in 1686, and receiving an appointment to Winwick, Lancashire. In 1692 he was ordained priest, and became domestic chaplain to the earl of Derby, and tutor to his son; and in 1796 entered upon his duties as bishop of Sodor and Man, in which he remained faithful till death, 1755. Bishop Wilson was remarkable for his humility, his conscientiousness, and his devotedness to Christian duty. He was a man of prayer and deep piety. See Christian Observer, 1820, p. 569, 713, 785; Church of England Magazine, 1836, p. 245; and Christian Remembrancer, 1829, p. 729.