Zouch, Thomas, Dd
Zouch, Thomas, D.D.
a learned English divine, was born at Sandal, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, in 1737. He was educated at Wakefield School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1761. He became a fellow of his college in 1763, and was appointed assistant tutor. In 1770 he became rector of Wycliffe, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, where he remained until 1793. In 1791 he was appointed deputy commissary of the archdeaconry of Richmond, and in 1793 was chaplain to the Master of the Rolls and rector of Scrayingham. By the death of his elder brother, the Rev. Henry Zouch, in 1795, he succeeded to an estate at Sandal, where he resided until his death. He became prebendary of Durham in 1805; declined the bishopric of Carlisle in 1808; and died in 1816. He was the author of, The Crucifixion (Canterbury, 1765), a Seaton prize poem: — An inquiry into the Prophetic Character of the Romans as Described in Daniel 8:23-25 (1792): — Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Sir Philip Sidney (York, 1808): — and other works. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Auth. s.v.