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Thomas Green (bishop)

Thomas Green (less properly Greene) (1658–1738) was an English academic and bishop.

Life

He was born in Norwich, and educated at Norwich School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1679 and became a Fellow in 1680.[1] He was Master of Corpus from 1698 to 1710, clashing with Robert Moss, and Vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, in 1699 and 1713.

With the support of Thomas Tenison, he became chaplain to Sir Stephen Fox, and rector of Minster-in-Thanet. He was Archdeacon of Canterbury from 1708 to 1721.[2]

A Whig in politics, he became chaplain to George I of England, and rector of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in 1716. In 1721 he became Bishop of Norwich, and in 1723 Bishop of Ely. As bishop of Ely, Green had visitatorial powers at Trinity College, Cambridge, and intervened from 1729 in the quarrel between Richard Bentley, who was the Master, and the Fellows. The matter dragged out and went to the House of Lords, only terminating in Green’s death.

He was known as a “finical” character, a taker of snuff sometimes called “Miss Green” for his feminine face.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
William Stanley
Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
1698–1716
Succeeded by
Samuel Bradford
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Trimnell
Bishop of Norwich
1708–1721
Succeeded by
John Leng
Preceded by
William Fleetwood
Bishop of Ely
1723–1738
Succeeded by
Robert Butts

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