Samuel Thornton (bishop)
The Rt Rev Samuel Thornton, DD, was an eminent Anglican bishop in the late quarter of the 19th century and the start of the 20th. He was born in London on 16 April 1835 and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Queen’s College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1859 and after a spell at the London Diocesan Home Mission became Vicar of St Jude’s, Whitechapel. From 1864 to 1875 he was Rector of St George’s, Birmingham. In 1875 he was appointed Bishop of Ballarat, a post he held until 1900. On his return to England he became Vicar of Blackburn and an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Manchester. He became a notable proponent of British Israelism. He died on 25 November 1917.
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|Bishop of Ballarat
1875 – 1900
Arthur Vincent Green
- Ballarat time-line
- “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- ADB on-line
- ”The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889”
- A brief history of Anglican (Church of England) Church in Ararat
- The Times, Friday, May 14, 1875; pg. 4; Issue 28315; col E "Ecclesiastical News"
- The Times, Friday, Jan 05, 1900; pg. 9; Issue 36031; col F "Ecclesiastical Intelligence"
- Australian Newspapers
- The Times, Monday, Nov 26, 1917; pg. 13; Issue 41645; col A "Deaths"
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