Tenison, Thomas

Male 1636 - 1715  (79 years)


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  • Name Tenison, Thomas 
    Born 29 Sep 1636  Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • His father was curate at Cottenham
    Gender Male 
    Dated Note Abt 1653  [1
    • Went up to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; graduating in 1657. Studied Medecine but really wanted to be in the church
    Dated Note Abt 1660  [1
    • Chaplain to Edward, second Earl of Manchester
    Dated Note Abt 1662  [1
    • Presented with the living of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge
    Dated Note Abt 1665  [1
    • Stayed in Cambridge during the plague to minister in his college and parish
    Dated Note Abt 1667  [1
    • Became Bachelor of Divinity
    Dated Note From 1667 to 1681 
    • Rector of HcN (appointed by Edward, second Earl of Manchester)
    Dated Note Abt 1672  [1
    • Became Chaplain-in-Ordinary to the King
    Dated Note Abt 1675  [2
    • NSoD Owned the White Swan in Market Hill, St Ives
    Dated Note 18 Oct 1678  [3
    • by an indenture, he gave to trustees ½ acre of land together with the cottages thereon, the rents to be applied for the benefit of the poor and for church expenses
    Dated Note Abt 1680  [1
    • Became Doctor of Divinity
    Dated Note 08 Oct 1680  [1
    • was nominated to the living of St Martins in the Fields, London - John Evelyn and Nell Gwynn, Duke of Monmouth etc heard him there
    Dated Note Abt 1681  [1
    • (Had advowson and) Appointed John Knighton to Holywell
    Dated Note 15 Jul 1685  [1
    • was present at execution of Duke of Monmouth, having been asked to see Duke, but refused communion as no confession
    Dated Note Abt 1692  [1
    • Served as Bishop of Lincoln 1692-4
    Dated Note Abt Dec 1694  [1
    • Served as Archbishop of Canterbury till his death in 1715
    Died 14 Dec 1715  [1
    Person ID I7970 

    Family (Spouse) Love, Anne,   b. Abt 1638,   d. Abt 1714, Unknown Village, UNKNOWN County, UNKNOWN Country Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1667  [4
    Family ID F1503  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Holywell and Needingworth, Joe Newell, D01658. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S73] Cheers to pub of Archbishop Tenison, Bob Burn-Murdoch, D02228. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S168] Parishes: Holywell with Needingworth, from A History of the County of Huntingdon (Victoria County History), D01280. (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S220] The Dictionary of National Biography, Stow-Tytler (Reliability: 2).