- Julia J. Smith
Traherne, Thomas(1637?–1674), poet and devotional writer, was born in Herefordshire c.1637. His father, according to Anthony Wood, was a shoemaker of Hereford, but nothing further is known of his parents, or of the date and place of his birth. He had a younger brother, Philip (1640–1723), who was chaplain to the Levant Company in Smyrna, and subsequently minister of Wimborne Minster. The earliest record of Thomas is of his admission as a commoner at ...