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date: 28 February 2021

Rutherforth, Thomaslocked

(1712–1771)
  • John Gascoigne

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Rutherforth, Thomas (1712–1771), moral philosopher, was born at Papworth, St Agnes, Cambridgeshire, on 13 October 1712, the son of Thomas Rutherforth (b. 1674/5), Church of England clergyman. He was educated at school at Huntingdon and at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a sizar on 6 April 1726. He graduated BA in 1730, and proceeded MA in 1733, BD in 1740, and DD in 1745. He was also elected a fellow in 1733, a position he held until 1752, and was ordained priest by the bishop of ...

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