1758–1846

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Born: Oc­to­ber 31, 1758, Bridge Gate, Der­by­shire, Eng­land.

Died: March 24, 1846, Yox­all Lodge (his home), Der­by­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Bar­ton-un­der-Need­wood, Staf­ford­shire, at the church where he was cur­ate.

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Biography

Thomas was the son of John Gis­borne and Anne Bate­man.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at St. John’s Col­lege, Ox­ford, where he was 5th Wrang­ler of the year (BA 1780, MA 1783). He served as per­pe­tu­al cur­ate of Bar­ton-un­der-Need­wood, Staf­ford­shire, and lat­er pre­ben­da­ry of Durh­am.

He was a mem­ber of the Clap­ham Sect, which fought for the ab­o­li­tion of the slave trade in Eng­land.

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