Thomas Jarvis


Born: Jan­ua­ry 13, 1748, Ips­wich, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 31, 1833, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Fry­ern­ing, Es­sex, Eng­land.


Thomas was the son of Will­iam Jer­vis, min­is­ter of the Pres­by­ter­ian con­gre­ga­tion in St. Ni­cho­las Street, Ips­wich.

He was edu­cat­ed for the min­is­try at Well­close Square, Lon­don, under Da­vid Jen­nings, and at Hox­ton.

In 1770, he was ap­point­ed class­ic­al and math­e­mat­ic­al tu­tor at the Exe­ter Aca­de­my. From 1772–83, he tu­tored the sons of the Earl of Shel­burn at Bo­wood, where Dr. Priest­ly was li­brar­i­an.

In 1783, Jer­vis suc­ceeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Tho­mas’ South­wark. In 1796, af­ter the death of Dr. Kip­pis, he moved to the Princ­es’ Street Cha­pel, West­min­ster. From 1808–18, he was min­is­ter at the Mill Hill Cha­pel, Leeds.

After re­tire­ment, he lived near Lon­don.




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