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Category: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1827-1867)
Joseph Francis Thrupp (1827-1867) was an English divine. Born in Guildford, England, he was the only son of Joseph William Thrupp, a solicitor. His uncle was Frederick Thrupp, the sculptor. He was educated at Winchester College under Bishop Moberly from 1840 to 1845, and became head prefect. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1849 as seventh wrangler and eleventh classic, he was ordained and gained his MA in 1852 and accepted the small college living of Barrington, Royston. In 1853 he married Elizabeth Bligh, fourth daughter of the Rev. John David Glennie.
He was elected a fellow of Trinity, and afterwards travelled in Palestine. Thrupp became a member of the board of theological studies at Cambridge, and in 1865 was select preacher. He contributed to the ‘Speaker’s Commentary’ and to Smith’s ‘Dictionary of the Bible.’ He died at Surbiton in Greater London and is buried at Merrow. He is commemorated by a window in Trinity College chapel and another in Barrington church, both presented by his widow.