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NameThomas Gooch
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. 1675-01-19 - d. 1754-02-14 (new)
Linked Sermons
Associated PlacesBristol -- BishopricEly -- BishopricNorwich -- BishopricSt Clement Eastcheap -- ParishGonville and Caius College -- Place of StudyCanterbury Cathedral -- PostChichester Cathedral -- PostEssex -- Post
Source of DataHannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB
Other NoteSir Thomas Gooch, second baronet, was born in Suffolk and attended school in Yarmouth. He graduated B.A. from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1695, proceeding M.A. in 1698, B.D. in 1706, and D.D. in 1711. Gooch was elected master of Caius in 1716 and served as vice-chancellor of Cambridge from 1717 to 1720. Although a staunch tory during his time at Cambridge, he became a whig around 1727. He was rector of St. Clement, Eastcheap from 1713 to 1738, archdeacon of Essex from 1714 to 1737, canon of Chichester from 1719 to 1738, and canon of Canterbury from 1730 to 1738. Gooch obtained the bishopric of Bristol in 1737, but only held it briefly before he was translated to Norwich in 1738. In 1748 he became bishop of Ely, and in 1751 succeeded the baronetcy vacated by his brother William. Gooch published four sermons on uncontroversial subjects: extolling the monarch, decrying popery, and calling for God's aid in the war against Spain. Gooch married three times and had two sons. He died in 1754 at Ely House and was buried in the Gonville and Caius chapel.
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