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Thomas Good

(1609—1678) college head


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Thomas Good was born in Worcestershire or Shropshire and died in Hereford on 9 April 1678. He was admitted to Balliol College, Oxford in 1624, passing through the usual stages in the career of a young man destined for the Church: BA (1628), Fellow (1630), MA (1631) and BD (1639). Good became vicar of St Alkmund's in Shrewsbury in 1642. Although he was ejected from his living at Shrewsbury, he remained rector at Coreley in Shropshire, despite difficulties with the Parliamentary Visitors. At the Restoration, his fortunes improved: he was created DD in 1660, was appointed prebendary at Hereford and became rector of Winstantow in Herefordshire. In 1672 he was elected Master of his old College, Balliol.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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