Thomas Gisborne was born in Yoxall, Staffordshire on 31 October 1758 and died there on 24 March 1846. His early education was undertaken by John Pickering, and he entered Harrow in 1773. He went to St John's College, Cambridge in 1776, and received his BA in 1780; his undergraduate work was impressive. He took orders, and accepted the curacy of Barton-under-Needword in 1783. His father died in the same year, and he settled at the family house in Yoxall. He married Mary Babington in 1784; they had six sons and two daughters.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.