Thomas Hill (died 1653) was an English Puritan divine. Born at Kington, Herefordshire, he took a B.A. in 1622 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, an M.A. in 1626, a B.D. in 1633 and a D.D. in 1646.[1]

While Rector of Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire during the 1630s, he met the young John Dryden, who would later attend Trinity College under Hill's mastership. Leaving parochial life, Hill returned to academia, and became a Fellow of Emmanuel College, and its Master in 1643.

On 27 July 1642, Hill was called upon to preach to the House of Commons at St Margaret's Westminster:- The trade of truth advanced in a sermon to the honourable House of Commons. In October 1644, Hill was called to hear the Prince Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine address the English Parliament.

From 1645 to 1653, Thomas Hill was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and was also elected Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1646.

References

  1. ^ "Hill, Thomas (HL618T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
Academic offices Preceded byRichard Holdsworth Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge1644–1645 Succeeded byAnthony Tuckney Preceded byThomas Comber Master of Trinity College, Cambridge1645–1653 Succeeded byJohn Arrowsmith Preceded byRalph Brownrigg Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge1645–1647 Succeeded byJohn Arrowsmith