Thomas Wilson


1663-1755; bishop of Sodor; ed. TCD, BA, 1689; studied medicine; curate of Newchruch, Kenyon, Lancashire, 1687-92; curate of Sodor and Man, 1697; LLD, Lambeth, 1698; built new churches and estab. libraries; Principles and Duties of Christianity, in English and in Manks (1707), being the first book printed in Manx; came into conflict with Alexander Horne and his successors, Floyd and Thomas Horton, over civil and ecclesiastical authority, 1713; accepted office of artistes of reformed tropus in Moravian church, 1749; collected workds (1781).

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