Letter from Rev Thomas Orme, Louth, Lincolnshire to John Frewen, Cold Overton concerning the examination success of John Bishopp, endorsed with draft reply and a note of Bishopp's expenses
Thomas Orme, son of Thomas Orme of Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leicestershire, husbandman, was born in 1744 and was educated at Repton School. He was admitted as a sizar at St John's College, Cambridge on 8 July 1796 and was awarded a BA in 1767, an MA in 1770 and a DD in 1793. Orme was ordained as a deacon (Lincoln) on 14 June 1767 and as a priest on 19 February 1769; he was curate of Wood Walton, Huntingdonshire, 1767-1770, curate of Exton, Rutland, 1770-1778, vicar of South Scarle, 1772-1806, vicar of North Leverton, 1775-1777 (both Nottinghamshire) and vicar of Barnholme with Stowe, Lincoln'shire, 1777-1814. Thomas was usher and then headmaster of Oakham grammar school, Rutland, 1778-1796 and headmaster of Louth grammar school, Lincolnshire, 1796-1814. He became a FSA in 1791 and was a Prebend of Lincoln Cathederal, 1801-1814. Orme married Anne Cave, the daughter of Charnell Cave of Broughton, Leicestershire. He died on 20 October 1814 and was buried at Louth.
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