Gooch, Thomas

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Gooch, Thomas Gender: M
born on 9 January 1674 Jul.Cal. (19 Jan 1674 greg.) at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Beccles, England, 52n28, 1e34
Timezone LMT m1e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°04' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°54 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°18'


English Bishop.

Gooch was born to Thomas Gooch of Yarmouth, and educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, which he entered in 1691. He graduated B.A. in 1694, and M.A. in 1698. He became chaplain to Henry Compton, Bishop of London, and preached at his funeral in 1713. Subsequently he was chaplain to Queen Anne, and rector of St Clement Eastcheap and St Martin Orgar. He was archdeacon of Essex from 1714 to 1737.

Gooch was Master of Gonville and Caius from 1716. He became successivedly Bishop of Bristol in 1737, Bishop of Norwich in 1738, and Bishop of Ely in 1747. In 1751 he inherited the title of baronet from his brother Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet.

Gooch's first wife was Mary Sherlock, daughter of William Sherlock. They had a son, Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Baronet of Benacre. He married twice more. Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd Baronet died on 14 February 1754 at Ely Palace.

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  • associate relationship with Anne, Queen of Britain (born 6 February 1665 Jul.Cal. (16 Feb 1665 greg.)). Notes: her chaplain
  • sibling relationship with Gooch, William (born 25 October 1681 Jul.Cal. (4 Nov 1681 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes family bible transcribed in "Family Genealogica" by F. A. Crisp, Vol. I (1889), p. 41: "Jan : 9, [16]74. Saturday, ½ 4, after. n. My son Thomas was borne & baptized ye 19, Tuesday, uncle G., Coz. Lone, &c., Worl[ingham co. Suffolk]." Scholfield takes this to mean half past four in the afternoon; half-four does not usually mean three-thirty o'clock in the English language.

Date of death from The Gentleman's Magazine: and historical chronicle, Jan. 1736-Dec. (Feb, 1754), p 95.

Today Worlingham is part of Beccles.


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (chaplain/bishop)