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James Brown (academic)

James Brown (academic)

English clergyman and academic, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
James Brown (academic)
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Intro English clergyman and academic, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Is Teacher Spiritualist
From United Kingdom
Type Academia Religion
Gender male
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Biography

James Brown (1709–1784) was an English clergyman and academic, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge from 1770 until his death. A close friend of Thomas Gray, he acted with William Mason as executor of Gray's will.

Life

His father was a London goldsmith. He was educated at Christ's Hospital, and matriculated at Pembroke College in 1726, graduating B.A. in 1730 and M.A. in 1733. He became a Fellow of Pembroke in 1735. Ordained as Anglican priest in 1736, he became vicar of Shepreth from 1737. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1771-2. From 1771 he was vicar of Stretham.

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