WHYTEHEAD, Thomas. b. Thormanby, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, 30 November 1815; d. Te Waimate, New Zealand, 19 March 1843. The son of Henry Robert Whytehead, curate of Thormanby, near Easingwold, he was educated at Beverley Grammar School, and then privately by his brother Robert; and St John’s College, Cambridge. He had a distinguished undergraduate career, winning the Chancellor’s Medal for English verse twice (the poem for 1835 was printed with the title ‘The death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester’; the other was entitled ‘The Empire of the Sea’, printed in Cambridge in 1836). He also won the Hulsean Prize (for an essay on ‘The resemblance of Christ to Moses’) in 1835. He...
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