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John Thomas (1696–1781) was an English bishop.


He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. in 1719 and became Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1720.[1]

He became Bishop of Peterborough in 1747, and was made preceptor to the future George III, then Prince of Wales, in 1752. In 1757 be became Bishop of Salisbury, and in 1761 Bishop of Winchester. .[1]


  1. ^ a b Concise Dictionary of National Biography
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Clavering
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Richard Terrick
Preceded by
John Gilbert
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Robert Hay Drummond
Preceded by
Benjamin Hoadly
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
Brownlow North


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