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Thomas Cursham (d.1805)

Thomas Cursham was born in Nottinghamshire and was admitted as a sizar to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1774. He was ordained into the Anglican ministry and served as a curate in Derbyshire for several years before being expelled by the Rector for exercising an evengelical ministry after the model of John Fletcher.

He moved to Sutton in Nottinghamshire and opened a school (it is described by one source as a 'seminary'). Cursham also preached as an itinerant in surrounding villages until poor health forced him to desist. He was a correspondent of the noted female evangelist Mary Bosanquet-Fletcher.

Cursham's son Thomas Leeson (1785-1868) was educated at Oxford and served as an Anglican minister in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Source: J. A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses (1922), Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 (1891) and Fletcher-Bosanquet collection (MARC)

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