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Portrait of John Hinchliffe by Nathaniel Hone the Elder, 1757 Bishop John Hinchliffe (1731 – 11 January 1794, Peterborough) was an English churchman and college fellow. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1768-88, Bishop of Peterborough, 1769-94, and Dean of Durham, 1788-94. John Hinchliffe was the son of Joseph Hinchliffe of London. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1754.[1] He became a fellow in 1755 and was ordained priest by 1757. An assistant master at Westminster School from 1757 to 1764, he acted as headmaster for three months in 1764 before becoming tutor to William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire from 1764 to 1766.[1] Vicar of Greenwich from 1766 to 1769, Hinchliffe was made a Chaplain to George III in 1768, and appointed Master of Trinity College in the same year.[1] In 1769 he was made Bishop of Peterborough. As bishop he played an active role in the House of Lords over the war with America.[1] In 1788 he resigned the Mastership of Trinity. From 1789 until his death Hinchliffe was Dean of Durham. He is buried in Peterborough Cathedral. References ^ a b c d Hinchliffe, John in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958. The Master of Trinity at Trinity College, Cambridge External links Archival material relating to John Hinchliffe listed at the UK National Register of Archives Church of England titles Preceded by Robert Lamb Bishop of Peterborough 1769–1794 Succeeded by Spencer Madan Academic offices Preceded by Robert Smith Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1768–1789 Succeeded by Thomas Postlethwaite Persondata Name Hinchliffe, John Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1731 Place of birth Date of death 11 January 1794 Place of death This article about a Church of England bishop is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e