Gretton, William (1736 -1813)

William Gretton, the son of John Gretton of Bond Street, London, was born in 1736, and educated at St. Paul's School and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1758, and proceeded M.A. in 1761. Having taken holy orders, he was presented in 1766 to the vicarage of Saffron Walden, Essex. In 1784 Lord Howard de Walden appointed him his domestic chaplain. He served at Littlebury, Essex, and was elected to the Commission of the Peace for Essex. He was made Archdeacon of Essex on 2 December 1795. In 1797 he was elected master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and was vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1800-1801. He died on 29 September 1813.
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