Thorpe, Charles (1783 -1862)
Charles Thorp, Rector of Ryton in the County of Durham, was the fifth son of the Venerable Robert Thorp, Archdeacon of Northumberland, and Grace, daughter and heir of William Alder, Esq. of Egglescliffe, Norham, County Durham. He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1799, took his B.A. in 1803, M.A. in 1806, B.D. in 1822, and D.D. in 1835. He became Rector of Ryton, Archdeacon of Durham in 1831, and first Warden of the University of Durham in 1833. He married, firstly, on 7 July 1810, Frances Wilkie, only child of Henry Collingwood Selby Esq, of Swanfield in Northumberland, who died without issue 26 April 1811. He married secondly, 7 October 1817, Mary, daughter of Edmund Robinson Esq. of Thorp Green in Yorkshire.