Jesus College; Corpus Christi College.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1728 and moved to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, receiving his Master of Arts degree from there in 1740. He was later awarded the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Divinity He was ordained at Llandaff Cathedral in 1732 and, after serving as chaplain to the Bishop of Llandaff, he was rector of Whitson and vicar of Christchurch, both near Newport, Wales.
He held these positions until 1756. Thereafter he was appointed rector of Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, a position that he held until his death in Stoke Hammond in 1781.
He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1752.