University of Cambridge. Eton College.
He was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge University in 1732. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1735/6 and an Master of Arts in 1739. He was successively dean (1744–1749), bursar (1750–1753), and president of the college (1754–1764).
He was Master of Caius from 1764 to 1795, and Lowndean Professor of Astronomy from 1771 to 1795.
He was ordained in 1739. He installed a transit telescope above his college ante-chapel.
He did not seem to have left any scientific papers or given any lectures.