- Master, Thomas
- Known name forms: Master, Thomas
- Born: 1603, died: 1643
Masters was born in Cote, Gloucestershire, son of William Masters, the rector of Cote. He was a perpetual student at New College, Oxford, where he received his B.A., M.A. and B.D. In 1629, he took holy orders and became rector of Wykeham, Lincolnshire in 1637. He died of a severe fever in 1643.
Several of Master’s orations (e.g. Monarchia Britannica sub Elizabetha, Jacobo : in Oratione quam pro more habuit, 1642) and sermons (The Virgin Mary. A sermon preached in Saint Mary's College, 1641) have survived. Furthermore, he composed poems (e.g. Mensa Lubrica on the shovel-board, 1641). After his death, a companion of Master’s published his work in verse and prose about a journey made in 1637 from Oxford to Louth (Tho. Masteri Μακαρίτον Novi Coll. quondam Socii Iter Boreale ad ipsius patrem Gulielmum Masterum Cotiæ in Agro Glocestrensi Pastorem, 1675).