Thomas Crick was born in April 1801, the son of Thomas Crick (Caius, 1774), Rector of Little Thurlow Suffolk. Educated at Norwich and Felsted, Crick was admitted Sizar to St John’s in 1818. He matriculated in 1819 and graduated BA in 1923, Bachelor of Divinity in 1833.
He was a Fellow at St John’s between 1825 and 1848, serving as a Tutor 1831-46, President 1839-46, and Public Orator 1836-48. During this time as a Fellow, he was also Rector of Little Thurlow, Suffolk, before moving to Staplehurst in Kent. He was Rector there until he died in 1876.