Thomas Denton was born at Sebergham, Cumberland. At Sebergham School he studied under Josiah Relph before attending Queens College Oxford (B.A. 1745, M.A. 1752). Afterwards Denton was he was rector of Ashtead, Surrey (1754-77). He edited Josiah Relph's posthumous poems, including the Cumberland Pastorals. Denton's two Spenserian poems, Immortality, and The House of Superstition were often reprinted.
Immortality: or the consolation of human life. A monody. 1754.
The house of superstition: a poem. 1762.
Religious retirement for one day in every month. 1768.