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Authorised form of namePhipps; Constantine John (1744 - 1792); Baron Mulgrave
Other forms of namePhipps, Constantine John, 2nd Baron Mulgrave
SurnamePhipps
ForenamesConstantine John
Dates1744 - 1792
Dates and placesBirth:
May 1744
Death:
10 October 1792 at Liege
ActivityEducation:
Career:
1760, he entered the navy. Served at the reduction of Martinique and St Lucia; on 17 March 1762 promoted to Lieutenant and took part in the reduction of Havana. In 1768 he was elected Member of Parliament for Lincoln, and from 1777 to 1784 Member of Parliament for Huntingdon, as well as one of the lords of the Admiralty. In 1773 he commanded the 'Racehorse', which with the 'Carcass' was fitted out to attempt to discover a northern route to India, although the expedition only sailed to the north of Spitzbergen because the sea was absolutely blocked with ice. In 1784 he became Member of Parliament for Newark on Trent. In the same year he was appointed joint paymaster general of the forces, a Commissioner for the Affairs of India, and one of the lords of 'Trades and Plantations'. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and instrumental in founding the 'Society for the Improvement of Naval Architecture'.
Honours:
Baron 1790
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/12/1771
Council:
VP 1778-1792
RelationshipsBrother of Augustus Phipps (FRS 1812); succeeded to the Irish title of Baron Mulgrave in 1775, 15 years before being created a peer of Great Britain under the same title. he married, in 1767, Anne Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Nathaniel Cholmeley of Howsham in Yorkshire
Published worksHis diary was printed as 'A Journal of the Voyage to the North Pole' 1773. Also published 'A Voyage towards the North Pole' 1774
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Journal Book meeting of 12 December 1771 records that ' The Honourable Constantine Phipps, Son to Lord Mulgrave of the Kingdom of Ireland, was proposed as a Member by Joseph Banks Esquire and being balloted for immediately according to the proviso in the Statute was chosen a Member of the Society, and having further paid his admission fee, and the sum of seventy six guineas in lieu of contributions, he also signed the obligation in the Charter Book and was admitted Fellow'.
References:
Averil M Lysaght, 'Joseph Banks at Skara Brae and Stennis, Orkney, 1772' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 221-234
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
Royal Society codeNA2654
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CB/2/165Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave17 June 1788
CB/2/24Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave
CB/2/729Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave1 November 1785
CB/2/737Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave19 November 1785
CB/2/336Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave22 June 1787
CB/1/5/168Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden, King's Roadnd
CB/2/340Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave11 July 1787
CB/2/17Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave2 August 1786
CB/1/5/183Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden20 May 1780
CB/1/5/213Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden[late 18th century]
CB/1/5/208Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden9 October [c1774?]
CB/2/356Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave31 August 1787
CB/1/5/196Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden15 May 1782
CB/1/5/167Letter from C J Phipps [afterwards 1st Baron Mulgrave],Old Windsor to Charles Blagden, Grays Inn21 October 1774
CB/1/5/215Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden, opposite Sackville Street, Piccadilly27 October [1775?]
CB/1/5/210Letter from C J Phipps, Torbay to Charles Blagden26 September [1780]
CB/1/5/202Letter from C J Phipps, Soho Square to Charles Blagden, King's Road, Bedford Row2 April 1784
CB/1/5/201Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden14 November 1783
CB/1/5/217Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden, opposite Sackville Street, Piccadilly[1775?]
CB/1/5/197Letter from C J Phipps, Torbay to Charles Blagden7 July 1782
CB/1/5/185Letter from C J Phipps, Torbay to Charles Blagden13 September 1780
CB/1/5/216Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden[1780?]
CB/1/5/174Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden3 October 1774
CB/1/5/198Letter from C J Phipps, Torbay to Charles Blagden12 August 1782
CB/1/5/214Letter from C J Phipps, Portsmouth to Charles Blagden[late 18th century]
CB/1/5/178Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden23 September 1775
CB/1/5/192Letter from C J Phipps, at sea to Charles Blagden, Gray's Inn, London13 March 1781
CB/1/5/175Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden, Grays Inn, London15 October 1774
CB/1/5/212Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden, King's Road[1770s-1780s?]
CB/1/5/195Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden12 May 1782
CB/1/5/209Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden[c1774?]
CB/1/5/177Letter from C J Phipps, Newcastle to Charles Blagden, opposite Sackville Street, Piccadilly12 September 1775
CB/1/5/186Copy of a letter from C J Phipps, Portsmouth to Charles Blagden15 January 1781
CB/1/5/203Letter from C J Phipps, Harley Street to Charles Blagden11 November 1784
CB/1/5/189Letter from C J Phipps, Portsmouth to Charles Blagden18 February 1781
CB/1/5/169Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden, opposite Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London1 September 1774
CB/1/5/207Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden20 August[1774]
CB/1/5/170Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden12 September 1774
CB/1/5/180Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden1 March 1780
CB/1/5/182Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden2 April 1780
CB/1/5/191Letter from C J Phipps, Portsmouth to Charles Blagden5 March 1781
CB/2/65Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave
CB/1/5/206Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden13 August [c1774]
CB/1/5/205Letter from C J Phipps, Newcastle to Charles Blagden, Gray's Inn, London10 July [c1780]
CB/1/5/187Letter from C J Phipps, Portsmouth to Charles Blagden19 January 1781
CB/1/5/200Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden, King's Road, London11 November 1783
CB/2/71Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Lord Mulgrave
CB/1/5/176Letter from C J Phipps, Newcastle to Charles Blagden17 October 1774
CB/1/5/172Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden24 September 1774
CB/1/5/179Letter from C J Phipps, Harley Street to Charles Blagden11 April 1779
CB/1/5/193Letter from C J Phipps, at sea to Charles Blagden10 April 1781
CB/1/5/171Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden16 September 1774
CB/1/5/173Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden, Grays Inn, London28-30 September 1774
CB/1/5/211Summary of a letter from Charles Blagden to C J Phipps 27 September 1780
CB/1/5/190Letter from C J Phipps, Portsmouth to Charles Blagden22 February 1781
CB/1/5/181Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden26 March 1780
MS/90Copy of the Logbook of Captain Solomon Phipps1773
IM/003578Phipps, Constantine John, 2nd Baron Mulgravend
CB/1/5/188Letter from C J Phipps, Plymouth Dock to Charles Blagden8 February 1781
CB/1/5/184Letter from C J Phipps, Courageux Lat 40 degrees 29 to Charles Blagden19 July 1780
CB/1/5/218Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden[1780?]
CB/1/5/199Letter from C J Phipps, Mulgrave Hall to Charles Blagden, King's Road, London31 October 1783
MS/391/188Power of deputy, issued by Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, to Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave14 January 1779
CB/1/5/194Letter from C J Phipps to Charles Blagden11 November 1781
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