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Authorised form of nameSeally; John (c 1747 - 1795)
Datesc 1747 - 1795
NationalityBritish
Place of birthSomerset, England
Date of birthc 1747
Place of deathQueen Square, Westminster, London
ActivityEducation:
Bristol; MA; LLD
Career:
Entered solicitor's office, but gave it up in favour of literature; established a school at Bridgewater Square, Westminster (1767) and took Holy Orders; Vicar of East Meon with Froxfield and Steep, county of Southampton
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/06/1791
RelationshipsPersuaded a wealthy heiress to elope with him, in Manchester, but they were overtaken at Worcester by her father; he married (1766) a reputed rich widow twice his age, but some years later discovered that she had no money and that she had a husband (Rev William Lewis), so Seally and she separated
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA2943
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/391/231Bond of John Seally to the Treasurer of the Royal Society17 November 1791
EC/1791/19Seally, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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