Authorised form of nameCroke; Sir; George (c1630 - 1680); scholar
Other forms of surnameCroak
Datesc1630 - 1680
Date of birthc. 1630
Place of deathThe house of his brother Henry in the Haymarket, Westminster, London, England, Europe
Date of death17 November 1680
Dates and placesBurial:
The chancel of Waterstock church, Oxfordshire, England, Europe
Research fieldHorticulture
St Paul's School, London; All Souls' College, Oxford (MA 1652); Middle Temple (admitted 1649)
Fellow of All Souls', Oxford (1648); High Sheriff of Oxfordshire (1664); Gresham Professor of Rhetoric
Kt 1660
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/02/1677
Other Royal Society activityCorrespondent with Henry Oldenburg on variety of scientific matters
RelationshipsParents: Henry Croke
Children: Elizabeth Croke; Sarah Croke
General contextCroke is reported as having shown a keen interest in natural philosophy and gardening, in particular regarding exotic plants. According to Ward, he was the first person to bring the plane tree to England. With Oldenburg, Croke corresponded on topics such as mercury hourglasses, telescopes, and the longitude problem. After Croke's death, the Waterstock Estate passed to Sir Henry Ashhurst, baronet.
Bulloch's Roll; St Paul's; Ward; Foster; MT
Ward estimates date of birth in the few years after 1628.
Royal Society codeNA2946
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/C1/113Letter, from George Croke to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Waterstoke2 February 1674
EL/C1/111Letter, from George Croke to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Waterstoke22 September 1673
EL/C1/115Letter, from George Croke to Henry Oldenburg, dated at WaterstokeMay 1674
EL/C1/114Letter, from George Croke to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Waterstoke27 February 1673
EL/C1/112Letter, from George Croke to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Waterstoke20 November 1673
EL/O2/133Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to George Croke, dated at London7 October 1673
EL/C1/116Letter, from George Croke to Henry Oldenburg18 January 1677
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