Authorised form of nameWollaston; Francis (1731 - 1815)
Dates1731 - 1815
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth23 November 1731
Place of deathChislehurst rectory, London
Date of death31 October 1815
Research fieldAstronomy
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/04/1769
Other Royal Society activityAdmitted 20 April 1769
RelationshipsSon of Francis Wollaston (FRS 1723) and Mary, (1702-1773) eldest daughter of John Francis Fauquier; married Althea, (1739-1798) 11 May 1758 fifth daughter of John Hyde of Charterhouse Square, with whom he had seven sons; father of Francis John Hyde Wollaston (FRS 1786) and William Hyde Wollaston (FRS 1793); grandfather of Alexander Luard Wollaston (FRS 1829)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA3227
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/37/834Copy Letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to G Woods Wollaston, College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street21 May 1908
L&P/8/58/2Plate, 'Star atlas' by Francis Wollaston1783
L&P/8/89Letter, 'Variation of local heat as determined by a special thermometer' from James Six to Francis Wollaston10 March 1784
L&P/6/102Paper, 'Observations in 1774 of the going of his astronomical clock' by Francis WollastonJanuary 1775
L&P/5/326Paper, 'Astronomical observations made at Chislehurst' by Francis Wollaston10 November 1772
L&P/6/35Paper, 'Astronomical observations at Chislehurst' by Francis Wollaston3 January 1774
L&P/8/58/3Plate, Map of stars and an inverted moon' by Francis Wollaston1783
L&P/10/41Paper, 'Description of a meridian dial which gives mean solar time every day at noon' by Francis Wollaston1793
L&P/8/144/2Plate, 'Position of wires' by Francis Wollaston1785
L&P/10/47/1Paper, 'Description of a transit circle' by Francis Wollaston1793
L&P/9/72Letter, 'Experiments on local heat' from James Six to Francis Wollaston1788
L&P/9/21Paper, 'Observations of Miss Herschel's comet in August and September 1786' by Francis Wollaston18 November 1786
L&P/9/153Letter, 'A letter on the observation of a luminous arch' from Francis John Hyde Wollaston to Francis Wollaston24 February 1784
EC/1769/02Wollaston, Francis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/17/39Letter from Isaac Newton to JF Fauquier 27 July 1720
L&P/8/144/1Paper, 'Of a new system of wires in the focus of a telescope' by Francis Wollaston 15 March 1785
L&P/8/58/1Paper, 'Of a method of describing the relative magnitudes of the fixed stars' by Francis Wollaston1783
L&P/8/58Paper, 'Of a method of describing the relative magnitudes of the fixed stars' by Francis Wollaston1783
L&P/8/144Paper, 'Of a new system of wires in the focus of a telescope' by Francis Wollaston15 March 1785
L&P/10/47Paper, 'Description of a transit circle' by Francis Wollaston1793
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