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Authorised form of nameCroker; John Wilson (1780 - 1857)
SurnameCroker
ForenamesJohn Wilson
Dates1780 - 1857
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Galway, Ireland (20 December 1780)
Death:
10 August 1857
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Politician
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin; Lincoln's Inn (entered 1800)
Career:
Called to the Irish Bar (1802); helped found the "Quarterly Review" (1807); Secretary of the Admiralty, for defending the Duke of York in the case of Mary Anne Clarke (until 1830); edited Boswell's "Life of Johnson" (1831)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/07/1810
RelationshipsSon of John Croker
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
Royal Society codeNA3563
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/2/109Letter from JW Croker, Admiralty Office, to William Thomas Brande7 July 1825
DM/2/107Copy of a letter from Stephen Lee, Somerset House, to JW Croker2 July 1825
EC/1810/08Croker, John Wilson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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