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Authorised form of nameAston; Francis (1644 - 1715)
Other forms of nameAshton, Francis
SurnameAston
ForenamesFrancis
Dates1644 - 1715
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
1644
Death:
June 1715 or July 1715
ActivityEducation:
Westminster School; Trinity College, Cambridge; BA (1665), MA (1668)
Career:
Fellow of Trinity (1667); travelled abroad (1669); Gentleman Usher to Queen Anne; bequeathed his whole estate at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire to the Royal Society
Memberships:
Oxford Philosophical Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
30/11/1678
Proposers:
Edward Brown
Council:
Sec 1681-1685; Council 1680-1685, 1694, 1699-1700, 1706, 1708, 1710, 1712, 1714
Editor Phil. Trans.:1682-1686 (along with Robert Plot and William Musgrave)
RelationshipsSon of Francis Aston of London; brother of William Aston, agent to John Harrington, from whom he inherited the Mablethorpe estate; unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Hunter; Venn; N&R; Gunther; Barker
References:
C S S, 'The Society's Library' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 21-27
Royal Society codeNA4559
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/A/31Letter, from St George Ashe to Francis Aston, dated at Trinity College Dublin16 September 1685
EL/R1/43Salomon Reisel, dated at Stutgart, to Francis Aston12 February 1686
EL/L1/71Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Francis Aston14 April 1684
EL/L1/70Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Francis Aston28 December 1683
EL/L5/115S A von L to Francis AstonNovember 1685
EL/H2/61Johannes Hevelius, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Francis Aston4 April 1685
EL/H2/62Johannes Hevelius, dated at Danzig (Gdansk) to Francis Aston19 May 1685
EL/I1/175William Jessop to Francis Astonnd
EL/R1/46William Rhyne, dated at Passau, to Francis Aston25 August 1683
EL/M1/89William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston5 February 1685
EL/O2/178Johannes Ericus Ohloff, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Francis Aston1683
EL/M1/90William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston27 October 1685
EL/M1/88William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston27 December 1684
EL/R1/39Salomon Reisel, dated at Stutgart, to Francis Aston6 March 1685
EL/M1/93William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston14 November 1685
EL/H2/63Johannes Hevelius, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Francis Aston29 December 1685
EL/L1/69Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Francis Aston17 September 1683
EL/M1/85William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston7 June 1684
DM/5/115List of benefactors to the Royal Society17th-18th century
EL/H2/58Johannes Hevelius, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Francis Aston30 September 1683
LBO/9/109Copy letter from William Musgrave to Francis Aston18 September 1684
LBO/8/86Copy letter from Maetin Lister, York, to Francis Aston11 February 1681
P/0003Portrait of Aston, Francisc1700
EL/M1/84William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston22 April 1684
EL/M1/87William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston23 December 1684
EL/M1/92William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston 12 November 1685
EL/M1/91Latin translation of a letter from William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston 1686
IM/000146Aston, Francisnd
DM/5/114List of benefactors to the Royal Society 17th-18th century
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