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Authorised form of namePryme; Abraham de la (1672 - 1704); antiquary
Other forms of nameAbraham
Other forms of surnamede la Pryme
Dates1672 - 1704
NationalityEnglish
Place of birthHatfield, Yorkshire, England
Date of birth15 January 1672
Date of death13 June 1704
Dates and placesBurial:
Hatfield Church, Yorkshire, England
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldAntiquities
ActivityEducation:
Pupil of William Eratt, minister of Hatfield; St John's College, Cambridge; BA (1694)
Career:
Ordained deacon; Curate of Broughton, near Brigg, Lincolnshire (1695-1697); ordained priest (1698); Curate of Holy Trinity, Hull (1698); Vicar of Thorne, near Hatfield (1701); corresponded with Ralph Thoresby (FRS 1697) and Sir Hans Sloane (FRS 1685); died of a fever caught while visiting the sick
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/03/1702
Age at election30
Royal Society activityCommunicated with the Society on topics such as natural history, aracheology, and meteorology. Corresponded with Hans Sloane (1685) and Ralph Thoresby (FRS 1697).
RelationshipsParents: Matthias de la Pryme (whose family, originally Huguenots from Ypres, had lost money in draining the fens at Hatfield Chase, Yorkshire) and Sarah Smague (or Smagge, daughter of Peter Smagge, a Huguenot from Paris).
Spouse: Unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/66838087
Royal Society codeNA4907
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/P1/106Letter, from Reverend Abraham de la Pryme to Hans Sloane, dated at Hull14 September 1700
LBO/13/24Copyletter from the East Indies by John Marshall to Dr Coga, and communicated by the Abraham De La Pryme to Hans Sloane 1701
EL/P1/105Letter, from Reverend Abraham de la Pryme to Hans Sloane, dated at Hull2 August 1700
MC/8/390Letter from Charles Jackson, Doncaster, to the Secretary of the Royal Society3 July 1869
MC/8/391Letter from Charles Jackson, Doncaster, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]6 July 1869
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
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