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Authorised form of nameWheler; Granville (1701 - 1770); natural philosopher
Dates1701 - 1770
Place of birthLondon
Date of birthAugust 1701
Date of death12 May 1770
Dates and placesBurial:
Otterden church, near Charing, Kent
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldElectricity
ActivityEducation:
Mr Rymer's School at Durham; Christ's College, Cambridge; BA (1721), MA (1724); Incorporated at Oxford (1734)
Career:
Fellow of Christ's (1722); ordained deacon and priest (1737); Rector of Leake, Nottinghamshire (1737-1770); Prebendary of Southwell (1753-1770)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election27/06/1728
RelationshipsSon of Sir George Wheler (FRS 1677), DD, Canon of Durham, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Thomas Higgons of Grewell, Hampshire
Married: 1) Catherine Maria, daughter of Theophilus Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon; 2) May, daughter of John Dove of London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (father's entry); Venn; Foster; Le Neve
Royal Society codeNA5357
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
LBO/24/24Copy letter from Granville Wheler, Otterden Place, to Cromwell Mortimer21 November 1737
RBO/20/34'A Report of the Electrical Experiments made by Granville Wheler at the Royal Society's House on May 11 1737'1737
EL/W4/2Letter, from Granville Wheler to Cromwell Mortimer, dated at Otterden Place21 November 1737
EL/W4/1Letter, from Granville Wheler to Cromwell Mortimer, dated at Otterden Place19 December 1737
RBO/20/35'An Account of what further Electrical Experiments Mr Wheler hath made since May 11 1737 at the Royal Society's house London' by Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/G2/33Letter, from Stephen Gray to Granville Wheler, dated at London6 February 1736
L&P/1/379Letter, 'Rotatory motion of glass tubes about their axes before the fire' from Granville Wheler to the President of the Royal Society28 March 1745
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