Authorised form of namePorter; Sir; James (1710 - 1776)
Dates1710 - 1776
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth1710
Place of deathGreat Marlborough Street, London
Date of death09 December 1776
Research fieldMathematics
Apprentice in a business house in London; studied mathematics in his spare time; was introduced to Lord Carteret and was employed by him on continental commerce missions; Ambassador, Constantinople (1746-1762); Minister Plenipotentiary, Brussels (1763); resigned and returned to England (1765); declined the Presidency of the Royal Society
Kt 1763
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/05/1749
RelationshipsSon of La Roche, Captain of Horse under James II, who took the name of Porter
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Raymond Phineas Stearns, 'Fellows of the Royal Society in North Africa and the Levant, 1662-1800' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 75-90
Royal Society codeNA5498
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/4/192Paper, 'Of the plague at Constantinople' from Mordach Mackenzie to James Porter1764
L&P/3/9Letter, 'Matters observed at Constantinople' from James Porter to Caspar Wetstein15 February 1755
L&P/3/11Letter, 'Of earthquakes at Constantinople' from James Porter to Caspar Wetstein1755
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