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Authorised form of nameBulkeley; Sir; Richard (1660 - 1710)
SurnameBulkeley
ForenamesRichard
Dates1660 - 1710
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
17 August 1660
Death:
07 April 1710
Burial:
Under the altar in his impropriate church in Ewell, Surrey
ActivityProfession:
Virtuoso
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin; BA (1680), MA (1682); Christ Church, Oxford; BA (1680)
Career:
Fellow of Trinity (1681-1682); attainted by the Irish Parliament of James II (1689); MP for Fethard, Co Wexford in the Irish Parliament (1692-1693, 1695-1699, 1703-death); fell victim to some French 'miracle workers' to whom he gave large sums of money; his friends had him declared 'non compos' by the Court of Chancery; after his death his house was sold to pay his debts
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
25/11/1685
RelationshipsSon of Sir Richard Bulkeley, Bart, of Dunlavan, Co Wicklow, and Old Bawn, Co Dublin, and his first wife, Catherine, daughter of John Bysse, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and his wife, Margaret, widow of John King and daughter of Francis Edgeworth, Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper (Ireland); succeeded his father as 2nd Bart (1685); married Lucy, daughter of Sir George Downing, Bart, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Sir William Howard of Naworth; no children
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; GEC Baronetage; Foster
References:
K Theodore Hoppen, 'The Royal Society and Ireland. II' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 78-99
Notes:
DNB gives date of birth as 1644; BR gives 1640
Royal Society codeNA5640
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/390/89Bond of Sir Richard Bulkeley to the Treasurer of the Royal Society25 November 1685
RBO/7/110'Answers to Sir Richard Bulkeley's Quaeries relating to the Giant's Causeway'nd
CLP/9i/46Paper, 'An account of the Giant's Causeway in the north of Ireland' by Sam [Samuel] Foley19 May 1694
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