Authorised form of namePalmer; Dudley (c1617 - 1666); barrister
Datesc1617 - 1666
Dates and placesc. 24 December 1666
OccupationBarrister; Virtuoso
University College, Oxford (matriculated 1633); Gray's Inn (admitted 1637)
Associate to the Bench, Gray's Inn (1659)
Membership categoryOriginal Fellow
Date of election22/04/1663
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
On Council (1663-1665)
Committee and panels:
Committee to wait on the Solicitor General (1662); Committee to consider and report on the Statutes of the Society (1663); Astronomical and Optical Committee (1664); Monday Committee to prepare experiments for His Majesty (1664)
Other Royal Society activityProposed on 22 May 1661; Brought in plant/vegetable-based powder for observation and possible medicinal use (1661); Consulted lawyers regarding possible confirmation of bye-laws for the Society by the Lords Justices (1663); Read reports from Edward Digges on silk-worms from Virginia (1663)
RelationshipsParents: Sir Anthony Palmer
Siblings: Anthony Palmer
General contextWhile Palmer was heavily involved in the early Society's development and frequently consulted external figures to ascertain rights and permissions, not much is known about his own legal practice as a barrister or associate to the bench at Gray's Inn.
Bulloch's Roll; Foster; Hunter; GI; Shaw
The election date is Palmer's re-election date into the Society after the grant of the second charter in April 1663. All Fellows admitted in a two-month window after this charter, until 22 June 1663, are considered Original Fellows. He was previously admitted into the Society on 28 May 1661.
Date of death estimated from presence and subsequent mention of death in Council minutes.
Royal Society codeNA5675
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/5/101A list of benefactors to the Museum, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
DM/5/67'Transactions of the Mechanicall Committee'14 November 1664, 12 May 1665
DM/5/66Minutes of meetings of the Mechanicall Committee July-October 1664
EL/D1/1Edward Digges to Dudley Palmer29 September 1663
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