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Authorised form of namePalmer; Dudley (c1617 - 1666); barrister
SurnamePalmer
ForenamesDudley
Datesc1617 - 1666
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesDeath:
c. 24 December 1666
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Virtuoso
Education:
University College, Oxford (matriculated 1633); Gray's Inn (admitted 1637)
Career:
Associate to the Bench, Gray's Inn (1659)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
22/04/1663
Proposed 22 May 1661.
Admitted 28 May 1661.
Council:
On Council (1663-1665)
Committee appointments include:
Committee to wait on the Solicitor General (1662).
Commitee 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 RSActivity:
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.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Foster; Hunter; GI; Shaw
Notes:
Date of death estimated from presence and subsequent mention of death in Council minutes.
Royal Society codeNA5675
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/D1/1Edward Digges to Dudley Palmer29 September 1663
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
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