Authorised form of nameEnt; George (c1644 - 1679); barrister
Datesc1644 - 1679
Place of birthSandwich, Kent, England, Europe
Date of birthc. 1644
Place of deathAugust 1679
Dates and placesBurial:
Temple Church, London, England, Europe
OccupationBarrister; writer
Mr Millington's School, Enfield, Middlesex; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (matriculated 1661); Gray's Inn (admitted 1663); Middle Temple (admitted 1671)
Called to the Bar (1670)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/11/1677
ProposerRobert Hooke
Other Royal Society activityAdmitted on 30 November 1677;
Paid two contributions before his death;
Left his collection of books to the Society (1679)
RelationshipsParents: Sir George Ent (FRS 1663) and Sarah Meverall
General contextUnfortunately, not much is known about Ent's personal or professional life as a barrister. After his death, he left his books to the Royal Society and William Perry (FRS 1678) was charged with taking care of them. Shortly before his death, Ent wrote and published 'The grounds of unity in religion'.
Bulloch's Roll; Venn; Foster; Hunter; Ward; DNB (father's entry); GI; MT
Buchanan-Brown, J. 1973/74. 'The Books Presented to the Royal Society by John Aubrey, FRS', in Notes and Records, vol. 28, pp. 167-193
S, A C. 1938. 'Notes on the Foundation and History of the Royal Society', in Notes and Records, vol. 1, pp. 32-36
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5776
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/5/100A list of benefactors to the Library, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
CLP/4i/29Paper, 'Concerning the difference of heat and cold in summer and winter' by G [George] Ent[1661]
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