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Authorised form of nameWegg; Samuel (1723 - 1802)
SurnameWegg
ForenamesSamuel
Dates1723 - 1802
Dates and placesBirth:
Colchester, Essex, England (17 November 1723 )
Death:
Acton, Middlesex (19 December 1802)
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Education:
Schools at Colchester and Bury St Edmunds; St John's College, Cambridge (admitted 1740); Gray's Inn (admitted 1741)
Career:
Called to the Bar (1746); Bencher (1751); Prothonotary of the Court of Common pleas (1757); Treasurer (1761); Justice of the Peace for Middlesex and Essex; Governor, Hudson Bay Company (1783)
Memberships:
FRAS; FSA
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
31/05/1753
Council:
Treasurer 1768-1802; VP 1768-1802
RelationshipsSon of George Wegg of Colchester, Essex; half-brother of George Wegg (FRS 1758); married (9 May 1745) Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Lehook; father of George Samuel Wegg (FRS 1777)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Venn
References:
R I Ruggles, 'Governor Samuel Wegg, Intelligent Layman of the Royal Society, 1753-1802' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 181-199, plate
Royal Society codeNA6052
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1753/04Wegg, Samuel: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AB/1/2/1/59Order of Council for James West to pay the balance in his hands to the new Treasurer Samuel Wegg6 December 1768
MM/3/31Letter from James Hervey, Royal College of Physicians, to Samuel Wegg, Royal Society Treasurer 18 December 1790
MS/391/130Power of deputy, issued by James West, President of the Royal Society, to Samuel Wegg15 December 1768
MS/391/187Power of deputy, issued by Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, to Samuel Wegg10 December 1778
L&P/5/268Letter, 'Of specific characters which distinguish the rabbit from the hare' from Daines Barrington to Samuel Wegg29 November 1771
MS/391/144Power of deputy, issued by James Burrow, President of the Royal Society, to Samuel Wegg9 July 1772
MS/391/171Power of deputy, issued by Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society, to Samuel Wegg21 December 1775
MS/391/150Power of deputy, issued by Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society, to Samuel Wegg10 December 1772
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