Authorised form of nameSelwyn; William (1806 - 1875)
Dates1806 - 1875
Date of birth19 February 1806
Place of deathCambridgeshire
Date of death24 April 1875
Dates and placesBurial:
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldAstronomy
Eton; St John's College, Cambridge. BA (1828), MA (1831), BD (1850), DD (1864)
Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge (1829); ordained deacon (1829); ordained Priest (1831); Rector of Branstone, Leicestershire (1831); Canon of Ely (1833-1875); Vicar of Melbourne, Cambridgeshire (1846-1853); Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge (1855); died from causes sustained in a fall from his horse
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1866
RelationshipsEldest son of William Selwyn QC (1775-1855) and his wife Laetitia, daughter of Thomas Kynaston of Witham, Essex; married (1832) Juliana Elizabeth, daughter of George Cooke of Carr House, Doncaster; brother-in-law of George Peacock (FRS 1818)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6278
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1866/14Selwyn, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
MC/7/32Letter from William Selwyn, Vine Cottage, Cambridge, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]16 March 1864
MC/7/76Letter from William Selwyn, Hoxton Royston, to the Royal Society25 May 1864
MC/7/95Letter from William Selwyn, Ely, to General [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society and to the Council15 June 1864
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