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Authorised form of nameConduitt; John (1688 - 1737)
SurnameConduitt
ForenamesJohn
Dates1688 - 1737
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
March 1688
Death:
Paddington, London (23 May 1737)
Burial:
Westminster Abbey, beside Sir Isaac Newton
ActivityEducation:
Westminster School; Trinity College, Cambridge (matriculated 1705/6)
Career:
Travelled in Europe; Judge-advocate with the British forces in Portugal (1711); Captain of Dragoons (1712); Commissary of Stores of War and Provisions at Gibraltar (1713-1727); MP for Whitchurch (1721-1734); MP for Southampton (1734-1737); succeeded Sir Isaac Newton as Master of the Mint (1727-death)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/12/1718
Council:
1723, 1725-1728
RelationshipsSon of Leonard and Sarah Conduitt of St Paul's, Covent Garden; married (1717) Katharine daughter of Robert Barton of Brigstock, Northamptonshire, and niece of Isaac Newton (FRS 1678)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn; Sedgwick
References:
Sir John Craig, 'The Royal Society and the Royal Mint' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 156-167
Milo Keynes, 'The Personality of Isaac Newton' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 1-56
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1737), p.316.
Notes:
Baptised at St Paul's, Covent Garden, 08 March 1688. Proposed by Sir Isaac Newton
Royal Society codeNA6746
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/057Conduitt, John
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