Authorised form of nameLort; Michael (1725 - 1790)
Dates1725 - 1790
Date of birth1725
Place of death6 Savile Row, London, from the effects of a carriage accident
Date of death05 November 1790
Dates and placesBurial:
St Matthew, Friday Street, London; removed to the City of London cemetery at Ilford (1883)
OccupationAntiquary; Clergyman, Church of England
Mr Evans's School, Tenby, Pembrokeshire; Westminster School; Trinity College, Cambridge; BA (1747), MA (1750), BD (1761), DD (1780); Incorporated at Oxford (1759)
Fellow of Trinity (1749); Ordained deacon (1753) and priest (1754); Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge (1759-1771); Vicar of Bottisham, Cambridgeshire (1763-1770); Rector of St Matthew, Friday Street, London (1771-1790); Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Frederick Cornwallis (1779-1783); Prebendary of St Paul's (1780-1790); Lambeth Librarian (1785); Rector of St Michael's, Mile End, Essex (1789); Rector of Fulham, Middlesex (1790)
FSA (1755)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/05/1766
RelationshipsSon of Roger Lort, Major of the Royal Welsh Fusilliers, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, and his wife Anne, daughter of Edward Jenkins, vicar of Fareham, Hampshire; Married Susanna, daughter of Alderman Norfolk of Cambridge
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
Royal Society codeNA6856
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1766/08Lort, Michael: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002811Lort, Michaelnd
L&P/5/238Letter, 'Of a newly-discovered fish from the South Seas' from Michael Tyson to Michael Lort11 March 1771
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