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Authorised form of nameWitchell; George (- 1785)
SurnameWitchell
ForenamesGeorge
Dates - 1785
Dates and placesDeath:
29 January 1785
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy
Career:
Published a map of the moon's shadow across England in the solar eclipse (1764); Headmaster, Royal Academy, Portsmouth (1767)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/07/1767
RelationshipsDescended, on his mother's side, from Daniel Quare, clock and watchmaker. Was a Quaker, but became Church of England
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
References:
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
Royal Society codeNA6923
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1767/22Witchell, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/391/118Bond of George Witchell to the Treasurer of the Royal Society9 July 1767
L&P/5/274Letter, 'Meteorological observations at Portsmouth' from Captain Wallis to George Witchell9 August 1771
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