Authorised form of namePennant; Thomas (1726 - 1798)
Dates1726 - 1798
Dates and placesBirth:
Downing, Whitford parish, near Holywell, Flintshire, Wales (14 June 1726)
Downing, Whitford parish, near Holywell, Flintshire (16 December 1798)
ActivityResearch Field:
Natural history
Queen's College, Oxford (matriculated 1744, but took no degree); DCL (1771, Oxford)
Undertook tours and "rambles" in many countries; stayed with Buffon at Montbard (1765); corresponded with Linnaeus
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsEldest son of David Pennant; married 1) Elizabeth, daughter of Lt. James Falconer RN; their son was David Pennant (FRS 1792); his daughter, Arabella, married Edward Hanmer (FRS 1817)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Averil M Lysaght, 'Joseph Banks at Skara Brae and Stennis, Orkney, 1772' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 221-234
Royal Society codeNA7115
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1766/26Pennant, Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003497Pennant, Thomas1778
MS/391/111Bond of Thomas Pennant to the Treasurer of the Royal Society5 March 1767
L&P/2/123Letter, 'Of the earthquake in Flintshire on 2 Apl 1750' from Thomas Pennant to Richard Holford3 April 1750
L&P/3/239Letter, 'Extract of a letter' from Carolus Linnaeus to Thomas Pennant22 February 1757
L&P/5/234Letter, 'Description of two new tortoises' from Thomas Pennant to Mathew Maty1771
L&P/7/186/1Paper, 'Quadrupeds of the Northern World; the Bison' by Thomas Pennant1781
L&P/7/186Paper, 'Quadrupeds of the Northern World; the Bison' by Thomas Pennant1781
L&P/7/180/2Plate, 'Leg and claw of a turkey' by Thomas Pennant780
L&P/7/186/2Plate, 'The bison in a natural setting' by Thomas Pennant1781
L&P/7/180Paper, 'An account of the turkey' by Thomas Pennant1780
L&P/7/180/1Paper, 'An account of the turkey' by Thomas Pennant1780
L&P/5/19Paper, 'On pinguins' by Thomas Pennant1768
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