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Authorised form of nameMaseres; Francis (1731 - 1824)
SurnameMaseres
ForenamesFrancis
Dates1731 - 1824
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (15 December 1731)
Death:
His house, Church Street, Reigate, Surrey (19 May 1824)
Burial:
Reigate, Surrey
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Research Field:
Mathematics
Education:
Clare College, Cambridge; BA (1752), MA (1755)
Career:
Barrister, Inner Temple (1750); Fellow of Clare (1756-1759); Common Pleader, City of London (1762-1780); Attorney-General of Quebec (1766-1769); Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer (1773-1824); Judge of the Sheriff's Court of London (1780-1822)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/05/1771
RelationshipsSon of Peter Abraham Maseres, physician, of Soho, London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn
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 codeNA7181
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1771/03Maseres, Francis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/1/34Copy of a Resolution from twelve Fellows of the Royal Society, recommending the reinstatement of Dr Charles Hutton as Foreign Secretary29 January 1784
MM/1/35Copy of a Resolution from Nine Fellows of the Royal Society, deprecating Presidential influence in the election of Fellowsc.1784
MM/7/94'An extract from a letter of the Rev Mr John Hellins, formerly Assistant to Mr (now Dr) Maskelyne, the Astronomer-Royal at Greenwich Observatory, to Francis Maseres, Esq'c.1792
IM/003006Maseres, Francisnd
L&P/7/116Appendix 'A method of extending Cardan's rule' by Francis Maseres1779
L&P/6/223Paper, 'A method of finding the value of an infinite series' by Francis Maseres1777
L&P/7/58Paper, 'A method of finding a near value of a very slowly converging series' by Francis Maseres1778
L&P/7/57Letter, 'A method of extending Cardan's rule to solving the 'irreducible case' from Francis Maseres to Samuel Horsley27 May 1778
L&P/7/143Paper, 'Conjectures as to Cardan's rule having been discovered by Scipio Terreus' by Francis Maseres1780
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