Authorised form of nameKing; John Glen (1732 - 1787)
Dates1732 - 1787
Place of birthStowmarket, Suffolk, England
Date of birth1732
Place of deathEdward Street, London
Date of death03 November 1787
Dates and placesBurial:
Wormley churchyard, Hertfordshire
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Mr Richard Hest and Quartus Hest's School at Swaffham, Norfolk; Caius College, Cambridge; BA (1751), MA (1763), DD (Oxford 1771)
Ordained deacon (1754) and priest (1756); Vicar of Little Barwick, Norfolk (1760-1764); Chaplain at St Petersburg (1764); Rector of Wormley, Hertfordshire (1`783-1787); Preacher at Spring Garden Chapel, London
FSA (1771)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/02/1771
RelationshipsSon of George King, Rector of Southacre, Norfolk; Married, first, Ann Magdalene, daughter of Michael Combrune, and, secondly, Jane, daughter of John Hyde of Blackheath at Greenwich (1776)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn
DNB says born in Norfolk, Venn says Stowmarket
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
J H Appleby, 'The founding of St Petersburg in the context of the Royal Society's relationship with Russia' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 273-284
Royal Society codeNA7185
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002536King, John Glennd
L&P/7/10Letter, 'Electrical experiments' from William Swift to John Glen King25 January 1778
EC/1771/15King, John Glen: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/7/106/1Letter, 'Experiments in electricity' from William Swift to John Glen King28 April 1779
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