Authorised form of nameGodfrey-Hanckewitz; Ambrose (1660 - 1741)
Other forms of nameAmbrose Godfrey-
Other forms of surnameHanckwitz
Dates1660 - 1741
Date of birth1660
Date of death15 January 1741
Employed as operator in the laboratory of Robert Boyle (FRS 1663); Chemical Operator, Society of Apothecaries (c1690-1706); founded his own laboratory and chemical manufacturing business and made his fortune from the manufacture of phosphorous (1707)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election22/01/1730
RelationshipsMarried Mary, widow of Joseph Pitt, apothecary to Queen Anne and Prince George of Denmark; their three sons were all able chemists
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Altnames from DNB
R E W Maddison, 'Studies in the Life of Robert Boyle, FRS. Part V. Boyle's Operator: Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz, FRS' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 159-188, plate
Hunting, Penelope 'The history of the Society of Apothecaries' (London: the Society, 1998)
Always referred to in Journal Book as 'Mr Godfrey' but signs as Hanckewitz
Royal Society codeNA7377
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/17/14Additions to Ambrose Godfrey Hanckewitz's paper on phosphorus1732
RBO/17/71Experiments with ambergris for Hans Sloane by Ambrose Godfrey Hanckewitz, chemist1731
RBO/17/11'An account of Dr Frobenius's Experiment upon the Phosphorus' by Ambrose Godfrey Hanckewitz1731
IM/001926Godfrey-Hanckewitz, Ambrose1718
EL/G2/14Letter from, Ambrose Godfrey [Hanckewitz] to Hans Sloane1720s
CLP/9i/59Paper, 'The analisation of your alum earth which you say is the residuum after alum is made' by Ambrose Godfrey-Hanckewitz1700
CLP/11ii/23Paper, 'Experiments made upon ambergris for Hans Sloane' by [Cromwell Mortimer?][1731]
CLP/11ii/22Letter, regarding Caspar Neumann's treatise on ambergris from A [Ambrose] Godfrey [Hanckewitz] to Sir Hans Sloane[1731]
CLP/11ii/24Paper, 'Editoris recensio experimentorum circa ambram gryseam à Domino Joh. Browne, R. S. S. & à Dno. Ambrosio Godofredo Hanckewitz, R. S. S. institutorum, cum D. Neumanni, R. S. S. Experimenti sui vindicatione' by [John Browne and Ambrose Godfrey-Hanckewitz][1730]
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