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Authorised form of nameMore; Robert (1703 - 1780)
SurnameMore
ForenamesRobert
Dates1703 - 1780
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
1703
Death:
Linley, Shropshire (05 or 12 January 1780)
ActivityResearch Field:
Botany
Education:
Queens' College, Cambridge. BA (1725), MA (1728)
Career:
Fellow of Queens' College; MP for Bishop's Castle (1727-1741); MP for Shrewsbury (1754-1761); travelled to Portugal and Spain (1749), Italy, Vienna and Leipzig (1750), Scandinavia, Russia and northern Germany (1751)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/02/1730
Proposers:
Martin Folkes; John Hadley; James D'Arcy
RelationshipsSon of Robert More of Linley (formerly a London merchant) and his second wife, Sarah, daughter of John Walcot of Walcot, Shropshire.
Married: 1) Ellen, daughter of Thomas Wilson of Trevallyn, Denbighshire; 2) Catherine, daughter of Thomas More of Millichope, Shropshire
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (entry for Samuel More (1594-1662)); Venn; Sedgwick; Namier
References:
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1780), p51
T E Allibone, 'The Diaries of John Byrom, MA, FRS, and their Relation to the Pre-history of the Royal Society Club' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 162-183
Notes:
GM gives date of death as 12 January 1780, Sedgwick gives 5 January 1780
Royal Society codeNA7509
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/10i/46Paper, 'A farther account of the same tree' by William Sherard1720s
L&P/2/141Letter, 'On his travels through Italy' from Robert More to Martin Folkes5 June 1750
L&P/4/68Paper, 'Register of baptisms and burials of Holy Cross, Salop.' by Robert More1761
L&P/2/149Letter, 'Of ash-manna gathered near Naples' from Robert More to William Watson1750
L&P/4/66Paper, 'An account of Klingenstierna's paper' by Robert More16 April 1761
L&P/4/67Letter, 'Of the ceppus' from Daniel Lysons to Robert More17 October 1760
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