Authorised form of nameYorke; Philip James (1799 - 1874)
Dates1799 - 1874
Place of birthEly, Cambridgeshire, England
Date of birth13 October 1799
Date of death14 December 1874
Dates and placesBurial:
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Harrow School
Obtained a commission in the Scots Fusilier Guards, (served until 1852); Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel of the Hereford Militia (during Crimean War); published his chemical researches (from 1834)
FCS (Original Member, Vice-President 1849; President 1853-1855)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1849
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev Philip Yorke, Prebendary of Ely, and his wife Anna Maria Cocks (died 1835), daughter of Charles 1st Baron Somers and his second wife Anne Pole and sister of Reginald Cocks (FRS 1799).
His grandfather was the son of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (FRS 1753).
Married (27 April 1843) Emily, youngest daughter of William Morgan Clifford of Perrystone, Herefordshire (died 1869); no children
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7667
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/005033Yorke, Philip Jamesnd
EC/1849/15Yorke, Philip James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/4/115Referee's report by Philip James Yorke, on a paper 'On the properties of electro-deposited antimony (concluded)' by George Gore13 March 1861
PT/58/11Paper, 'Researches on silica' by Col Philip [James] Yorke[1857]
RR/1/268Referee's report by William Snow Harris, on a paper 'Barometrical observations, showing the effect of the direction of the wind on the difference between distant barometers' by Lieutenant Colonel Philip James Yorke[1837]
RR/4/101Referee's report by Philip James Yorke, on a paper 'On the influence of atmospheric pressure upon some of the phenomena of combustion' by Edward Frankland24 July 1861
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