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Authorised form of nameYorke; Philip James (1799 - 1874)
SurnameYorke
ForenamesPhilip James
Dates1799 - 1874
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Ely, Cambridgeshire, England (13 October 1799)
Death:
14 December 1874
Burial:
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School
Career:
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)
Memberships:
FCS (Original Member, Vice-President 1849; President 1853-1855)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
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
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
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]
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