Authorised form of nameFolkes; William (c 1700 - 1773)
Other forms of surnameFoulkes
Datesc 1700 - 1773
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birthc 1700
Date of death09 April 1773
Clare College, Cambridge (matriculated 1717); Gray's Inn (admitted 1717); Middle Temple (admitted 1720)
Registrar of the Alienation Office
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/03/1727
RelationshipsSon of Martin Folkes, Bencher of Gray's Inn; brother of Martin Folkes (FRS 1714); married Mary, daughter of Sir William Browne, who died the day before he did; father of Sir Martin Browne Folkes (FRS 1772); grandfather of Sir William John Henry Browne Folkes (FRS 1834)
Bulloch's Roll; Venn; GI; MT
'Gentleman's Magazine' 1773, p203
Proposed by Martin Folkes
Royal Society codeNA783
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/2/168Letter, 'Of the earthquake on Sept 30' from William Folkes to Martin Folkes1750
L&P/1/195Letter, 'Of certain worms whose parts live after having been cut asunder' from Thomas Lord to William Folkes1 June 1743
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