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Authorised form of namePococke; Richard (1704 - 1765)
SurnamePococke
ForenamesRichard
Dates1704 - 1765
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBurial:
Bishop Montgomery's tomb, Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland
ActivityEducation:
Corpus Christi College, Oxford. BA (1725), BCL (1731), Dcl (1733)
Career:
Precentor, Lismore Cathedral (1725); toured France, Italy and other countries with Jeremiah Milles (FRS 1742) (1733-1736); visited Egypt (1737-1738); returned to England (1742); published books on his travels (1743); Precenter of Waterford (1744); Archdeacon of Dublin (1745); Bishop of Ossory (1756); Bishop of Elphin (1765); Bishop of Meath; died of apoplexy while on a visitation
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/02/1742
RelationshipsSon of Richard Pococke, Rector of Colmer, Hampshire, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Rev Isaac Milles; cousin of Jeremiah Milles (FRS 1742)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
J S Rowlinson, '"Our Common Room in Geneva" and the Early Exploration of the Alps of Savoy' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 221-235
Royal Society codeNA8009
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1741/15Pococke, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/2/567Paper, 'A curious fossil from a Yorkshire coalpit' by Richard Pococke1754
L&P/2/352Paper, 'Further account of the Giant's 'Causey'' by Richard Pococke1753
L&P/2/369Letter, 'Of the Giant's Causeway' from Richard Pocoke to Thomas Birch18 June 1753
L&P/2/106Letter, 'Of certain amulets of slaty coal (Kimmeridge)' from Richard Pococke to Cromwell Mortimer28 February 1751
L&P/4/136Letter, 'Of two celts from a bog near Castle Jane' from Richard Pococke to George Parker15 December 1762
L&P/4/58Letter, 'On productions in Scotland similar to the Giant's Causeway' from Emauel Mendez da Costa to Richard Pococke5 March 1761
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