Martin Folkes

Martin Folkes (1690 - 1784)

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Martin Folkes
Born in Westminster, London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in St Helen's Church, London, Englandmap
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 23 Sep 2016
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Categories: Westminster, London | Clare College, Cambridge | Fellows of the Royal Society | Freemasonry | Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London | English Antiquarians | St Helen, Bishopsgate | Hillington, Norfolk | St Mary, Hillington | Westminster Abbey.



  • Dictionary of National biography
  • Cambridge Alumni:Adm. Fell.-Com. at CLARE, July 31, 1706. S. of Martin. B. in London, 1690. Matric. 1709; M.A. 1717 (Com. Reg.). Studied at Saumur. D.C.L. (Oxford) 1746. Incorp. at Cambridge, 1749. F.R.S. 1741. President of the Royal Society, 1741-52. Member of the French Academy, 1742. President of the Society of Antiquaries, 1750-4. Author, antiquarian, etc. Died June 28, 1754. Buried in Hillington Church, Norfolk. A monument erected to him in Westminster Abbey, in 1792. Father of Martin (1737) and brother of William (1717). (D.N.B.)
  • Chalmers General Biographical Dictionary
  • Burial record Hillington, Norfolk (8 July 1754 Martin Esqz Folkes)
  • Wikipedia entry [1]
  • Marriage record, St Helen, Bishopsgate (18 October 1714 Martin Folkes married Lucretia Bradshaw)
  • David Boyd Haycock, ‘Folkes, Martin (1690–1754)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008 accessed 8 Dec 2016

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On 7 Dec 2016 at 23:26 GMT Robert Hvitfeldt wrote:

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