John Wilkins FRS (14 February 1614 – 19 November 1672) was an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal Society. He was Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death. See Wikipedia for a full biography: *[httpso://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilkins]
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Re. The father of John Wilkins. He was Walter Wilkins died 1625 Goldsmith of Oxford who married Jane Dod daughter of Puritan Minister John Dod.
Walter Wilkins, apprentice of the goldsmith William Wright gained the Freedom Of the City in 1610. A "Wilkins The Smith" was paid 9 shillings in 1614-1618 for the "chaining of 152 volumes in folio" for The New Bodleian Library.
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