no image

John Wilkins (abt. 1614 - 1672)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Bishop John Wilkins
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cheshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 May 2014
This page has been accessed 447 times.


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://]


  • Wikipedia <*[httpso://] />

See also:

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

No known carriers of John's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

  • Login to edit this profile.
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

On 28 Jul 2014 at 20:38 GMT Sheila (Stafford) Anonymous wrote:

Hi Pat.

Have I seen "Knightley" in your tree, if so this may interest you

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.

John is 15 degrees from George Bush, 19 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

W  >  Wilkins  >  John Wilkins