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us: Lightfoot, John, 1735-1788

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1735-12-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1788-02-21
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Newent (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Uxbridge (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Oxford (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Church of England
        • Organization: (naf) Royal Society (Great Britain)
        • Organization: (naf) Pembroke College (University of Oxford)
    • Gender

        (lcsh) Males
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Botany
          (lcsh) Pastoral care
            (lcsh) Preaching
              (lcsh) Teaching
            • Occupation

                (lcsh) Clergy
                  (lcsh) Botanists
                    (lcsh) Teachers
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                  • found: Bowden, J.K. John Lightfoot, his work and travels, 1989: t.p. (John Lightfoot) pref. (b. 1735; d. 1788)
                  • found: Flora Scotica, or, A systematic arrangement in the Linnaean method of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides, 1777: t.p. (by John Lightfoot, A.M. Rector of Gotham in Notthinghamshire, and chaplain to the Duchess Dowager of Portland)
                  • found: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online, viewed 17 October 2016 (Lightfoot, John (1735-1788), Church of England clergyman and naturalist; born 9 December 1735 at Newent in Gloucestershire; married on 10 November 1780 to Matilda Raynes (b. 1759/60); Lightfoot devoted his life to the study of natural history, focusing on the British flora, ornithology, and conchology; educated at the Crypt School in Gloucester, he entered Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1753 to study for the church; he obtained his BA in 1756; his first appointment was as perpetual curate and lecturer at Colnbrook, Middlesex; he lived in the Lecturer's House in Uxbridge for the rest of his life; he also held the living of Shalden, near Alton, in Hampshire (1765-77); he became chaplain to the dowager duchess of Portland, Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck, in 1767, soon after proceeding MA; Lightfoot wrote Flora Scotica, published 22 September 1777; after the dowager duchess of Portland died in 1785 Lightfoot was commissioned to compile a catalogue of the Portland Museum; he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1781; Lightfoot died 21 February 1788)
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