CodeGB/110/1/87
Dates1735-1788
Person NameLightfoot; John (1735-1788); Church of England clergyman and naturalist
SurnameLightfoot
ForenamesJohn
EpithetChurch of England clergyman and naturalist
ActivityMA Oxford 1766. FRS 1781. Invited to be a founder member of the Linnean Society, but died before the first meeting. Curate and lecturer, Colnbrook, Middlesex, 1766. Chaplain to Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck (1715-1785), wife of 2nd Duke of Portland, and managed her plant and shell collections at Bulstrode Park, Buckinghamshire, 1767-1785. Rector of Shalden, Hampshire, 1765-1777, rector of Gotham, Sutton-Cum-Lound, and Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 1777. Travelled with Thomas Pennant in Scotland, 1772, with Sir Joseph Banks in Wales, 1773, and in Devon and Cornwall, 1774.

Herbarium at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2024