Reference Entry

Folkes, Martin (1690-1754), antiquary and natural philosopher

David A. B. Haycock

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Folkes, Martin (1690-1754), antiquary and natural philosopher, was born on 29 October 1690 in Queen Street in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, Westminster, the eldest of three sons and two daughters of Martin Folkes (1640-1705), one of the benchers of Gray's Inn, and his wife, Dorothy (d. 1724), second daughter ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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