FOULKES, PETER (1676 - 1747), scholar and divine

Name: Peter Foulkes
Date of birth: 1676
Date of death: 1747
Spouse: Anne Foulkes (née Holwell)
Spouse: Elizabeth Foulkes (née Bidgood)
Parent: Jane Foulkes (née Ameredith)
Parent: Robert Foulkes
Gender: Male
Occupation: scholar and divine
Area of activity: Religion; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

third son of Robert Foulkes, of Llechryd, Denbighshire, and Jane Ameredith of Landulph, Cornwall. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 1698 (M.A., 1701, D.D. 1710). He was appointed canon of Exeter, 1704, sub-dean, 1723, chancellor, May 1724, precentor, 1731. He was made canon of Christ Church in November 1724 and was sub-dean, 1725-33. He was instituted rector of Cheriton Bishop, Devon, in 1714 and vicar of Thorverton, 1716. His first wife, Elizabeth Bidgood of Rockbeare, Devon, whom he married in 1707, diedin 1737. In December 1738 he married Anne Holwell, a widowed daughter of bishop Blackall of Exeter. While still an undergraduate he published, in conjunction with John Freind, an edition of Aeschines against Ctesiphon and Demosthenes on the Crown (Oxford, 1696). Latin poems of his were published in 1695, 1699, 1727; and A Sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of Exeter on January 30, 1723 was also published. He died 30 April 1747 and was buried in Exeter cathedral.


Published date: 1959

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