PETTINGALL, JOHN (1708 - 1781), antiquary

Name: John Pettingall
Date of birth: 1708
Date of death: 1781
Parent: Francis Pettingale
Gender: Male
Occupation: antiquary
Area of activity: History and Culture
Author: Walter Thomas Morgan

Born 1708, son of Francis Pettingall, vicar of Newport, Monmouthshire. He matriculated from Jesus College, Oxford, 15 March 1725, and graduated B.A. in 1728. He graduated M.A. at Cambridge 1740, and later D.D. He was for some years a preacher at Duke Street chapel, Westminster, and was appointed 3 June 1757, a prebendary of S. Paul's, London, and on 28 July 1758, prebendary of Lincoln. He was elected F.S.A. in 1752 and read three papers before the society. He published A Dissertation on the Origin of the Equestrian Figure of George and of the Garter, 1753; The Latin Inscription on the Copper Table discovered in the year 1732, near Heraclea …, 1760; A Dissertation upon the Tascia or Legend of the British Coins of Cunobelin and Others, 1763; and An Enquiry into the use and Practice of Juries among the Greeks and Romans …, 1769. He also translated A. C. F. Houtteville's Discours Historique et Critique des Principaux Auteurs qui ont écrit pour ou centre le Christianisme, with a preface and notes, 1739. He died in the autumn of 1781. See further under Francis Lewis.


Published date: 1959

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