Item II/ii/03 - A judgement of the comet which became first generally visible to us in Dublin December XIII about 15 minutes before 5 in the evening, anno dom. 1680

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-II/ii/03


A judgement of the comet which became first generally visible to us in Dublin December XIII about 15 minutes before 5 in the evening, anno dom. 1680


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1682 (Publication)

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4to, 1 volume

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WETENHALL, EDWARD, son of Francis Wetenhall, Tixall, Staffs.; b. 7 Oct 1636; adm.; KS 1651; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1655, adm. pens. 23 Mayy 1655, scholar 1655, matr. Easter 1658; BA 1658/9 (incorp. Oxford 18 Jun 1661); migr. to Lincoln Coll. Oxford 1660; MA 10 Jul 1691; BD 1669 (incorp. Cambridge 1670); DD Dublin 1674 (ad eundem Oxford); ordained; Chaplain, Lincoln Coll.; Perpetual Curate of Combe Long, Oxfordshire 1661; Vicar of St. Stephen’s, St. Albans, Herts., 1661-3; Prebendary of Exeter 11 Jun 1667-74; Master of Cathedral Sch., Exeter 1667-72; Master of Blue Coat Sch., Dublin May 1672-6; Curate, St. Werburgh’s, Dublin 1676-9; Prebendary of St. Patrick’s, Dublin 23 Jul 1674; Precentor of Christ Church, Dublin 1675; consecrated Bishop of Cork and Ross 23 Mar 1678/9; translated to Kilmore and Ardagh 18 Apr 1699; FRS 4 Jul 1683; held an OW dinner at Cork 8 Apr 1696; author of a Greek and Latin Grammar, of An Earnest and Compassionate Suit for Forbearance, 1691, and other works; m. 1st, ---; m. 2nd, Philippa, sixth dau. of Sir William D’Oyly, Bart.; d. 12 Nov 1713. Buried South Transept, Westminster Abbey. DNB.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  • English


  • Latin


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