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Locke, John, 1632-1704
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LOCKE, JOHN, elder son of John Locke, Pensford, Somerset, attorney, and Agnes, dau. of Edmund Keene, Wrington, Somerset, tanner; b. 29 Aug 1632; adm. 1647 (lodging with Mrs. Susan Bates); KS 1650 (WAM 43057); elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1652, matr. 27 Nov 1652, Westminster Student to Jan 1674/5, Faculty Student Jan 1674/5 – expulsion 15 Nov 1684, Tutor and Censor; BA 14 Feb 1655/6; MA 1658 (incorp. Cambridge 1663); MB 6 Feb 1674/5; adm. Gray’s Inn 10 Dec 1656; Secretary to Sir Walter Vane, Envoy to Elector of Brandenburg 1665-6; obtained royal dispensation to retain his Studentship at Christ Church, notwithstanding his failure to take orders, 14 Nov 1666; practised medicine; resident physician to Lord Ashley (afterwards 1st Earl of Shaftesbury) 1667; FRS 26 Nov 1668; Secretary to the Lords Proprietor of Carolina 1669 – Jun 1675; Secretary of Presentations to Lord Shaftesbury when Lord Chancellor in 1672-3; Secretary to Council of Trade Oct 1673 – Mar 1674/5; lived in France 1675-9; expelled from his Faculty Studentship 15 Nov 1684 for his supposed complicity in Shaftesbury’s plots; lived in Netherlands 1683-9; returned to England in Feb 1688/9; from spring 1691 lived mostly in retirement at the seat of Sir Francis Masham at Oates, Essex; a Commissioner of Appeals in Excise from 20 May 1689; member, Board of Trade 15 May 1696 – Jun 1700; his first letter on Toleration was published in 1689, his Essay concerning Human Understanding and his The Treatises of Government appeared in 1690, and his treatise On Education in 1693; called by J. S. Mill “the unquestioned founder of the analytic philosophy of mind”; his Collected Works were published in 1714; d. unm. 28 Oct 1704. DNB.
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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition
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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.
The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.
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