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SDFB Group ID:
101
Name:
Dublin Philosophical Society
Description:
A society "agreeable to the design of the Royal Society in London" which grew out of a group headed by William Molyneux who were collecting materials for the projected Pitt atlas of the British Isles. Formed in January 1684, hiatus 1688, revived 1694 with meetings ceasing by 1698. The Society was refounded by Samuel Molyneux in 1707, but lasted for only one year.
Start Date Type:
In
Start Year:
1684
End Date Type:
In
End Year:
1708
Justification
Important in the history of the "new philosophy" in Ireland. See K. Theodore Hoppen (1970) The Common Scientist in the Seventeenth Century: A study of the Dublin Philosophical Society 1683-1708, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

All Notes for Dublin Philosophical Society New Note

Note ID Note Citation
10 Membership list dated 28 January 1684: Charles Willoughby, William Molyneux ^, St George Ashe ^, Mark Baggot, John Baynard, Richard Bulkeley ^, Francis Cuffe, Samuel Foley ^, Robert Huntington ^, John Keogh, Narcissus Marsh ^, Allen Mullen ^, William Petty ^, George Tollet Those marked ^ are existing entries in ODNB p. 25 and p. 235 (note 2) in K. Theodore Hoppen (1970) The Common Scientist in the Seventeenth Century, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul
11 Additional Members, first listed 27 December 1684 Richard Acton, * John Bulkeley, * Dr Paul Chamberlin, * R. Clements, * Dr Christopher Dominick, Henry Ferneley, * J. Finglass Dr Daniel Houlaghan, William King^, * Dr John Madden ^, Viscount Mountjoy, * Dr William Palliser ^, William Pleydall, Sir Robert Redding, Edward Smyth ^, John Stanley, Dr Jacobus Sylvius, * Dr John Worth, * Sir Cyril Wyche ^ The * appears in the original note and denotes those members who are not mentioned again in the minutes of the society. Those marked ^ are existing entries in the ODNB. p. 40 and pp. 239-240 (note 85) in K. Theodore Hoppen (1970) The Common Scientist in the Seventeenth Century, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul
12 New Members: 1 February 1686 Sir Paul Rycaut, Edward Wetenhall p. 45 in K. Theodore Hoppen (1970) The Common Scientist in the Seventeenth Century, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul
13 Members from 1684-88 who also joined the Royal Society: St George Ashe, Richard Bulkeley, William Molyeux, Allen Mullen, William Petty, George Tollet, Charles Willoughby, William King, Sir Robert Redding, Sir Paul Rycaut, Edward Smyth, Dr Jacobus Sylvius, Edward Wetenhall, Sir Cyril Wyche. Thomas Molyneux also joined. p. 51 and p. 242 (notes 134, 135) in K. Theodore Hoppen (1970) The Common Scientist in the Seventeenth Century, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul

All Members in Dublin Philosophical Society New Group Member

Assignment ID Person Start Date End Date
464 William Molyneux January 28, 1684 1688

All Group Category Assignments for Dublin Philosophical Society

Assignment ID Category
158 Intellectual
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