Thomas Pocock FRS (1672–1745) was an English priest, known as a diarist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1727.
Fellowship of the Royal Society is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of London judges to have made a 'substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'.
He was the son of Thomas Pocock and his wife, Anne, and grandson of the Rev. Dr. Laurence Pocock, Rector of Brightwalton in Berkshire,who, in turn, was probably a second cousin to Edward Pocock, the orientalist and biblical scholar. He was educated at Abingdon, and entered Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1694. He was M.A. of St Mary Hall, Oxford in 1698.
Brightwalton is a village and civil parish in the Berkshire Downs centred 7 miles (11 km) NNW of Newbury in West Berkshire.
Berkshire is one of the home counties in England. It was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974. Berkshire is a county of historic origin, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. The county town is Reading.
Edward Pococke was an English Orientalist and biblical scholar.
Pocock was chaplain to George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington, his brother-in-law, on HMS Ranelagh, during the Battle of Málaga (1704), having previously served from 1698 in HMS Oxford.His journal relates mainly to this naval campaign; he served as naval chaplain again, in 1711, in HMS Union. Subsequently Pocock was rector of Danbury in Essex, from 1705. He became rector of Latchingdon, in the same county, in 1712, and also chaplain to the Royal Hospital, Greenwich in Kent (now Greater London), from 1716.
Admiral of the Fleet George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington, of Southill Park in Bedfordshire, was a Royal Navy officer and statesman. While still a lieutenant, he delivered a letter from various captains to Prince William of Orange, who had just landed at Torbay, assuring the Prince of the captains' support; the Prince gave Byng a response which ultimately led to the Royal Navy switching allegiance to the Prince and the Glorious Revolution of November 1688.
HMS Ranelagh was a three-decker 80-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Deptford Dockyard on 25 June 1697. She took part in a number of actions during the War of the Spanish Succession, including the Battle of Vigo in 1702 and the Battle of Vélez-Málaga in 1704.
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Sir John Knox Laughton was a British naval historian and arguably the first to argue for the importance of the subject as an independent field of study. Beginning his working life as a mathematically trained civilian instructor for the Royal Navy, he later became Professor of Modern History at King's College London and a co-founder of the Navy Records Society. A prolific writer of lives, he penned the biographies of more than 900 naval personalities for the Dictionary of National Biography.
Pocock married Joyce, the daughter of James Master, who was a brother of Streynsham Master, the English East India Company pioneer. Pocock's master, Lord Torrington, married Joyce's sister, Margaret.Pocock had nine children, including Admiral Sir George Pocock K.B., Lieut. Richard Pocock R.N., Sarah the wife of Capt. Philip Vincent R.N. and Beatrice the wife of the Rev. David Campbell, Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital.
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Admiral Sir George Pocock, KB was a British officer of the Royal Navy.
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