Evelyn, John, 1655-1699

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1655-12-13
Death 1699-03-24

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Author of ' Sylva '

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Epithet: of Stowe MS 755

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Epithet: Royal Powder Master

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Epithet: of Egerton Ch 7811

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Epithet: of Kingston-on-Thames

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Epithet: Son of the author of ' Sylva '

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Epithet: of Wotton; of Sloane MS 243

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John Evelyn (1620-1706) was born at Wotton, Surrey, on 31 October 1620, the son of Richard Evelyn and Eleanor, daughter of John Stansfield. He was admitted a student at the Middle Temple in 1637, and that year became a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He was a royalist, and travelled through France and Italy between 1643 and 1647 in order to avoid the disturbances in England. During this time, he engaged in a lengthy period of study, developing a great knowledge of classical literature and science. On returning to England, he settled at Sayes Court, Deptford, where he pursued gardening. After the Restoration, he was a founding member of the Royal Society. He died in Dover Street, London, on 27 February 1706.

From the guide to the John Evelyn: Papers, 17th-20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Epithet: Grandson of the author of ' Sylva ' (?)

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Subjects:

  • Theology
  • Music
  • Trees

Occupations:

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Places:

  • America, North America (as recorded)
  • Dorset, England (as recorded)
  • Abingdon, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Dorchester, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Kent, England (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Pluckley, Kent (as recorded)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Jamaica, Central America (as recorded)
  • Croydon, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Hereford, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • St Christopher, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Dundalk, Louth (as recorded)
  • Sherborne Castle, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Gloucestershire, England (as recorded)
  • Denbighshire, Wales (as recorded)
  • Fawsley Lodge, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Leicestershire, England (as recorded)
  • Middlesex, England (as recorded)
  • Norfolk, England (as recorded)
  • Minster, Kent (as recorded)
  • Chideock House, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Dorset, England (as recorded)
  • Leeds, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (as recorded)
  • Cropredy Bridge, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Cheshire, England (as recorded)
  • Leicestershire, England (as recorded)
  • Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (as recorded)
  • Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (as recorded)
  • Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Barbados, the Carribean (as recorded)