Sir John Hoskyns, 2nd Baronet
23 July 1634|
|Died||12 September 1705(aged 71)|
|Major works||President of the Royal Society|
Sir John Hoskyns, 2nd Baronet PRS (23 July 1634 – 12 September 1705) was an English baronet.
He was the eldest son of Sir Bennet Hoskyns, 1st Baronet, of Harewood and Morehampton Park, Herefordshire, and grandson of Serjeant John Hoskins[disambiguation needed], born in Herefordshire on 23 July 1634. He was educated in the rudiments of Latin by his mother, Anne, daughter of Sir John Bingley of Temple Combe, Somerset, and was later sent to Westminster School under Richard Busby.
Hoskyns was called to the bar at the Middle Temple, and although he may not have practised, acquired a reputation as a lawyer, and was made a master in chancery. In 1680 he succeeded his father in the baronetcy (having been knighted previously), and five years later was chosen Member of Parliament for Herefordshire; but was not active in politics.
Hoskyns was elected President of the Royal Society in 1682, in succession to his friend Sir Christopher Wren. His friends included Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford, John Evelyn, and John Aubrey. He resigned the chair the following year, but from 1685 to 1687 was secretary. He died on 12 September 1705, and was buried at Harewood, Herefordshire.
Hoskyns married Jane, daughter of Sir Gabriel Low, and his two sons, Bennet and Hungerford (d. 1766), were third and fourth baronets successively.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1885–1900 Dictionary of National Biography's article about Sir John Hoskins.|
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Robinson, Charles John (1891). "Hoskins, John (1634-1705)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 27. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
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