Thomas Dix Hincks
Hincks was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained a Presbysterian minister and worked at the Old Presbyterian Church on Princes Street in Cork. After teaching in the Cork Institution, which he founded, he taught in Fermoy, County Cork. In 1821 he was appointed Master of the Classical School at the Belfast Academical Institution, in 1822 becoming Professor of Oriental Languages. He gained a Doctorate in Laws from Glasgow University in 1834. He wrote A Greek-English Lexicon. Containing all the words that occur in the books used in most schools and collegiate courses London: Whittaker & Co. Dublin and edited the Munster Agricultural Magazine in Cork.
Hincks was the father of Edward Hincks, an orientalist and clergyman, Francis Hincks a Canadian politician, and William Hincks, a clergyman and professor of natural history. He was a founder member of the Belfast Natural History Society and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
For Rees's Cyclopaedia he contributed the article on Ireland (Vol 19), 1811 and other Irish topics. The Philosophical Magazine article (1820) also says he wrote about Geography.
- Nash, R. and Ross, H.C.G. The development of natural history in early 19th century Ireland in From Linnaeus to Darwin: commentaries on the history of biology and geology Society for the bibliography of Natural History 13:27-
- Foster, John Wilson; and Helena C. G. Chesney (eds.) (1997). Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History. Dublin: Lilliput Press. ISBN 1-874675-29-5.