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FOULKES , PETER ( 1676 - 1747 ), scholar and divine ,

third son of Robert Foulkes , of Llechryd, Denbs. , and Jane Ameredith of Landulph , Cornwall . He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church , Oxford , where he graduated B.A. 1698 ( M.A. , 1701 , D.D. 1710 ). He was appointed canon of Exeter , 1704 , sub-dean , 1723 , chancellor , May 1724 , precentor , 1731 . He was made canon of Christ Church in Nov. 1724 and was sub-dean , 1725-33 . He was instituted rector of Cheriton Bishop , Devon , in 1714 and vicar of Thorverton , 1716 . His first wife, Elizabeth Bidgood of Rockbeare , Devon , whom he m. in 1707 , d. in 1737 . In Dec. 1738 he m. Anne Holwell , a widowed daughter of bishop Blackall of Exeter . While still an undergraduate he published, in conjunction with John Freind , an edition of Aeschines against Ctesiphon and Demosthenes on the Crown ( Oxford , 1696 ). Latin poems of his were published in 1695 , 1699 , 1727 ; and A Sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of Exeter on Jan. 30, 1723 was also published. He d. 30 April 1747 and was buried in Exeter cathedral .

Sources:

  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 (1908) ;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870) ;
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • NLW MS 9257.

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959