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PETTINGALL , JOHN ( 1708 - 1781 ), antiquary ;

b. 1708 , son of Francis Pettingall , vicar of Newport, Mon. He matriculated from Jesus College , Oxford , 15 March 1725 , and graduated B.A. in 1728 . He graduated M.A. at Cambridge 1740 , and later D.D. He was for some years a preacher at Duke Street chapel , Westminster , and was appointed 3 June 1757 , a prebendary of S. Paul's , London , and on 28 July 1758 , prebendary of Lincoln . He was elected F.S.A. in 1752 and read three papers before the society. He published A Dissertation on the Origin of the Equestrian Figure of George and of the Garter , 1753 ; The Latin Inscription on the Copper Table discovered in the year 1732, near Heraclea … , 1760 ; A Dissertation upon the Tascia or Legend of the British Coins of Cunobelin and Others , 1763 ; and An Enquiry into the use and Practice of Juries among the Greeks and Romans … , 1769 . He also translated A. C. F. Houtteville 's Discours Historique et Critique des Principaux Auteurs qui ont écrit pour ou centre le Christianisme , with a preface and notes, 1739 . He d. in the autumn of 1781 . [See further under Lewis , Francis .]

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • The Gentleman's Magazine , 1781 , 442.

Author:

Walter Thomas Morgan (1912-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959