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NameDavid Wilkins (Wilke)
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. 1685-06-11 - d. 1745-09-06 (old)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - Adversaria of Dr. David Wilkins, vol. 5: MS. Add. A. 183
Linked SermonsSermon on 2 Chronicles 15:2 -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on Hebrews 11:1 -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon on Isaiah 11:1 -- preacher (autograph: yes)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesGreat Chart -- ParishHadleigh -- ParishLittle Mongeham -- ParishMonks Eleigh (Monkeseleigh) -- ParishCambridge University -- Place of StudyOxford University -- Place of StudyCanterbury Cathedral -- PostLambeth Palace -- PostSuffolk -- Post
Source of DataJeanne Shami, Adam Richter
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 29417); ACAD (Venn) (ID: WLKS717D)
Other NoteWilkins was born in Memel, Lithuania, with the Prussian surname Wilke. After studying in Germany, he came to England and adopted the Anglicanized surname Wilkins. He is known to have been in England by 1707, when he studied in the Bodleian Library. In England he produced published translations of Coptic texts. Wilkins was denied an MA from Oxford in 1712 but received a DD from Cambridge in 1717. In 1724 he was made Lord Almoner's Reader of Arabic at Cambridge. Having converted to Anglicanism, Wilkins was made librarian at Lamberth Palace by William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury, a post he held from 1715 to 1719. He was Wake's chaplain in 1719. Wilkins was rector of Little Mongeham, Kent (1716-1719), Great Chart, Kent (1719), Hadleigh, Suffolk (1719-1745), and Monks Eleigh, Suffolk (1719-1745). He became prebend of Canterbury in 1721 and archdeacon of Suffolk in 1724.
GEMMS record createdSeptember 06, 2017
GEMMS record last editedMay 05, 2022