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Swaffham Prior Natural History Society



The Swaffham Prior Natural History Society was founded in 1835 by the children of the Revd George Bitton Jermyn (1789-1857), antiquary. Jermyn married Catherine Rowland (1792-1828) in 1815, and became curate of Swaffham Prior, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, in 1820. His children by Catherine included Hugh Willoughby Jermyn (1820-1903), who became president of the society, and was later Bishop of Brechin, 1875-1903, and Primus of Scotland, 1886-1901. The society was of a serious nature and included several distinguished persons, whose names are among the list of members in the minute book. It continued until 1840.

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Swaffham Prior Natural History Society: Minutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6460
Scope and Contents Minutes of the proceedings of the Swaffham Prior Natural History Society, 83 folios: (fo. 1) rules of the society; (fo. 2) list of members; (fo. 4) minutes; (fo. 67v) continuation of the list of members; (fo. 68) further minutes; (fo. 70v) continuation of the list of members; (fo. 73v) treasurer's accounts; (fo. 77) list of fish found on English coasts. Attached to the fly-leaves are a covering letter of the Revd E. Jermyn to C. Allex and a pedigree of Catherine Rowland, showing her Huguenot...
Dates: 1835-1840
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