Joseph Wilcocks

Joseph Wilcocks Joseph Wilcocks (19 December 1673 – 28 February 1756) was an English churchman, bishop of Gloucester, and bishop of Rochester and dean of Westminster.

Wilcocks was the son of Joseph Wilcocks, a physician of Bristol. He entered Merchant Taylors' School on 11 September 1684, and matriculated from St John's College, Oxford, on 25 February 1692. From 1692 until 1703 he held a demyship at Magdalen College and a fellowship from 1703 until 15 February 1722. He graduated B.A. on 31 October 1695, M.A. on 28 June 1698, and B.D. and D.D. on 16 May 1709.

He was chaplain to the English factory at Lisbon in 1709, and to the English embassy, and on his return was appointed chaplain-in-ordinary to George I and preceptor to the daughters of the Prince of Wales. On 11 March 1721 he was installed a prebendary of Westminster, and on 3 December 1721 he was consecrated bishop of Gloucester, holding his stall ''in commendam''.

On 21 June 1731 he was installed dean of Westminster, and on the same day was nominated bishop of Rochester. He refused further promotion, declining the archbishopric of York, and devoted himself to completing the west front of Westminster Abbey. He died on 28 February 1756, and was buried in the Abbey on 9 March under the consistory court, where his son erected a monument to his memory in 1761. He married Jane (died 27 March 1725), the daughter of John Milner, British consul at Lisbon. He published several sermons. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1785
sold by W. Ginger, at the College Arms in College-Street, near the King's School at Westminster

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1726
printed and sold by Joseph Downing, in Bartholomew-Close, near West-Smithfield

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1720
printed for Timothy Childe, at the White Hart at the West End of St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1726
printed by J. Downing, in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1792
printed by M. Brown; sold by W. and W. Ginger, at the College Arms in College Street, near the King's School at Westminster

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1724
printed for J. Walthoe, jun. over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1739
printed by M. Downing, in Bartholomew-Close, near West-Smithfield

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1709
printed for Brab. Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1792
printed for W. Brown

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1763
sold by W. Sandby, at the Ship, opposite St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet-Street; and B. Barker, at the College Arms, near the King's School, Westminster

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1731
printed by Joseph Downing, in Bartholomew Close, near West-Smithfield

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1759
sold by B. Barker, at the College Arms in College Street, near the King's School at Westminster

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1722
printed for John Nicks, at the White-Hart in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1720
printed for Timothy Childe, at the White Hart at the West End of St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1797
printed by P. Norman, Dunstan's Hill, Tower Street, for R. Bickerstaff, (successor to W. Brown,) corner of Essex Street, Strand

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by Wilcocks, Joseph
Published 1722
Printed for John Nicks, at the White-Hart in St. Paul's Church-yard