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Locker, John

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Locker
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1693
Death: 
1760
Nationality: 
English
Education: 
admitted to the Merchant Taylors' School, London, from the Mercers' School 1707
matriculated at Merton College, Oxford 1711-1713
entered Gray's Inn 1719
called to the bar in 1724
Profession or Occupation: 
barrister
commissioner of bankruptcy
clerk of the Leathersellers' Company 1719
clerk of the Clockmakers' Company 1740
entered into membership of the Society of Antiquaries of London 1737
married Elizabeth (d. 1759), the eldest daughter of Edward Stillingfleet
Coteries: 
printer William Bowyer
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
some poems in The Constellation: Poems on Several Occasions (1715), a miscellany of short pastorals, satires, and odes, and a translation of Virgil's first eclogue
Summing Up: 

Locker was a barrister who was also known as a man of literature. Some of his poems were published in a miscellany by Mr. Bland. He translated into English part of Voltaire's history of Charles XII and was renowned for his skill in modern Greek. His most important achievement was the work he undertook with Robert Stephens, historiographer royal, on the manuscript letters of Sir Francis Bacon.

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