BANKS, Caleb (1659-96), of Aylesford, Kent.
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Family and Education
b. 18 Sept. 1659, 1st s. of Sir John Banks, 1st Bt. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1675; G. Inn 1675; travelled abroad (France) 1677-9. m. Elizabeth, da. of Samuel Fortrey, clerk of the Ordnance, of Chatteris, Cambs., s.p.1
Capt. of militia ft. Kent by 1683-Feb. 1688, Oct. 1688-d., dep. lt. 1683-Feb. 1688, Oct. 1688-d., j.p. 1689-96, commr. for assessment 1689-90; asst. Rochester bridge 1693-d.2
Committee, E.I. Co. 1683-4.3
Banks’s only claim to distinction was as a pupil of Locke, who was recommended to his father by the Earl of Shaftesbury (Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper) and accompanied him to France as tutor and medical attendant. But Banks absorbed none of his preceptor’s political principles, and his health remained delicate throughout his short life. He was under age when he stood for Winchelsea in February 1679 on his father’s interest; but he was successful at Queenborough in 1685. He was not activ