Wilcocks, Joseph, Dd
Wilcocks, Joseph, D.D.
an English clergyman, was born in 1673. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford; chosen demy of his college at the same time with Boulter and Addison, from which circumstance this was called "the golden election;" became chaplain to the English Factory at Lisbon; returned to England, where he became chaplain to George I, and preceptor to the children of George II; became prebendary of Westminster in March, 1720; was made bishop of Gloucester in 1721; translated to the see of Rochester in 1731, and at the same time held the deanery of Westminster; and died March 9, 1756. He published some single sermons.