Philip Thicknesse

Date 1719 - 1792
Biographical NotesTravel writer. Travelled to Georgia in 1735 and obtained a commission as captain of an independent company in Jamaica in 1737. In 1740 he was appointed captain-lieutenant in a marine foot regiment at Southampton.

Travelled to France in 1766 with his family. 'Useful Hints to those who Make the Tour of France' was published in 1768 and contains attacks on Tobias Smollett. In 1776 he travelled to the continent and published 'A Year's Journey through France, and Part of Spain in 1777'. He was a contributor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine' and a friend of the artist Thomas Gainsborough. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of [Remarks in Thicknesse's Useful Hints] (1768) in Useful Hints to those who make the Tour of France