Pococke, Richard, LL.D. (1704-1765), a great traveller, was born at Southampton. He was a clergyman, and eventually became Bishop of Meath in the year of his death. After long journeys in the East he published a Description of the East and of other Countries (three folio volumes, London, 1743). He left a larger number of manuscripts, which are in the British Museum, and from these have recently been printed his very quaint and valuable Tours in Scotland (1887) and Tour in Ireland in 1752 (1891).