Authorised form of nameOliver; William (1659 - 1716)
Dates1659 - 1716
Place of birthCornwall
Date of birth1659
Place of deathGreenwich, London
Date of death04 April 1716
Dates and placesBurial:
Abbey church at Bath, Somerset
Leyden (admitted 1683, 1688); Rheims; MD (1699)
Interrupted his studies at Leyden to join Monmouth's rebellion as a surgeon to the troops (1685); present at the Battle of Sedgemoor; after the Bloody Assize he travelled in disguise to London in the company of Judge Jeffreys's clerk; escaped to Holland and spent some time in Konigsberg and Poland before returning to Leyden; accompanied William III to England as an officer in his army; Physician to the Red Squadron (1693-1702); practised in Bath (1702-1709); Physician to the Hospital for Sick and Wounded Seamen at Chatham (1709-1714); Physician to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich (1714-1716)
LRCP (1692)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1703
ProposerSir Hans Sloane
RelationshipsHis family came from Trevarnoe, Cornwall; uncle of William Oliver (FRS 1730); unmarried
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Innes Smith; Munk's Roll
Historical Register Chronological Diary 1716, p118 (obituary)
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA486
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/R2/32Letter, from William Rutty to Dr [William] Oliver24 January 1729
RBO/15/13Concerning inoculation in a letter from Dr William Oliver to James Jurin1730
EL/O2/184Letter, from William Oliver to Cromwell Mortimer, dated at Bath18 October 1736
EL/O2/183Letter, from William Oliver [to the Royal Society], dated at Bath14 November 1729
EL/O2/182Letter, from William Oliver to James Jurin, dated at Bath29 July 1730
CLP/7i/53Paper, regarding observations of a journey to Denmark and Holland by William Oliver1703
CLP/14i/45Paper, ‘A relatione of a strange sleeper’ by William Oliver[1690s]
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