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Authorised form of nameQuatremain; William (c1618 - 1667); physician
Other forms of nameQuartermaine, William
Quartermain, William;
Quarterman, William
SurnameQuatremain
ForenamesWilliam
Datesc1618 - 1667
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBurial:
St Martin in the Fields, London, England, Europe (11 June 1667)
ActivityOccupation:
Physician
Education:
Brasenose College, Oxford; Magdalen Hall, Oxford (BA 1635; MA 1638); Pembroke College, Oxford (DMed 1657)
Career:
Physician to the Navy; Physician in Ordinary to Charles II (1660-death); MP for New Shoreham (1662-1667); Commissioner for Assessment for Westminster (1663-death), Middlesex (1664-death)
Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1661)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
20/05/1663
Committee appointments include:
Committee for dyeing (1666)
Other RSActivity:
Proposed on 23 January 1661
Involved in experiments for the operation of kidney stones in dogs (1663).
RelationshipsParents: Walter Quatremain and Elizabeth Quatremain
Married: 1) Catherine; 2) Mary Dyke
General contextAs a royalist, Quatremain followed the court into exile until the Restoration, where he worked as a physician. After this, he practiced primarily in Lewes, Sussex. During the plague in the 1660s, he went to York although when attending the Oxford session, Quatremain was appointed to the committee for the prevention of infection's spread. He invested in land reclamation schemes which were generally unprofitable.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Foster; Henning
Authority:
Second OtherFormOfName from Hunter
Notes:
The election date is Quatremain's re-election date into the Society after the grant of the second charter in April 1663. All Fellows admitted in a two-month window after this charter, until 22 June 1663, are considered Original Fellows. He was previously admitted into the Society on 20 March 1661.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/111685468
Royal Society codeNA5431
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/3i/27Papers, 'Several papers about dying [dyeing]' from The [Theodore] de Vaux1630-1666
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