Authorised form of nameLawrence; Sir; William (1783 - 1867)
Dates1783 - 1867
Place of birthCirencester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of birth16 July 1783
Place of death18 Whitehall Place, London
Date of death05 July 1867
Research fieldAnatomy
Apprenticed to, and lived with, John Abernethy (FRS 1796) (for 5 years); Demonstrator of Anatomy, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Assistant Surgeon, later Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital (1824-1865); Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, College of Surgeons (1815); Surgeon Extraordinary, later Sergeant Surgeon, to the Queen; suffered an attack of apoplexy whilst descending the stairs at the College of Surgeons and died later at home
Bt 1867
MRCP (President 1846 and 1855)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/11/1813
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1836-1837
RelationshipsSon of a surgeon in Cirencester
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1867-1868 vol 16 pp xxv-xxx, signed by W S S
William R Le Fanu, 'Sir Benjamin Brodie, FRS (1783-1862)' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 42-52
William Thomas Brande has signed the certificate twice. BR says created baronet 1866
Royal Society codeNA6599
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002660Lawrence, Sir Williamnd
RR/1/189Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the anatomy and physiology of the vascular fringes in joints, and the sheaths of tendons' by George Rainey24 June 1846
RR/1/148Referee's report by Richard Owen and William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the heart' by Robert Lee8 August 1847
IM/Maull/002659Lawrence, Sir Williamnd
EC/1813/10Lawrence, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/1/164Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the muscularity of the iris' by Professor Maunoir[1843]
RR/1/237Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'Physiological inferences derived from human and comparative anatomy respecting the origins of the nerves, the cerebellum and the straited bodies' by J Swan5 July 1843
RR/1/141Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'Supplement to a paper “on the nervous ganglia of the uterus.”' by Robert Lee5 June 1846
RR/1/88Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the Function of the Medulla Oblongata and Medulla Spinalis, and on the Excito-motory System of Nerves' by Marshall Hall 1 May 1837
RR/1/60Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the general and minute structure of the spleen in man and other animals' by William Julian Evans[1837]
RR/1/149Referee's report by Richard Owen and William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the heart' by Robert Lee13 October 1848
AP/26/9Unpublished paper, 'Observations on the relation which exists between the respiratory organs of animals and the preservation of independent temperatures' by George MacilwainMay 1843
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