Authorised form of nameFordyce; Sir; William (1724 - 1792); physician
Dates1724 - 1792
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
Date of birth1724
Place of deathBrook Street, Grosvenor Square, London
Date of death04 December 1792
MA (1742) Marischal College, Aberdeen; MD (Cambridge) by Royal mandate
Army volunteer, served as Surgeon; settled in London as a Surgeon; wrote 'Fragmenta Chirurgica et medica' (1784)
Kt 1782
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/01/1787
RelationshipsUncle of George Fordyce (FRS 1776)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
William P D Wightman, 'Aberdeen University and the Royal Society' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 145-158, plate
Royal Society codeNA6782
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1786/23Fordyce, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/2/198Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Fordyce12 January 1789
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