Authorised form of nameDownes; John (c 1627 - c 1694); physician
Other forms of surnameDowns
Datesc 1627 - c 1694
Place of birthWarwickshire, England, Europe
Date of birth1627
Date of death1694
Leyden (MD 1661); Incorporated at Oxford (1661)
Physician to Christ's Hospital, London
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1675)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/12/1667
ProposerWilliam Croone
Date of ejection or withdrawal24 June 1675
Other Royal Society activityCommunicated with Oldenburg on establishing correspondence with natural philosophers in Rome (1668/69); Likely expelled due to non-payment of arrears
RelationshipsMarried: Christian Gale
General contextNot much is known about Downes' private or professional life as a physician. Through his correspondence with Henry Oldenburg (FRS 1663), it is clear that at one point, Downes was travelling throughout Europe and worked to establish contacts for the Royal Society.
Bulloch's Rolll; Hunter; Foster; Munk's Roll
Reason for expulsion from Hunter. Dates of birth and death from Munk's Roll.
Royal Society codeNA7352
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/D1/9John Downes, dated at Rome, to Mr Skipton9 February 1668
EL/D1/10John Downes, dated at Rome, to Henry Oldenburg23 February 1668
EL/D2/48Arthur Downes, dated at Cranbrook, to Hans Sloane1724
EL/O1/95Henry Oldenburg to John Downes3 January 1669
EL/O1/114Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to John Downes4 May 1669
EL/O1/107Henry Oldenbur, dated at London, to John Downes9 March 1669
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