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Authorised form of nameMusgrave; William (1655 - 1721)
Dates1655 - 1721
NationalityBritish
Date of birth04 November 1655
Place of deathExeter, Devon
Dates and placesBurial:
Altar tomb in St Leonard's church, Exeter (now removed) (23 December 1721)
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldMedicine; Antiquities
ActivityEducation:
Winchester College; New College, Oxford (matriculated 1675); BCL (1682), BMed (by decree 1685), DMed (1689); Leyden (admitted 1680)
Career:
Practised in Oxford (1685); edited 'Philosophical Transactions' nos 167-178; practised in Exeter (1691- death); buried outside the city of Exeter, because he thought burial in the city was injurious to the health of the living
Memberships:
Oxford Philosophical Society; FRCP (1692)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/03/1684
ProposerFrancis Aston
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Sec 1684-1685 ; Editor Phil. Trans.: 1684-1686 (along with Francis Aston)
RelationshipsSon of Richard Musgrave of Nettlecombe, Somerset; married Philippa, daughter of William Speke of Jordans, White Lackington, Somerset, and his wife, Anne Roynon; father of William Musgrave (FRS 1722)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Foster; Gunther
Notes:
DNB refers to Collinson who said that Musgrave was born at Charlton Musgrove in 1657. Index to BR gives burial date as death date
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/79251462
Royal Society codeNA7941
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/M1/111William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane4 June 1698
EL/M1/110Letter from William Musgrave 1698
RBO/7/90'Some Experiments about freezing by Mr Desmasters Communicated by Dr William Musgrave'nd
RBO/9/32'Account of Some Roman, French and Irish Inscriptions and Antiquities lately found in Ireland and Scotland by Mr Edward Lluyd [Lhwyd]' communicated by William Musgrave to Hans Sloanend
RBO/7/78Details of a very tall man from Port Leicester in County Meath, Ireland, communicated by William Musgravend
LBO/8/131Copy letter from William Musgrave, New College, to Francis Aston20 February 1682/1683
MS/390/86Bond of William Musgrave to the Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1684
EL/M1/120William Musgrave to Hans Sloane1713
CLP/6/46/2Drawing, concerning hydraulic instruments by Mr King[1687]
EL/M1/91Latin translation of a letter from William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston 1686
EL/G1/41George Garden, dated at Aberdeen, to William Musgrave28 January 1686
CLP/12i/53Paper, 'An account of what happened on syringing warm water into the thorax of a bitch' by Wm [William] Musgrave[1690s]
CLP/6/46Paper, 'Concerning hydraulick engines by Mr King'[1687]
CLP/9ii/11Paper, copy of 'Concerning the magnetism of drills' by Mr Ballard[1698]
CLP/9ii/11aPaper, 'Concerning the magnetism of drills' by Mr Ballard [1698]
CLP/6/46/1Manuscript, 'Concerning hydraulick engines by Mr King'[1687]
CLP/4i/44Paper, 'Further experiments about freezing communicated by Mr Desmasters comunicated by Dr Musgrave'1684
CLP/10iii/36List, 'The prices of the best wheat and malt at Oxford upon the market dayes next before Lady Day and Michaelmas for 20 years last past' by Mr [Joshua] Walker[1684]
EL/M1/109aWilliam Musgrave, dated at New College, to Dr Gale31 January 1686
EL/M1/117William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane2 March 1713
EL/V/32Nathaniel Vincent to William Musgrave7 September 1685
EL/M1/119William Musgrave to Hans Sloane4 September 1713
EL/M1/115William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane10 November 1712
EL/M1/116William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane17 December 1712
EL/M1/114William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans SloaneMay 1712
EL/M1/113William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane28 December 1699
EL/M1/118William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane14 May 1713
EL/M1/112William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Reverend Hickes28 April 1699
EL/A/32Letter, from St George Ashe to William Musgrave, dated at Trinity College Dublin10 October 1685
EL/A/35Letter, from St George Ashe to William Musgrave, dated at Trinity College Dublin18 March 1686
EL/A/33Minutes of the Dublin Philosophical Society, sent by St George Ashe, dated at Trinity College Dublin24 November 1685
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