Authorised form of nameMusgrave; William (1655 - 1721)
Dates1655 - 1721
Dates and placesBirth:
04 November 1655
Exeter, Devon
Altar tomb in St Leonard's church, Exeter (now removed) (23 December 1721)
Research Field:
Medicine; Antiquities
Winchester College; New College, Oxford (matriculated 1675); BCL (1682), BMed (by decree 1685), DMed (1689); Leyden (admitted 1680)
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
Oxford Philosophical Society; FRCP (1692)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Francis Aston
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)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Foster; Gunther
DNB refers to Collinson who said that Musgrave was born at Charlton Musgrove in 1657. Index to BR gives burial date as death date
Royal Society codeNA7941
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/M1/109aWilliam Musgrave, dated at New College, to Dr Gale31 January 1686
EL/M1/110Letter from William Musgrave 1698
EL/M1/120William Musgrave to Hans Sloane1713
EL/M1/118William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane14 May 1713
EL/V/32Nathaniel Vincent to William Musgrave7 September 1685
EL/M1/114William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans SloaneMay 1712
EL/M1/111William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane4 June 1698
RBO/7/90'Some Experiments about freezing by Mr Desmasters Communicated by Dr William Musgrave'nd
CLP/9ii/11aPaper, 'Concerning the magnetism of drills' by Mr Ballard [1698]
CLP/9ii/11Paper, copy of 'Concerning the magnetism of drills' by Mr Ballard[1698]
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/G1/41George Garden, dated at Aberdeen, to William Musgrave28 January 1686
CLP/4i/44Paper, 'Further experiments about freezing communicated by Mr Desmasters comunicated by Dr Musgrave'1684
CLP/6/46/2Drawing, concerning hydraulic instruments by Mr King[1687]
EL/M1/112William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Reverend Hickes28 April 1699
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/M1/119William Musgrave to Hans Sloane4 September 1713
EL/M1/117William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane2 March 1713
EL/M1/91Latin translation of a letter from William Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Francis Aston 1686
CLP/6/46Paper, 'Concerning hydraulick engines by Mr King'[1687]
CLP/6/46/1Paper, 'Concerning hydraulick engines by Mr King'[1687]
EL/M1/113William Musgrave, dated at Exeter, to Hans Sloane28 December 1699
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