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Authorised form of nameBathurst; Ralph (1620 - 1704); Physician
SurnameBathurst
ForenamesRalph
Dates1620 - 1704
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Hothorpe, in the parish of Thedingworth, Northamptonshire, England (1620)
Death:
Oxford, Oxfordshire(1704)
ActivityEducation:
Free School, Coventry; Gloucester Hall, Oxford; Trinity College, Oxford; BA (1638), MA (1641), BMed (1653), DMed (1654)
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College (1640); ordained priest (1644); at the Civil War ceased to act as a priest and became a physician; Physician to the Navy; Chaplain to the King (1663); President of Trinity College, Oxford (1664) and benefactor of the college; Rector of Garsington, Oxfordshire (1664); Dean of Wells (1670); Vice-chancellor of Oxford University (1673-1676); offered and refused bishopric of Bristol (1691); became blind towards the end of his life and died after breaking his thighbone while walking alone in Trinity College gardens
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
19/08/1663
Admitted on day of election
RelationshipsOne of a family of seventeen, six of whom died in the service of Charles I; uncle of Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, who was his student at Trinity
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Foster
References:
Robert G Frank, Jr, 'John Aubrey, FRS, John Lydall, and Science at Commonwealth Oxford' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 193-217
Notes:
Royal Society codeNA8119
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/000293Bathurst, Ralphnd
EL/H3/77J Hillyer, dated at Cape Corse, to Ralph Bathurst 25 April 1688
EL/H3/76J Hillyer, dated at Cape Corse, to Ralph Bathurst 3 January 1688
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