Authorised form of nameBevan; Silvanus (1691 - 1765)
Other forms of nameSylvanus
Dates1691 - 1765
Place of birthSwansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Date of birth28 October 1691
Place of deathHackney, Middlesex
Date of death05 June 1765
Dates and placesBurial:
Bunhill Fields
OccupationApothecary; Physician
Apprenticed to Thomas Mayleigh
A Quaker, he had an apothecary's business (from 1715) in partnership with his brother, Timothy (1736); later practised as a physician; he had a large library and notable garden at Hackney
Society of Apothecaries (1715)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/12/1725
ProposerHenry Heathcote
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1729
RelationshipsSon of Silvanus and Jane Bevan.
Married: 1) Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Quare, Clock Maker, of Exchange Alley, London; 2) Martha, daughter of Gilbert Heathcote of Culthorpe, Derbyshire; no children
Bulloch's Roll; Cripps
Geoffrey Cantor, 'Quakers in the Royal Society, 1660-1750' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 175-193
W Johnson, 'Benjamin Robins, FRS (1707-1751): New Details of His Life' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 235-252
Cripps, Ernest C 'Plough Court: the story of a notable pharmacy, 1715-1927' (London: Allen & Hanburys, 1927)
Royal Society codeNA8380
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/W3/136Letter, from Richard Wright to Silvanus Bevan, dated at Haverfordwest15 February 1723
CLP/23i/29Letter, from Silvanus Bevan to James Jurin12 April 1726
CLP/23i/55Paper, 'Account of the number of families and people in Ware affected by small pox in 1722' by Silvanus Bevan[1722]
DM/5/102A list of benefactors to the Museum, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
L&P/1/185Paper, 'Of bones growing soft' by Sylvanus Bevan1743
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