Authorised form of nameLobb; Theophilus (1678 - 1763)
Dates1678 - 1763
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth17 August 1678
Place of deathChrist Church parish, London
Date of death19 May 1763
Dates and placesBurial:
Bunhill Fields, London
OccupationClergyman, Nonconformist; Physician
Educated for the Nonconformist ministry under the Reverend Thomas Goodwin at Pinner, Middlesex; taught medicine by a physician at Guildford; Glasgow. MD (1722)
Minister at Guildford, Surrey (1702-1706); Minister at Shaftesbury, Dorset (1706-1713), where he began to practise medicine; Minister at Yeovil, Somerset (1713-1722); Minister at Witham, Essex (1722-1736); gave up his ministry and practised in London (1740-death)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/03/1729
ProposerJames Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn
Sir Hans Sloane
Cromwell Mortimer
RelationshipsSon of Stephen Lobb, Nonconformist divine, and his wife, the daughter of Theophilus Polwhele, Nonconformist minister at Tiverton, Devon.
Married: 1) Frances, daughter of James Cooke, Physician, of Shepton Mallet, Somerset; no children
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1763), p257; Obituary, London Magazine (1763), p281
Royal Society codeNA8389
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002788Lobb, Theophilusnd
L&P/1/90Letter, 'Of a intestinal worm' from Theophilus Lobb to Martin Folkes15 April 1742
L&P/1/112Letter, 'Of Indian Corn fruiting in the city' from Theophilus Lobb to Martin Folkes30 June 1742
CLP/22ii/74Paper, 'Rational methods of curing fevers' by Dr [Theophilius] Lobb1735
L&P/1/285Letter, 'Concerning the plague' from Theophilus Lobb to Martin Folkes26 April 1744
L&P/1/103Letter, 'Of Indian Corn ripening in Paul's Alley in Aldersgate' from Theophilus Lobb to Martin Folkes 31 May 1742
RBO/16/60'An account of a Person who for two years could not swallow any Liquid' communicated by Theophilus Lobb to Cromwell Mortimer1731
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