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Authorised form of nameYonge; James (1647 - 1721)
Other forms of surnameYoung
Dates1647 - 1721
Place of birthPlymouth, Devon, England
Date of birth27 February 1647
Date of death25 July 1721
Dates and placesBurial:
St Andrews Church, Plymouth, Devon
OccupationSurgeon; Physician
ActivityEducation:
Grammar School at Plymouth; apprenticed to Sylvester Richmond of Liverpool, surgeon to the ship-of-war 'Constant Warwick' (1657); ?Leyden (admitted 1702)
Career:
Surgeon's mate to the 'Montague' (1661-1662); assistant to Mr Clark, a surgeon-apothecary in Wapping, London (1662); assisted in his father's practice (1663); travelled to Newfoundland as surgeon of the 'Reformation' (1663); visited the west coast of Africa and the Mediterranean in the 'Bonaventure' (1664); captured by the Dutch and held prisoner in Amsterdam (1665-1666); practised in Plymouth (1666-1668); returned to Newfoundland (1668-1670); left the Navy and settled in Plymouth, where he practised as a surgeon and later as a physician (1670); Surgeon, Naval Hospital, Plymouth; Deputy Surgeon-General to the Navy (1674); visited London, where he met several Fellows of the Royal Society (1678); Surgeon to Lord Bath's Regiment of Militia (1685-1689); embalmed the body of Sir Cloudesley Shovell nine days after his death on the 'Association' (1707)
Memberships:
Company of Barber-Surgeons (1692); Extra LRCP (1702)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1702
RelationshipsSon of John Yonge, Surgeon, and his wife, Joanna, daughter of Nicholas Blackaller of Sharpham, Devon; married, Jane, daughter of Thomas Crampporne of Buckland Monachorum, Devon
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Thomas; Munk's Roll; Innes Smith
Authority:
Altname from DNB
Notes:
Date of birth given in DNB appears to be incorrect
Royal Society codeNA860
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/Y/1Letter, from James Yonge to Robert Hooke, dated at Plymouth6 January 1684
EL/Y/2Letter, from James Yonge to Dr [Edward] Tyson, dated at Plymouth6 September 1702
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