Lives of the fellows

Charles Cotes

b.? d.21 March 1748
AB Oxon(1723) BCL(1727) DCL(1732) MD(1736) FRCP(1738)

Charles Cotes, M.D., was the second son of John Cotes, of Woodcote, Shropshire, esquire, by his wife, lady Dorothy Shirley. He was entered at Magdalen hall, Oxford, of which his uncle, Digby Cotes, D.D. was then principal, and as a member of that house took the degree of A.B. 27th June, 1723. Elected a fellow of All Souls’ college, he removed thither, and proceeded B.C.L. 27th October 1727; D.C.L 1st July, 1732. On the 24th November, 1736, he was created doctor of medicine at Oxford by diploma; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 4th April, 1737; and a Fellow 27th March, 1738. Dr. Cotes delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1739, the Harveian oration in 1745, and was Censor in 1743. He was elected physician to the Westminster hospital in 1733, and retained his office until 1739. Dr. Cotes married Williamina, the only daughter of Cheselden, the surgeon. He was returned a member of parliament for the borough of Tamworth in 1734, and again in 1741; and he died without issue 21st March, 1748.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 137)

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