Lives of the fellows

Phineas Fowke

b.1638 d.21 January 1710
AB Cantab(1657-8) AM(1661) MD(1668) FRCP(1680)

Phineas Fowke, MD, was born in Yorkshire. He was the son of Walter Fowke, Esq, of Brewood and Little Wirley, MD, by his first wife Mary, relict of William Thornton and daughter of the Rev Thomas Micklethwaite, rector of Cherry Burton, co York. He was baptized at Bishop Burton 7th January, 1638-9. Admitted at Queen’s college, Cambridge, 21st April, 1654; he graduated AB 1657-8, and on the 26th March, 1658, was admitted a fellow of that house. The books of the college record his re-election and re-admission as a fellow on the 23rd August, 1660, an office which he retained until 1684, when he vacated it by his marriage on the 2nd June, 1684, at St Mary’s Salop, to Sarah, daughter of Sir Vincent Corbet, bart. He proceeded AM 1661 and MD 1668, was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 23rd January, 1676-7, and a Fellow 12th November, 1680.

Dr Fowke practised for some years in London, but eventually withdrew to his seat, Little Wirley hall. His wife did not long survive. She was buried at St Chad’s, Salop, 6th December, 1686. The doctor himself died at Little Wirley on the 21st January, 1710, aged 72, and was buried in the church of Brewood on the 26th. He is commemorated, however, on his wife’s monument in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 417)

<< Back to List