Lives of the fellows

Robert Ganton

b.1659 d.19 March 1697
Ex LRCP(1690)

Robert Ganton, of Kingston-upon-Hull, was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 4th October, 1690. He practised with reputation and success at Hull, but was prematurely cut off, and dying on the 19th March, 1697, aged thirty-eight, was buried by his own directions “in the Quire yard of St Trinities in that town,” where he was commemorated on a grave stone as follows:-
Robertus Ganton
hic conditur.
Vir magnæ probitatis et industriæ;
multarum scientiarum peritus,
et rei medicæ peritissimus.
Obiit 19 Martii 1697.
Anno ætatis suæ 38.

His wife Susannah, daughter of Robert Fairburn, of Heddon, alderman and merchant adventurer of Hull, had preceded him to the grave. She died 22nd February, 1696, in the forty-second year of her age. By her he left a son William. From his will made on the 17th March, 1697-8, two days before his death, and proved a month later, 19th April, 1698, he seems to have married again. By it he leaves to his wife 400l, and to his son William, the house in the High-street, in which he lived, and the residue of his estate, appointing him executor, and committing him to the guardianship of his loving friend, Mr Nathaniel Lambe, preacher of God’s word. He adds, “I give to the poor of this town to set them on work (if an act of Parliament be made to that purpose, within two years next after my decease), the sum of thirty pounds”(1)

William Munk

[(1) Information from John Sykes, Esq, MD, of Doncaster.]

(Volume I, page 482)

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