b. ? d.24 Feb 1806
Thomas Gisborne, M.D., was the [second] son of the Rev. James Gisborne, rector of Staveley and prebendary of Durham [by his wife Anne d. of William Jackson MD]. He was educated at St. John’s college, Cambridge, of which house he was a fellow. He proceeded A.B. 1747; A.M. 1751; M.D. 1758; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1758; and a Fellow 1st October, 1759. He delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1760; was Censor in 1760, 1768, 1771, 1775, 1780, and 1783; Elect 28th June, 1781; and President, 1791, 1794, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803. Dr. Gisborne was physician to St. George’s hospital. To this office he was elected 24th January, 1757; and he resigned it in 1781. He was also physician in ordinary to the king; and at the time of his death, which occurred at Romeley [Hall in Staveley], co. Derby, 24th February, 1806, was the senior fellow of St. Johns college (1).
[In 1750 Dr Gisborne was settled in Jermyn St. In 1759 was in Pall Mall as Physician to the King’s Household. In 1761 he had removed to Cleveland ? Row – in 1774 to Clifford St Burlington Gardens where he continued to the last][References: (1) “Præfuit huic Societati per multos annos, egregia sibi laude, et integritatis suæ opinione; postremo, ut eam, qua hanc Societatem coluit, benevolentiam ostenderet, testamento multos libros precio carissimos nobis legavit.” – Oratio Harveiana, die Oct. 18, Anno 1806, habita à Christo Roberto Pemberton. ]
(Volume II, page 227)
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