Lives of the fellows

Jonathan Gouldsmith

b.? d.12 April 1732
AB Oxon(1715) AM(1718) MD(1724) FRCP(1726) FRS(1729/30)

Jonathan Gouldsmith, M.D., was the only son of John Gouldsmith, of Nantwich, co. Chester, gent, (and of the Middle Temple), by his second wife Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Jonathan Cope, esq. He was baptized at Nantwich 8th May, 1694, was matriculated at Oxford 26th February, 1711-12, and, as a member of Brasenose college, took the two degrees in arts, A.B. 13th October, 1715, A.M. 13th June, 1718; and then, accumulating those in physic, proceeded M.D. 11th June, 1724. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1725, and a Fellow 25th June, 1726. Dr. Gouldsmith delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1728, and was Censor in 1729. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 29th January, 1729-30. He died in Norfolk-street, Strand, 12th April, 1732, and was buried on the 24th at St. Clement Danes. His widow, Elizabeth, renounced administration to his estate, and letters were granted 11th May, 1732, to his sister and next of kin, Judith, wife of Walter Stubbs, esq., of Beckbury hall, co. Salop. Dr. Gouldsmith’s portrait is at Beckbury hall. It is a half length, and the doctor has a volume of Hippocrates in his hand.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Colonel Chester’s Collections]

(Volume II, page 94)

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