Lives of the fellows

Robert Gray

b.? d.?
MD Hon FRCP(1664) FRCP(1687)

Robert Gray, MD, was elected an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians in December, 1664. He was constituted a Fellow of the College by the charter of king James II, and was admitted as such at the Comitia Majora Extraordinaria of 12th April, 1687. The College having been required by the House of Lords to give in a list of such of their numbers as were “Papists, reputed Papists, or criminals,” we find in the return dated 1st July, 1689, Dr Gray’s name under the head of “criminals or reputed criminals.” One of both his names, and probably our present Fellow, was town’s physician of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, having succeeded Henry Atherton, MD, in that office. He must himself have died, says Brand (Newcastle, vol. ii, p.363), before March 31st, 1701, when a motion was made to appoint another to succeed him.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 454)

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