Lives of the fellows

William Johnstone

b.1643 d.22 November 1725
MD Cantab(1682) FRCP(1685)

William Johnstone, MD – A native of Warwickshire, and a doctor of medicine of Anjou; incorporated at Cambridge 16th December, 1682; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 2nd April, 1683, and a Fellow 25th June, 1685. He was Censor in 1688. Dr Johnstone left London for his native town, Warwick, but at what period I cannot discover, and practised his profession there for many years. He died 22nd November, 1725, aged 82, and was buried in the church of St Mary, Warwick, where a monument bears the following inscription:-
Hunc prope locum in sepulchro jacet
Gulielmus Johnston MD Coll Reg Lond Med Socius Senior
Vir probus, justus, honestus, verus charitatis cultor
Amator gratitudinis, constantis memoriæ.
Quæ plura cupis benigna loquatur fama
Obiit 22 die Novembris Anno Dom 1725.
Ætat: suæ 82.
In eodem sepulchro, conditur Anna uxor ejus
quæ censum trium millium centumq plus
minus librarum, quem moriens reliquit
universum (debitis suis et legatis prius subactis)
in opportunum egenorum subsidium, testamento
suo, erogatum voluit;
quo fundos suos omnes elocatos una cum bonis
quæcunq: ei suppetebant, personalibus primo
quoque tempore vendendos et pecunia inde
accrescenti, fundos liberos in comitatu sitos
Warwicensi emendos mandavit.
Quorum, uti et omnium, quas apud Warwicenses
habuit, domorum reditus annuos panperibus
hujus Burgis fidei commissariis singulis annis
distribuendos in perpetuum legavit
Obiit quarto die Aprilis Anno Dni 1733
ætat suæ 84.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 435)

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