Lives of the fellows

Theodore Forbes Leith

b.1745 d.6 September 1819
MD Edin(1768) LRCP(1786) FRS

Theodore Forbes Leith, M.D., was the second son of John Forbes, esq. (who assumed as heir to his mother the additional surname of Leith), by his wife Jean, eldest daughter of Theodore Morrison of Bogny, and was born in the county of Aberdeen. He graduated doctor of medicine at Edinburgh 12th September, 1768 (D.M.I. de Delirio Febrili); and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1786. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and is represented as a person of extensive scientific attainments. After practising for many years at Greenwich he retired to Scotland. He succeeded on the death of his elder brother in 1806, to the family estate of Whitehaugh, in his native county, where he died 6th September, 1819, in the seventy--fourth year of his age, from lockjaw, consequent on fracture of the collar-bone. He had married in 1776 Marie d’Arboine, a French lady of ancient family, and had by her three sons and three daughters.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Burke’s Landed Gentry, sub nomine, Forbes of Tolquhon]

(Volume II, page 361)

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