b.1511 d.17 May 1579
William Leverett was an Extra Licentiate, and the first of that grade admitted by the College, or rather, by the Elects. [Was he not the William Leverett who was admitted a bachelor of medicine with licence to practise by the university of Oxford 11th April, 1538. Vide Boases? Register of the University of Oxford vol. 1, p.191.] He is thus described in the Annals: “1559, Aprilis 17. Wills Leverett, Lincolniensis, ex Grantham oriundus, vir probus et doctus, examinatus, approbatus, et facultate donatus exercendi medicinam, per quæ loca solebat, ante admissionem suam.” He practised at Newark, in Nottinghamshire, and was buried in the church of that town, where he is thus commemorated:
Anno Domini 1579, Maii 17, æt. suæ 68.
Here lyeth buried the body of
William Leveret, Physician,
thrice Alderman of this town,
who increased, by the good help of the
Right Honourable Henry Earl of Rutland his lord and patron,
the Corporation of the same town.
He was of godly life,
zealous in God’s religion,
and a benefactor to the poor,
whose soul resteth with Christ Jesus in heaven.
(Volume I, page 58)
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