Lives of the fellows

Henry Levett

b.1668 d.July 1725
AB Oxon(1692) AM(1694) MB(1695) MD(1699) FRCP(1708)

Henry Levett, M.D., was the son of William Levett, of Swindon, co. Wilts, esq., and was educated at the Charterhouse. On the 12th June, 1686, being then eighteen years old, he was matriculated at Magdalen hall, Oxford, and in July of the same year was elected demy of Magdalen college; but being elected to a fellowship at Exeter college, he removed thither, and as a member of that house proceeded A.B. 24th November, 1692 ; A.M. 7th July, 1694 ; M.B. 4th June, 1695 ; and M.D. 22nd April, 1699. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1707 ; and a Fellow 23rd December, 1708 ; was Censor in 1717 ; Treasurer, 1718, 1719, 1720, and again for 1723 and 1724. He was physician to St. Bartholomew’s hospital, and to the Charterhouse ; to the first he was elected 29th April, 1707, to the second in 1713. Dr. Levett restored, or more properly rebuilt the physician’s house at the Charterhouse, and left to his successors in that office the commodious residence in Charterhouse-square, on the left of the archway leading into the Charterhouse. He died at this his residence, in July, 1725. He was buried in the chancel of the Charterhouse chapel, where there is a monument with the following inscription :—
H. S. E.
Apud suos Carthusianos,
quos ita semper unicé dilexit et coluit,
ut, quorum intra parietes enutritus est,
in iisdem vivere voluerit et mori Henricus Levett, M.D.
qui,
Oxoniae
ć Collegio S. Magdalenæ in Socium cooptatus Exoniensem:
Londini
Noscomio S. Bartholomaei præpositus,
et in Regali Medicorum Societate
non unâ vice et Censor et Thesaurarius:
ad hujusce insuper Hospitii curam accersitus,
Ædes sibi pro suo munere destinatas
sumptu haud modico instauravit,
easque egregium successoribus suis donum
et sibi ipsi monumentum reliquit.
Diversis hujusce vitae officiis
quocunque ea in loco obtigerant
felicitèr functus,
omnium commodis inserviit,
et omnibus gratiam
et sine invidia laudem consectus est:
erat enim ingenio
simplici, aperto, perhumano,
antiquis moribus et fide,
neque illo quisquam
aut amici aut viri probi,
aut medici denique scientis et assidui
partes cumulatius explevit.
Ob. Julii A.C. 1725. Æt. 58.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 22)

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