Lives of the fellows

James Moleyns alias Mullins

b.? d.1686

James Moleyns or Mullins was a surgeon. On the 24th September, 1627, he was licensed by the College to administer internal medicines in surgical diseases. Mullins was the leading lithotomist of his time, and held the special office of “surgeon for the stone” to the two royal hospitals of St Bartholomew and St Thomas. The engagement between him and the governors of St Bartholomew’s, dated 20th January, 1622-3, defining his duties, &c, is given by Sir James Paget, Bart, in his Records of Harvey, 8vo. Lond, 1846, p.30. He died in 1686, and was buried in St Bride’s, Fleet-street. His monument there describes him as “Master of Chirurgery” and “servant to their Majesties K Charles II and K James II.”(1)

William Munk

[(1) Stow’s Survey of London, by Strype. Fol., Lond., 1722, vol. i, p.266.]

(Volume I, page 193)

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