Lives of the fellows

Christopher Packe

b.1682 d.15 November 1749
MD Cantab(1717)

Christopher Packe, M.D., was born at St. Alban’s in 1682, and educated at Merchant Taylors’ school. He was created doctor of medicine at Cambridge (Comitiis Regiis) 1717. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1723; and, settling at Canterbury, practised there with much reputation for more than a quarter of a century. Dr. Packe died 15th November, 1749, and was buried in the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Canterbury, in the south aisle of which is a floor stone engraved with his name and the date of his death. His son, of both his names, was also a physician, and practised at Canterbury. He was of Peterhouse, Cambridge, M.B. 1751, and dying 21st October, 1800, aged seventy-two, was buried in the same vault as his father, and is commemorated on the same slab. Dr. Packe the elder was the author of—
A Reply to Dr. Gray’s Three Answers to Mr. Worger’s Case. 4to. Canterbury, 1727.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 83)

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