Lives of the fellows

Charles Panton

b.23 April 1662 d.30 April 1711
AB Oxon(1682) Ex LRCP(1685/6)

Charles Panton, AB, was the son of Richard Panton, a physician of Bath Easton, county Somerset, and was born there 23rd April, 1662. He was educated at Lincoln college, Oxford, and as a member of that house proceeded bachelor of arts 19th June, 1682. He was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 24th February, 1685-6, when he settled in his native place, and succeeded to the practice of his father, who had died the previous autumn. There he continued till his death, on the 30th August, 1711, aged fifty. Both father and son are commemorated by monuments in the chancel of Bath Easton church -
Epitaphium
in funus Domini RICHARDI PANTON,
eximii peritissimique medici;
Qui desiit mori decimo sexto die
Septembris, Anno Domini 1684.
Alter en Hypocrates jacet inferiore sub urnâ,
Qui modo Pantoniæ gloria stirpis erat;
Ægros sanavit non solum, sed furiosos
Ingenio veteri redidit ille viros.
Nobilis ars, fortuna, genus, patientia, virtus,
Singula sunt paucis, sed data cuncta tibi.

That to our Extra-Licentiate is near to the above, and bears the following inscription:-
Juxta hìe jacet corpus
CAROLI PANTON, generosi,
Richardi Panton et Mariæ uxoris ejus filii primogeniti,
olim è collegio Lincoln: in academià Oxoniensi;
ubi ex illo fonte illustrissimo
omnium artium et rerum uberrimâ cognitione affluente,
assiduè se studiis imbuendo plerisque rebus,
præcipuè verò medicinalibus,
admodum eruditus esset.
Ille Ceciliam, Jacobi Self de Beauacre in agro Wilton. armigeri
filiam, uxorem duxit,
ex quâ, natæ sunt ei quatuor filiæ.
Amans erat maritus, indulgensque pater,
bonus vicinus, vir justus, in pauperes benignus,
vereque pius domi, et ecclesiæ Dei venerator.
Natus in hâc parochiâ de Bath Easton,
vicesimo tertio die Aprilis Ao D’ni 1662;
denatus vero ibidem tricesimo die Augusti Ao D’ni 1711,
et ætatis suæ 50.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 438)

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