Lives of the fellows

George Bellamy

b.1773 d.11 October 1863
MD St And(1802) Ex LRCP(1813)

George Bellamy, M.D., was born at Plymouth and educated at the United Borough hospitals. In 1793 he entered the navy and served in it for several years. After participating in lord Howe’s victory, he was captured off Brest in June, 1794, by five of the enemy’s frigates, but was shortly restored to liberty, when he joined the Garland. He was next appointed to the Bellerophon, lord Nelson’s flag-ship, was warmly engaged at the battle of the Nile, and saw much other active service in the Mediterranean. He received a medal with two clasps for lord Howe’s action and the battle of the Nile. He was created doctor of medicine by the university of St. Andrew’s 9th January, 1802, and on the 17th February, 1813, was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians. Dr. Bellamy was placed on the retired list in 1817, and settled at Plymouth, where he practised for many years. He died there 11th October, 1863, aged ninety.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 113)

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