Lives of the fellows

John Lewis Petit

b.? d.27 May 1780
AB Cantab(1756) AM(1759) MD(1766) FRCP(1767)

John Lewis Petit, M.D., was descended from a respectable French family that fled to this country on the revocation of the edict of Nantes. He was the son of John Petit, esq., of Little Aston, in the parish of Shen-stone, Staffordshire, by his wife Sarah, daughter of John Hayes, of Wolverhampton, esq., and was educated at Queen’s college, Cambridge, as a member of which house he proceeded A.B. 1756, A.M. 1759, M.D. 1766. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1766; and a Fellow 30th September, 1767. He delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1768; and was Censor 1768, 1774,1777. Dr. Petit was elected physician to St. George’s hospital 2nd February, 1770; but resigned that office in 1774, having, on the 17th March in that year, been elected physician to St. Bartholomew’s hospital. He died in the prime of life, on the 27th May, 1780.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 280)

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