Lives of the fellows

Tancred Robinson

b.? d.29 March 1748
MB Cantab(1679) MD(1685) FRCP(1687)

Tancred Robinson, MD, was the second son of Thomas Robinson, esqr, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Tancred, of Arden, co York, esqr, and was educated at St John’s college, Cambridge, as a member of which house he proceeded MB 1679. In company with the future Sir Hans Sloane he now visited France, and with him attended the lectures of Tournefort and Du Verney at Paris. He then visited Italy, and, returning to England in 1684, graduated MD at Cambridge in 1685. He was created a Fellow of the College of Physicians by the charter of king James II and was admitted 12th April, 1687. He was Censor in 1693 and 1717; was named an Elect in place of Dr Cole, deceased, 16th October, 1716; and was Consiliarius from 1727 to 1745. He resigned his place as an Elect 12th August, 1746. Dr Robinson was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 1st December, 1684, and was the author of several papers in the “Philosophical Transactions,” and of Two Essays; the first concerning some errors about the Creation and Flood; the second, concerning the use and progress of Fables and Romances. 8vo. Lond. 1695. Dr Robinson died at a very advanced age, 29th March, 1748. He was an accomplished botanist, and the intimate friend of Ray, who styled him “Amicorum Alpha.” He was physician in ordinary to George II.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 469)

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