b.? d.15 August 1702
MD Padua(1658) MD Oxon(1661) FRS
George Smith, MD, was the second son of John Smith, of North Nibley, esquire, sheriff of Gloucestershire. He was educated at Queen’s college, Oxford, and as a member of that house proceeded master of arts. Devoting himself to physic, he visited the continent for improvement, and on the 24th December, 1658, graduated doctor of medicine at Padua. He was incorporated at Oxford on his doctor’s degree 21st May, 1661, and was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians the 30th September following. He was one of the early fellows of the Royal Society.
Dr Smith died at Topcroft hall, co Norfolk, 15th August, 1702, and was buried in the church of Topcroft, where there is the following memorial:-
“Here lies buried
DR GEORGE SMITH, Dr of Physick.
He was son of John Smith, Esq, of North Nibley, in Gloucestershire;
he died in Topcroft Hall, the 15th August, 1702.
He had two wives, Mary, daughter of David Offley, of London, Esq
by whom he had one son, Offley Smith;
and Anne, the daughter of William Chilcott,
of Isleworth, in Middlesex, Esq, by whom he had no issue.”
(Volume I, page 305)
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