Lives of the fellows

Richard Sowray

b.1663 d.February 1708
AB Cantab(1685) Ex LRCP(1690/1)

Richard Sowray, AB, was the son of Richard Sowray, of the city of York, by his wife Mercia Morton. He was born in the parish of St Martin’s, Coney-street, and baptized there 3rd July, 1664. Educated at St John’s college, Cambridge, he proceeded bachelor of arts in 1685, and was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 16th January, 1690-1. He settled in his native city, and dying in February, 1708, was buried in the church of St Mary, Castlegate, in the north aisle of which there is a mural tablet, with the following inscription:-
Near this place lieth interred the body of
Richard Sowray of this parish Bachelor of Physick
who departed this life on ye 27 February 1708
in the 45th year of his age.
He was twice married, and Abegail, his second wife, daughter of Thomas Dickinson, of Kireby hall, in the county of York, esquire, in memory of her dear and loving husband, hath erected this monument.(1)

William Munk

[(1) The parish register records his burial on the 19th February, so that the stone-cutter probably put 27 for 17.]

(Volume I, page 483)

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