b.? d.15 Apr 1698
William Stokeham, MD, was born in Nottinghamshire, and educated at Queen’s college, Cambridge, where he was admitted a pensioner 25th May, 1653, but he took his degree of doctor of medicine at Padua 10th August, 1671. On the 30th September, 1680, being then physician in ordinary to either the king or queen, but I believe the former, he was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians. He was created a Fellow of the College by the charter of king James II and was admitted as such 12th April, 1687. He died 15th April, 1698, aged sixty-three. His monument in St Paul’s, Covent-garden, was thus inscribed-
GULIELMI STOKEHAM, Medicinæ Doctoris,
Natus est in Comitat: Nottingham;
Cantabrigiæ primis literis imbutus est,
Patavii Medicinæ Doctor factus est.
Syndicus electus et Statua donatus est.
Ad suos reversus inter primos facillimè inclaruit,
et medendi artem in hâc Civitate
per triginta annos optimo cum successu exercuit, adornavit.
Decimo quinto die Aprilis, Anno Salutis 1698 et ætatis suæ 63o,
longiori ab omnibus exoptato illi fato vitâ functus est.
Marmor hoc propriis sumptibus erectum
gratitudinis ergo dicat, consecrat.
(Volume I, page 447)
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