Lives of the fellows

James Taverner

b.? d.?
Ex LRCP(1731/2) MB Cantab(1733)

James Taverner, M.B., was born at Malden, in Essex, and on the 17th March, 1725, was admitted a pensioner of Clare hall, Cambridge, under Mr. Greene. As an undergraduate of Clare hall, Cambridge, he was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 18th February, 1731-2. He practised for a time at Sudbury, co. Suffolk, but after a few years removed to Witham, in Essex, where a medicinal spring had recently been discovered. To it high medicinal virtues were for a time assigned, and much benefit to the town was anticipated. The great hall of the mansion of New hall, near Chelmsford, was bought and translated to Witham for an assembly room; but the whole project soon came to nothing. Taverner proceeded bachelor of medicine at Cambridge in 1733; and published "An Essay on the Witham Spa." 8vo. Lond. 1737.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 118)

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