Lives of the fellows

Musshey Teale

b.? d.6 June 1760
MB Cantab(1722) LRCP(1722)

Musshey Teale, M.B., was a native of Middlesex. Admitted a pensioner of Queen’s college, Cambridge, 11th October, 1715; he, in October, 1719, proceeded to Leyden, and entered himself on the physic line there. Returning to England, he graduated bachelor of medicine at Cambridge in 1722. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1722. Dr. Teale practised during the greater portion of his life in the country, latterly at Maidstone, and died the 6th June, 1760. He had married Mary, daughter of George Poole, esq., of Charing, co. Kent, in the church of which parish they were both buried. The memorial of them is as follows:—
Near this place lyeth
Mary, the wife of Musshey Teale, Doctor of Physic,
youngest daughter of George Poole, esq., of this place,
a person truly eminent for her great piety,
good understanding, and charitable disposition.
She died lamented October 30th, 1752.
Here lies likewise her husband,
Dr. Musshey Teale, of Maidstone,
who died the 6th of June, 1760.

Great names which in our rolls recorded stand,
Lend honors and protect the learned band;
But here the grateful Muse, to merit due,
Has but one generous thought in view,
By the deceased’s unblemished worth to prove,
As social virtue all the world approve;
While truth and honour both conjoin their seal,
And center’d sense and virtue in the breast of Teale.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 82)

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