Lives of the fellows

Benjamin Temple

b.? d.12 September 1685
Ex LRCP(1677)

Benjamin Temple – This unfortunate man was born at Barton, co Nottingham; and on the 30th March, 1677, at which time he had been practising physic for three years at Wigan in Lancashire, was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians. Shortly after this, being on his way to Holland to improve himself in his profession, he met with the duke of Monmouth, who engaged him as his physician and surgeon in an expedition intended, as he was informed, to seize some of the West India islands. He knew nothing of the duke’s treasonable design of invading England till they had been some time at sea. He was taken prisoner at the fight of Sedgemoor 5th July, 1685, was brought to trial at Dorchester in September, and being found guilty was sentenced to be executed, with eleven others, near the spot where Monmouth had landed. He resigned himself to his fate, and was executed at Lyme Regis, co Dorset, 12th September, 1685.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Toulin’s Taunton, p.536.]

(Volume I, page 393)

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